Selling swaps provides protection against falling prices

May 31, 2016 - By and

As propane retailers, we consider our hard-won customers the only ones interested in buying our propane. We believe we must wait until our customers need the propane or are willing to sign on the dotted line for a fixed price, cap or budget program before we realize the price we’ll get for the supply purchased. However, there are times when... read more

2016 Propane Expo: An overview of the UPAS Group

May 31, 2016 - By

IPS Equipment Inc.’s Dave Biggs gives LP Gas a rundown on the United Propane AutoGas Solutions (UPAS) Group, which was formed to facilitate autogas utilization as a positive source for alternative fuel. read more

Suburban Propane, Indiana school district partner to promote autogas

May 30, 2016 - By

Suburban Propane partnered with an Indiana school district to help educate the community about the benefits of propane autogas. Southwestern Jefferson County School Corp., based in Hanover, Ind., added two propane-powered school buses to its fleet of 27 buses this past school year as a result of conversations with Blue Bird and Suburban Propane. According to the school district, the... read more

Proposed export terminal a step closer to reaching Asian markets

May 27, 2016 - By

AltaGas LPG Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd., entered an agreement with Astomos Energy Corp. to set terms for the sale and purchase of LP gas from the proposed Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. Under terms of the agreement, Japan-based Astomos will purchase at least 50 percent of the 1.2 million tons of... read more

Oregon school district to add 42 autogas vehicles

May 27, 2016 - By

Student Transportation of America Inc., a subsidiary of Student Transportation Inc., will provide 49 buses for the next school year to the Canby School District near Portland, Ore. Forty-two of those buses will run on propane autogas. The Canby School District awarded Student Transportation of America a five-year, $3.1 million annual contract to provide its 5,000 students with transportation beginning... read more

Four Florida school districts add autogas buses

May 26, 2016 - By

Four school districts in the Tampa, Fla., area added propane autogas buses to their school bus fleets within the past year. According to Roush CleanTech, the school districts added a combined 171 propane-powered Blue Bird school buses to their fleets. All of the buses are equipped with Roush CleanTech autogas fuel systems. The following Tampa-area school districts purchased buses: Hillsborough... read more

May 2016: LP Gas PhotoDrop

May 26, 2016 - By

Check out a photo slideshow of some recent LP gas-related events, including the 2016 Propane Expo. read more

Mobile technology delivers three S’s for the propane industry

May 26, 2016 - By

If you seek to understand the present – and the future – of mobile technology, look to the three S’s of the propane delivery business: safety, speed and savings. Envision an environment where safety is the result of real-time communications. It is the product not of complex and expensive systems, like walls of servers and computer terminals with flashing lights... read more

Water Heating Technologies recalls gas water heaters

May 25, 2016 - By

Water Heating Technologies recalled some of its American Standard gas water heaters. Water Heating Technologies produces both LP gas and natural gas water heaters. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), some of Water Heating Technologies’ American Standard gas water heaters installed between May 2015 and February 2016 have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber... read more

Energy Distribution Partners merges with Michigan retailer

May 25, 2016 - By

Michigan-based Shute Oil & Propane plans to merge with Chicago-based Energy Distribution Partners (EDP). Shute Oil & Propane, headquartered in Rudyard, Mich., provides its customers with propane, heating oil, gas and diesel fuel. The company, which has nine full-time employees, launched in 1966 and serves nearly 2,300 customers across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “We are extremely pleased to have Shute Oil... read more