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Blue Flame Blog

Achieving energy reliability

June 10, 2021 - By

Randy Doyle explains why propane retailers should aim to achieve energy reliability and how to eliminate out-of-gas incidents for customers. read more

Protecting gains when speculating with swaps

June 8, 2021 - By

Speculation requires vigilance in monitoring the position. If it isn’t performing as expected, then the prudent step might be to close the position. read more

In the Know: M&A tax implications

June 3, 2021 - By

Propane Resources' Cooper Wilburn offers his take on potential tax changes and how mergers and acquisitions in the propane industry will be impacted. read more

How hedging and speculating with financial swaps differ

June 2, 2021 - By

Hedging is the easiest way to use financial swaps, but we can also use swaps to capture an opportunity that may be present in the market, says Mark Rachal of Cost Management Solutions. read more

Fight for the future of the propane industry

May 27, 2021 - By

When battling for survival, every propane marketer, producer and supplier must be focused on enforcing our message of reliability and affordability. read more

Financial swaps provide predictable results

May 25, 2021 - By

Financial swaps are risk management tools. When used properly, they are true hedges that provide predictable results for supply purchases. read more

Stay compliant with cathodic testing

May 20, 2021 - By

Due diligence will help set up drivers and service technicians for success in the field when performing cathodic testing. read more

Settling a financial swap to achieve desired results

May 19, 2021 - By

Mark Rachal explains the process of delivering physical supply to the customer and settling financial swaps to show how the two work together. read more

4 takeaways from PERC’s spring meeting

May 13, 2021 - By

Here are four points of discussion from PERC's spring meeting that should focus our attention on new opportunities and other pressing issues for propane. read more

Financial swaps enable quick, accurate price quotes

May 11, 2021 - By

Learn how a propane retailer can use a financial swap to provide a fixed price to a customer for months or even years in advance. read more