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NOVEMBER 19, 2020
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E-LPG Week unites global industry online
After postponing the World LPG Forum due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the World LPG Association transformed LPG Week – with the World LPG Forum at its core – into e-LPG Week. Get the full scoop on the digital event.
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DOT approves NPGA petition on cylinder requalification
The action, announced by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in an Oct. 30 final rule, returns the requalification period to 12 years. Learn more about the latest development.
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Tank size selection requires pre-installation assessment
Connecting customers with a correctly sized propane tank is a process containing several variables that retailers need to address.
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Suburban Propane, U-Haul partner to offer renewable propane
The arrangement with U-Haul aligns with Suburban Propane’s “Go Green with Suburban Propane” initiative, the propane retailer says, which focuses on its commitment to advocate for the clean-burning attributes of propane and invest in innovative solutions to pave the way to zero-carbon emissions.
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Lakes Gas hires business development manager
Chris McGuire joined Lakes Gas as manager of business development. Learn more about the experience he brings to the company.
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Cargas names new board of directors chair
Keith Kuzio, retired CEO of Larson Design Group, was elected chair of Cargas’ board of directors, succeeding founder Chip Cargas. 
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Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association elects new president
The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association elected Beth Donovan, director of propane operations at Shipley Energy, as its new president.
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Anova co-founders named New Jersey Entrepreneurs of the Year
Ernst & Young named Martin Adams and Robert Barnacle, founders of Anova, as the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 New Jersey Award.
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What the propane industry is saying about COVID-19
Since April, the LP Gas team has been sharing information from its conversations with propane industry members in a state-by-state timeline. Check out the latest from Ohio, Michigan and New Mexico.
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Industry experts weigh in on approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic
As 2021 approaches, the coronavirus pandemic continues to put pressure on the ways we are accustomed to doing business. However, the essential nature of propane delivery and heightened use of the fuel in residences have shielded the industry from the pandemic’s worst economic effects.
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Roush CleanTech begins production of Gen 5 propane fuel system
Roush CleanTech began production of its Gen 5 propane autogas fuel system. The company’s autogas technology integrates Ford’s new 7.3-liter V-8 engine in Class 3-7 chassis.
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Dave Latourell speaks on teaching propane emergencies effectively
Dave Latourell, director of safety and transportation at Paraco Gas, spoke with LP Gas magazine after his 2020 National Safety & Trainer’s Conference general session titled, “Teaching Propane Emergencies (What’s Effective).” Watch this video to get a brief overview of the information he presented at the event.
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2021 LP Gas Growth Summit set for early April
The LP Gas Growth Summit is an exclusive buyer/seller networking event in which propane retailers learn ways to diversify their offerings, improve efficiencies and grow gallons. The next event will be held April 7-9, 2021.
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LP Gas Growth Summit Spotlight: Tankfarm
In this edition of LP Gas Growth Summit Spotlight, Tankfarm's Mark Zimora explains how his company is like Amazon, and what new innovations are on the horizon for 2021.
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Propane industry explores shifts in supply, distribution patterns
Changes in supply and distribution dynamics are forcing propane industry leaders to ponder the potential impacts on marketers’ ability to serve customers reliably this winter.
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Composite cylinders help retailer make headway in forklift market
Propane Ninja, a central Florida-based retailer, has experienced considerable success infiltrating the forklift market with its composite cylinders.
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Longtime occupational safety attorney: OSHA requirements matter
During the National Propane Gas Association’s fall board meeting in September, Ronald Taylor explained why Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations should stay top of mind, even for small businesses like propane operations.
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