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DECEMBER 17, 2020
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Holiday wishes from LP Gas
From all of us at LP Gas, we want to wish you happy holidays and a happy new year, and we want to thank you for all of your support throughout the year. All the best for 2021!
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Propane retailers adjust to change in 2020
Over the last nine months, propane retailers were forced into decisions that were unlike any they’ve faced in their lifetimes. Here's a look at what challenges the year brought and how retailers have adapted.
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Propane industry offers renewable LPG amid climate concerns
The goal to lower carbon emissions is widely discussed, with many scientists saying the world must act now to prevent both short- and long-term consequences to the earth and the way people live their lives. Discover how the propane industry can play a key role in offering an affordable solution.
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Ferrellgas Partners restructures finances
The restructuring will permit Ferrellgas to remain an independent, employee-owned business under current management. Learn more about the restructuring.
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Schools surpass 20,000 propane autogas buses this year
More than 20,000 propane autogas buses were placed into operation and available to transport students in public and private school districts across the U.S. at the start of the 2020-21 school year, according to new figures from the Propane Education & Research Council.
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High propane inventories lower residential prices to start winter
Residential propane prices during the first two weeks of the current winter heating season were 4 percent lower than during the same time last winter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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Retail propane faces competition from export market
The retail propane community was once a prominent component of the overall domestic demand picture, but it has diminished in recent years compared to other demand options amid the nation’s propane supply boom.
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Educate and protect propane tank customers
For customers who own their tanks or are considering owning tanks, it is important to communicate that they are responsible for the tanks’ maintenance and safety. Here are a few tips and words of wisdom on starting that conversation.
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Westmor streamlines bobtail delivery system
Westmor Industries’ LP4 delivery system is a streamlined version of its LP3 system. The new design uses a single pump, meter and two hose reels to serve many different customers using one bobtail.
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PERC’s strategic plan to grow the autogas market
Steve Whaley, director of autogas business development at the Propane Education & Research Council, discusses what lies ahead for the autogas market.
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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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Gradual economic recovery expected in 2021
Economists expect a gradual but noticeable economic recovery fueled by a surge in corporate profits, a strong housing market and successful rollout of a vaccine.
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Michigan Express Pipeline project aims to secure propane supply
A Plan B for Michigan’s propane supply scene is the top priority of a new energy and renewables infrastructure company called Silver Wolf Midstream.
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South Carolina seventh-grader: a ‘clean energy hero’
The Propane Education & Research Council surprised a South Carolina seventh-grader with its Clean Energy Hero Award after the student’s actions led his school district to purchase a propane school bus.
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