NPGA President and CEO Steve Kaminski has been nominated to the Board of Advisors of the Council of Manufacturing Associations. The council includes over 260 national associations with representation of a wide range of manufacturing sectors.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Jan. 18, 2024) — After just over a year on the One-Tank team for InSite Platform Partners, Business Development Manager Danny Leverette has been promoted. Leverette will now serve as the director of business development for One-Tank.

Danny Leverette was hired to serve as the business development manager for One-Tank in December 2022. In the last year he has worked on forming strategic partnerships, sales, and helping the brand grow.

During the latest mid-month period, prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas, increased in mid-winter. The posted prices increased 19 cents/gal, from December mid-month to January mid-month, and the spot prices increased 22 cents. Conway, Kansas, postings increased 19.03 cents/gal, and spots increased 18 cents over the month.


VANCOUVER , British Columbia , Jan. 16, 2024 — Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport), a provider of advanced alternative fuel systems and components for the global transportation industry, today announced the appointment of Dan Sceli as CEO of the Westport and member of the Westport board of directors. Sceli will join Westport as its new CEO effective immediately, succeeding Tony Guglielmin who has supported Westport's management team as interim CEO during this transition period.

Southern Quality Propane (SQP) has announced its expansion in Monticello, Georgia, as Morris Propane joins its growing company.

Originally started in 1939 as Morris Petroleum, over the years Morris Propane has built a reputation for excellence in customer service with its customers. It joins Southern Quality Propane as a leading local independent provider of propane in south Georgia and north Florida.

Taylor Energy, a Connecticut-based HVAC and propane delivery company, has acquired the assets of Somers Oil Service Inc. Gray, Gray & Gray provided consulting services throughout the sale.

(Jan. 9, 2024) — CHS President and CEO Jay Debertin has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis board of directors. His three-year term began Jan. 1, 2024.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 federal banks in the U.S. It helps determine U.S. monetary policy by monitoring the economy in the Ninth District, which includes Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, 26 counties in northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The branch is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Rutherford Equipment Inc. has announced the hiring of Kevin Carnes as sales representative. Carnes will handle sales efforts for Rutherford Equipment to promote equipment to propane companies and gas contractors in the state of Florida. He will also coordinate training programs for customers.

Ahead of important training months, the Propane Education & Research Council has released a a safety guide for commercial mowers. The guide provides information on how to store and change cylinders, training requirements, and other propane-powered mower essentials.
A new report concludes the Saudi Arabia's LPG market will significantly expand in the coming years. As government initiatives supporting clean energy roll out and innovative applications of propane are developed, experts are anticipating the fuel source will continue to grow in the country.

Canada's primary underground propane inventories decreased by 11.56% in December, according to the Canada Energy Regulator. The total represented a month-to-month decrease of 210.3 Mcm. Compared to a year earlier, stocks were lower, with 73.4 Mcm, or 4.36%, less product on hand.

Propane storages in the West started December a bit lower at 1019.7 Mcm, which corresponds to 6.424 MMbbl, the agency reported. From November to December, volumes decreased by 118.3 Mcm, or 10.40%, and were 24.5 more the year prior's level of 995.2 Mcm.

(Jan. 4, 2024) — The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied the City of Berkeley, California, the chance to appeal a ruling against a gas ban the city put in place in July 2019. The ban applied to natural gas hookups in new construction, the first of its kind in the U.S.

Blue Peak Resources facilitated the sale of Harris Propane in Salem, NJ, to ThompsonGas, LLC, with Harris Propane's 30-year legacy in residential and commercial propane services continuing under new ownership.

The Baker Hughes United States rig count is down three from last week to 620, with oil rigs down three to 498, gas rigs up one to 120 and miscellaneous rigs down one to two. The U.S. rig count is down 159 rigs from last year's count of 779, with oil rigs down 124, gas rigs down 35 and miscellaneous unchanged at two. The U.S. offshore rig count is unchanged at 19, up four year-over-year.

As Bangladesh continues to face a natural gas crisis, distributors and manufacturers are urging the government to support the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Operators that use LPG argue the fuel is more cost-effective than several alternative fuel choices and, perhaps more importantly, accessible.

During the latest mid-month period, prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas, increased as we get deeper into winter. The posted prices increased 3.934 cents/gal, from November mid-month to December mid-month, and the spot prices increased 5.125 cents. Conway, Kan., postings increased 0.418 cents/gal, and spots increased 2 cents over the month.