Autogas summit to be accessible online for free

January 31, 2014 - By

TSN Communications, which is producing the Propane Engine Fuel Summit on March 27 in Irving, Texas, released additional details about its upcoming event, including speakers and discussion topics. According to TSN Communications, the Propane Engine Fuel Summit can be attended in person or viewed live via a free online webcast on March 27. There is no charge for viewing the... read more

Star Gas makes first acquisition in four years

January 31, 2014 - By

Star Gas Partners LP is acquiring Griffith Energy Services Inc., a company based in Columbia, Md. Star Gas is acquiring the equity of Griffith for $69.9 million plus working capital, which will be determined at closing. According to a press release, Griffith sold 800,000 gallons of propane in fiscal year 2012. Most of its sales were in motor fuel (47... read more

PERC program aims to raise awareness of propane’s residential advantages

January 31, 2014 - By

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) developed an incentive program that encourages residential builders to implement its Propane Energy Pod model. Through the program, PERC hopes to increase the number of homes that use propane, as well as the number of propane gallons sold within the residential market. The Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program provides an incentive of... read more

CHS contributing funds to aid those with propane-heated homes

January 31, 2014 - By

CHS Inc. is donating $75,000 to organizations that will help keep propane-heated homes warm. According to a press release, CHS is donating $25,000 to the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund; $25,000 to HeatShare, which the Minnesota Salvation Army administers; and $25,000 to support the American Red Cross Disaster Giving Program. The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund is a non-profit, public/private partnership that... read more

Propane demand overwhelms distribution system; solutions sought

January 30, 2014 - By

How did we get here? A confluence of events has put the propane industry in, what some are calling, a state of crisis. High demand and low supply in certain segments of the country as well as distribution disadvantages have left many propane marketers scrambling to fill customer tanks. One of the first signs that something was amiss came last... read more

The best ideas come away from the office

January 24, 2014 - By and

Where were you the last time you had a great idea? Chances are it occurred when you were on vacation, in the shower or while you were driving. This according to business author Steve Chandler. Chandler advocates business owners select one day a week to get away from the office. His research shows that most of our high-return ideas come... read more

A novel approach to the alternative motor fuels marketplace

January 24, 2014 - By and

A Pennsylvania propane retailer is meeting customer needs by offering autogas and compressed natural gas at a new $4 million complex A propane retailer in Pennsylvania is putting the pedal to the metal within the alternative motor fuels marketplace by dispensing compressed natural gas (CNG) along with autogas. “I want to do CNG and propane both – whatever they want,... read more

Lead with moral authority and stay safe

January 24, 2014 - By and

Make an effort to change your ways or continue to show indifference It seems every day we find a media story about a politician or business leader who has lost his or her moral authority to lead. In essence, this means they can no longer be an effective leader due to some indiscretion, political offense or act of double standard... read more

What to look for in a consultant

January 24, 2014 - By and

Consultants do help, but first you must know what qualities to look for in this person With the ever-changing and complex world of information technology (IT), it’s pretty normal to feel a little insecure about your fleet’s particular roadmap. Fleets have always juggled strategic versus tactical concerns simultaneously. However, these days it seems the stakes have been raised. Consultants can... read more

Suburban to promote six among its senior ranks

January 23, 2014 - By

Suburban Propane Partners LP plans to promote several senior-level employees on April 1, including Mark Wienberg, who is being promoted to chief operating officer. Suburban is also promoting Paul Abel to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary; Steven Boyd to senior vice president, field operations; Douglas Brinkworth to senior vice president, product supply, purchasing and logistics; Neil Scanlon, senior... read more

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