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Blue Flame Blog

A rising tide lifts all boats

December 6, 2022 - By

With propane at such a low value, any change in propane's fundamentals will allow prices to rise with crude, and prices could rise with crude regardless. read more

Become a propane brand ambassador on LinkedIn

December 1, 2022 - By

Follow these four steps to create a LinkedIn presence that will help you build strong relationships in the propane industry. read more

Propane inventory just keeps building

November 29, 2022 - By

Inventory is 9.7 percent above its five-year average. We have only seen inventory higher than this four times in the past 19 years, says Mark Rachal of CMS. read more

Reliability builds propane load

November 24, 2022 - By

Power outages and shut-offs are crushing electricity’s reliability. Tom Jaenicke encourages retailers to talk to customers about propane's reliability. read more

Don’t let price creep steal your margin

November 22, 2022 - By

Mark Rachal, director of research and publications with Cost Management Solutions, reviews strategies to watch out for price creep. read more

All for one: How NPGA, PERC, WLPGA impact the propane industry

November 17, 2022 - By

Better understand how the National Propane Gas Association, the Propane Education & Research Council and the World LPG Association impact... read more

Beware the risks of negligent hiring

November 17, 2022 - By

John McCoy uses a recent murder case as an example to stress the need for diligent employment practices by propane retailers. read more

Below-normal temperatures a test for propane supply

November 15, 2022 - By

Mark Rachal, director of research and publications with Cost Management Solutions, evaluates how the recent weather changes could impact propane supply. read more

Practical media training for propane

November 10, 2022 - By

Have the confidence to tackle challenging questions and benefit from prepared messages with these tips from Christina Mozaffari, a former NBC News producer. read more

High prices, low inventories shake up distillate market

November 8, 2022 - By

This week, Mark Rachal, director of research and publications with Cost Management Solutions, examines the current state of the distillate market. read more