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Blue Flame Blog

Promoting propane’s place in a clean-energy future

March 4, 2021 - By

In the time of climate activism, there are several steps propane retailers can take to promote propane as a clean-energy solution. read more

Midwest propane retailers face trying times

March 2, 2021 - By

The Midwest has been oversupplied and low-valued long enough that it lacks investment to meet needs in high-demand periods, says Mark Rachal. read more

Timely incident reporting leads to best possible defense

February 25, 2021 - By

When an incident like a fire occurs, it is in the gas company's best interest to report the event quickly so that a proper defense can be prepared. read more

Decreasing crude supply may hinder propane supply

February 23, 2021 - By

Despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. demand for petroleum products is recovering. Supply, however, is not. read more

Don’t let policies and procedures manuals collect dust

February 18, 2021 - By

Your policies and procedures manual is a living document that should be updated regularly to stay current with changes to codes and regulatory requirements. read more

February brings arctic air and red-hot propane demand

February 16, 2021 - By

U.S. domestic demand for propane increased a whopping 714,000 barrels per day (bpd) during the fifth week of the year to 2.204 million bpd. read more

Retail propane sales reach 10 billion gallons in annual report

February 11, 2021 - By

Propane sales topped 10 billion gallons for the first time in over a decade, according to data compiled in the Annual Retail Propane Sales Report for 2019. read more

Buying propane for next winter might be a good value

February 9, 2021 - By

If we can pluck good news from propane prices, it would be that next winter's prices are much lower than the current prices. read more

Low inventory relative to demand places upward pressure on prices

February 2, 2021 - By

Days of supply measures available inventory to demand. As long as days of supply are trending lower, prices are certainly going to feel upward pressure. read more

Add virtual learning to your training program

January 28, 2021 - By

Virtual instruction done right can be as good as or better than in-person instruction, especially when combined with hands-on experiential learning. read more