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JUNE 18, 2020

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Cummins propane engine project reaches demonstration stage
A propane engine project, years in the making and backed by an established U.S.-based manufacturer, is on track to give the LPG industry a premier alternative fueling option for on- and off-road market applications.
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Alliance AutoGas, Roush CleanTech initiate progress
Two strong advocates for propane autogas are championing new products, projects and partnerships created to help grow the U.S. market. Read what they had to say about the future of autogas.
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NPGA: Hours-of-service modifications logical, allow flexibility
A short-haul modification extends the distance limit within which a driver may operate from 100 air miles to 150 air miles. Find out more about the change.
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NPGA hosts congressional update webinars
The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) hosted webinars with congressional leaders to discuss COVID-19 legislation, elections and industry advocacy.
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Seventh annual National Forklift Safety Day held virtually
The event allows forklift manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts, the value of operator training and the need for daily equipment checks.
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Porco Energy leader devoted time, talents to NYPGA
Joseph Porco, co-operator of Porco Energy, died June 7 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, at the age of 59.
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Canadian Propane Association appoints first woman as chair
Nancy Borden, an owner of Vancouver Island Propane Services, has been appointed as the first woman to chair the Canadian Propane Association’s board of directors. 
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iRely brings on two new sales leaders
Ed Kane handles iRely eastern accounts, and Keith Haag handles those to the west, working to set the overall sales strategy and identify new customers.
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Targa Resources elects new board member
Targa added Lindsey Cooksen, founder and managing director of wealth management firm Cooksen Wealth, to its board of directors.
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PERC adds staff in business development, safety departments
Gokul Vishwanathan and Matt McDonald join the business development team, and Garrett Johnson provides support for the safety, education and compliance team.
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Proulx promotes customer service manager, hires sales manager
Mandee Anderson brings customer service skills and leadership to the team, while Kevin Wood offers expertise in fuel oil and propane systems, according to Proulx.
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Gray, Gray & Gray Survey

Fuel marketers have until June 30 to participate in the 2020 Energy Industry Survey. The survey is available online here and only takes 15 minutes. Participants will receive a copy of the survey results.

Valley Farmers Supply introduces new propane identity

TransTech Energy, 323 Construction form strategic partnership

Tankfarm raises $3.5 million for propane distribution platform

Blue Cow Software hosts virtual user group meeting

GPA Midstream, GPSA announce safety award winners

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2019-20 merger and acquisition activity
Here’s a look at the merger and acquisition activity LP Gas tracked over the past year and one seller's experience with navigating the acquisition process.
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Merger and acquisition activity expected to remain robust.
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Rocky Mountain association’s podcast ‘brings propane to life’
Propane companies are using a podcast from the Rocky Mountain Propane Association as an educational tool for their employees. Find out more about the podcast.
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NPGA's Michael Baker discusses propane on Capitol Hill
Michael Baker of NPGA speaks with Brian Richesson of LP Gas about recent congressional webinars, propane legislation and the upcoming election.
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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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LPG Spotlight: Lake Arthur Butane & Propane
When Hurricane Rita hit Louisiana in 2005, Lake Arthur Butane & Propane had to think fast. Now, it has a sophisticated emergency plan for future hurricanes.
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Majors provide support during coronavirus crisis
Though states are now cautiously beginning to reopen, the past several months have been busy for several of the major companies in the propane industry.
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Mitigate disruption and improve safety with technology
For too many LPG retailers, “business as usual” is trying to figure out how to forward calls or access company software safely and at a social distance. Learn more about navigating these changes.
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