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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

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»

NPGA meetings highlight hiring, energy competition Posted on 13 Nov 2016 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) board and committee meetings offer perspective on what the industry’s facing statewide and across the country. Read more»

RegO names vice president of marketing Posted on 11 Oct 2016 in the News & People categories.

Kristen King has joined RegO as vice president of marketing. She is responsible for strategic planning, product management, customer marketing and communications globally at the North Carolina-based manufacturer of propane valves, regulators and fittings. Read more»

Propane industry paper explores autogas in fleets Posted on 10 Oct 2016 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

What do marketers gain by running their fleet vehicles on propane? The paper highlights the lowest total cost of ownership, reduced emissions and a positive brand ripple effect. Read more»

PERC prepares to fund 2017 consumer education campaign Posted on 09 Oct 2016 in the News & Propane Education & Research Council categories.

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is seeking comments on three funding requests, including more than $8 million for the second year of its new consumer education campaign, ahead of its Nov. 2-3 meeting in Naples, Florida. Read more»

Long-awaited museum recognizes propane’s role in fueling America Posted on 03 Oct 2016 in the Current Issue categories.

After about two decades of planning, the National Museum of Industrial History opened in August in the 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility. Read more»

Transit buses provide ‘affordable public transportation’ for Michigan community Posted on 29 Sep 2016 in the Autogas & News categories.

The delivery of 16 alt fuel buses to the Mass Transportation Authority in Michigan signals the largest rollout of Blue Bird Propane Visions for commercial use. Read more»