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PERC elects officers to executive committee

April 30, 2015 - By

The Propane Education & Research Council elected the following councilors to its executive committee: Chairman: Tom Van Buren, Ferrell North America Vice chairman for marketers: Drew Combs, CHS Inc. Vice chairman for producers: Bruce Leonard, Targa Liquids Marketing & Trade Co. Treasurer: Rob Chalmers, Meritum Energy Secretary: Bob Barry, Bergquist Inc. All councilors will have one-year terms, effective in July. PERC’s... read more

Enterprise to build natural gas processing plant

April 30, 2015 - By

Enterprise Products Partners LP entered into an agreement with Occidental Petroleum Corp. to develop a cryogenic natural gas processing plant in the Delaware Basin. The plant, which will produce 150 million cubic feet per day, is expected to begin operations in mid-2016. Enterprise will serve as the construction manager and operator of the Delaware Basin processing plant. Additionally, Enterprise will... read more

Skid dispenser features side-mounted valves for easy access

April 30, 2015 - By

The D2AFF Trinity skid dispenser from Bergquist Inc. debuted at the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo. For the expo, Bergquist assembled a hybrid dispenser that is capable of both cylinder and autogas filling to show the different options available with the D2AFF. The dispenser features the 1000 GWC Trinity autogas skid tank, which has... read more

Marketers should encourage propane efficiency upgrades

April 30, 2015 - By and

Sweeping efficiency changes that affect the entire water heater industry took effect April 16. The 2015 Department of Energy (DOE) final rule requires higher energy factor ratings on virtually all residential gas storage tank and tankless, electric and oil water heaters. The DOE also announced long-term plans to do away with noncondensing gas furnaces by 2021, if the rulemaking process stays... read more

Propane part of DOE report outlining US energy policy

April 30, 2015 - By

The Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE) released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review, a report that provides a multi-year roadmap for U.S. energy policy. According to EPSA, the report was developed to identify the threats, risks and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security, as well as to enable... read more

Marketers avoid year-ago scenario with ample supply, lower demand

April 29, 2015 - By and

Detailed, robust preparations also play part in overcoming onslaughts of nasty weather. Although you might have a slightly differing viewpoint if you struggled with sporadic supply shortages, the overall consensus regarding this year’s heating season is being described as “smooth and steady.” Some retailers experienced some rough and harried patches, of course, with weather conditions dumping big snow and posting... read more

Merger broadens companies’ midstream services

April 29, 2015 - By

Energy Transfer Partners LP and Regency Energy Partners LP announced a merger agreement earlier this year, and Regency unitholders approved the deal April 28. The unit-for-unit transaction is valued for Regency at $18 billion. The companies expect to capitalize on gathering and processing platforms in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale in Texas. According to a press release, the companies expect the merger to... read more

Survey compiles opinions on energy sources

April 29, 2015 - By

The majority of Americans who responded to a Harris Poll survey on energy efficiency reported they view solar and wind power as the best energy sources for the environment. About 69 percent believe solar power is best for the environment and 60 percent believe wind is best for the environment. About 10 percent of respondents reported they believe hydro, electric or oil... read more

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Sea-3 vice president of marketing retires

April 28, 2015 - By

Michael Tracey, Sea-3 vice president of marketing, announced his retirement this month. Tracey has been with Sea-3 in his position for 19 years. The company says Tracey helped grow its customer base and propane volumes. Tracey has also served the propane industry as a member of the National Propane Gas Association’s Propane Supply and Logistics Committee. read more

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Scientists closer to developing renewable propane

April 27, 2015 - By

Researchers at the University of Manchester say they have made a breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will allow the renewable biosynthesis of propane. This discovery brings scientists closer to developing renewable propane. The University of Manchester scientists say propane has good physiochemical properties that allow it to be stored and transported in a compressed liquid form. Under... read more