URGENT: The Propane Industry Needs Your Help!

LIHEAP low income heating assistance needed for propane lpg customers due to covid19 call congress demand action bpn 032020(March 20, 2020) — Congress is considering a number of programs to provide relief to Americans during the COVID-19 crisis, including sending an additional $1.4 billion in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to the states. This funding could help more than 4 million households suffering financial hardship pay energy bills. Please call or send an email today to your federal representatives and urge them to support additional LIHEAP funding in relief legislation.

Share this information with as many others as you can and urge them to contact their representatives immediately. Congress is deciding NOW on these programs, so we need you, your family, friends and neighbors, to take immediate action. Ask your colleagues and customers tool Share this information on social media platforms as well.

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Federal Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

(March 19, 2020) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with other federal agencies, published guidance on “essential workers” for state and local authorities that have or are considering ‘shelter-in-place’ ordinances or similar restrictions on movement. 
Dept of Homeland Security Issues Federal Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers including Propane LPG Autogas employees due to cornonavirus covid19 reports BPN the propane industry leading source for news since 1939 Guidance on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response

The intent of the guidance is to eliminate or minimize discrepancies in defining “essential workers” among state and local authorities so as to maintain operation of key industry sectors of the United States. NPGA communicated with the agencies to include propane employees among “essential workers” classifications. The guidance document identifies propane employees under the sectors for Energy as well as Transportation and Logistics, which are excerpted below:

ENERGY:
  • Propane gas dispatch and control rooms and emergency response and customer emergencies, including propane leak calls
  • Propane gas service maintenance and restoration, including call centers
  • Processing, refining, and transporting natural liquids, including propane gas, for use as end-use fuels or feedstocks for chemical manufacturing
  • Propane gas storage, transmission, and distribution centers

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
  • Employees supporting or enabling transportation functions, including dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, and workers that maintain and inspect infrastructure (including those that require cross-border travel)
  • Truck drivers who haul hazardous and waste materials to support critical infrastructure, capabilities, functions, and services
  • Automotive repair and maintenance facilities
  • Employees who repair and maintain vehicles, aircraft, rail equipment, marine vessels, and the equipment and infrastructure that enables operations that encompass movement of cargo and passengers
It is suggested that workers keep a copy of the Guidance when entering areas under restrictions. The guidance is also available under the COVID-19 section of the Membership Dashboard. Please direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NPGA Deputy Counsel, Regulatory Affairs.

Cancelled: NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane EXPO

(March 16, 2020) — Following a declaration of a national emergency around COVID-19 by the President of the United States, the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) announced Friday the Southeastern Convention & International Propane EXPO, scheduled for Nashville, TN, April 5-8, has been cancelled.  
 NPGA SE Expo 2020 BPN propane industry leading news source since 1939
This decision was made unanimously by NPGA President and CEO, Steve Kaminski, along with each of NPGA’s officers, and the Chair of NPGA’s Convention Committee. 
 
Kaminski wanted to provide this information as soon as possible. Therefore, his message did not include next steps, either as pertains to the cancellation details as it relates to your registration or exhibition or any potential rescheduling. Additional information will be forthcoming from NPGA as soon as it is developed – they are working 24/7 on it and will share this information in the coming days as it becomes available.
 
The NPGA thanks you for your continued patience.
 
On another note, for informational purposes, the NPGA has provided guidance for propane marketers related to COVID-19. The guidance is not a legal document or legal advice, but we are hopeful it will be helpful to you in your own decision making regarding next steps and the COVID-19 outbreak. The goal of the NPGA is to continue to provide useful information to your businesses.

Webinar: Maintaining Fleet Safety & Service Levels During COVID-19 Crisis

NC Clean Energy Transportation Center hosting webinar to keep trucking industry and drivers safe during corona virus reports BPN the leading source of LPG news since 1939(March 12, 2020) —  With growing concerns about the impact of COVID-19 spreading across the United States and the world, a number of precautions are being undertaken. As this crisis may affect just about every aspect of our day-to-day life, fleets are not immune to this issue and are facing the challenge of maintaining a level of service despite concerns and restrictions, as well as maintaining the safety of their employees and customers. 

Please join the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and the 100 Best Fleets Round Table for the "Maintaining Fleet Safety" Webinar, Thursdsay, Mar 19, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.. CDT. Issues, strategies and protocol regarding how fleets are planning and responding to this crisis, while safely and responsibly maintaining operations and their expected level of service under challenging circumstances will be discussed.

You can register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/2QahGtK

Webinar: Maintaining Fleet Safety & Service Levels During COVID-19 Crisis (2)

NC Clean Energy Transportation Center hosting webinar to keep trucking industry and drivers safe during corona virus reports BPN the leading source of LPG news since 1939(March 12, 2020) —  With growing concerns about the impact of COVID-19 spreading across the United States and the world, a number of precautions are being undertaken. As this crisis may affect just about every aspect of our day-to-day life, fleets are not immune to this issue and are facing the challenge of maintaining a level of service despite concerns and restrictions, as well as maintaining the safety of their employees and customers. 

Please join the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and the 100 Best Fleets Round Table for the "Maintaining Fleet Safety" Webinar, Thursdsay, Mar 19, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.. CDT. Issues, strategies and protocol regarding how fleets are planning and responding to this crisis, while safely and responsibly maintaining operations and their expected level of service under challenging circumstances will be discussed.

You can register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/2QahGtK