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  • Heated dispute over Earth's shape leads to fire in Brockville

    06/15/2016 7:14:20 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 45 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 ^ | 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, News4ís 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‚Äô new fleet of propane school buses are like driving a luxury car. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs like stepping out of a Pinto into a Cadillac, as far as what we‚Äôve been used to as drivers,‚ÄĚ said Myron Powell, a bus driver and the Glenvar lot attendant. ‚ÄúThis is a very easy driving experience.‚ÄĚ Powell showed off one of the county‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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 ^ | 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 Kingís claim that as a high school student in Versailles, Ky. he was attacked by a dozen ďredneckĒ 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. Fordís 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. ďWe have such a strong production in the U.S. that itís actually outpacing domestic demand,Ē 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...
  • Shale boom spurs chemical industry expansion

    12/12/2014 5:57:49 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 11, 2014 | Rhiannon Meyers
    The U.S. chemical industry is expanding at a healthy clip thanks to a domestic drilling renaissance that has flooded the world with cheap oil and gas. The industry grew by 2 percent this year and is expected to swell further next year as advances in drilling and completion technologies unlock vast new supplies of hydrocarbons that chemical companies rely on to make products and fuel their plants, according to the American Chemistry Councilís annual year-end review of the industry. ďThe wind is back in our sails,Ē Kevin Swift, chief economist for the trade group, said in a statement. ďDuring the...
  • Heating oil and propane expenditures projected to be lower than last winter

    10/09/2014 5:44:19 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    Heating oil and propane expenditures projected to be lower than last winter Autumn arrived in the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic states last week as temperatures turned noticeably colder and snow fell across Wisconsin and Minnesota. Notwithstanding triple-digit temperatures in parts of California, the winter heating season has begun for much of the country, including the Midwest and the Northeast, where heating oil and propane are important heating fuels. Each October, EIA publishes an outlook for winter energy supply, demand, and prices as part of its October Short-Term Energy and Winter Outlook (STEO). EIA projects the retail price of heating oil...
  • Lower petrochemical use of propane driven by wider price spread between propane and ethane

    10/09/2014 5:37:47 AM PDT · by thackney · 14 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    Propane demand (measured as product supplied) is expected to be 100,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) lower on average in 2014 compared to 2013 because of reduced demand from petrochemical plants, according to EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook. In contrast to propane used as a heating fuel in buildings during colder months and as a crop-drying fuel during the harvest season, both of which are highly seasonal and weather dependent, petrochemical consumption of propane has relatively little seasonality. Beginning in mid-2013, higher propane prices reduced demand from petrochemical users. This decline is evident after accounting for the seasonal variation in annual consumption:...
  • Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria

    09/02/2014 11:36:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 09/02/2014 | Provided by Imperial College London
    The development is a step towards commercial production of a source of fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil fuels. Propane is an appealing source of cleaner fuel because it has an existing global market. It is already produced as a by-product during natural gas processing and petroleum refining, but both are finite resources. In its current form it makes up the bulk of LPG (liquid petroleum gas), which is used in many applications, from central heating to camping stoves and conventional motor vehicles. In a new study, the team of scientists from Imperial College London and...
  • Regulators OK Formosa chemical expansion in Point Comfort {Texas}

    09/02/2014 10:46:29 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 2, 2014 | Rhiannon Meyers
    Federal and state regulators have cleared the way for Formosa Plastics Corp. to begin construction on a $2 billion expansion of its petrochemical complex in Point Comfort. The approvals come two years after the private U.S. affiliate of the Taiwan-based industrial company announced plans to build new units and expand its capacity on 372 acres within its existing 1,600-acre site 120 miles southwest of Houston near Port Lavaca. Itís the fourth expansion since the Point Comfort plant went online in 1983. The Environmental Protection Agency issued final greenhouse gas permits and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality greenlighted the environmental...
  • Growing global propylene demand leads to new projects

    08/29/2014 5:17:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 28, 2014 | Rhiannon Meyers
    Growing global demand is pushing a flurry of new construction, especially on the Texas Gulf Coast, of units for direct manufacture of propylene ó a key chemical building block historically derived as a byproduct of other processes . In North America, propylene primarily has come from petrochemical plants using petroleum-derived naphtha as a feedstock. But thatís changing as the plants switch to ethane, a natural gas liquid that is now abundant and cheap because of the nationís surging natural gas production. The ethane feedstock, however, produces little propylene. Propylene supplies have declined, contributing to occasional shortages, according to Enterprise Products...
  • ĎOne Spark and the Whole Thing Will Explodeí: Shocking Video Captures Gas Station Disaster

