New PERC committee to further state association involvement

May 25, 2016 - By

A new Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) committee aims to bring state propane associations closer to the council, strengthening retailers’ involvement in industry programs. PERC Chairman Tom Van Buren of Ferrell North America partnered with the National Propane Gas Association and the council to create the Industry Outreach Committee. According to PERC, members of the newly formed committee will... read more

Blossman Gas to host autogas training course in North Carolina

May 24, 2016 - By

Blossman Gas is hosting a Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training course from May 24-26 at Alliance AutoGas’ Research & Technology Facility in Asheville, N.C. The training course is one of the free propane autogas vehicle technician training courses conducted by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium and the Propane Education & Research Council. According to a press release, the three-day entry-level propane autogas... read more

2016 Propane Expo: The move to Nashville

May 24, 2016 - By

Exhibitors at the 2016 Propane Expo, including Lynn Hardin of Quality Steel; Jim Bunsey of Superior Energy Systems; David Mack of SkyBitz Tank Monitoring; Damian Myers of Cargas; and Amos Epstein of Tank Utility, share their thoughts on the event’s move from Atlanta to Nashville, Tenn. read more

NPGA names new officers ahead of Propane Days

May 23, 2016 - By

Blossman Gas President and CEO Stuart Weidie heads a new slate of National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) officers who were sworn in to their new positions Monday ahead of Propane Days in Washington, D.C. Weidie was named chairman of the board of the national association at its annual meeting. He takes over for Charlie Ory of Family Propane. Jerry Brick... read more

Edmonton propane price’s overall effect on supply, demand

May 23, 2016 - By and

The price discount of Edmonton propane to Conway propane is lessening as Canadian supply gets tighter. The chart shows Canadian propane inventory slightly below its five-year average. That is a stark contrast compared to the record-setting levels seen at this time last year. In the March 14 issue of Trader’s Corner, we discussed the changing situation in Canada and made... read more

Florida consulting firm commits 85 fleet vehicles to autogas

May 23, 2016 - By

Universal Engineering Sciences plans to convert nearly one-quarter of its fleet to propane autogas. According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, Universal Engineering Sciences plans to convert 85 of its 400 vehicles to autogas. Universal Engineering Sciences, based in Orlando, Fla., serves as an engineering consulting firm with a presence in Jacksonville, Fla. The firm celebrated its commitment to autogas by hosting... read more

Family-run retailer finds value in outside experiences

May 23, 2016 - By

A sense of pride emerges when a propane retailer is able to keep a business in the family for multiple generations. According to John A. Davis’ book, “Enduring Advantage: Collected Essays on Family Enterprise,” only 30 percent of family businesses make it to the second generation. Fourteen percent make it to the third generation. Koppy’s Propane beat both of those... read more

Propane emerging in the engine fuel market

May 23, 2016 - By

ICF International’s Mike Sloan discusses propane as an emerging and growing fuel in the engine market. Sloan also offers projections for propane’s future in this market. read more

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Georgia Gas Distributors promoting Alkane’s Class 7 truck

May 20, 2016 - By

Georgia Gas Distributors, a family owned and operated propane marketer in the Atlanta area, plans to promote the benefits of Alkane Truck Co.’s Class 7 propane autogas truck. According to Georgia Gas Distributors, Alkane Truck’s Class 7 vehicle serves as a medium- or heavy-duty model. The Class 7 truck features a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter engine and an Allison transmission... read more

2016 Propane Expo: IPS discusses autogas dispensing station auction

May 20, 2016 - By

Industrial Propane Service Inc. (IPS) President Jeff Vandemark discusses the autogas dispensing station hosted by IPS and Quality Steel at the 2016 Propane Expo. read more