AltaGas to develop propane export terminal on Canada’s west coast

January 21, 2016 - By

AltaGas Ltd., a Canadian midstream company, signed a sublease and related agreements with Ridley Terminals Inc. to develop, build, own and operate the proposed Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal. The proposed terminal will be located on Ridley Island near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, on a portion of the lands leased by Ridley Terminals from Prince Rupert Port Authority. According to... read more

Virgin Islands utility receives permit for propane project

January 21, 2016 - By

The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that will allow it to continue an LP gas project at the Randolph Harley Power Plant on St. Thomas and develop an offshore vessel mooring, according to the public-power utility. WAPA has been working to move away from oil for power... read more

LP gas equipment and technology from 1941

January 21, 2016 - By

February 1941 marked the very first issue of LP Gas magazine. Back then, the publication was known as LP-Gas Merchandising, published by Robbins Publishing Co. Inc. in combination with Gas Appliance Merchandising. The monthly magazine was “for all liquefied petroleum gas dealers and distributors,” and it cost $1.50 per year in the United States. To commemorate the magazine’s 75th anniversary... read more

LP Gas State of the Industry report: Other takeaways

January 21, 2016 - By

This 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... read more

How technology can change your propane delivery business

January 21, 2016 - By

The time has passed that a company can run its business without software. The propane industry is no different, with many possibilities to increase operational efficiencies through the use of technology. Whether you are a small operation looking to grow or a large operation looking to keep things running smoothly, the challenges a propane marketer face are the same. There... read more

Remote tank monitoring system withstands harsh environments

January 21, 2016 - By

Intelligent Sensing Anywhere’s (ISA) c.Log provides the propane industry with an autonomous remote management system that performs remote tank level monitoring, cathodic protection monitoring, automatic meter reading and tank inventory management tasks. According to ISA, any received data on the device can be saved and forwarded to a cloud server. The c.Log can function within five minutes of installation when... read more

Propane outlook: Low prices provide near-term relief for traditional markets

January 21, 2016 - By

Low global oil prices are weighing down LP gas prices and helping to provide a healthier forecast for propane’s traditional markets than in recent years, according to the 2016 Propane Market Outlook, prepared by ICF International for the Propane Education & Research Council. The outlook for propane demand growth is more optimistic than in the previous edition of the report,... read more

PERC seeks input on $10 million consumer education campaign

January 20, 2016 - By

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is asking the industry to comment on a proposed $10 million consumer education campaign scheduled to launch in April at the NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo in Nashville, Tenn. The council will hold a special meeting Feb. 18 in Dallas to consider the new program. The program is designed in the... read more

January 2016: LP Gas PhotoDrop

January 20, 2016 - By

Check out a photo slideshow of some recent LP gas-related events. 1. Todd Lawrence of Farmers Cooperative in Live Oak, Fla., answers propane industry questions on camera during the LP Gas Growth Summit. 2. Joe and Rosie Buschur of Dayton, Ohio-based McMahan’s Bottle Gas are Cincinnati Bengals season ticket holders. LP Gas Managing Editor Kevin Yanik took this shot in... read more

iRely acquires cardlock solutions provider

January 19, 2016 - By

iRely LLC, a provider of enterprise software solutions for commodities, acquired AutoFueling Systems, a division of Mekos Corp., and several of Mekos’ assets. According to iRely, AutoFueling Systems offers cardlock software solutions to automated-fueling customers across the country. iRely adds that the acquisition will expand product offerings from both companies to their respective markets. read more