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Pressure washer designed for propane tank field service cleaning

September 30, 2014 - By

Jomac’s hydraulic-driven pressure washer is designed for field service cleaning and propane tank finishing. It features a media injector that allows abrasive media to be sprayed in conjunction with high-pressure water. This offers the ability to strip paint and rust in preparation for painting and finishing. The pressure washer can be installed and used with the existing hydraulic system of... read more

Enterprise to add another fractionator at Mont Belvieu

September 30, 2014 - By

Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to build its ninth natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator at its complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. This fractionator will have a capacity of 85,000 barrels per day (bpd) and is expected to be in operation as early as January 2016. According to a press release, Enterprise will have a gross NGL fractionation capacity of 755,000... read more

Previous owners ease in new leadership with unique succession plan

September 29, 2014 - By

Michelle Richardson’s first day as Johnson Oil & LP Co.’s co-owner was Jan. 27, a date that normally qualifies as just another winter’s day for propane retailers. But this past Jan. 27 came in the midst of the regional propane shortage, a period many longtime retailers say was the most trying stretch of their careers. Imagine how Richardson felt day... read more

Blossman CFO to present at global leadership summit

September 29, 2014 - By

The CFO of Blossman Inc., Randy Doyle, will discuss at the Meeting of the Minds annual global leadership summit the global benefit of propane autogas for clean and renewable energy. The event, which will take place September 30 through October 2 at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, will focus on the development of smarter cities, next-generation infrastructure and advanced... read more

Rotary-style actuators designed to deliver full valve capacity

September 26, 2014 - By

Fisher’s P700 rotary-style actuators are designed for use with Fisher C series internal valves in LP gas applications. According to Emerson Process Management, the actuators offer a method to remotely operate internal valves on storage tanks, bobtail route trucks and bulk transports. The actuators assure efficient performance of both the actuator and the Fisher C series internal valve to deliver... read more

In the Know: Supply and pricing dynamics

September 26, 2014 - By and

In the Know is a monthly partnership between LP Gas magazine and Propane Resources. Our focus this month is on this summer’s supply and pricing dynamics, addressed by supply and risk management experts Marty Lerum and Pat Thornton. Q. What supply and pricing dynamics took shape this summer that can serve as indicators for propane marketers this winter? A. As the summer began, we were concerned... read more

NPGA hires director of state affairs

September 26, 2014 - By

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) hired Lesley Garland, former president and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association, as its director of state affairs. Garland will be responsible for identifying state legislative and regulatory issues and developing strategies to address them. She will start with NPGA in October. read more

EIA: Electricity gaining ground on home heating front

September 25, 2014 - By

Natural gas has long been the dominant choice as the primary heating fuel in the residential sector. Lately, though, electricity has been gaining market share while propane, natural gas, distillate fuel oil and kerosene have declined. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), part of the national change in heating fuel choice can be attributed to population migrations farther... read more

Equipment supplier names general manager

September 25, 2014 - By

Leran Gas Products, a supplier of various propane equipment products, named Jeff Ivan general manager. Ivan previously worked for three years with Hardware Express & Barnett. read more

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Food truck safety incident reminds stakeholders to remain vigilant to exposures

September 25, 2014 - By and

Propane has always been a safe, portable fuel that perfectly serves the fast-food industry. There was a time when food trucks were referred to as roach coaches and could generally be found among construction sites and tourist attractions. Lunch wagon-type vendors served the masses with the basic hamburger, hot dog and deep-fried fare such as corn dogs, French fries, cheese... read more