LP Gas Growth Summit: Propane autogas barriers

November 23, 2015 - By

Attendees at the 2015 LP Gas Growth Summit – including Nathan Ediger of Ferrellgas; Tim Lease of Premier Cooperative; Ofelio Martinez of Florida Propane Exchange; and Todd Lawrence of Farmers Cooperative – talk about the barriers that are preventing propane autogas from taking off. read more

Positive supply message impressed upon propane caucus

November 19, 2015 - By

The Congressional Propane Caucus that was established earlier this year met for the first time in October on Capitol Hill in advance of the winter heating season. Several energy industry leaders presented at the briefing, including Phil Squair, senior vice president of public and governmental affairs at the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). Squair discussed the propane industry’s preparedness for... read more

New website dedicated to LP Gas Hall of Fame

November 19, 2015 - By

LP Gas magazine has launched the first online home of the LP Gas Hall of Fame. The website ( is dedicated to the propane industry’s premier annual event and the legends it honors. The website houses information about the hall of famers, including biographies, event photos and videos of their induction. It also provides event coverage, hall of fame history,... read more

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New LP Gas Hall of Fame inductees share devotion to associations, marketing, research

November 19, 2015 - By

Four propane industry leaders with strong ties to state and national associations and organizations highlight the fifth class of the LP Gas Hall of Fame. Bill Byrne (Warren Petroleum Co.), Robert Y. Love Sr. (Lampton-Love Inc.), Daryl McClendon (DFM Enterprises) and Thomas Nunan Jr. (Suburban Propane) comprise the 2016 class. The magazine will honor them and recognize their contributions to... read more

Crestwood introduces rail terminal to North Carolina marketers

November 18, 2015 - By

Kansas City, Mo.-based Crestwood Midstream hosted a pig roast to introduce North Carolina’s propane and natural gas liquid marketers to its new rail facility being developed in Rose Hill, N.C. The new facility is slated to open in early 2016. About 60 people attended the event, which included propane marketers from across the state, as well as the local police... read more

Targa Resources announces management changes

November 17, 2015 - By

Michael A. Heim was appointed to the board of directors of Targa Resources GP LLC, the general partner of Targa Resources Partners LP. In addition, Heim elected to step down as president and COO of Targa Resources Corp. and of the general partner of the partnership, the midstream companies announced. Heim will serve as vice chairman of the board and... read more

New York retailer educates firefighters about LP gas

November 17, 2015 - By

Rich Muellerleile, president of Star Gas Products Inc., delivered a firefighter training session on LP gas to the Port Ewen Fire Department in Ulster County (N.Y.). Muellerleile offered the training alongside Dave Walsh, chairman of the fire science program at Dutchess Community College. According to Muellerleile, firefighters learned about LP gas’ properties, how the fuel is transported and how to... read more

Pipeline pups: Companies train dogs to detect gas and oil leaks

November 17, 2015 - By

Bill Allen and his three pipeline-leak-detecting dogs have become well known among pipeline owners in central Canada in the past few years. Allen, founder of OutWest Canine Consulting in Saskatchewan, Canada, launched his pipeline-leak-detecting business 12 years ago. He’s always wanted to train rescue dogs, but he says there wasn’t a big need for that service in Saskatchewan. “There aren’t... read more

Weak fall demand spurs additional inventory build

November 16, 2015 - By and

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Weekly Petroleum Status Report for the week ending Nov. 6 reported a 1.563-million-barrel increase in U.S. propane inventory, raising it to a record high of 103.974 million barrels. The story was much the same as last week, with propane demand running well below normal. In five of the last seven weeks, propane demand has set... read more

Alkane Truck Co. prepares to roll out Class 7 vehicle

November 16, 2015 - By

Alkane Truck Co. Inc. will begin assembly early next year for a Class 7 cab-over truck powered with LP gas or compressed natural gas in the 26,000- and 33,000-pound gross vehicle weight classes in North America, the company announced. The Myrtle Beach, S.C., company will assemble the vehicles at its Summerville, S.C., facility, and it says the trucks are now... read more