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New York Propane Gas Association announces new hire

November 28, 2014 - By

Shane Sweet was hired as executive/technical director of the New York Propane Gas Association. He is tasked with improving service for members and helping to ensure the association keeps pace with industry growth. read more

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NPGA installs director of legislative affairs

November 28, 2014 - By

Matt Bisenius was hired as director of legislative affairs for the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). He previously served as a legislative assistant in the office of Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. The association also recently announced the hiring of Lesley Garland, former president and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association, as its director of state affairs. read more

Formosa teaming with ThyssenKrupp on propane dehydrogenation plant

November 28, 2014 - By

Formosa Plastics is planning to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant at its petrochemical complex in Point Comfort, Texas, with support from ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions. According to information from a ThyssenKrupp press release, Formosa will use ThyssenKrupp’s steam active reforming process for dehydrogenation of light hydrocarbons. The PDH plant, which will have the capacity to produce 545,000 tons of propylene... read more

PERC approves 2015 budget, host of propane-related projects

November 27, 2014 - By

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) finalized a $36.1 million budget for 2015 during its November meeting in Sarasota, Fla. PERC plans to focus much of its $21 million for program activities on engine fuel-based technology as well as the residential and commercial markets. An assessment rate of four-tenths of a cent per gallon of odorized propane is expected... read more

Propane consumer safety preparedness campaign wraps up

November 27, 2014 - By

The reliability and affordability of propane took a hit during last winter’s regional shortage, which was one reason the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) launched a consumer safety preparedness campaign earlier this year. The $6 million program, which ran from Aug. 15 to Nov. 23, encouraged communication between consumers and propane marketers in last winter’s hardest-hit locations so tanks... read more

Propane production, inventories, exports focus of supply meeting

November 26, 2014 - By

Ron Gist of IHS presented to the National Propane Gas Association‘s Propane Supply and Logistics Committee during the association’s fall meetings in Miami. He referenced the high national and regional inventories and the doubling of propane production from gas plants in the last seven years, to about 1 million barrels per day. He also talked about the U.S. export market,... read more

NPGA to provide propane inventory trends report

November 26, 2014 - By

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), in partnership with IHS, is developing an inventory trends report designed to help member companies with supply decisions. The report will provide awareness for propane marketers to make decisions on a regional level and serve as a tool for the industry to share with governmental agencies during high-demand periods, said Tom Van Buren, vice... read more

Are you doing your part to keep equipment safe, reliable in the field?

November 26, 2014 - By and

Hundreds of millions of small propane cylinders are inspected, properly filled and put into safe use every year. These inspections are important, as manufacturers, wholesale suppliers, retail refillers, exchange cabinet marketers, emergency personnel and consumers all have a stake in the safety process. The enormous market growth of the 20-pound cylinder, now referred to as the grill cylinder, has been... read more

Irrigation engine offers farmers an alternative to Tier 4 diesel engines

November 26, 2014 - By

SRC Power Systems’ 8.8-liter propane irrigation engine offers farmers an alternative to Tier 4 diesel engines. SRC says the 8.8-liter engine is its highest horsepower propane engine. According to the company, farmers running an engine an average of 1,000 hours per year can save up to $3,000 in annual fuel costs compared with similar diesel engines. When used for agricultural... read more

Southeast propane show locations set through 2018

November 25, 2014 - By

Nashville, Tenn., will host the National Propane Gas Association’s (NPGA) Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo in 2016 and 2017, and the show will return to the long-running host city of Atlanta in 2018, NPGA announced at its fall meetings. Atlanta will host next year’s show before the move to Nashville’s Music City Center in 2016. The show’s location beyond... read more