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Roush CleanTech to convert 61 SMART buses to autogas

May 22, 2015 - By

Roush CleanTech plans to convert 61 Connector buses to propane autogas with the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) in southeast Michigan. The Connector is a smaller bus that serves senior citizens and people with disabilities. All SMART vehicles and propane stations were funded by grants. To date, 14 of the 61 vehicles are already in service. According to the... read more

Propane retailers wrestle with hiring challenges

May 21, 2015 - By

Having trouble finding – and keeping – hardworking employees? You’re not alone. Many propane retailers complain that good workers are hard to come by. If you’re one of those retailers, you’re probably desperate for a solution so you can finally stop working overtime. Small retail propane companies have it especially tough. “It’s hard to find people that really care,” says... read more

Congressmen form Congressional Propane Caucus

May 21, 2015 - By

Reps. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, and Timothy Walz, D-Minn., formed the Congressional Propane Caucus, and they invited colleagues to join them. The caucus will provide a bipartisan forum to engage members of Congress, their staff and the public on issues that relate to propane consumers and the industry. Additional founding members of the caucus include: Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. Rep.... read more

United against natural gas expansion

May 21, 2015 - By

Propane retailers and other industry leaders in Michigan have a lot of opinions about House Bill 4303, a subsidized natural gas expansion law that was reintroduced for a second time this year in the state’s energy policy committee of the House of Representatives. The bill would allow natural gas to expand into “unserved and underserved areas” using ratepayer funds. David... read more

Portable vaporizer skid can be built with two or three outlet connections

May 21, 2015 - By

The portable vaporizer skid built by LPG & NH3 Supply accommodates an Algas 40/40H, 80/40H or 120/60H direct-fired vaporizer. The skid can be loaded or unloaded with a forklift using the slots provided or by a boom truck with a strap connected to the horizontal supports. It can be built with two or three vapor outlet connections. The portable vaporizer... read more

Oregon school district to use 52 autogas vehicles

May 21, 2015 - By

Student Transportation of America Inc. will provide 60 new vehicles to the school district in Lake Oswego, Ore., 52 of which from Blue Bird will run on propane autogas. Student Transportation of America received a $3 million annual contract to work with the district for at least five years. All buses it provides to the district will include updated GPS tracking... read more

NuStar, CHS to bring more propane to Upper Midwest

May 20, 2015 - By

NuStar Energy LP and CHS Inc. plan to develop an expanded pipeline and terminal network that will increase the supply of propane to the Upper Midwest. According to a press release, NuStar and CHS will use NuStar’s pipeline and terminal network that connects to Conway, Kan. As part of an agreement, NuStar will increase the volume of propane moved in... read more

Family plumbing company builds propane business despite recession

May 19, 2015 - By

It took confidence and a can-do-it mentality to launch a business around the time of the Great Recession in 2008. Edward Geswell Jr., father, and Edward Geswell III, son, decided to launch a propane business in 2009. The father and son already ran E.J. Geswell Plumbing & Heating, but they wanted to add propane to their list of services after... read more

Campbell-Parnell certified to convert Isuzu vehicles

May 19, 2015 - By

The California Air Resources Board certified Campbell-Parnell to convert Isuzu NPR HD vehicles to propane autogas. Campbell-Parnell was also certified to convert vehicles to a dual-fuel option of autogas and gasoline. According to a Go Propane Green press release, Campbell-Parnell is the first company in North America to acquire this level of certification for Isuzu NPR HD vehicles outfitted with... read more

Southern States names president, CEO

May 19, 2015 - By

Southern States Cooperative named Jeff Stroburg president and CEO. Stroburg succeeds Tom Scribner, who is retiring. Stroburg, who recently retired from West Central Cooperative, previously served in CEO roles at West Central Cooperative, Renewable Energy Group, Countrymark Cooperative and Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative. Stroburg served as president and CEO at West Central Cooperative for 16 years. read more