    08/10/2014 6:53:19 PM PDT · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-10-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsIn a stunning†video posted to YouTube†Saturday, a Russian gas station can be seen leaking gas (or is it? More on that below). Dozens of cars go†past the station, unaware of the extreme danger of the situation, some even stopping in front for long†amount of time as the imminent catastrophe approaches -- all while the couple filming the leak discuss what might occur. At the 1:15 mark in the video, the inevitable disaster†occurs. WATCH:
  • Report: Condensate could be first crack in oil export ban

    04/02/2014 11:31:58 AM PDT · by thackney · 31 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 2, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    A simple tweak by the Commerce Department would allow the U.S. to begin selling ultralight fossil fuels overseas, a significant first step in easing the 39-year-old ban on crude exports, a new report says. The analysis released by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, focuses on condensate, a natural gas liquid made up of light fuels such as propane and butane. The fuels generally flow as liquids at normal temperatures even if theyíre gas underground. Though it is chemically different than crude, condensate is swept under the oil export ban ó at least as long as the light hydrocarbon is coming out...
  • UPS delivers a boost to propane as vehicle fuel

    03/17/2014 4:30:24 AM PDT · by thackney · 28 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 14, 2014 | Ryan Holeywell
    Most people ó especially Texans ó know propane as the fuel source that allows them to fire up a backyard barbecue in seconds. Now itís also heating up as an alternative motor fuel, as companies with vehicle fleets embrace its lower costs and smaller environmental footprint relative to gasoline or diesel. Shipping company UPS announced plans this month to spend $70 million on 1,000 propane-fueled vehicles and 50 refueling stations in the United States, where the company operates about 77,000 ground vehicles. Other big companies also have added propane to their fuel mix. Airport transportation service SuperShuttle touted its propane...
  • Woman Pays Entire Pay Check for Propane Heating Bill

    03/01/2014 3:49:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    WZZM ^ | February 27, 2014 | Alex Shabad
    According to state numbers, the price per gallon skyrocketed from just over $2 in October to nearly $4 per gallon earlier this month. WZZM 13 spoke to one woman who says it takes her entire monthly income to pay the heating bill. $741 is a number Evonne Appel's been paying close attention to this winter. "My income is the minimum of the minimum," she says. Appel's monthly income is not even enough to pay the heating bill. "Between $600 and $800, that's my whole check." Like many who use propane for heat, Appel has dealt with skyrocketing prices. "It's been...
  • Federal law blocking cheap Texas fuel from reaching frozen East Coast

    02/28/2014 12:53:11 PM PST · by thackney · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/28/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The Northeastern U.S. is struggling to keep the heat on during this yearís frigid winter which has caused a propane shortage, but a union-supported federal law is preventing abundant domestic propane supplies from getting to where consumers need it the most. The 94-year-old Jones Act has prevented Northeasterners from getting cheap, abundant propane from Texas, instead forcing them to pay more than $100 a metric ton for propane from Europe ó 4,000 miles away. The Jones Act makes it illegal for non-U.S. ships from transporting goods between U.S. ports, and is backed by labor unions, shipyards and shipowners. The lawís...
  • Winter 2013-14 Propane Updates

    02/08/2014 12:25:27 PM PST · by thackney · 30 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | February 6, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    With the onset of severely cold weather in recent weeks, propane supplies in the Midwest are extremely tight. Information related to the current propane situation is available below.
  • Mary Burke won't meet with Obama during Thursday's visit; Walker will (WI)

    01/30/2014 6:51:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-30-14 | Patrick Marley and Jason Stein
    Madison ó In a bit of a political mismatch Thursday, Republican Gov. Scott Walker will meet with President Barack Obama, while Walker's opponent will skip the chance to be seen with the nation's highest-ranking Democrat. Walker plans to greet Obama at the airport Thursday and talk to him about the state's propane shortage. Walker isn't attending the event Obama is headlining at a GE plant in Waukesha as he touts themes he hit in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Mary Burke, the Democrat challenging Walker in the Nov. 4 election, will not be at the airport or the Waukesha...
  • Propane Spot Price: Mt Belvieu Tx is $1.50; Midwest is $5

