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OPW CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS EXPANDS MODEL CV VALVE PRODUCT LINE

May 19, 2024
New 6” and 8” valve sizes now available through ACME Cryogenics product brand HAMILTON, OHIO – May 15, 2024 – ACME Cryogenics®, part of OPW Clean Energy Solutions, a leading developer and supplier of fluid-handling equipment …

CRYSTAL FLASH TO CELEBRATE ITS EMPLOYEES’ MILITARY SERVICE AT MAY 21 EVENT IN GRAND RAPIDS

May 19, 2024
The company's inaugural "Veterans Celebration" will also demonstrate its commitment to Veterans with the addition of appreciation-themed delivery vehicles to its fleet, and through a new partnership with K9 Camo Companions, a West Michigan-based non-profit …

PERC HIRES DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

May 19, 2024
Bert Warner brings more than 20 years of industry experience to PERC with a focus on efficient and sustainable solutions. RICHMOND, Va. – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has hired Bert Warner as its …

CUBBY OIL & ENERGY ACQUIRES STOCKER OIL THROUGH FUELEXCHANGE

May 6, 2024
Canton, MA - FuelExchange™, the merger & acquisition service of Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP, has announced the completion of an energy market transaction in which Cubby Oil & Energy (Wilmington, MA) acquired Stocker Oil …

PALMER GAS & OIL OPENS ITS NEWEST FACILITY

May 6, 2024
Somersworth, NH – Friends, family, and colleagues were all on hand to help the Ermer family of Palmer Gas & Oil (PGO) cut the ribbon on the company’s newest branch in Somersworth, NH. This state of …

CLEAN, EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES STEAL THE SHOW AT “PROPANE PROM”

April 29, 2024
New Product Showcase highlights the latest in propane technology Each year, the National Propane Gas Association Southeastern Convention & International Propane ExpoTM brings industry members together and serves as a springboard for new ideas and technology. …

REGO INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE DEVICE AND APP UPDATE FOR LPG TANK AND REGULATOR TESTING

April 29, 2024
HAMILTON, OH – RegO, part of OPW, today announced the launch of its RegO Presto-Link™ device and RegO app integration. The innovative Presto-Link redefines the landscape of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) container and regulator testing. …

WHITNEY PARSLEY JOINS CETANE ASSOCIATES

April 29, 2024
NEW MILFORD, Conn. – Cetane Associates is pleased to announce that Whitney Parsley has joined its financial advisory firm as an Associate, effective April 15, 2024. Whitney provides paralegal support to the firm’s M&A deal …

PATH TO ZERO BOOK NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRESALE

April 28, 2024
Path to Zero: 12 Climate Conversations that Changed the World, by Tucker Perkins, reflects on 12 of the most memorable conversations with renowned climate scientists, academics, and innovators from the Path to Zero podcast. Each chapter …

MANUFACTURED HOMES COMBINE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND STYLE

April 28, 2024
Recently, Construction expert Anthony Carrino explained why modular homes and propane-powered appliances are a match made in a warehouse. A link to Carrino's explanation is here.

REGISTER TODAY: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING & PROPANE DAYS

April 28, 2024
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail ALL NPGA members are invited to join us at the Annual/Summer Board of Directors Meetings and Propane Days, being held in Washington, DC, June 2 – 4. Registration is …

PROPANE COUNCIL, RETAILERS SHARE EARTH DAY MESSAGES

April 21, 2024
Propane and renewable propane are trusted energy in places where people and nature coexist in a delicate balance, like national parks and sensitive habitats. On Earth Day, we celebrate the non-toxic, nature-friendly Energy for Everyone. …

NFPA 58 TIA ADVANCES

April 21, 2024
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail NPGA’s proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 58 that would allow cylinders marked in metric units to be filled is progressing through the NFPA process. This TIA would …

NEBRASKA PROTECTS ENERGY CHOICE

April 21, 2024
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail Nebraska recently became the 26th state to enact state-level protections for energy freedom and consumer choice. Legislative Bill (LB) 867 prevents local governments, such as a villages, cities, and …

NAVIGATING THE GAS VS. ELECTRIC FORKLIFT DEBATE

April 21, 2024
Recently, Energy Today Magazine shared thoughts on how gas powered forklifts offer many benefits over their electric counterparts. The article can be found here.

