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Cavagna partners with Italian museum

September 25, 2015 - By

Cavagna Group formed a partnership with Villa Carlotta, a historic villa and museum in Brescia, Italy. Through the partnership, Cavagna will provide the museum with Greengear outdoor equipment to care for the museum’s gardens. In addition, Villa Carlotta decided to adopt Cavagna’s LP gas technology to heat its greenhouses and museum with propane. An event, attended by representatives from cultural... read more

Subjects of circumstances: Tackling outside variables

September 25, 2015 - By

U.S. propane inventory builds to an all-time high, but retailer success is still highly dependent on outside variables. Propane is flowing like milk and honey from natural gas processing plants and crude oil refineries these days – to the tune of more than 90 million barrels – and every additional inventory build reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)... read more

Arro Autogas wins sustainability award

September 24, 2015 - By

Arro Autogas, a division of propane marketer Delta Liquid Energy, won the 2015 Green Sustainability Award at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif. The company won the award in part for its efforts to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. According to the company, it reduced fuel emissions by 30 percent with 55 percent of its fleet running on... read more

Bergquist hires tank monitor sales specialist

September 23, 2015 - By

Bergquist added Mike Vigliotti to its team to fill the newly created position of tank monitor sales specialist. In the position, Vigliotti will be responsible for promoting, selling and providing service and training for Bergquist’s Gaslog remote tank monitors across the United States. Vigliotti is a longtime propane industry veteran, having worked in various retail sales and management positions. read more

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Refueling a propane-powered school bus

September 23, 2015 - By

Blue Flame Propane‘s Don Kent and ABC Student Transportation’s Willie Donaldson demonstrate the refueling of a Blue Bird Propane Vision bus. read more

Prairieland FS educates Illinois on autogas benefits

September 22, 2015 - By

Prairieland FS Inc., an agricultural and energy supplier in the Growmark system, hosted an educational event in Jacksonville, Ill., to educate Illinois municipalities, school districts and fleet operators on the benefits of propane autogas. Prairieland FS showcased a number of autogas-fueled vehicles to attendees at the event. Additionally, representatives from both the city of Springfield, Ill., and the Olympia School... read more

EIA: Propane inventories reach all-time high

September 21, 2015 - By

Inventories of propane and propylene reached 97.7 million barrels in the United States on Sept. 11, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This is the highest level of propane inventory in the 22 years EIA has collected weekly propane inventory data. In the first six months of 2015, U.S. propane and propylene inventories were 24.3 million barrels higher... read more

Litter Quality Propane promotes animal welfare

September 21, 2015 - By

A retailer connects with community through concert series and a love for animals. Animals have almost always played a role at Litter Quality Propane. Company founder Robert E. Litter established a farm in 1954, about 16 years after the propane business started in central Ohio. The farm primarily housed buffalo, along with several other animals and birds. Since Robert E.... read more

Beating the odds: Maintaining family-run businesses from generation to generation

September 18, 2015 - By

Successfully transitioning 
to the second, third generations 
of family propane businesses
is a challenging proposition. Brooks Gas has survived three generations of owners in the last 60 years in part through a simple process that exemplifies the meaning of family – sharing a meal. John Brooks, third-generation owner, says the Missouri business has stayed in the family because he and relatives... read more

Online marketing tools to boost your propane burner tips, grow gallons

September 17, 2015 - By

It’s a simple equation that can save your business: More burner tips equates to more gallons. If you’re like most propane marketers, you probably struggle with how to use online marketing to drive interest in whole-house propane use. As a result, you helplessly watch as electricity and natural gas steal growth opportunities for your business. Yet propane marketers can improve... read more