    01/28/2014 8:42:14 PM PST · by topher · 45 replies
    Cash Price Propane: Mount Belvieu, Texas Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - $1.5114 Previous Day's price - $1.5155 Year ago - $0.8411 Natural Gas, Henry Hub $5.240 [1/28/2014] 5.750 [Yesterday] 3.191 [Year Ago]
  • Shortage of natural gas has propane prices in Northfield and the Midwest skyrocketing

    01/28/2014 4:10:05 PM PST · by Karl Spooner · 35 replies ^ | 1/28/2014 | Jaci Smith
    If you¬íre heating with propane, it might be time to turn the thermostat down. Way down. The perfect storm of a wet fall followed by an immediate ¬ďturn on the furnace, honey¬Ē start of winter has combined with an intermittently working pipeline to squeeze the supply of propane to the upper Midwest. Adding to that misery was the rupture of a natural gas pipeline on Saturday in Canada that interrupted the main supply to some areas of the Upper Midwest. Shortly following the pipeline explosion, Xcel Energy ‚ąí a Minneapolis-based company ‚ąí asked customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin...
  • Local Poultry Farmers Say Propane Shortage Could Be Devastating

    01/23/2014 1:25:14 PM PST · by Karl Spooner · 50 replies
    WHNT19NEWS ^ | 1/23/2014
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) ó A nationwide propane fuel shortage is having a trickle down effect on local poultry growers. Many of them depend on propane to keep their chicken houses warm so their chicks donít freeze to death. ďAbout three weeks ago is when everything started,Ē said a local grower who did not want his name used. ďThey started rationing the gas. They got it down to where we could only get 50% in a 1,000 gallon tank.Ē But now, he says the fuel shipments have completely stopped. Many propane companies, fed by the same supplier, have cut off...
  • Propane shortage becomes an emergency

    01/27/2014 2:55:40 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 92 replies
    As brutal cold continues to blast much of the nation, a propane shortage is driving up heating bills, prompting accusations of price gouging and leading to energy emergencies in more than a dozen states. "They're worried they might not be able to keep those chickens warm," said Jeff Helms of the Alabama Farmers Federation. And consumers are grousing about higher prices. "It looks like there's some price gouging going on," said Phillip Wallace, director of schools in Stewart County, Tenn., which were closed Thursday and Friday because they were short on propane for heating classrooms. The district was due to...
  • U.S. propane shortage hits millions during brutal freeze

    01/24/2014 9:12:31 AM PST · by topher · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24-January-2014 | y Sabina Zawadzki and Edward McAllister
    (Reuters) - Millions of Americans are feeling the pinch of a propane shortage this week as brutal cold exposes the supply vulnerabilities of a fuel that heats homes, schools and businesses across wide swathes of the United States. Prices of the fuel, a liquefied petroleum gas, have rocketed to all-time highs in Midwestern states, distributors are rationing supplies, and some schools have shut due to a lack of the fuel during this year's second bout of Arctic weather.
  • U.S. propane shortage deepens as cold snap reaches Midwest

    01/23/2014 9:57:57 AM PST · by topher · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:14pm EST | By Sabina Zawadzki
    (Reuters) - U.S. Midwestern states are scrambling to address a deepening shortage of the home-heating fuel propane just as another cold snap envelops the region, threatening to strain supplies that are already at historic lows. Demand has been boosted by the combination of record freezing weather at the start of this year and a late, wet, record corn harvest last October and November, when large quantities of propane were used to dry out crops. Propane stocks have been drained and prices in the region are the highest since at least 1990.
  • Kasich: State of emergency for Ohio, National Guard on alert

    01/21/2014 6:28:15 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 38 replies ^ | January 20, 2014 | Staff
    CINCINNATI óOhio Gov. John Kasich has declared a statewide energy emergency for all 88 counties. The declaration was made in order to expedite the shipment of propane and heating oil to rural parts of the state. Kasich's declaration temporarily eases regulations on shipping companies and delivery drivers. They will be allowed to drive more hours and more consecutive days than they normally would, as long as they can still do so safely, the declaration read. Those longer hours are meant to help companies make the necessary deliveries of propane and heating oil to customers, as they are needed. snip This...
  • Changing from Oil to Propane? Freeper Input Needed.

