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Visit from Overseas: Delegates Learn About U.S. Propane and Propane Safety

Recently, delegates from Saudi Arabia visited an AmeriGas plant to learn about our industry, propane processes and  safety measures that are implemented for our industry. Below, PERC‘s (Propane Education and Research Council) communications manager, Emily McComas, wrote about her onsite …

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LP Gas: Uses Farther Afield

In case you’re interested in how propane is used around the world, the World LP Gas Association just put out a great report on the landscape and opportunities for propane in small islands in developing countries. Propane plays a very …

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A Guide to the Current Propane Market in the U.S.

Need a quick reference for the state of the propane industry today? Look no further than this blog. Here are a few quick charts and graphs courtesy of the EIA so you’ll be an expert in no time.    

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Invite Earth Day Over For Dinner

  Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and …

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Thoughts on the EIA’s March 2013 Short-Term Energy Outlook

Every month the U.S. EIA (Energy Information Administration) releases their Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).  The March edition of the STEO report was released on March 12th with this highlight specifically called out: Total U.S. liquid fuels consumption fell from 20.8 …

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2012 Propane Pricing Trends from the EIA

Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) published a short article looking back at natural gas liquids prices in 2012.  Besides propane, natural gas liquids include ethane (sometimes included with natural gas), butane (aka lighter fluid, among other uses), …

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Caveats with Winter Propane Pricing

As we mentioned in the past, there are a handful of caveats to predicting propane process in the short term.  To help gauge prices in the near term, during the winter months beginning in October, the U.S. Energy Information Administration …

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Government Forecasts of Commercial Propane Pricing (Our Take on the U.S. EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 – Part 5)

As part of our series analyzing the U.S. Energy Information Administration’ s Annual Energy Outlook 2012, we presented an overview of oil pricing and the factors that affect it (oil prices prices being tightly linked to propane prices).  In that …

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The All-American Fuel – Propane Will Increasingly Be Sourced Domestically (Our Take on the U.S. EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 – Part 4)

According to U.S. EIA forecasts, “domestic production of petroleum and other liquids will grow by nearly 3.1 million barrels per day between 2010 and 2035” as the figure below shows.  Fortunately for propane users, natural gas liquids (which include propane …

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Where could oil and propane prices go over the next decade? (Our Take on the U.S. EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 – Part 3)

Over the next 10 to 25 years, energy prices, specifically oil, could be anywhere from twice as expensive as they are today to half the cost of current prices.  As we’ve noted previously, propane prices tend to follow oil prices …

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