PROPANE COUNCIL EMPOWERS YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE WITH FFA CONTEST FEATURING THE SHARKFARMER

April 21, 2024
Dayton High School FFA Chapter Wins Visit from Rob Sharkey through PERC-Sponsored National FFA Convention Contest RICHMOND, Va. – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) proudly supports the future of agriculture, which recently included hosting …

LPG WEEK 2024 IN CAPE TOWN SET FOR NOVEMBER 18 – 22

April 21, 2024
At LPG Week, you will gain valuable insights into the LPG business, explore new growth opportunities, cutting-edge innovations and make important business connections that could transform your company's future. LPG Week travels the globe annually …

IMAGES FROM 2024 NPGA EXPO IN CHARLOTTE

April 15, 2024
The 2024 NPGA Expo was held in Charlotte, NC April 5-7. Attendees reported enjoying Charlotte as a new venue for the Expo. In addition to being the first Expo in Charlotte, a few other firsts …

NPGA FILES SUIT AGAINST DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

April 14, 2024
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail On Tuesday, April 9, NPGA and partner organizations filed an initial brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in an ongoing challenge against three United …

2024 SURVEY NOW OPEN! PARTICIPATE IN GRAY, GRAY & GRAY’S ANNUAL ENERGY & PROPANE INDUSTRY SURVEY

April 14, 2024
Recently Gray, Gray & Gray released a statement regarding its 2024 Annual Propane Industry Survey: We are excited to announce that our 33rd annual Energy Industry Survey is now open! We are pleased to continue providing …

FIVE WAYS PAPERLESS DOCUMENTATION BENEFITS YOUR PROPANE COMPANY

April 14, 2024
By Alex Burns New technology is taking hold of industries worldwide. It’s taking possibilities to new heights that many of us never imagined possible—and the propane industry is no exception to this phenomenon. Fortunately, new technological …

PERKINS DISCUSSES RENEWABLE PROPANE’S ROLE IN THE ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

April 14, 2024
How do we meet the escalating global energy demands while curbing carbon emissions? Tucker Perkins, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), is an advocate for cleaner energy …

COMPANIES ON THE MOVE

April 14, 2024
https://www.trendinginpropane.com/edp-strengthens-its-presence-in-the-cincinnati-market/ https://www.trendinginpropane.com/terravest-industries-introduces-new-website/

EDP STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN THE CINCINNATI MARKET

April 14, 2024
EDP has purchased Queen City Propane, which has served the Cincinnati, Ohio area for nearly 20 years. The company, based in Amelia, Ohio, has emerged as a leader in providing safe, reliable propane service and …

NPGA EXPO: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

March 31, 2024
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail We look forward to seeing you at NPGA’s Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo™! Not registered yet? Register today before rates change on April 2 at 7 pm …

KAMINSKI HIGHLIGHTS ENERGY CHOICE VICTORY ON CODES

March 31, 2024
Last week, NPGA President & CEO Steve Kaminski shared on LinkedIn good news for the propane industry: "Massive energy-choice victory on the codes front! The International Code Council Board decided to move the contested electric-ready …

LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AMBASSADORS CONVENE IN CHARLESTON; LEA COURSE NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL

March 31, 2024
The Propane Education & Research Council's 2024 class of Leadership in Energy Ambassadors (LEA) met in Charleston March 26-27 to network and gain skills for communicating propane’s message in their communities. The 2024 group consists …

COMPANIES AND ASSOCIATIONS ON THE MOVE

March 31, 2024
https://www.trendinginpropane.com/edp-expands-into-maine-and-new-hampshire/ https://www.trendinginpropane.com/ppatec-march-2024-program-graduates-enter-pennsylvania-workforce/ https://www.trendinginpropane.com/terravest-industries-introduces-new-website/ https://www.trendinginpropane.com/opw-announces-launch-of-opw-clean-energy-solutions-website/

TERRAVEST INDUSTRIES INTRODUCES NEW WEBSITE

March 31, 2024
Recently Ryan Eidsness, Director of Sales & Marketing for USA Compressed Gas at TerraVest Industries, shared an update on TerraVest Industries' new website: TerraVest Industries is excited to announce that our new and improved website, terravestlpg.com, …

PPATEC MARCH 2024 PROGRAM GRADUATES ENTER PENNSYLVANIA WORKFORCE

March 31, 2024
STUDENTS ABLE TO MAKE IMMEDIATE IMPACT IN THE HVAC & ENERGY FIELD (MIDDLETOWN, Pa) — Nine new individuals will be entering the workforce after graduating the HVAC & Energy Professional Program. On March 22, the PPATEC …

OPW ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF OPW CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS WEBSITE

March 31, 2024
New site will be digital home of RegO® Products and Acme® Cryogenics product brands HAMILTON, OHIO - OPW is excited to announce the launch of a new website for its OPW Clean Energy Solutions (CES) business …

EDP EXPANDS INTO MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE

March 31, 2024
EDP has purchased the propane assets of P. Gagnon & Son, expanding its reach further into New England. P. Gagnon and Son is headquartered in South Berwick, Maine, and serves customers in Maine and New …

