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March 6, 2013
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  • PERC approves or modifies four projects
    The Propane Education & Research Council agreed last month to give grants to four projects that will promote propane as a safe and reliable energy source. Among the projects is Dunlap Group's CARB certification road map project, which will promote propane as a recognized energy source in the California fuels marketplace. Gas Technology Institute will receive $50,000 for its Carbon Management Information Center Consortium project, which will develop materials to promote propane as a superior alternative to oil and electricity. LPGasMagazine.com (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Intelligence 
  • Blossman exec: Propane marketers are key to industry's growth
    Propane marketers play a crucial role in ensuring the propane industry's growth, writes Blossman Gas' chief financial officer, Randy Doyle. Among other things, Doyle encourages propane marketers to engage their communities, educate costumers about propane's benefits and get involved in direct selling. "The good news is propane will continue to be an important energy source. ... The better news is the propane industry has organic growth opportunities. It's a matter of propane marketers becoming ready to develop organic growth opportunities," he adds. LPGasMagazine.com (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  Industry Buzz 
  • Propane group expo to provide networking opportunities to members
    The Women in Propane Council will meet next month in Atlanta to provide training and networking opportunities to its members. "The feedback we received from WiP members made it clear that our focus should be on helping our members be more present in the propane industry. Many of the women, and men, in WiP have been part of the propane industry for years, yet still desire to expand their networks and sharpen their skills," said Chairwoman Jill Hopkins. LPGasMagazine.com (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Safety & Training 
  • Transocean to appeal court's insurance ruling over Gulf spill
    Transocean will appeal a federal court's decision that allowed BP to access the offshore rig contractor's insurance policies providing for at least $750 million in coverage to help pay for damages related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. "We are disappointed in the decision, and our counsel will be considering our options going forward," said Steve Newman, Transocean's president and CEO. FuelFix.com (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  PERC News 
  • Midwest Propane Show Starts March 12 in Indianapolis
    The Midwest Propane Gas Convention & Trade Show will run March 12 to 14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The Propane Education & Research Council will be in booth 229 showcasing new technology along with safety and training material. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New Free Photos of Fleet Vehicles
    There are eight new free photos of fleet vehicles fueled by propane autogas available on the Propane Education & Research Council's Propane MaRC website. Use the photos in autogas collateral shared with your prospects. Check out the photos on the MaRC. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership & Management 
  • What CEOs should learn from BP and Boeing's woes
    Boeing's grounded Dreamliners and BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster hold important lessons for CEOs, writes Ben W. Heineman Jr. Strong leadership is needed not only to ensure the company fulfills its obligations, but also to keep tabs on suppliers, Heineman argues. Executives "must ensure that their corporations take full operational responsibility and accountability for the safety and quality of the goods and services provided not just by them, but also by third party suppliers," he writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The Propane Education & Research Council promotes the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as a preferred energy resource. The Council was authorized by Congress with the passage of the Propane Education and Research Act (PERA), October 11, 1996.

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