    12/06/2013 6:21:31 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 67 replies
    12.06.13 | Chickensoup
    The television question was solved last week. Freepmail me if you want to know the solution. New problem: I use over 3K oil and four cord wood to heat home and mil apt. The wood heats the main house. The oil heats a ground floor room, the mil and all the hot water. I have been thinking of distributing the system. Getting a propane hot water heater for the house, and two propane wood like heaters, one for the ground floor and one for the mil. Also get one of those big space ship looking tanks. Because at that size...
  • Recent decline in Gulf Coast crude oil imports mainly affects lighter grades

    10/31/2013 7:40:06 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | October 30, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    This Week In Petroleum Recent decline in Gulf Coast crude oil imports mainly affects lighter grades Crude oil imports to the U.S. Gulf Coast (PADD 3) which averaged 3.7 million barrels per day (bbl/d) year-to-date through July, the latest month for which data are available, have dropped by more than a third since 2008. The decrease of more than 1.9 million bbl/d from the 2008 average of 5.6 million bbl/d has included almost all imports of light, sweet crude oil, a development that has significant implications for global crude oil price relationships. Nearly half of U.S. refining capacity is along...

    10/10/2013 8:03:01 AM PDT · by thackney · 20 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | Oct 8, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Highlights EIA projects average U.S. household expenditures for natural gas and propane will increase by 13% and 9%, respectively, this winter heating season (October 1 through March 31) compared with last winter. Projected U.S. household expenditures are 2% higher for electricity and 2% lower for heating oil this winter. Although EIA expects average expenditures for households that heat with natural gas will be significantly higher than last winter, they are still lower than the previous 5-year average (see EIA Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook slideshow). Brent crude oil spot prices fell from a recent peak of $117 per barrel...
  • Fears held for workers at central Florida gas plant after series of explosions

    07/29/2013 11:06:06 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 30 July 2013 | Sources
    A series of explosions has rocked a propane gas plant in central Florida, with local media reporting multiple deaths and injuries. At least 15 people are unaccounted for ..
  • All Accounted For After Explosions Rip Through Tavares Gas Plant

    07/30/2013 3:04:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 | Susan Jacobson,Lauren Ritchie
    Roads near a gas plant in Lake County were littered with twisted pieces of propane canisters early Tuesday, hours after explosions that injured at least seven people and forced the evacuation of residents up to a mile away.
  • Explosions rock Lake County area; evacuation in effect

    07/29/2013 9:13:19 PM PDT · by Alice in Wonderland · 73 replies
    TAVARES, Fla. óPropane explosions at the Blue Rhino LP gas plant rocked the Tavares area on Monday night. The plant is located at the 300 block of County Road 448 and several residential areas surround it. A 1-mile evacuation of the area was ordered before midnight. A massive emergency response was called for after multiple injuries were reported. Several locals called WESH 2 to report seeing flames and hearing loud explosions.
  • Natural gas liquids prices trend down since the start of 2012

    07/29/2013 7:34:56 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JULY 29, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
    Daily spot prices for natural gas liquids (NGL)óethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane, and natural gasolineóhave moderated because of a combination of ample supply, flat or moderating demand, export constraints, and domestic infrastructure constraints. Ethane spot prices have been below the 2007-to-2012 range for every trading day in 2013 so far. For the first six months of 2013, ethane prices averaged 27 cents per gallon, over 45% below the price for the first six months of 2012. Ethane prices have been low compared with natural gas prices, prompting gas processors to leave it mixed in the natural gas stream, a phenomenon...
  • Occidental to construct propane export facility in Texas

    07/25/2013 6:49:32 PM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 25, 2013 | Simone Sebastian
    Occidental Petroleum Corp. plans to construct a propane export facility in Ingleside, the company said Thursday. The facility would be at the Oxy Ingleside Energy Center, a former Navy base near Corpus Christi that Occidental purchased last year. The Los Angeles-based oil and natural gas producer said it also could export other fuels from the facility, including natural gasoline, condensate and butanes. The propane export facility would begin operation in January 2015, provided Occidental secures the necessary contracts. The United States has been exporting growing volumes of propane and other fuels as the nationís oil and natural gas production has...
  • Gas Shortages Felt Around Indonesia

    06/09/2013 12:40:28 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 6 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | 06/08/2013 | Jakarta Globe
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    One of the biggest misconceptions about GroupOn is that it is strictly for restaurants, entertainment, and travel. Well, your humble correspondent has taken advantages of those discount offers but for the most part, I have used GroupOn for "meat and potatoes" necessities. And one of my favorite necessities is propane. You might remember I had a post in this blog last year about getting FREE propane and guess what? I did it again! I bought the propane last year in August but used my GroupOn coupon in January to score my FREE propane. Well, since I use the barbeque...
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    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | August 16, 2011 | PJ-Comix
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