REMEMBERING TEECO PRODUCTS OWNER HANK WEEKS

March 21, 2024
Teeco Products has released a statement announcing the death of owner Hank Weeks: "It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of the owner of Teeco Products, Hank Weeks. Hanks’s courageous battle against …

WHY EVERY PROPANE COMPANY NEEDS A DOT SECURITY PLAN

March 21, 2024
By John Horner Imagine a DOT auditor knocks at the front door of your propane operation and asks to see a copy of your DOT security plan. What’s your next move? If your answer is anything …

INDIANA & WYOMING REDUCE HME DRIVER AGE

March 21, 2024
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail In most states, you must be 21 years old to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) for intrastate commerce – operating solely within …

NPGA URGES CONGRESS TO DELAY THE CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT

March 21, 2024
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail Earlier this month, a Federal District court judge ruled that the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which became law on January 1, 2021, was unconstitutional. The Act mandates that over …

NEW ENERGY BUILDING CODES IN WASHINGTON STATE

March 21, 2024
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail On March 15, 2024, new statewide buildings codes for residential and commercial structures went into effect in Washington State. The new codes, which were revised last year following the …

ATTEND EXPO FOR ONLY $125

March 16, 2024
NPGA members can attend Expo for only $125 ($330 for nonmembers) if registered by April 2 at 7 pm ET when you choose Exhibit Hall Only. This is a great opportunity to explore the latest …

CHECK OUT HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDER’S SHOW IN LAS VEGAS

March 16, 2024
From the Propane Education & Research Council Exciting new propane applications and plenty of star power were highlights of PERC’s trip to the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. Bindus Manufacturing’s Heat Pump Helper™, …

2024 NTEA WORK TRUCK INSIGHTS

Roush CleanTech President Todd Mouw
March 16, 2024
By Todd Mouw, Executive Vice President of ROUSH CleanTech This year’s NTEA Work Truck Show was nothing short of encouraging, with the Green Truck Summit setting the stage for vital discussions on the future of the …

CUSTOMER BROCHURE: IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

March 16, 2024
From the Propane Education & Research Council As recent tragic events demonstrate, communicating propane safety information to consumers is critical. Important Safety Information for You and Your Family is available on PERC’s Resource Catalog for propane marketers …

‘THROUGH THE LEADERSHIP LENS’ TO PRODUCE PODCAST LIVE IN CHARLOTTE

March 16, 2024
The "Through the Leadership Lens" podcast will be produced live in Charlotte during the NPGA Expo on April 6. Details on this unique program are here:

SOUTHEAST EXPO: DON’T MISS PERC’S SESSION ON GROWING THE POWER GENERATION MARKET

March 16, 2024
Registration is open for the 2024 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo™ taking place Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Don’t miss PERC’s session on growth …

PERKINS APPEARS ON SCHWAB NETWORK TO DISCUSS ENERGY PRICES AND BENEFITS OF PROPANE

March 12, 2024
Appearing as a guest on the Futures show with host Ben Lichtenstein on the Schwab Network, PERC President and CEO Tucker Perkins delivered his take on natural gas prices and where propane stands in the …

WHY PROPANE AUTOGAS MADE SENSE FOR THIS USPS CONTRACTOR

March 12, 2024
A major factor in the adoption of alternative fuels is location. For DDA Transport, its New England operations limited its options. DDA’s primary business is as a postal contractor, transporting local mail in medium-duty straight trucks …

FMSCA REVOKES FIVE ELDs

March 12, 2024
From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail On February 29, 2024, FMCSA removed five Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) from the list of registered devices, due to the providers’ failure to meet the minimum requirements established in …

RHOADS ENERGY CEO DISCUSSES IMPORTANCE OF PROPANE AUTOGAS

March 12, 2024
Recently the Propane Education & Research Council featured Michael DeBerdine, CEO of Rhoads Energy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania who discussed the importance of propane autogas to their business.

BPN, WARM THOUGHTS TO HOST WEBINAR ON WHAT IS WORKING IN MARKETING

March 12, 2024
Butane-Propane News will host a webinar sponsored by Warm Thoughts Communications Tuesday, March 26 on what is working in marketing for retail propane marketers. Details on the webinar are here.

DON SMITH JOINS CETANE ASSOCIATES

March 12, 2024
NEW MILFORD, Conn. – Cetane Associates is pleased to announce that Don Smith has joined its financial advisory firm as Director, effective March 1, 2024. With close to four decades of M&A expertise, Don has …

MULHERN GAS, FIFTH GENERATION PROPANE COMPANY IN NEW YORK, LEADING THE FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF PROPANE

March 6, 2024
Mulhern Gas was founded in 1918 and has been run by members of the Cummings family from the beginning. As of 2015, five generations of Cummings family members have been employed by the company. In …