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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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Propane heat plays key role in NFL playoff game Posted on 11 Jan 2016 in the Featured & News categories.

Quality Propane, an Energy Distribution Partners (EDP) company based in Burnsville, Minn., played a key role Sunday in heating the field and keeping the sidelines warm for the NFL playoff... Read more»

Milder winter stalls early propane sales for many retailers Posted on 04 Jan 2016 in the Featured & News categories.

A number of meteorologists predicted a milder winter for 2015-16, with a strong El Niño pattern serving as a forecast driver. Unfortunately for much of the propane industry, those forecasts... Read more»

2015-16 State of the Industry: Gallon sales trends Posted on 28 Dec 2015 in the Current Issue categories.

Propane sales dipped for five straight years before rebounding two years ago, according to the American Petroleum Institute’s “2013 Sales of Natural Gas Liquids and Liquefied Refinery Gases” report. Sales... Read more»

2015-16 State of the Industry: Insurance anxieties Posted on 24 Dec 2015 in the Blue Flame Blog categories.

Government regulation, natural gas expansion and other forms of competition are among the issues that keep propane retailers up at night these days. Rising insurance costs are in the mix... Read more»

Congress approves legislation extending alternative fuels tax credit Posted on 17 Dec 2015 in the Government & National Propane Gas Association & News categories.

Congress passed combined tax-relief and government funding legislation that has positive implications for the propane industry, the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) announced. According to NPGA, the legislation features a... Read more»

How propane stands next to the Diffusion of Innovation Theory Posted on 16 Dec 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

E.M. Rogers developed the Diffusion of Innovation Theory in 1962 to explain how ideas and products gain momentum and spread over time. Rogers’ theory classifies adopters into five categories: innovators,... Read more»

Blue Rhino, OSHA reach settlement on 2013 incident at Florida plant Posted on 10 Dec 2015 in the News & Safety and Training categories.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Ferrellgas, parent company of Blue Rhino, signed a settlement related to a July 2013 incident in which employees were injured during a... Read more»

2015-16 State of the Industry Posted on 10 Dec 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

Propane continues to flow downstream from big tanks to smaller tanks as it has throughout the history of the commercialized industry. But as propane retailers go about their daily routines... Read more»

5 LP Gas Growth Summit takeaways Posted on 02 Dec 2015 in the Current Issue categories.

The LP Gas Growth Summit brought retailers together from 12 states, yet those who attended the event in Orlando, Fla., expressed many of the same interests and concerns related to... Read more»

PERC ag director: Marketers should seize on irrigation engine opportunity Posted on 30 Nov 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

Gallon growth was at the center of the LP Gas Growth Summit, which included a keynote address by Cinch Munson, director of agriculture business development for the Propane Education &... Read more»