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Answering a familiar question following propane’s largest event

May 30, 2015 - By

During trips home from propane industry events over the years, former LP Gas Editor Pat Hyland would often ask me, “So what’d you learn?” Before answering, I would normally pause to sort through the overload of information cycling through my head. Grasping the ins and outs of any industry takes time. So as I think back on the industry’s latest... read more

Energy Distribution Partners adds CFO

May 29, 2015 - By

Energy Distribution Partners (EDP) hired Mark Janek to be the company’s CFO. Janek has more than 25 years of executive and financial experience. Before joining EDP, he served as the senior vice president of finance at Standard Parking/SP Plus Corp. where he helped the company acquire its largest competitor. He also worked as CFO for Matson Logistics Inc., helping grow... read more

How the Internet of Things is used every day in some portion of your fleet

May 29, 2015 - By and

Do you remember having to get up off the couch, walk to the TV, bend down at a 75-degree angle and rotate your wrist slightly to change the channel? The fights that would ensue between siblings about whose turn it was to change the channel were epic. Thankfully there were only four channels to choose from, so fights about content... read more

Autogas dispenser nozzle uses push-on coupling

May 28, 2015 - By

CleanFuel USA announced its primary distributorship of the Elaflex ZVG2 Euro-style autogas dispenser nozzle, which uses a Euro-style, push-on coupling. According to Elaflex, the nozzle provides easy one-handed operation. The Elaflex ZVG2 nozzle has been used with propane autogas dispensers for about 20 years. The Elaflex sold thousands of ZVG2 nozzles in the European market, according to the company. “There... read more

Mutual Liquid Gas & Equipment president dies

May 28, 2015 - By

Melvin Moore, president of Mutual Liquid Gas & Equipment Co., died May 12 at the age of 95. Moore began working for Mutual Liquid Gas & Equipment, also known as Mutual Propane, in 1964 after his involvement with the Army ROTC, the Navy and Marines. Moore became the owner of the California-based company not long after he started working there.... read more

American Standard Manufacturing makes mobile-friendly site

May 27, 2015 - By

American Standard Manufacturing Inc. (ASM), which manufactures cylinder exchange cabinets and equipment, revamped its logo, advertisements, catalog and website this past winter and spring. The updated website went live this May and is now mobile-friendly. Krissy Day, administrative assistant for ASM, says the website, which had not been changed for more than 10 years, was due for an update. “We... read more

Greenkraft shows truck that runs on autogas

May 26, 2015 - By

Greenkraft Inc., a California-based manufacturer of LP gas trucks, fuel systems and engines, showcased a Tri-Gas Greenkraft truck at the 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Dallas. The truck is capable of running on autogas, gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG). Greenkraft showed the G-series line of autogas, gasoline or CNG cab-forward trucks, promoted by Superior Transportation Solutions, a... read more

Ditech Testing advances in US, Canadian markets

May 26, 2015 - By

Ditech Testing, which refurbishes cylinders and tanks for the propane industry, has several expansion plans over the next few years. Ditech, based in New Brunswick, Canada, opened its newest manufacturing facility this past December in Lewisburg, Tenn. Although the company launched in 1997 serving mostly the Canadian market, Jason Gildart, vice president and co-owner of Ditech, says it now does... read more

Perpetual price shoppers strain propane supply relationships

May 26, 2015 - By

Propane retailers get upset when customers abandon them to do business with their competitors, even if only a few cents per gallon separate the companies. But some of these same propane businesses will walk away from their suppliers – or at least squabble with them – over a penny or a fraction of a cent per gallon. Some retailers and allied trade... read more

Pennsylvania retailer awarded for promoting propane

May 25, 2015 - By

The Pittsburgh Business Times awarded Ronald Schramm, president of ProGas Inc., with its corporate social engagement energy leadership award at the publication’s 2015 Energy Leadership Awards ceremony. ProGas provides propane to residential and commercial accounts, as well as to some autogas accounts, in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Schramm, who has been in the industry for about 40 years, received... read more