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GRAHAM, NC — During June 5-6, the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) sent instructors Elena Bennett and James Bunsey and assembled over 10 students from various parts of the United States to receive training at the Southeast Propane Alliance Technical Education Cent

Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2024) — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced six awards, totaling approximately $45 million, from the Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant (RLF) Program. The Program, supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides funds that allows states and territories to provide loans and grants to residents for energy efficiency audits, upgrades, and retrofits.

This year's round of nominations for the Safety Professional of the Year (SPOTY) awards are now open. Hosted every year by J. J. Keller & Associates, the awards seek to honor safety professionals who are improving the field of safety compliance.
FEI Inc. has hired Kevin Ernesti as its new territory manager for its Southwest Energy Division. Ernesti takes on the role with 35 years of experience in customer service and sales, aligning with the company's goal of developing customer relations in the region.


WASHINGTON — (May 30, 2024) — Broward County Transit’s (BCT) dedication to its residents was recognized this week after receiving the Energy for Everyone Hero award from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). The national non-profit organization, which promotes clean energy initiatives, honored BCT with the award for operating an affordable and near-zero emissions propane autogas paratransit fleet. Coree Cuff Lonergan, the general manager and director of transportation for BCT, accepted the award during a celebration event for the transit agency.

NEW MILFORD, Conn. — May 22, 2024 — Cetane Associates has announced that an undisclosed buyer has acquired the propane assets related to Shoshone Propane Inc. (“Shoshone Propane”), a full-service propane business located in Pahrump, Nevada. The transaction closed on May 2, 2024. 

Canada's primary underground propane inventories increased by 24.7% in May, Canada Energy Regulator (CER). The total represented a month-to-month increase of 177.7 Mcm. Compared to a year earlier, stocks were higher, with 179 Mcm, or 25%, more product on hand.

Propane storages in the West started May higher at 685.9 Mcm, which corresponds to 4.3 MMbbl, the agency reported. From April to May, volumes increased by 138.6 Mcm, or 25.3%, and were 210.7 more the year prior's level of 475.2 Mcm.

During the latest mid-month period, prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas, decreased. The posted prices decreased 10.5 cents/gal, from April mid-month to May mid-month, and the spot prices decreased 11 cents. Conway, Kansas, postings increased 8.7 cents/gal, and spots decreased 8 cents over the month.

Prairie Hills Transit will showcase its new low-emission buses equipped with advanced propane autogas technology. Attendees will have the opportunity to view a fuel demonstration and ride in one of the new propane buses. 

The event highlights a shift in the transit industry away from diesel and gasoline toward buses powered by environmentally friendly alternative fuels. Vehicles that run on propane autogas emit fewer greenhouse gases, smog-producing hydrocarbons, and particulate emissions than conventional fuels. 

EDP welcomes Eric Allshouse as director of supply. With 27 years at Crestwood, he will optimize EDP's purchasing and transportation, ensuring efficient operations.
iRely joins hands with FleetPanda's dispatch software
iRely has announced a powerful integration with FleetPanda to streamline operations and enhance efficiency for petroleum marketers. This partnership promises to deliver comprehensive solutions, exemplified by Moffitt Services, which has seen significant benefits in operational efficiency and visibility.
Bert Warner brings more than 20 years of industry experience to PERC with a focus on efficient and sustainable solutions
PERC has named Bert Warner as director of commercial business development to boost propane awareness in commercial construction. Warner has over 20 years of experience and expertise in sustainable heating and cooling technologies.

Birmingham, Ala. (May 15, 2024) — Butane-Propane News (BPN) announced the opening of its third annual BPN Industry Innovators contest. BPN's 2024 Industry Innovators is a special section dedicated to showcasing those who are working every day to grow and improve the industry. What does an Industry Innovator look like? This nominee:

Petredec joins the IEA Summit on Clean Cooking in Africa, advocating for universal access to cleaner energy like LPG to combat indoor pollution-related illnesses. This aligns with Petredec's ongoing efforts to expand clean energy infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ma Propane Association met at Lin’s Propane Trucks last week to hear from area propane and oil marketers on proposed DEP regulations. The regulation discussed would cause a disastrous financial impact to the people of Massachusetts as well as industry professionals