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PERC staff given high marks in assessment by outside firm Posted on 09 Feb 2011 in the Current Issue & Propane Education & Research Council categories.

I was intrigued when the Propane Education & Research Council last summer said it had hired an outside firm to assess its own staff. Read more»

Propane marketers in buying mood at Southeastern Convention Posted on 01 May 2009 in the Current Issue & Events categories.

Marketers are in a buying mood at a bustling Southeastern Convention. Read more»

Industry to invest $6 million to ramp up green energy message Posted on 01 Mar 2009 in the Current Issue & Propane Education & Research Council categories.

The propane industry is going to invest $6 million to ramp up its green energy message. Read more»

Nationwide sales up but supply, delivery problems persist Posted on 01 Mar 2009 in the Business & Current Issue categories.

Nationwide propane sales up, but supply and delivery problems persist Read more»

Doom and gloom of economic forecast offset by plummeting product cost Posted on 01 Jan 2009 in the Current Issue & Propane Retail Operations & State of the Industry categories.

The doom and gloom of the economic forecast is offset by plummeting product costs. Read more»

It’s time to rev our engines Posted on 01 Nov 2008 in the Autogas & Current Issue categories.

The industry is shifting resources to motor fuel, but time is running out. Read more»

Energy competition, record LPG and steel prices have propane marketers looking to sell Posted on 01 Oct 2008 in the Current Issue & Mergers and acquisitions categories.

Energy competition, record LPG and steel prices have marketers looking to sell. Read more»

Ad campaign cutbacks loom Posted on 01 Sep 2008 in the Guest column & National Propane Gas Association & Propane Education & Research Council categories.

Top propane officials already are bracing for the federal government to step in and Whack the industry's high-profile, multi-million dollar consumer ad campaign sometime in 2009. Read more»

A desire to know Posted on 01 Aug 2008 in the Guest column & Legal & Safety and Training & Safety/Regulatory categories.

Nobody can say for certain that residents face a greater safety risk by cooking on a backyard grill that has a plastic sleeve across the belly of its propane cylinder. Read more»

Are plastic sleeves causing propane cylinders to rust? Posted on 01 Aug 2008 in the Current Issue & Safety/Regulatory categories.

The virgin cylinder exchange business of the early 1990s found its groove in the willingness of American homeowners to pay a premium to replace their battered, empty propane tanks with clean, full ones wherever they bought gasoline, grills and groceries. Read more»