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Propane inventory builds to record high for this time of year

September 18, 2020 - By

For the week ending Sept. 4, U.S. propane inventory was at 97.380 million barrels - a record high for this time of year and 5.424 million barrels below its all-time high. read more

How retailers should prepare for the upcoming heating season

September 10, 2020 - By

Retailers need to make different preparations for the heating season this year in addition to normal ones like preventative maintenance on rolling stock. read more

Crude prices trend downward as demand growth stalls

September 9, 2020 - By

Cost Management Solutions' benchmark prices are at 50 cents per gallon for Mont Belvieu LST and $42 per barrel for WTI crude, but there is potential for a drop. read more

Guard against the spread of COVID-19 this winter

September 3, 2020 - By

Preparation for winter means the propane industry should have a greater population of trained drivers at multiple facilities. read more

LPG supply chain leaders sound off about winter prep

September 1, 2020 - By

The themes of planning, preparation and communication – principles that help guide us in our personal and professional lives – are dominating the airwaves this summer. read more

What can propane retailers do to increase visibility in their communities?

August 27, 2020 - By and

Tony Botts and Tammy Day offer a few easy and, for the most part, inexpensive ideas for increasing the visibility of your company. read more

Propane market surprised by inventory draw

August 25, 2020 - By

The EIA reported a surprising and unusual draw of 41,000 barrels in U.S. propane inventory, which came when industry analysts expected a 2.31 million-barrel build. read more

Addressing areas of NFPA 58’s LP Gas Code an ongoing process

August 20, 2020 - By

Richard Fredenberg describes some early-stage activity that will lead to changes in the next edition of NFPA 58. read more

Don’t be overly bearish about propane just yet

August 19, 2020 - By

Developments in crude production and pricing should be watched carefully to see how that translates to propane production and pricing leading up to winter. read more

Consult these resources for independent marketers

August 13, 2020 - By

Randy Doyle offers five ways owners of small, independent propane businesses can overcome their complex challenges. read more