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Tank Monitoring: Who’s Using It and Why

Tank monitoring vendors are vying for market share while fuel marketers that have invested in the technology tend to carefully consider what tanks to monitor. Santa Energy, Bridgeport, Conn., has tank monitors installed on approximately 1,000 accounts, says Scott Santa, customer experience manager. The fuel dealer targets accounts that have fluctuating propane usage that makes consumption harder to predict. It ...

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OESP Honorees Recognized at Awards Banquet

The Oil and Energy Service Professionals held its awards banquet at the Eastern Energy Expo at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. They gathered for a group portrait. From left: Bob Daros, Heritage Fuel & Propane, Croton Falls, N.Y, chair of the OESP awards committee and Matt Spink, Platinum Energy Group, East Meadow, N.Y., on stage with OESP honorees Brian ...

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A Family Affair: Kube Propane

Randy and Melissa Kube are building a propane business on expertise and “people skills,” reports contributing writer Maura Keller. About three years ago, Randy Kube was approached by one of his former bosses about opening his own company. “He gave me a name of someone who would back my wife and I, and help us get started,” Kube says. That’s ...

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Marjorie Feinman: ‘Woman of the Year’

Women in Energy presented its first annual Woman of the Year Award to Marjorie Feinman for outstanding contributions to the industry. “Marjorie is an asset to our organization and our industry,” says Judy Garber, executive director of Women in Energy. “We are thrilled to honor her as the very first recipient of our Woman of the Year Award.” Feinman’s career ...

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PGANE Trains Firefighters

More than 100 hazmat technicians from fire departments throughout New Hampshire attended emergency response training provided by the Propane Gas Association of New England. With a grant from the state’s Department of Safety, and working in conjunction with the New Hampshire Fire Academy, PGANE offered a full day’s training—live propane demonstrations including leak mitigation and assessment of bobtail and tractor-trailer ...

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Building a Bulk Plant: Van Etten Oil & Propane Expands

Over a period of about six weeks this spring, Van Etten Oil & Propane built a 60,000-gallon propane storage system on its property in Monticello, N.Y. Here are some other facts about the project: -Two 30,000-gallon propane tanks, made of half-inch thick steel, each weighing 80,000 pounds when empty -The facility has one loading stanchion, and is piped for a ...

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Paraco Opens Refurbishing Site

Paraco Corp. opened a propane tank refurbishment center in Waterbury, Connecticut. The center is equipped to refurbish cylinders used in barbecue grills and residential tanks. Filling is done at the site by trained employees. The center offers employment for a number of Waterbury residents, enables production of over 1.3 million units annually, and allows Paraco to maintain control over its ...

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NPGA Expo Draws Almost 3,300 Participants

Nearly 3,300 individuals participated in the National Propane Gas Association’s 71st Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo in Atlanta—a 6% increase compared to the last time the event took place in Atlanta, in 2015, the association reports. The event took place April 6–8 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event returns to the Georgia World Congress Center, April 13–15, 2019; ...

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Conversion

What does it take to convert a truck that runs on gasoline into a truck that runs on propane? Alliance AutoGas technicians showed just what it takes as they carried out an autogas conversion on a Ford F-750 truck at the 2018 NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo. The conversion took place on Saturday, April 7, in the Georgia ...

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