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October 30, 2012
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  • Alliant Gas acquires Ariz. propane company
    Alliant Gas has expanded its market presence to Arizona with its purchase of SemStream Arizona. SemStream delivers propane to 11,000 residential and commercial customers in the state. Alliant Gas is a subsidiary of JP Energy Partners and Pinnacle Propane. (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Intelligence 
  • East Coast residents rushed for propane, supplies ahead of Sandy
    Residents on the East Coast frantically stocked up on propane, canned goods, batteries and other emergency supplies as they braced for Hurricane Sandy. "It's been crazy. We're the only one open who still has gas. They're coming in for propane, ice, water, milk and cigarettes," said Karen Tripodi, customer service representative at a gas station and market in Newington, Conn. Reuters (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wis. manufacturers dispatch storm-recovery equipment
    Briggs & Stratton and Kohler shipped generators to the East Coast as residents there prepared for Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile, Ariens was planning to dispatch its snow throwers from warehouses in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts to areas where snow was expected. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model) (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Research & Development 
  • Report finds lower methane emissions from natural gas production
    A report commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute and America's Natural Gas Alliance found significantly lower methane emissions from natural gas production compared with Environmental Protection Agency estimates. "Industry has led efforts to reduce emissions of methane by developing new technologies and equipment, and these efforts are paying off," said Howard Feldman, regulatory and scientific affairs director at API. United Press International (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Safety & Training 
  • Tips for staying safe throughout the storm
    Officials in Bucks County, Pa., are reminding residents to stay safe in their homes as the superstorm slams the U.S. Homeowners should keep propane grills, generators and heaters outside the house to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Residents should also ensure that their carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Propane tank theft in Mo. leads to evacuation
    Residents in Lincoln County, Mo., were immediately evacuated Sunday because of a propane leak from a stolen tank. Authorities who responded to the incident found the tank tied behind a Jeep and being dragged on the road. The driver of the Jeep was arrested. KSDK-TV (St. Louis) (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  PERC News 
  • Free Safety Material Protects Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    Cold weather means customers spend more time inside, raising the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Propane Education & Research Council has created for marketers the Carbon Monoxide Safety module and brochure that can be shared with customers to prevent poisoning. The free materials are available in English and Spanish. Visit PERC's consumer safety modules, where the carbon monoxide module can be copied and e-mailed to customers. Visit PERC's consumer safety brochures page. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Propane MaRC to Close Nov. 9 to 15 for Inventory
    The Propane MaRC will be closed for inventory purposes Nov. 9 through 15 and will not be taking orders or shipping items during that time. Order taking will stop at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 8, and reopen on Nov. 16. While the MaRC is closed please send a message to, or call Kay Howell at 202-452-8975 with any questions or issues regarding an order. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How Ford's auto designers got a taste for luxury
    To win over American consumers, Ford is injecting European and Japanese luxury-auto elements into its designs. That's part of a cultural shift that's taken more than 10 years to take root, says Chief Creative Officer J Mays. "I'd argue that as much as designing cars over the last 13 years, I've tried to design the culture that will ultimately design those cars," he says. FastCoDesign (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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