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Blue Flame Blog

Propane is a cheap Btu

October 30, 2023 - By

Cost Management Solutions' Mark Rachal, director of research and publications, discusses propane's relative value to crude and inventory options this winter.  read more

Safety minute: Confirming odorant in propane

October 26, 2023 - By

The process of recognizing the presence of propane odorant must begin well ahead of the product reaching the customer container. read more

Potential end-of-winter inventory positions

October 23, 2023 - By

This Trader's Corner reviews end-of-winter inventory positions since 2015 and evaluates possibilities for inventory at the end of winter 2023-24. read more

Ohio Propane Gas Association launches manager training program

October 19, 2023 - By

A new manager training program in Ohio – the first of its kind in the propane industry – addresses technical skills and soft skills. read more

Weak propane prices expected despite strong export activity

October 16, 2023 - By

Cost Management Solutions' bias toward a weaker propane prices is based primarily on its outlook for domestic propane demand. read more

Insurance contributes to propane safety

October 12, 2023 - By

Site inspectors and insurance companies share the same concern for propane safety. Both want safe propane installations that protect life and minimize losses. read more

Propane inventory starts winter at record high

October 9, 2023 - By

Cost Management Solutions' Mark Rachal revisits the latest propane inventory position and how it might impact the 2023-24 heating season. read more

Know the basics of a new piping pressure test

October 5, 2023 - By

A leak check and pressure test are often thought to be the same, but they are two very different tests. read more

Cushing trading hub for crude becomes central focus

October 2, 2023 - By

Crude inventories are reaching seriously low levels in Cushing, Oklahoma, a major trading hub for the U.S. Read more about the impacts on the market. read more

Perform successful DOT inspections

September 28, 2023 - By

Registered inspectors must earn specific qualifications with the U.S. Department of Transportation to enforce the Hazardous Materials Regulations. read more