PERC debuts propane autogas logo

January 29, 2015 - By

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) released its first logo for propane autogas: Propane Autogas Clean American Energy. PERC explains that it created the brand to showcase propane autogas as an American-made energy source and to solidify propane autogas as the official name for the alternative fuel. PERC says fleets with propane autogas vehicles can place the Propane Autogas... read more

Compact residential regulator compatible with POL pigtails

January 29, 2015 - By

Marshall Excelsior Co. offers the Excela-Flo compact first-stage F.POL residential regulator. The regulator allows for more convenient installation than a standard ¼-inch FNPT compact first-stage regulator, according to Bergquist Inc., a distributor of the product. The regulator is compatible with all POL pigtails used with full-size, first-stage residential regulators. read more

Ferrellgas CFO resigns

January 29, 2015 - By

Ferrellgas Partners announced that Ryan VanWinkle, executive vice president and CFO, resigned from his position to pursue other opportunities. Steve Wambold, Ferrellgas president and CEO, says VanWinkle played a key role in helping the business grow operationally and financially. Alan Heitmann, Ferrellgas senior vice president of finance and investor relations, says he agreed to serve as the company’s temporary CFO... read more

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Mobile technology puts companies at an advantage, easing workloads

January 28, 2015 - By and

I once took a middle school math final without a calculator because I mistakenly thought the teacher didn’t want us to use one for the test. The allotted time for the exam was two hours. I used every last second, while all of my classmates had finished with 30 minutes to spare. I also made some avoidable mistakes with long... read more

NGL Energy Partners adds member to board of directors

January 28, 2015 - By

NGL Energy Partners appointed James Collingsworth as an independent director on its board of directors. Collingsworth will also serve on the NGL Energy Partners’ audit committee, the company reports. Collingsworth retired from Enterprise Products Partners as its senior vice president of regulated NGL pipeline and natural gas storage in 2013. According to NGL Energy Partners, Collingsworth has more than 40... read more

GasFrac applies for bankruptcy protection

January 28, 2015 - By

GasFrac Energy Services Inc., a drilling company known for its use of a gelled propane technology, filed for court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) on Jan. 15 after it failed to find a buyer or attract new customers. The company says all of its subsidiaries have received protection from its creditors under the CCAA, aside... read more

Honor the leaders making major contributions to the industry

January 28, 2015 - By and

The propane industry has many models and authentic heroes worth following. These are people of integrity, whose visions and leadership in the propane business should be emulated. Our industry is grateful to LP Gas magazine for establishing the propane hall of fame as a way to reaffirm the attributes of our industry’s leaders who have been hero-like. Its recipients have... read more

Give customers a hand when temperatures drop and the snow flies

January 27, 2015 - By

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s no telling when a wicked storm will hit your town. How have you helped your customers prepare? Why not provide your customers with helpful tips on how to stay safe during a winter storm? No doubt the residents on the East Coast could use some advice about now on how to handle the... read more

Blossman Gas acquires Dixie Gas

January 27, 2015 - By

Blossman Gas acquired Virginia-based Dixie Gas, Blossman reports. The company currently serves more than 150,000 customers in 12 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Brooke and Mary Ann Hamilton, Dixie Gas owners, say they plan to transition their 3,000 customers to Blossman Gas. read more

ThompsonGas acquires Apex Propane assets

January 26, 2015 - By

ThompsonGas acquired Apex Propane Service Inc. assets of Apex, N.C. With the Apex acquisition, ThompsonGas now serves 67,000 customers in 12 states, according to the company. Genia Bone and Rickey Watkins owned Apex before the ThompsonGas acquisition. Watkins will continue to manage the Apex branch of the business, the company says. read more