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AltaGas to develop propane export site in British Columbia

July 31, 2015 - By

AltaGas Ltd. plans to develop a propane export site in British Columbia, Canada. According to a press release, the facility will have the capability to ship 25,000 barrels per day. AltaGas’ natural gas processing infrastructure and Petrogas Energy Corp.’s logistics network are expected to supply the export facility. AltaGas says it has also started to develop a liquid separation and... read more

Take steps to establish proper training and compliance procedures

July 31, 2015 - By and

We never really see the light until we feel the heat. Such heat can leave propane marketers singing the blues. After an accident, many layers of legal interests and bureaucracy will stand in line to examine origin and cause. They lay blame and write reports that point out safety flaws and recommend new rules intended to ensure compliance. A majority... read more

Canadian Propane Association names executive director

July 31, 2015 - By

The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) promoted Andrea Labelle to serve as its executive director. Prior to her promotion, Labelle led the association as its general manager, in which she focused on day-to-day operations and government relations activities. As a general manager, Labelle helped the CPA establish relationships with Canadian legislators, raised the profile of the propane industry through participating in... read more

Opening Delivery: Saying goodbye

July 30, 2015 - By

Charlie Revere was old school, molded over time into a polite and respectful person and rising from an era when values and one’s actions meant more in society than they seem to today. After the president of Revere Gas was inducted into the LP Gas Hall of Fame in April, we received a couple of handwritten thank-you notes from him... read more

Icom receives EPA certification for several vehicles

July 30, 2015 - By

Icom North America LLC received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for its propane autogas fleet offerings on 2013-16 Ford police vehicles with the 3.7-liter V6 engine. These vehicles include Ford’s police sport utility, police sedan, Explorer, Taurus, Edge, Flex and Lincoln’s MKT, MKS and MKX. Most of the vehicles in this platform serve the police, government and livery industries. Ed Zoglman,... read more

Ohio school district converts buses back to propane autogas

July 29, 2015 - By

The Delaware school district, based in central Ohio, had negative experiences with propane autogas when the district used several propane-fueled buses during the oil and energy crisis of the 1970s. “I wasn’t around at that point, but our current mechanic and supervisor were,” says Jason Sherman, the district’s director of facilities and transportation. “They’ve said the evaporators made [the buses]... read more

NYPGA executive director announces retirement

July 29, 2015 - By

Barbara Roach, the New York Propane Gas Association’s (NYPGA) executive director, plans to retire at the end of August. Roach served as NYPGA’s executive director for more than 10 years. She developed procedures to administer various programs for the association, such as the Certified Employee Training Program, emergency response training and Propane Education & Research Council funding. Shane Sweet, who... read more

Blue Bird adds calibration options for propane buses

July 28, 2015 - By

Blue Bird, which makes and sells propane-powered school buses, debuted two calibration options for its propane autogas buses at the School Transportation News Expo Conference and Trade Show in Reno, Nev. The school bus manufacturer showcased its PowerShift and EconoShift calibration options for its Propane Vision buses equipped with Roush CleanTech fuel systems at the event. Blue Bird’s PowerShift calibration selection... read more

Pennsylvania propane retailer doubles storage capacity

July 28, 2015 - By

GasTec, a Pennsylvania-based propane retailer, doubled the amount of storage at its Bucks County, Pa., facility by adding two 30,000-gallon propane tanks. Prior to this addition, the company had two 30,000-gallon propane tanks on its property. With the additional storage, GasTec can keep up to 120,000 gallons of propane at its facility. Adding the two tanks required an intensive installation... read more

Talking propane on Capitol Hill

July 27, 2015 - By

John Eddinger and his 13-year-old son, Jacob, were having lunch between lobby meetings on Capitol Hill when Jacob posed a rather challenging question to his father. The question: Does any of this lobbying stuff work? John, who represents the fourth generation of his family to operate Eddinger Propane Gas Inc., based in Bally, Pa., has lobbied for propane for years... read more