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December Issue
Michelle Villalobos

"Leave here and decide to try something new, different, risky, something that hasn't been done before.”

Michelle Villalobos, professional speaker and personal brand launcher, speaking at the World LP Gas Forum in October

NPGA Benchmarking Council Meeting
Jan. 16-17, 2015
Raleigh, N.C.

International Builders’ Show
Jan. 20-22
Las Vegas

Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo
Jan. 26-28

NPGA Winter Board of
Directors Meeting
Feb. 8-10
San Diego

Top 50 Propane Retailers
Attention, propane retailers:
Are you among the Top 50 largest retail operations in the United States? Please submit your company's information and join our 2015 rankings (to appear in February).
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Propane Sales Report: U.S. propane sales snap
five-year skid, trend upward

U.S. sales of odorized propane rebounded from five straight years of declines, totaling 8.8 billion gallons and gaining 14 percent in the American Petroleum Institute’s latest annual report, tracking state-by-state volumes and market trends. Find out what led to the uptick. Read more...
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A look back at last winter with Ferrell North America’s VP of transportation
Last year’s brutal winter had a lasting impact on a number of propane retailers and the drivers hauling their propane. With this winter heating season underway, let’s look back on the winter of 2013-14 with Jimmy Ainsworth, vice president of transportation for Ferrell North America. Read more...
National Propane Gas Association NPGA to provide propane inventory trends report
The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), in partnership with IHS, is developing an inventory trends report designed to help member companies with supply decisions. Discover what the report will entail and when it will be released. Read more...
Winter Suppply Propane production, inventories, exports focus of supply meeting
Ron Gist of IHS presented to the National Propane Gas Association‘s Propane Supply and Logistics Committee during the association’s fall meetings in Miami. Check out his advice for the committee. Read more...
NEWS latest headlines from LPGASMAGAZINE.COM
Photo credit: Garyisajoke / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Legislation addressing PERC restriction passes Senate
A bill that could help lift a U.S. Department of Commerce restriction on the Propane Education & Research Council‘s consumer outreach activities has cleared both chambers of Congress. Now, the bill awaits President Barack Obama’s signature to be signed into law. What does it mean for you? Read more...

Tim Quinn Common gaps in safety and compliance
As I travel and meet with propane marketers, I emphasize a common theme. Do what’s safe. Do what’s right for your customers. Do what’s right for your business. All three of these can and should be aligned. However, I see some common gaps. Learn how to do what's right for your company and your customers. Read more...
Superior Autogas dispenser features a web-based fuel management system
Superior Energy Systems says its Pro-Vend 2000 propane autogas fuel dispenser features a secure, web-based fuel management system. It also allows customers to track driver identification and vehicle mileage. Read more...
Bertelsmeyer LP Gas Hall of Fame Spotlight on
James E. Bertelsmeyer

Last month, we announced the LP Gas Hall of Fame class of 2015. In the coming months, we will highlight the inductees, leading up to the April induction ceremony in Atlanta. Our first inductee spotlight is on James E. Bertelsmeyer, a 40-year veteran of the propane industry who wrote the book on how to build a “company of companies” through acquisitions. Read more...

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