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Inventory position differences only partly explain price-spread trend

April 25, 2016 - By and

For several weeks, the Energy information Administration has reported above-average inventory builds. However, the builds have not been evenly distributed throughout the nation. Most of the builds have come in Gulf Coast inventory, while Midwest inventory gains have been much lighter. The chart above shows the current status of Gulf Coast inventory compared to where inventory has averaged starting in... read more

Defining the state, future of the propane industry

April 25, 2016 - By

Numbers define many things – from touchdown passes for a quarterback to gross domestic product of a country. In the propane industry, gallons sold have traditionally been the number that defines performance. However, gallons alone do not tell propane’s full story. For example, gallons alone do not provide an indication of the number of customers using our fuel or the... read more

Trammo moves into new headquarters

April 22, 2016 - By

Global LP gas shipper and trader Trammo completed the construction of a 19,000-square-foot world headquarters, located on the ninth floor of One Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI), an architecture and planning firm in New York, constructed Trammo’s new facilities. Edward G. Weiner, Trammo’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, says Trammo reconstructed its headquarters to offer... read more

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PERC approves funding requests at Nashville meeting

April 22, 2016 - By

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) approved three funding requests during its April meeting in Nashville, Tenn. The principal contractor is noted in parenthesis, where applicable. ■ $237,900 for 2016 professional and support services, which will provide the council with technical knowledge and expertise, and implementation support of new products and market opportunities. PERC says it has elected to... read more

Women in Propane to host seminar on reducing stress

April 21, 2016 - By

Women in Propane (WIP) plans to host a seminar on creating a less stressful workplace environment during the Western Propane Trade Show and Convention next month in Reno, Nev. WIP invites propane retailers to attend the session May 13 at the Silver Legacy Resort. The session will cover factors that increase stress levels in the workplace. WIP appointed Dana Nowling,... read more

Bergquist appoints regional sales manager

April 21, 2016 - By

Bergquist Inc. promoted Scott Biggs to serve as its regional sales manager of the South. Bergquist says Biggs launched his career with the company in 1998 as an inside sales representative at its distribution center in Bowling Green, Ky. Biggs most recently worked as the company’s area sales manager for Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. The company adds that Andy... read more

How social media can leverage a customer service experience

April 21, 2016 - By

Waiting at the gate for my United flight to Nashville for the National Propane Gas Association’s 2016 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, I heard my name called over the loudspeaker. “Susan Janett. Would Susan Janett please come to the counter?” My first thought was, “This can’t be good.” And it wasn’t. I was scheduled to arrive in Nashville at... read more

Parkland Fuel acquires Girard Bulk Service’s propane assets

April 20, 2016 - By

Parkland Fuel Corp., a distributor and marketer of fuels and lubricants, signed an agreement to purchase assets from Girard Bulk Service Ltd.’s propane business in Saskatchewan, Canada. Girard Bulk Service’s propane business serves commercial and residential customers in southeastern Saskatchewan. Bob Espey, Parkland’s president and CEO, says the acquisition complements the company’s existing operations in the region. Parkland’s agreement with... read more

Arizona school district adds 73 autogas buses to its fleet

April 20, 2016 - By

The Kyrene School District in Tempe, Ariz., now runs 85 percent of its school bus fleet on propane autogas. The school district purchased 25 Blue Bird Vision propane-powered buses in 2014, and it added 73 more of the buses to its fleet this year. Equipped with Ford’s 6.8-liter V10 engine, the school’s 98 propane-powered buses feature Roush CleanTech propane autogas... read more

Takeaways from a changing propane market

April 20, 2016 - By

ICF International’s Mike Sloan discusses the changing propane market and what you can expect from upcoming winters. read more