LP Gas State of the Industry report: Other takeaways

January 21, 2016 By    

Propane SupplyThis 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 of LP Gas‘ annual State of the Industry retailer survey, which concentrated on opportunities and strategies to grow the industry’s gallon sales.

In the survey, retailers also had the chance to share general comments about propane and the state of the industry. Here are a few miscellaneous remarks that caught our attention:

  • “When you say propane to the younger generation, they think of a gas grill or an explosion. The industry must figure out a way to change this perception.” – an independent Lower Atlantic retailer
  • “[The Propane Education & Research Council] and the [National Propane Gas Association] need to be at the forefront of new technology in the autogas area and get that technology out to all propane distributors.” – an independent West Coast retailer
  • “Electricity in our region is among the lowest rates in the country. Heat pumps are taking over.” – an independent Rocky Mountain retailer
  • “There are no conversion centers in our area to convert and maintain autogas vehicles. The upfront costs to convert are still too high to attract new business.” – an independent Rocky Mountain retailer
  • “I would like to see a concentrated effort from PERC to target autogas advertising.” – a Midwest MLP representative
  • “For autogas stations to work, we must change regulations to allow customers to self-fill without classroom training. – a Midwest farmers cooperative representative
Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

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

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