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Blue Flame Blog

Medford incident complicates Midwest supply

August 16, 2022 - By

Mark Rachal with Cost Management Solutions discusses how the explosion at the ONEOK Medford, Oklahoma, fractionation plant has impacted Midwest supply. read more

Retailer develops new wheel chock policies

August 11, 2022 - By

Requiring steel or aluminum chocks is part of one company’s improved approach to support the propane industry’s safety efforts. read more

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Propane demand pattern suggests need for price protection this winter

August 9, 2022 - By

In this week's Trader’s Corner, Mark Rachal of Cost Management Solutions reviews propane demand and pricing thus far in 2022. read more

Cultivating a place to learn

August 4, 2022 - By

The Propane Education & Research Council is directing industry members to its Learning Center for propane industry safety and training information. read more

Propane inventory gets much-needed build

August 2, 2022 - By

Mark Rachal, director of research and publications with Cost Management Solutions, discusses the latest propane inventory builds. read more

4 categories to update your business data

July 28, 2022 - By

Propane retailers should remember that databases deserve a refresh in the summer to keep customer and equipment information updated. read more

Gasoline demand is influencing crude prices

July 26, 2022 - By

Trader’s Corner, a weekly partnership with Cost Management Solutions, analyzes propane supply and pricing trends. This week, Mark Rachal, director of research and publications, explains why gasoline demand will influence the price of crude. read more

Mid-year messages for the propane industry

July 21, 2022 - By

Brian Richesson highlights messages for retailers to focus on mid-year including supply concerns, the environmental condition and the Cummins engine. read more

Medford accident leaves questions about supply

July 19, 2022 - By

Mark Rachal with Cost Management Solutions discusses the impact of the recent explosion at the ONEOK Medford, Oklahoma, fractionation plant. read more

Criminal charges may accompany civil litigation

July 14, 2022 - By

A criminal charge may accompany a civil charge in high-profile incidents, according to John McCoy, who breaks down criminal prosecution risks. read more