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  • Skowhegan propane dealer with anti-Trump message not licensed to sell fuel

    12/21/2016 4:56:23 PM PST · by blueyon · 53 replies
    centralmaine.com ^ | 12/21/16 | Colin Ellis
    Michael Turner, who said he would not sell fuel to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump, has not been licensed since 2012. SKOWHEGAN — A local propane dealer who said in a recent message that he won’t sell to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump has been delivering and dispensing gas without a state license for at least two years, state officials said this week. Michael Turner, who operates of Turner LP Gas Service on Canaan Road, left a message for would-be customers on his company’s voice mail, saying “If you voted for Donald Trump for president, I...
  • Skowhegan-area propane dealer won’t deliver to Trump voters (Maine)

    12/16/2016 1:45:00 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 75 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | Dec. 16, 2016 | PETER MCGUIRE
    On the coldest day of the season, a Skowhegan-area propane dealer has a pointed message for would-be customers. “If you voted for Donald Trump for President, I will no longer be delivering your gas, please find someone else,” is the message left for customers that call Turner LP Gas Service, on Canaan Road in Skowhegan.
  • Woman charged in plot to attack Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral (ISIS)

    09/11/2016 8:45:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 11, 2016 | Sandrine Amiel, Tim Hume and Margot Haddad
    French authorities have charged a woman in relation to an alleged ISIS plot to attack this city's famous Notre Dame Cathedral last week, the Paris prosecutor's office said. The woman, whose name was given as Ornella G., was charged Saturday night with "terrorist criminal association to commit crimes against people" and "attempted assassinations as an organized gang in connection with a terrorist enterprise," the office said. The prosecutor, Francois Molins, whose office handles terrorism investigations, said Friday that the woman's fingerprints were found last Sunday in a car containing a half-dozen gas cylinders and left parked in front of Notre...
  • Heated dispute over Earth's shape leads to fire in Brockville

    06/15/2016 7:14:20 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 53 replies
    CFRA Ottawa ^ | Alison Sandor
    Brockville Police say a heated discussion about the shape of the Earth led to the fire department being called in. Police say they were called to St. Lawrence Park around 10:30 Monday, after a family had been involved in a full fledged argument. Apparently a woman was insisting the earth was flat and her boyfriend's father was arguing it is round. Police say the 56-year-old man became so angry he started to throw things into their camp fire, including a propane cylinder. Brockville Fire was called in to put out the blaze and at some point the man left the...
  • Iran's petroleum production seen rising as many sanctions are lifted

    01/22/2016 4:04:11 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | January 21, 2016 | Energy Information Administration
    Over last weekend, Iran took a step toward increased oil and other liquid fuels production and exports as the international community lifted many of the nuclear-related sanctions that severely constrained Iran's ability to operate in the global market. As EIA has already reported, the sanctions were lifted on January 16, which was implementation day for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement among the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany), the European Union (EU), and Iran. On that day, the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran had completed the key...
  • Woman burned in explosion at Everett 'bikini barista' stand

    01/12/2016 7:44:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    kvi ^ | 01/07/2016
    EVERETT, Wash. -- A woman was severely burned Thursday evening when an Everett "bikini barista" stand exploded in Everett. A call came in just before 5 p.m. about an explosion at the Sinners and Saints coffee stand on Everett Mall Way and Fourth Avenue West. ... Erik Hicks with the Everett Fire Department said a young barista was inside the stand when it exploded. She was able to escape the flames, but was burned in the process. The victim, identified as Courtney Campbell, was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. She is in critical condition at the hospital's burn...
  • Police Arrest Suspect in Northeast Philadelphia Propane Tank Thefts

    12/29/2015 6:56:16 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 72 replies
    NbcPhiladelphia.com ^ | 12/29/15 | Morgan Zalot, Vince Lattanzio and David Chang
    Police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with the thefts of several dozen industrial propane tanks from two locations in Northeast Philadelphia. Police say their investigation led them to a lot on the 2600 block of Wheatsheaf Lane where they found two vehicles as well as several tanks. One suspect in the thefts is currently in custody. Police have not yet released his identity however.
  • Dow Chemical launches operations at new Freeport propylene facility

