NPGA reinstates state affairs position to unify industry when tackling trending issues

June 30, 2015 - By

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) hired Lesley Brown Garland as its director of state affairs in October 2014. According to NPGA, the position was reinstated this past year. NPGA reports the position was last held at the manager level in the mid-1990s and was primarily used to track state activities. Today, NPGA describes the position as a director-level job... read more

NGL Energy Partners, Meritage Midstream to form joint venture

June 30, 2015 - By

NGL Energy Partners LP and Meritage Midstream Services II LLC are forming a joint venture to develop crude oil-gathering and water-services infrastructure that will serve oil and gas producers in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. According to a press release, the joint venture will focus on crude oil- and wastewater-gathering pipelines, pipeline injection terminals, wastewater- and solid waste-disposal facilities, and fresh... read more

DCP Midstream plant now in service

June 30, 2015 - By

DCP Midstream Partners LP‘s Lucerne 2 natural gas processing plant is now in service. The plant, which processes 200 million cubic feet per day, increases DCP Midstream Partners’ processing capacity in the DJ Basin to about 400 million cubic feet per day, the company says. The Lucerne 2 plant is the largest of a nine-plant system in the DJ Basin... read more

Warm Thoughts Communications adds VP of propane marketing

June 29, 2015 - By

Warm Thoughts Communications, a marketing agency that serves the retail energy industry, hired Tom Jaenicke to be its vice president of propane marketing services. Jaenicke will lead the company’s efforts to expand its services to the propane industry. Jaenicke has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing for propane retailers, manufacturers and service providers. He founded NRG Distributors, a... read more

WLPGA to form worldwide network for women in propane

June 29, 2015 - By

The World LPG Association (WLPGA) formed the Women in LPG (WINLPG), a worldwide network for women in propane. The National Propane Gas Association’s Women in Propane Council inspired WLPGA to create a worldwide organization for women. The Women in Propane Council first met at the 2012 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo in Atlanta to provide opportunities for the advancement... read more

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4 critical components to help manage field-gathered data

June 26, 2015 - By and

Everybody knows safety is a critical component of every propane marketer’s business plan. However, a majority of marketers rely on outdated methods for documentation, storage and retrieval of important information, such as safety and cathodic protection inspections. Documentation, storage and retrieval of any safety or compliance-related information is important to safeguard the company from a legal perspective, but that is... read more

EIA: Argentina, China most active in shale drilling outside North America

June 26, 2015 - By

As of last year, only four countries were producing commercial volumes of natural gas from shale formations or crude oil from tight formations, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The United States and Canada continue to produce natural gas and crude oil from the nations’ shale plays, while Argentina and China recently began producing natural gas and crude... read more

A reminder about promoting safety, sharing the benefits of propane

June 25, 2015 - By

A YouTube video has drawn the ire of the propane industry. Certainly one can find anything on the Internet – good, bad or indifferent. But when a video comes across as professionally made and the parties involved assert damaging statements against our industry, it’s a topic worthy of discussion. The hot topic is food trucks, which have gotten more attention... read more

Wireless backup camera designed to reduce accidents

June 25, 2015 - By

Convoy Technologies launched a microsite dedicated to its TrailerCam portable, wireless backup camera and video monitoring system, designed to reduce accidents in situations where a truck must back into a tight area. The new site’s user-centric design provides quick and intuitive access to the system’s capabilities, components, applications, specifications, ordering process and pricing. The wireless TrailerCam system is composed of a ruggedized,... read more

Show your local farmers the value of using propane

June 24, 2015 - By and

Farmers were some of the first propane customers more than 100 years ago when cooking with propane started taking over the kitchen in rural farm homes. Today, about 40 percent of all rural propane customers use propane for agricultural operations. Those agricultural operations consume 10 percent of all propane sales and about 800,000 gallons annually. Propane tends to be an... read more