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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MFA Oil purchases Kansas propane marketer Posted on 24 Feb 2016 in the Mergers and acquisitions & News categories.

MFA Oil Co. acquired S&S Oil and Propane Co. Inc., a propane, refined fuels and lubricants retailer based in Emporia, Kan. According to MFA Oil, the acquisition includes 17 propane... Read more»

Westmor expands production facility for Southwest Posted on 22 Feb 2016 in the News categories.

Westmor Industries expanded a small shop in Shawnee, Kan., by more than 17,000 square feet, adding two production lines to increase efficiencies for new products and repair jobs. The finished... Read more»

Propane retailers share hiring, wage insights Posted on 22 Feb 2016 in the Current Issue categories.

Who pays employees best among U.S. retail propane companies? Do wages vary among retailers by operation type, size and region? What benefits do businesses typically offer? These are among the... Read more»

Canadian producer recalls propane containing insufficient odorant levels Posted on 12 Feb 2016 in the Featured & News & Recalls categories.

Crescent Point Energy Corp., a Canadian producer, issued a recall for 118 million gallons of propane that was distributed in the United States lacking sufficient levels of odorant. According to... Read more»

PHMSA: Snow, ice buildup a threat to pipeline equipment Posted on 11 Feb 2016 in the Government & News & Safety/Regulatory categories.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a bulletin advising owners and operators of petroleum gas and natural gas facilities to take appropriate steps to prevent damage to... Read more»

Mowing up new propane gallons Posted on 30 Jan 2016 in the Current Issue categories.

Propane mowers represent one avenue in outdoor power equipment that retailers can take to elevate sales in the coming years. Read more»

LP Gas State of the Industry report: Other takeaways Posted on 21 Jan 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

This is the last of a three-part blog series about the LP Gas State of the Industry report. Read the first and second parts here. Gallon growth was the focus... Read more»

Merger allows company to surge forward with autogas development Posted on 15 Jan 2016 in the Current Issue categories.

Thirty-six years have passed since Steve Moore got his start in the propane industry. Most of those years were spent at Mutual Propane, a family-owned Southern California retail company. Moore... Read more»

What’s keeping propane retailers up at night? Posted on 14 Jan 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

This is the second of a three-part blog series about the LP Gas State of the Industry report. Read the first part here. What’s the most pressing business concern for... Read more»

Retailers share strategies for propane gallon growth Posted on 13 Jan 2016 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

This is the first of a three-part blog series about the LP Gas State of the Industry report. What’s the single, most-effective way for propane retailers to grow gallons? LP... Read more»