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Increased exports a game changer for propane prices

February 29, 2016 - By and

In recent issues of Trader’s Corner, we’ve focused on the hefty draw on U.S. propane inventory. Since the beginning of the year, total propane inventory has declined 29.601 million barrels. Inventory that stood at 96.341 million barrels during week one of this year is now at 66.740 million barrels. By comparison, the average inventory draw over the same period during... read more

Oregon school district to add 77 autogas buses

February 29, 2016 - By

Student Transportation of America, a subsidiary of Student Transportation Inc., plans to provide 93 vehicles to the Tigard-Tualatin school district in Oregon, with the majority of them being propane autogas buses. The company will supply the school district with 77 propane autogas buses, which will replace the diesel fleet currently in use. Student Transportation of America was awarded a $4.8... read more

National Interstate Insurance

February 29, 2016 - By

National Interstate has been insuring propane operators since 2004 when we launched the Preferred Energy Group (PEG) as a member-owned group captive tailored to propane operations. PEG members are forward-thinking operators that share in the risk and reward of being a best-in-class operation. PEG members range in size and are scattered throughout the nation. We also offer a traditional product with... read more

EnerTrac tank monitoring system receives excellence award

February 29, 2016 - By

Senet’s EnerTrac tank monitoring system for the fuel delivery industry received a 2015 IoT Excellence Award presented by the Technology Marketing Corp. and Crossfire Media. The 2015 IoT Evolution IoT Excellence Award honors products that support the availability of information being deduced, inferred and gathered from sensors and systems that support better business and decisions. The EnerTrac system combines back office... read more

The Linden’s Propane legacy

February 29, 2016 - By

Linden’s Propane started in 1958 out of one man’s backyard in LaGrange, Ohio, a rural community in the north central part of the state. Philip Linden founded the business by first delivering 100-pound cylinders. Sid Wise, a longtime employee of Linden’s Propane and the company’s current operations manager, says Linden ran a friendly business that was known by many in... read more

KRAM Industries Inc.

February 26, 2016 - By

Our product “EZGO” is a sleek, lightweight and heavy-duty propane tank holder, stabilizer and safety device. Our special base surface helps to ensure that a tank always remains in a safe, upright and secure position during propane transportation, use and storage. EZGO is a “must have” for any propane user. It is perfect for the RV, camping, tailgating, backyard BBQs and propane... read more

Explosion case centers on propane immunity statute

February 26, 2016 - By

In the case of Allen v. Titan Propane Inc., the trial court dismissed the plaintiffs’ second amended petition for failure to show the defendant propane company’s actions constituted “gross negligence,” as required by Missouri’s propane immunity statute. Subsequent to this dismissal, the plaintiffs/appellants filed an appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals. This case arises out of a propane incident... read more

Blue Bird hosts new training course for autogas vehicle technicians

February 25, 2016 - By

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) developed a Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training course for automotive instructors, automotive technicians and fleet managers. The course, which was funded by the Propane Education & Research Council, debuted at a Blue Bird facility in Fort Valley, Ga. The three-day training course teaches participants how to convert vehicles to run on propane autogas; how... read more

In the Know: Finding and retaining good employees

February 25, 2016 - By

In the Know is a monthly partnership between LP Gas magazine and Propane Resources. Our focus this month is on employees, addressed by consultant Cooper Wilburn. Q: Some propane companies tell us they have difficulty finding and retaining quality employees. What can retailers do to attract good employees to the propane industry and, as an employer, what can they offer to keep those good... read more

Schneider Electric

February 24, 2016 - By

Centeron is now Schneider Electric. By adopting the Schneider Electric brand, we are able to build on the company’s identity and reputation as a global solutions leader, while continuing to offer our advanced tank monitoring solutions and best-in-class customer service. We’ve long been a leading provider of cutting-edge tank monitoring solutions. While our brand has changed, our focus to help... read more