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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3748.

Posts by Brian Richesson

US inventory falls, exports rise to record level in late December Posted on 03 Jan 2017 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The U.S. domestic propane market continues to change. That's the message from ICF International in a guest column written for LP Gas magazine. Read more»

New technology helps ITS provide training, testing services Posted on 29 Dec 2016 in the New Products categories.

Industrial Training Services Inc. (ITS) assists the propane industry by providing curriculum and testing services for the National Propane Gas Association’s (NPGA) Certified Employee Training Program. Read more»

Alberta invests in new propane-consuming petrochemical projects Posted on 27 Dec 2016 in the News categories.

The Government of Alberta's Petrochemicals Diversification Program has approved $500 million in royalty credits for two dehydrogenation (PDH) projects, which will process propane extracted from natural gas resources into plastics products, in Alberta, Canada. Read more»

Refining our role as the propane industry’s information source Posted on 26 Dec 2016 in the Current Issue categories.

Just as the energy environment has changed, so has the publishing business and LP Gas magazine. Read more»

DOE funding to help Blossman Services develop direct injection Posted on 23 Dec 2016 in the News categories.

Blossman Services of Swannanoa, North Carolina, is among the companies that will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for research, development and demonstration of direct injection propane engine technology. Read more»

Propane part of DOE’s push for transportation technology projects Posted on 22 Dec 2016 in the News categories.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $15 million to support community-based projects that will accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles, including those powered by propane autogas, and demonstrate energy-efficient mobility systems. These systems include connected and autonomous vehicles, as well as new transportation system models. Read more»

New truck drivers face national minimum training standards Posted on 15 Dec 2016 in the News categories.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a final rule establishing minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck operators. Read more»

Propane industry takeaways from 2016 Posted on 15 Dec 2016 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

Here’s what the propane industry can take away from 2016. Read more»

PERC approves 2017 budget, funding requests Posted on 09 Dec 2016 in the News categories.

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) approved a $40.7 million budget for 2017 at its November meeting in Naples, Florida. It includes the second year of a national consumer education campaign, as well as its Partnership with States program. Read more»

Propane supply paper: prepare and respond Posted on 24 Nov 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

The 2013-14 winter has forced the propane industry to take its preparedness level up a notch. Read more»