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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»

Identify heater installation dangers Posted on 24 Aug 2020 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

If you are installing items for customers, be sure to note the manner of installation by your service folks and follow instruction manuals. Read more»

NFPA 58 update specifies documentation of face seal inspections Posted on 02 Jul 2020 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue categories.

The 2020 Edition of NFPA 58 includes procedures for inspecting the face seal for damage prior to filling a propane cylinder. Read more»

Servicing out-of-gas calls Posted on 03 Mar 2020 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

John McCoy explains common mistakes that occur when addressing interruption-of-service calls and how these errors can lead to costly legal claims. Read more»