Court allows expert opinion that goes against earlier testimony in case

November 25, 2014 - By and

There are fact witnesses, physical evidence and expert testimony in the form of opinion. Experts are asked to look at the facts of the case and analyze the evidence. They perform testing on occasion and apply codes and standards in the area of their expertise to explain to a jury what happened. From time to time, experts arrive at opinions... read more

Blossman Gas acquires Dade Gas

November 24, 2014 - By

Blossman Gas purchased Dade Gas, which is located in Trenton, Ga. Dade Gas has been marketing propane for 22 years in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama, according to a press release. Its 2,200 customers will join Blossman’s customer base, and all Dade Gas employees will remain with Blossman Gas. read more

ThompsonGas purchases Kentucky retailer

November 24, 2014 - By

ThompsonGas acquired the assets of Tri State Gas and Appliance of Clinton, Ky. According to ThompsonGas, the acquisition is its first in Kentucky. The company says it is now active in 12 states. read more

Autogas vehicle incentives available to Texas businesses

November 21, 2014 - By

The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) is offering incentives to Texas businesses that invest in propane fleet vehicles. ProCOT is offering up to a $7,500 incentive for each new propane vehicle purchased and for each vehicle a private fleet converts to propane autogas. The program cap is $15,000 per private fleet. In return for the incentives, recipients are required to... read more

8 ways propane delivery businesses can ensure success and boost savings

November 20, 2014 - By

No matter how successful your propane retail operation may be, there’s always room for improvement. Digital Dispatcher, maker of a mobile field management system for the propane industry, offers eight tips to help ensure success and increase savings. 1. Emphasize your company’s history. Many propane delivery businesses are family-run enterprises with decades of history and experience in the industry. That legacy... read more

Four LP Gas Hall of Fame inductees long on retail propane experience

November 20, 2014 - By

Four propane retailers with a strong desire to contribute at the state, national and international levels of the industry have been selected for the LP Gas Hall of Fame. James E. Bertelsmeyer of Heritage Propane, Stewart Kean of Utility Propane Co., Glenn Miller of Miller’s Bottled Gas and Charles Revere of Revere Gas will become members of the 2015 class.... read more

Sliding vane autogas pumps allow for use of multiple sizes, types of flanges

November 20, 2014 - By

Blackmer upgraded its LGL150 Series sliding vane pump models to a “C” version. In addition to an American National Standards Institute-style flange, Blackmer now offers a square four-bolt flange similar to the flanges used on many other Blackmer pumps. According to the company, the four-bolt flange design allows for the use of multiple sizes and types of flanges – 1.25... read more

Missouri propane council elects industry leadership

November 20, 2014 - By

The Missouri Propane Education and Research Council (MOPERC) elected new officers and directors for 2015. Ferrellgas‘ Randy Warner was elected chair; MFA Oil‘s Tom Procter will serve as vice chair; and Energy Transportation Solutions’ Eric Kolkmeyer was named treasurer. MOPERC plans to install its new board Jan. 8, 2015 at a winter meeting in Branson, Mo. In addition, MOPERC added... read more

Diesel-focused company finds new opportunity in propane delivery

November 19, 2014 - By

Pacific States Petroleum didn’t have a propane division two years ago. Now, it’s approaching 1 million propane gallons sold. “We started with nothing and two years later you can see the amount of growth and development we’ve had,” says Jason Edwards, general manager of propane operations. “We’ve invested into the longevity.” Pacific States ventured into propane in 2012 because owner... read more

Oneok acquires NGL assets in Permian Basin

November 19, 2014 - By

Oneok Partners LP agreed to acquire natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines and related assets from affiliates of Chevron Corp. for about $800 million, the partnership announced. The transaction includes an 80 percent interest in West Texas LPG Pipeline LP and 100 percent interest in the Mesquite Pipeline, which collectively consist of about 2,600 miles of NGL gathering pipelines extending from... read more