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Propane Exhibit at the National Museum of Industrial History to Open Aug. 2

After several decades of hard work, research, artifact collection and countless hours of volunteer time, a permanent exhibit showcasing the history and contributions of the propane industry will open this August. This display will be part of the Smithsonian-affiliated National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The official ribbon cutting for the museum will take place on Aug. 2 ...

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Congresswoman Watson Coleman to Introduce Legislation Strengthening FERC Oversight of Proposed Pipelines

ReThink Energy NJ and partners announced that Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ D-12) will introduce legislation to toughen Federal Energy Regulatory Commission oversight by requiring it to apply more comprehensive procedures to its review of proposed pipeline applications before granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity. Watson Coleman made the announcement during a press conference at Baldpate Mountain in ...

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Bergquist Inc. Now Carrying Excela-Flange™ Bobtail Products

Bergquist, Inc., has announced it will be offering Excela-Flange™ Bobtail products from Marshall Excelsior Company. Excela-Flange™ is a comprehensive system of truck and plant valves that incorporate a 4 bolt flange on the inlet, the outlet or both of the most commonly used MEC tank and piping valve configurations. One of the highlights of the system is that each valve ...

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Blackmer® Launches New LB943 Oil-Free Reciprocating Gas Compressor Line

Blackmer®has announced the availability of its new triple-seal LB943 Oil-Free Reciprocating Gas Compressor line. Featuring innovative sealing technology, LB943 Series compressors have been designed specifically for LPG and anhydrous ammonia applications that require maximum leakage control. Blackmer LB943 Series compressors incorporate a double-distance piece design with three individual sets of packing to maintain product purity and prevent oil migration. This ...

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National Propane Gas Association Sets Attendance Record at 69th Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo

Propane Industry’s Largest Event Sees Double-Digit Growth Following Move to Nashville More than 4,100 individuals attended The National Propane Gas Association’s 69th Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, which took place April 8–10, at Music City Center in Nashville. This broke a previous record set in 2006 and resulted in the ninth consecutive increase. Attendance by propane marketers grew by ...

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NYPGA Spring Meeting

By Stephen Bennett Michael Hopsicker, president of Ray Murray Inc., took on the role of president of the New York Propane Gas Association at the group’s Spring Meeting, held at The Desmond in Albany, N.Y., March 28-29. Ray Murray Inc. is headquartered in Lee, Mass., but it has operations in New York State. Hopsicker succeeds Rick Cummings of Mulhern Gas ...

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The Propane Mindset

By Stephen Bennett To venture into propane marketing with the mindset of a fuel oil marketer is a big mistake, advises Mike Taylor of Combined Energy Services, a company in Monticello, N.Y., that has marketed both fuels since the early 1970s. “Oil gallons are slowly diminishing over time,” but fuel oil marketers should resist seeing propane as “the great pie ...

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EIA: As U.S. Propane Production and Export Capacity Expand, U.S. Propane Exports Reach More Distant Markets

Excerpted from This Week in Petroleum- Oct. 28, 2015 The combination of significant U.S. propane production increases over the past seven years and relatively slow domestic demand growth has reversed historical trade positions. The United States has gone from being a net propane importer to a net exporter, facilitated by rapid expansion in export capacity of domestic supply. Propane exports ...

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On Getting into the Propane Business

  Operational realities of the propane business can give heating oil dealers who are new to it plenty to reckon with, says an expert.   By Stephen Bennett   Launching a propane business is a six- to eight-year proposition and, “in the first three years you’re going to bleed money,” says Sean Cota, managing director of Cetane Associates, a company ...

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The Ins and Outs of Dual Fuel Marketing

By Stephen Bennett Shane Sweet once worked for a heating oil company in southwestern Vermont that acquired a propane business. It was the mid 1980s and building was booming. “For the first two years we didn’t run an ad in the paper,” said Sweet, now the executive director of the New York Propane Gas Association. That was because they didn’t ...

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