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JANUARY 16, 2020
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2020 NFPA 58 requires face seal inspection
The 2020 NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code requires propane marketers to inspect the face seal on overfill protection device (OPD) valves, effective January 2020. Here's what you need to know about the new rule.
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New NFPA 58 guidelines change autogas refueling process
NFPA 58 2020 guidelines specify the propane industry adopt the K15 connection for all future autogas vehicles after Jan. 1, 2020. Learn more about the benefits of K15 for autogas retailers.
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NFPA 58 updates to know in 2020
Richard Fredenburg offers a comprehensive overview of changes to the 2020 edition of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (NFPA 58). Make sure you're ready for the updates.
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PHMSA issues safety advisory notice
The Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published an advisory regarding propane cylinders made by the Thai company Metal Mate. Learn more about the cylinders in question.
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CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse registration open
Registration is open for the congressionally mandated Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Find out if you're required to register.
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Ferrellgas Partners voluntarily delists from NYSE
Ferrellgas Partners took steps to voluntarily delist its common units from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The announcement follows the company's receipt of notice from the NYSE that it was not in compliance with the continued listing standards.
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AltaGas’ propane export facility finishes first full quarter
AltaGas' Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, contributed $37 million of normalized EBITDA in the third quarter of 2019 and received about 40,000 barrels per day for delivery to Asian markets, averaging two ships per month.
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Alternative fuel tax credits extended for 2018-20
New legislation will provide the propane industry with prospective tax certainty as well as valuable research and development funding, the National Propane Gas Association announced.
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Volunteerism represents a critical pillar of the propane industry
Imagine for a moment the propane industry without the National Propane Gas Association, the Propane Education & Research Council or state associations. Would your business be as successful without them?
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Marshall Excelsior valve aids
product transfer

Marshall Excelsior Co.'s ME449EXSS series stainless steel liquid transfer valve with integral excess flow is designed to provide a safe means to transfer liquid or vapor from one storage container to another, or in liquid or vapor return applications, according to the company.
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Growth opportunities for the propane industry
2019 LP Gas Growth Summit attendees, including Growmark's Shelly Kruse, Magineso's Manish Mehta and Thermotane Propane's James Tessier, share what they believe are the biggest potential growth opportunities for the propane industry.
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LP Gas Hall of Fame class announced
The LP Gas Hall of Fame will honor its first woman and three other inductees April 5 in Nashville, Tennessee, prior to the NPGA Propane Expo. Learn more about the 2020 class.
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Attend the LP Gas Growth Summit
The LP Gas Growth Summit brings together propane retailers and vendor partners for one-on-one meetings and other networking opportunities. This year's event will be held Sept. 21-23 at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Florida. Find out more and apply for the event.
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2019 State of the Industry: State of the state associations
In this year’s State of the Industry report, LP Gas explores whether a diverse group of 38 state and regional associations is prepared and equipped to navigate today’s changing and competitive energy environment.
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Expect happy consumers but slowing economic growth in 2020
Despite a state of full employment, robust consumer spending, low interest rates and a strong housing market, forecasters are predicting a challenging operating environment in the year ahead.
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When emotions drive energy policy
Misinformation about electricity as the only energy solution drives misperceptions, leading to flawed policy to address climate change. The attributes of propane as a viable energy solution are significantly misunderstood.
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