    12/21/2015 4:52:43 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 18, 2015 | Jordan Blum
    The Dow Chemical Company said Friday it started commercial operations at its new propylene production facility in Freeport as Dow reiterates its commitment to the Texas Gulf Coast following news of its planned merger with DuPont. The massive propane dehydrogenation unit that makes propylene -- a core chemical building block of many plastics -- is located at Dow's Oyster Creek site in Freeport as part of Dow's $4 billion expansion in the area south of Houston. The plant can produce 750 kilotons of propylene a year. The growth is fueled by cheap natural gas from U.S. shale that serves as...
  • Dozens of propane tanks stolen from 3 different metro locations

    12/11/2015 7:56:02 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 44 replies
    Fox 4 News Kansas City ^ | December 10, 2015 | Shannon O'Brien
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Several Missouri law enforcement agencies have notified the FBI about a large amount of cell phone purchases from area Walmarts.</p> <p>Now, another incident has some people wondering if we are in danger of a terrorist attack in our area. A large number of propane tanks have been reported stolen from several locations is Independence and Lee`s Summit.</p>
  • Propane Power Is Grabbing Growing Share of Gas-Fired Market

    11/18/2015 4:22:53 PM PST · by thackney · 13 replies
    Power Magazine ^ | 11/10/2015 | Thomas Overton
    As liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to draw attention in the gas market, with the first new U.S. LNG export terminal in decades coming online next year, another liquefied gas--propane--is beginning to expand its share of the mix as propane power options continue to grow. While propane-powered engines and microturbines have been around for a long time, they've always taken a back seat to diesel for a variety of reasons--primarily cost. Diesel has historically been less expensive than propane, but a combination of higher crude oil prices, a glut in the natural gas liquids market, and growing environmental regulation of...
  • Man in Custody After Suspicious Car Found Near Dupont Circle

    06/03/2013 4:31:24 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 27 replies
    WRC (NBC 4 DC) ^ | 6/3/13 | NBC4. DC
    People in the area reported a man driving erratically and yelling from a black Honda Civic with signs and stickers -- some referencing Sept. 11, 2001 -- about 3 p.m. Monday, News4’s Jackie Bensen reported. One sign read "Death to Capitalism," bicyclist Jen House told News4...... Several of what appear to be gas cans and propane canisters are visible inside the car, which prompted police to close several streets in the area and evacuate Ross Elementary School and an apartment building as a precaution, Bensen reported.
  • U.S. propane exports increasing, reaching more distant markets

    11/03/2015 11:52:40 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    As U.S. propane production has increased and domestic demand has remained relatively flat, the United States has transitioned from being a net propane importer to a net exporter. Facilitated by rapid expansion in the capacity to export domestic supply, propane exports from the United States are changing traditional propane trade patterns across the globe. The initial growth in U.S. propane production, between 2008 and 2010, led to a reduction in dependence on propane imports, with net imports falling from an average of 109,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2008 to a near-balance of 16,000 b/d in net exports in 2010....
  • Propane school buses make a quiet debut in Roanoke County

    10/29/2015 2:13:18 PM PDT · by thackney · 21 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | October 28, 2015 | Sara Gregory
    Drivers say Roanoke County schools’ new fleet of propane school buses are like driving a luxury car. “It’s like stepping out of a Pinto into a Cadillac, as far as what we’ve been used to as drivers,” said Myron Powell, a bus driver and the Glenvar lot attendant. “This is a very easy driving experience.” Powell showed off one of the county’s 10 new buses that will hit the road this week, part of a pilot program to see how propane buses perform in Roanoke County. The school district is Southwest Virginia’s first to switch to propane buses, a move...
  • Household heating costs are expected to be lower than previous two winters

