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Building goodwill is valuable to propane retailers

August 22, 2019 - By

Strong relationships between customers and manufacturers is one of the most valuable assets to a propane retail operation. read more

Export drop contributes to inventory gain

August 19, 2019 - By

On Wednesday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a significant drop in U.S. propane exports for the week ending Aug. 9. read more

Takeaways from a first-time Propane Days attendee

August 16, 2019 - By

Zac Cromie of Smith Propane & Oil in Loyalhanna, Pennsylvania, shares his experience from his first trip to the industry's legislative event. read more

Price movements along the supply & demand balance

August 12, 2019 - By

A big change in the U.S. propane supply demand balance between 2018 and 2019 has driven prices sharply lower. read more

Propane marketer provides perspective on decarbonization war

August 8, 2019 - By

Jeff Stewart peppered the Propane Education & Research Council with hard-hitting messages about decarbonization efforts at the state level. read more

Addressing cavitation, other pump challenges

August 8, 2019 - By

Cavitation issues can be devastating for pump components and lead to system failure. It is crucial for propane retailers to get ahead of any problems. read more

Destinations evolve due to values, infrastructure

August 5, 2019 - By

The focus of last week’s Trader’s Corner was Canadian propane inventory, which is setting five-year lows for this time of year. As we pointed out, a big reason is increased exports by Canadian producers. read more

In the Know: Safety tips when facing severe weather

August 1, 2019 - By

Propane Resources outlines the steps propane retailers should take when severe weather is threatening their operations. read more

What low Canadian inventory tells us about product flow

July 29, 2019 - By

The latest data from the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada shows propane inventory posting a new five-year low for... read more

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In the Know: Structuring a budget for capital investments

July 25, 2019 - By

While many companies may have a budget for the coming year, many do not have a long-term plan or budget for five to 10 years out. read more