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Risks, requirements of temporary heat locations Posted on 12 May 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Temporary heat installations, like at construction sites or festivals, are governed by their own code provisions and carry some unique risks. Read more»

Propane system red tags ensure safety Posted on 10 Mar 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

John McCoy evaluates the best practices for tagging propane systems and explains why red tags ensure safety for everyone involved. Read more»

Focus on safety and avoid out-of-control damages Posted on 03 Feb 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

John McCoy reviews a profound change to the litigation landscape and drives home why the best defense is to put safety first and always. Read more»

Propane supplier dismissed from lawsuit Posted on 18 Nov 2021 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

A lawsuit decision involving wholesaler CHS and propane retailer Tri-Energy Cooperative enforces gas detectors need not be sold with propane. Read more»

Missouri court strikes down contractual indemnity in gas explosion Posted on 01 Nov 2021 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

In 2013, a natural gas line was accidentally struck during cross-directional boring for the installation of fiber-optic cables in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more»

Cyberattacks a growing threat Posted on 17 Jun 2021 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

The Colonial Pipeline shutdown serves as a wake-up call for propane industry action to be proactive in finding ways to minimize cybersecurity threats. Read more»

Accident brings safety directive into focus Posted on 27 Apr 2021 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

An accident involving a propane delivery driver and his bobtail emphasizes the importance of chock blocks to keep employees and customers safe. Read more»

Timely incident reporting leads to best possible defense Posted on 25 Feb 2021 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

When an incident like a fire occurs, it is in the gas company's best interest to report the event quickly so that a proper defense can be prepared. Read more»

Reevaluate your business practices to find solutions Posted on 30 Dec 2020 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

We can learn from the very difficult and unique experience of the novel coronavirus pandemic and still find a way to get the job done, says John McCoy.  Read more»

Local green energy movements are a key battleground for propane Posted on 23 Oct 2020 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

According to John McCoy, industry members should track local ordinances, codes and regulations that may do damage to the propane industry. Read more»