    10/06/2015 8:11:44 AM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    Most U.S. households can expect lower heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with the past two winters. In most regions, the decline in expenditures is attributed to the combination of warmer weather and lower fuel prices. According to EIA's Winter Fuels Outlook, average household expenditures for homes heating primarily with natural gas will total $578 this winter, a $64 decline from last winter's average. Homes primarily using propane are expected to spend $1,437 this winter ($322 less). Homes heating primarily with heating oil are expected to spend $1,392 ($459 less). Homes heating primarily with electric heat are expected...
  • 79-year-old explosive enthusiast's death not likely caused by dynamite on property, police say

    09/12/2015 2:00:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 12, 2015 | John Counts
    Though Elwood Hansen's rural property had both ample amounts of fireworks and dynamite on it, authorities don't think the explosives had anything to do with what blew up his solidly built, 140-year-old stone house while he was inside. The 79-year-old Bridgewater Township man was likely asleep in his bedroom when he was killed in the blast around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Chuck Bachmeier. At least one of his two dogs also died in the explosion. The other was unaccounted for. No one else was injured, according to Bachmeier. A neighbor told The News Hansen, who...
  • Shaun King Threatened To Sue Former Classmate For Slander After Posting Article

    08/19/2015 2:04:16 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    As questions have swirled for nearly a month about the background of Shaun King, the Black Lives Matter activist has refused all requests for comment and clarification from the media. But he has fought back against the allegations made against him, just behind the scenes. King, 35, has threatened to sue a former high school classmate for slander after he posted and commented on his Facebook page about a Daily Caller article laying out evidence undermining King’s claim that as a high school student in Versailles, Ky. he was attacked by a dozen “redneck” students in a 1995 hate crime....
  • Ford Sees Growing Demand For Natural Gas Vehicles Like F-150

    05/04/2015 4:17:20 AM PDT · by thackney · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/04/2015
    Ford Motor Co. says the 2016 F-150 pickup will be available with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that can run on compressed natural gas or propane, part of a growing lineup of CNG vehicles from the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker. Ford’s commercial vehicle customers, in particular, have been asking for more trucks and vans that can run on compressed natural gas because it lowers their fleet operating costs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. CNG sells for an average of $2.11 per gallon of gasoline equivalent, as of April 30, 2015, and is as low as $1 in some parts of the country,...
  • Enterprise completes Houston Ship Channel terminal expansion

    04/08/2015 4:25:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 7, 2015 | Rhiannon Meyers
    Enterprise Products Partners has expanded its liquefied petroleum gas export terminal at the Houston Ship Channel, bolstering its ability to ship more supercooled propane to buyers overseas. The Houston-based midstream company announced the project two years ago to capitalize on the vast supplies of cheap natural gas unlocked by the U.S. shale boom. Enterprise said it wanted to give producers better access to international markets, in turn, giving U.S. oil companies more of an incentive to continue pumping gas from the ground. “We have such a strong production in the U.S. that it’s actually outpacing domestic demand,” Enterprise spokesman Rick...
  • Potential market implications of outage at ExxonMobil's Torrance, California refinery

    02/25/2015 6:47:39 PM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | February 25, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    On February 18, an explosion and fire occurred at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California. The Torrance refinery, the third-largest refinery in southern California, has about 20% of the region's fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) capacity and is an important source of gasoline and distillate supply. Based on publicly available information, it can be estimated that Torrance produces about 117,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of gasoline (about 15-20% of southern California's supply) and about 50,000 bbl/d of distillate and jet fuel (about 10% of southern California supply). Unplanned refinery outages can have noticeable impacts on liquid fuel markets, disrupting supplies of...
  • NYC Bomber May Have Learned How To Bypass Detection From Leaks To The MSM

    05/07/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-10 | Curt
    Are the NYT's and James Risen at fault here? Investigators of the failed car bombing in Times Square are looking for a money courier they say helped funnel cash from overseas to finance a Pakistani-American's preparations to blow up the crude gasoline-and-propane bomb in the heart of New York, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Investigators have the name of the courier they believe helped Faisal Shahzad pay for the used SUV and other materials to rig up a car bomb that would have caused a huge fireball in Times Square if it had gone off, the official...