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February 5, 2013
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  • Arro unveils public autogas station in Calif.
    Arro Autogas has opened a public propane autogas fueling station in Newhall, Calif. It is Arro's eighth station and the first of 13 the company plans to open this year in California. Development of five of the stations is under way. (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Intelligence 
  • Pinnacle Propane plans to open new location in Ore.
    Pinnacle Propane will open a new location in Goshen, Ore., in a bid to tap into a strong market and take advantage of the area's strategic location for growth. "When we looked at the population density, where our current customers are at and where we forecast new growth, the Eugene area was ideal for us," said Pinnacle's vice president of operations, Marty Baker. KLCC-FM (Eugene, Ore.) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Research & Development 
  • Official: EIA needs more time to learn true potential of shale plays
    The U.S. will need a few more years to determine the true potential of the country's shale oil and natural gas formations, an Energy Information Administration official said. "The key component here is the uncertainty with regards to productivity of these tight oil wells," said A. Michael Schaal, the agency's director for petroleum, natural gas and biofuels analysis. SNL Financial (free content) (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Safety & Training 
  • Be careful when using propane grills, expert says
    Safety expert Matt Terry of JP Energy Partners is reminding people to take proper care of their grills to avert potential danger. Homeowners should have their propane tanks recertified after 12 years, and a grill's regulator and hose should be replaced every five years. WOAI-TV (San Antonio) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report measures air pollution from Pa. shale industry
    About 4% of the air pollution from Pennsylvania's industrial facilities in 2011 came from the shale natural gas industry, according to a report from the state's Department of Environmental Protection. Drillers produced 16,542 tons of nitrogen oxide in 2011 compared with 142,749 tons from power plants, the report found. "[E]ven if you are only focused on emissions from drilling and fracking, it's still a very small number when compared to other manmade emissions," said Andrew Paterson, the Marcellus Shale Coalition's vice president of technical and regulatory affairs. Associated Press (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  PERC News 
  • PERC Seeks Volunteers for Work Truck Show
    PERC will be in booth 5691 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis March 6 to 8 in the Indiana Convention Center. PERC will provide floor passes for volunteers who help in its booth. Please get in touch with PERC's Ingrid Bechard at 202-452-8975 to learn more. The Green Truck Summit will be held March 5 and 6 in conjunction with the NTEA show. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Space Heater Safety is Right for Cold Weather
    Colder weather means it's time for marketers to share with customers season-appropriate safety modules from the Propane Education & Research Council. The "Using Space Heaters Safely" module provides tips on the proper use of propane-fueled space heaters and can be viewed in a few minutes. View the module. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership & Management 
  • Logistics, not strategy, is the path to victory
    Two new histories of World War II reveal the key role that logistics played in securing the Allies' victory, writes Michael Schrage. Little-known bureaucrats re-organized the U.S. and British supply chains to ensure the front-line fighters had everything they needed to succeed. "In wartime, logistics eats strategy for lunch," Schrage argues. CNNMoney/Fortune (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Aim for the stars -- but keep an eye on the road ahead
    It's fine to have sky-high ambitions, but you should make sure your hopes and dreams don't distract you from the banal but vital process of running a business, says John Baldoni. "Aspiration is a process of reaching for the stars. But before you can reach for the stars, you check the ground upon which you are standing," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse."
--Seneca the Younger,
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright

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