Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the senior editor of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at kyanik@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3724.

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Paraco Gas to convert fleets through Alliance AutoGas network Posted on 11 Jun 2012 in the Autogas & Mergers and acquisitions & News categories.

Paraco Gas Corp., the 15th largest U.S. propane retailer in LP Gas’ 2011 Top 50 rankings, joined the national Alliance AutoGas network to provide a complete alternative fuel program to fleets in areas of Connecticut as well as New York City and surrounding counties. Read more»

Four issues at forefront for more than 200 Propane Days attendees Posted on 08 Jun 2012 in the Events & Government & News categories.

With word that legislative policies in Washington, D.C., have been slowed by the politics of a presidential election year, more than 200 propane industry members – well off the pace of previous years – still attended the eighth annual Propane Days on June 4-6, visiting congressional offices and outlining four key issues concerning taxes, regulation and energy. Read more»

Ray Murray heads new class of NPGA officers Posted on 08 Jun 2012 in the National Propane Gas Association & News & People categories.

Four members of the 2012-13 class of officers were installed at NPGA’s board of directors meeting on June 4 in Washington, D.C. Ray Murray of Ray Murray Inc. will serve as NPGA’s chairman, replacing Carl Hughes of Inergy. Read more»

Winter warmup one factor contributing to attendance cooldown at trade shows Posted on 02 Jun 2012 in the Events & News categories.

Coming off one of the mildest winters on record, the propane industry saw attendance decline at its three primary trade shows this spring, with many saying the poor heating season contributed. This comes despite the industry's centennial-year celebration. Read more»

Propane fleet event motors into Maryland International Raceway Posted on 01 Jun 2012 in the Autogas & News categories.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see propane autogas cars, trucks and lawnmowers. In addition, Susan Roush-McClenaghan, driver for the Roush Drag Team, will exhibit her propane-powered Ford Mustang racecar and discuss her experience racing an autogas vehicle. Read more»

Friendly rival, supplier give Michigan retailer chance to make its own name Posted on 01 Jun 2012 in the Current Issue & Snapshot categories.

Forty miles down and 40 miles back. That’s the drive Harry Michael used to make to a competing retailer two to three times per day back in 1987, when he first ventured into propane for his expanding family business. Read more»

Merger with Inergy doubles Suburban’s retail business Posted on 01 Jun 2012 in the Mergers and acquisitions & News categories.

Inergy LP agreed to sell its retail propane operations to Suburban Propane Partners LP for about $1.8 billion, the companies announced. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. Read more»

Consumer confidence in propane tied to trained, certified workforce Posted on 01 Jun 2012 in the Current Issue & National Propane Gas Association & Safety and Training categories.

NFPA requirements, DOT compliance, motor carrier rules, OSHA standards, fuel gas code provisions: The list of rules and regulations to which today’s retail propane marketer must comply can seem endless. Read more»

Smart-Hose Technologies appoints Gulf Coast manufacturers’ representative Posted on 31 May 2012 in the News & People categories.

Smart-Hose Technologies appointed Bill Thompson of True North Works as its new Gulf Coast manufacturers' representative. His company is focused on aligning products to critical applications. Read more»

Donahue Gas holds retirement event for longtime employees Posted on 31 May 2012 in the News & People & Propane Retail Operations categories.

Donahue Gas honored longtime employees John Goldsberry and Randy Christopher at a retirement cookout, the company announced. The employees contributed 83 combined years to the company and its customers. Read more»