Enterprise CEO to retire, several others promoted

March 31, 2015 - By

Enterprise Products Partners LP CEO Michael A. Creel announced his plans to retire Dec. 31, 2015. Creel served in leadership roles at Enterprise for about 16 years, according to the company. A.J. Teague, COO, will succeed Creel as CEO upon Creel’s retirement at the end of the year. Teague has experience in both the midstream and petrochemicals industries, and he... read more

Former Inergy Midstream exec takes position at Millennium Pipeline

March 30, 2015 - By

The Millennium Pipeline Co. appointed Ron Happach chief commercial officer. He will handle commercial operations, marketing, and engineering and construction for the New York–based natural gas pipeline. Happach was senior vice president of Inergy Midstream and vice president of Commercial Operations at Inergy LP, where he was responsible for the commercial operations and marketing of all of Inergy’s natural gas storage and pipeline transportation... read more

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MFA Oil purchases Arkansas propane retailer

March 30, 2015 - By

MFA Oil Co. acquired Cunningham Propane, a family-owned propane retailer based in West Helena, Ark. According to MFA Oil, Cunningham Propane is the fifth acquisition of its fiscal year that began Sept. 1, 2014. Cunningham Propane is also the company’s 10th acquisition in the last 12 months. read more

Values are vital in developing safety leaders at your company

March 30, 2015 - By and

The phrase “It’s the safety way” underscores the importance of values in achieving profitable growth through leadership. When I use the phrase, I’m referring to a standard of conduct that values safety over convenience and situational ethics in day-to-day commerce. Life gets complicated when emotions drive our safety actions. Bad things happen to good people, and good things even happen... read more

Court dismisses lawsuit against marketer based on Missouri statute

March 29, 2015 - By and

In the case of Wilmes v. Consumer’s Oil Inc. in Nodaway County, Mo., the trial judge dismissed the plaintiff’s case prior to trial, in part because of Missouri’s immunity statute. The statute was created to protect propane companies when a consumer modifies a propane system and fails to notify the servicing marketer. Fifteen states have adopted various versions of immunity... read more

Blossman Gas acquires Lassetter Propane

March 27, 2015 - By

Blossman Gas purchased Lassetter Propane, which is located in Cedartown, Ga. Lassetter Propane opened in 2007 and currently has 1,500 customers in Coweta County and surrounding communities. The company has seven employees who will continue to service customers through Blossman Gas. read more

Retailer expands service territory by putting its name online

March 27, 2015 - By

Small propane retailers in rural communities seldom make their website or Web marketing a top priority, but one in southeastern Pennsylvania benefitted by promoting its business online. Affordable Propane, based in Quarryville, Pa., started with about two-dozen customers when Tim Jackson, general manager, began leading the business in 2007. The first five years as manager, Jackson says he acquired hundreds... read more

Propane delivery truck suitable for several options

March 26, 2015 - By

Palfinger says it provides customers with customizable propane delivery trucks that can suit their individual market needs. Customers can choose from multiple crane options with the company’s articulating series, equipped with the PK 6501 knuckle boom crane, and the telescopic series, equipped with the PSC 6025 or PSC 4329. Palfinger offers added flexibility on its trucks with steel and aluminum... read more

Power Solutions International appoints CEO to its 3PI unit

March 25, 2015 - By

Power Solutions International Inc., maker of engines using emissions-certified alternative fuel and conventional power, named Thomas W. Smith CEO of its Professional Power Products Inc. (3PI) subsidiary. 3PI makes custom engineered, integrated, electrical power generation systems for the diesel and natural gas power-generation markets, particularly for standby and prime power applications. With more than 30 years experience in the energy industry, Thomas previously served... read more

Propane-powered school buses to hit the road in Colorado, Pennsylvania

March 25, 2015 - By

Student Transportation of America Inc. was tapped by two school districts to provide school transportation services using propane-powered buses. The company signed a $6 million annual contract with Mesa County Valley School District 51 in Grand Junction, Colo., its first operation in the state, for which 92 propane-powered buses from Blue Bird Corp. will be used. The five-year contract starts... read more