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Hydrocarbon system to receive LP gas, refined products

March 29, 2016 - By

Rangeland Energy initiated the development of the South Texas Energy Products System (STEPS), an integrated hydrocarbon logistics system. According to the company, the system will receive and store refined products, LP gas and other hydrocarbons at a new terminal hub in Corpus Christi, Texas, and transport them to terminals primarily located in Mexico. Marine facilities will be added to the... read more

Medium-duty truck provides extra traction for winter conditions

March 28, 2016 - By

Kenworth’s T370 medium-duty truck offers an excellent turning radius, according to the company. The Kenworth T370 comes with a PACCAR PX-9 engine rated at 350 horsepower and matched to Allison 3000RDS six-speed automatic transmissions. The locking differentials on the tandem axle T370 tank wagons allow for extra traction needed for deliveries in snow and slush, Kenworth adds. Superior Plus Energy... read more

Leran Gas Products names Southeast sales representative

March 28, 2016 - By

Leran Gas Products appointed Tom Cheatham as an outside sales representative for the Southeast. Cheatham will cover Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee for the wholesale distributor. Cheatham has more than 30 years of experience in the propane industry. He previously worked as a national sales manager, a sales manager and a business development manager in the distribution, OEM and... read more

Keeping up with trends in exports, petrochemicals

March 28, 2016 - By

Exports and petrochemicals are two propane demand areas we reference often in Trader’s Corner. They’ve become more of a popular topic for us — and propane retailers — because each market has experienced an increase in propane gallon consumption in recent years. Propane market analysts who speak at industry events emphasize the importance of these demand areas to propane retailers... read more

How technicians affect your sales

March 28, 2016 - By

Technicians have a special bond with not only the equipment we service but also, most importantly, with the customers. We have been selling propane appliances and parts for many years, and our relationship with those products is usually stronger than with any other person in the company. Often we are so in tune with our craft that we’re not aware... read more

Williams’ second offgas processing plant opens in Canada

March 25, 2016 - By

Williams Cos. Inc., a provider of energy infrastructure, reported on March 23 its new offgas liquids extraction plant north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, is now operating. The company’s second offgas liquids extraction plant recovers ethane, propane, propylene and other liquids from the upgrader’s offgas streams. Williams then transports, fractionates and markets the products. “This new offgas plant at the upgrader is... read more

3 propane autogas training courses scheduled

March 24, 2016 - By

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium‘s (NAFTC’s) recently developed Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training course has been scheduled at three locations: April 25–27 at Oklahoma City Community College in Oklahoma City; May 24–26 at Blossman Autogas Fuel and Research Center in Asheville, N.C.; and June 14–16 at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Ore. The free, three-day training course teaches automotive... read more

Pennsylvania school district commits to propane autogas buses

March 23, 2016 - By

Pennsylvania’s Derry Township School District added three Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to its fleet for the 2015–16 school year, and plans to continue rolling out propane autogas buses in the coming years. The buses, powered by Roush CleanTech’s propane autogas fuel system, will provide cleaner-operating transportation to students at lower operating costs, according to Blue Bird. “It’s our department’s... read more

LP Gas Hall of Fame profile: Robert Y. Love Sr.

March 23, 2016 - By

The LP Gas Hall of Fame welcomed four inductees in the Class of 2016 during a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony April 7 in Nashville, Tenn. They are Bill Byrne (Warren Petroleum Co.), Robert Y. Love Sr. (Lampton-Love Inc.), Daryl McClendon (DFM Enterprises) and Thomas Nunan Jr. (Suburban Propane). Visit lpgashalloffame.com for tickets. Ira Cleveland put in nearly 20 years... read more

Rinnai opens customer experience facility

March 22, 2016 - By

Rinnai launched a customer experience facility at its headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga. The water heater manufacturer says the facility will serve as a multifunctional space to boost customer knowledge and contractor expertise through meetings, demonstrations, selling sessions, technical training sessions, industry events and customer visits. “We wanted to create a versatile physical space to generate and display solutions,” says Susan... read more