EPA Reports Propane Autogas Dramatically Reduces Harmful Emissions Compared To Gasoline

(September 26, 2016) Swannanoa, NC — In a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions test, the Ford Transit showed dramatic reductions of harmful emissions while performing on propane autogas when compared to the same engine operating on gasoline.

What is the Significance of EPA Testing?

EPA testing is required for any alternative vehicle fuel system operating in the United States. Without this complex certification process, alternative fuel manufacturers and vehicle operators would be liable for emissions tampering on vehicles, which can result in significant fines. Not only does this process look at tailpipe emissions directly, but also builds in emissions deteriorations factors to 120,000 miles, meaning the emissions standard will be met for the entirety of a typical vehicle’s lifecycle.  

The Results
Through this rigorous EPA testing protocol, propane autogas has clear, proven benefits over gasoline:
·       Reduces carbon monoxide (CO) by 79.45%
·       Reduces carbon dioxide (CO₂) by 22.39%,
·       Reduces nitrogen oxide (NOₓ) by 42.31%
·       Reduces non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) by 53.97%     
Why Should This Matter to Your Fleet?
With more and more companies mandating sustainability goals for their companies, fleets can be confident that propane autogas is a measurable and legal way to comply with these initiatives. This, compiled with the addition cost savings of operating on propane autogas, make it a viable alternative fuel that fleets can take advantage of right now.
Ford Transit 2016

As Stuart Weidie, President of Alliance AutoGas, notes, “Propane autogas helps company owners and fleet managers produce immediate results for their sustainability programs – and reduces operating costs at the same time.”
For more about Alliance AutoGas go to www.allianceautogas.com.

* Emissions testing conducted on a 2015 Ford Transit equipped with 3.7L port fuel injected engine. Testing conducted at Roush Laboratories at avg temp 76.15 ̊F, April 2, 2015 with odometer reading of 2088 miles.

About Alliance AutoGas
Alliance AutoGas (AAG) www.allianceautogas.com is an international network providing a comprehensive propane autogas solution to medium and heavy-duty fleets. Alliance AutoGas is managed by its parent company Blossman Gas Inc., the largest privately-owned propane company in the United States. Alliance AutoGas is comprised of more than 120 independent propane marketers and authorized conversion centers throughout North America. Alliance’s members are aligned to provide propane autogas for vehicles and lawn care companies throughout North America. This group of members are also engaged in offering EPA-certified systems provided by Alliance Small Engines.

Teeco Products Receives Prestigious Hall of Flame Award

The Nevada Propane Gas Association (NPGA) held its annual Hall of Flame dinner on September 8, 2016, in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The NPGA was pleased to honor Teeco Products, Inc., with its Hall of Flame Award. The award is presented each year to an individual or vendor who has been a longstanding Association member, has made notable contributions to both the Nevada Propane Dealers Association and the Nevada propane industry as a whole. The NPDA is proud to welcome Teeco Products, Inc. into the Nevada Hall of Flame for its significant contributions to the propane industry including design, engineering, construction and fabrication services to the LPG industry, as well as truck inspection and repair services. Teeco Products, Inc. is proud to celebrate its 70th anniverary in 2016.
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The NPDA Annual Golf Tournament was also held at the spectacular Edgewood Golf Course, which has most notablably been home to the American Century Golf Championship, a star-studded event featuring some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, and politics.

The following NPGA Officers and Directors were elected at the meeting with all but District 3, 5, and 7 being elected at the meeting. Included is the date each position is open for reelection:
President - Bryan Milton, Comstock Propane (2018)
Vice President - Harry Loll, Menesini Petroleum (2018)
Secretary/Treasurer - Sheri Silsby, Comstock Propane (2018)
NPGA State Leader - Mike Eriksen, Wells Propane (2017)
Immediate Past President - Lisa Thomas, Amerigas Propane (2018)
District 1 - Pat Carey, Suburban Propane (2017)
District 2 - Frank Loesche, Amerigas Propane (2018)
District 3 - John Forster, Granite Propane (2017)
District 4 - Blake Hayward, Suburban Propane (2018)
District 5 - Ray Galan, Ferrellgas (2017)
District 6 - Robby Haines, Shoshone Propane (2018)
District 7 - Lisa Jennings, Turner Gas Company (2017)

The 2017 NPDA Annual Conference and Membership meeting will be held at Harvey's Resort & Casino in South Lake Tahoe Sept. 6-8, 2017. The Annual NPDA Golf tournament will be held at Edgewood Golf Course, September 6, 2017.

Cavagna Group expands new ERP System to include Cavagna North America, Inc.

(Brescia, Italy) — Cavagna Group recently announced the expansion of its new ERP system to include its subsidiary, Cavagna North America, Inc., located in Somerset, New Jersey.
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Cavagna Group has partnered with SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software. “The implementation of SAP represents the company’s single largest technology infrastructure investment in our 70 year history. This strategic investment will provide us the opportunity to sustain growth and ensure future success in an evolving digital economy,” said Ezio Cavagna, Group President.

“As we launch SAP in North America, we recognize that it will optimize our information exchange globally. The resulting efficiencies will allow Cavagna to provide our customers with the highest quality LPG and Compressed Gas products in the world,” said Richard Darché, president, North America.

About Cavagna Group:
The manufacturer of equipment and fittings for compressed gases, gas storage, and gas control, the Cavagna Group has been supplying industries and consumers worldwide since 1949. The Cavagna Group offers a complete and reliable line of products in this sector. The Cavagna Group works with virtually all major oil/gas companies, in addition to producers of compressed gas containers and gas appliance OEMs. With approximately 1,000 employees worldwide, the Group consists of nine vertically integrated production companies in Italy, and nine other companies throughout five continents. With a distribution network consisting of an additional fifteen fully-owned distribution companies, the Cavagna Group now sells its products in more than 145 countries worldwide.

Mulhern Gas Company Celebrates 5th Generation Family Propane Business

HUDSON, NY – Mulhern Gas Company is pleased to announce the addition of Richard “Rick” Cummings, IV, to their staff based in Hudson, New York. In joining the company, Cummings represents the fifth generation of the Cumming’s family at Mulhern Gas. Mr. Cummings is a 2011 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY, and a 2015 graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, where he received an honors degree in Geology. His work at Colgate has subsequently been published by the Geological Society of America.

Mulhern Gas Company is a full-service propane provider service with customers in Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, and Rensselear Counties. Mulheron was founded in 1918 by Thomas J. Mulhern as a coal provider. The company later moved into fuel oil distribution in the 1950’s through the 1970’s. In 1978, Mulhern sold its fuel oil assets to concentrate exclusively on propane sales and service. The firm will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018.

According to the Family Business Review, about 30 percent of family businesses continue into the second generation, with 12 percent staying viable for a third generation, and only three percent surviving to a fourth generation and beyond. 
“As you can imagine, we are thrilled to have Rick on board at Mulhern Gas.  He’s grown up in the propane business and he’ll be here to bring Mulhern Gas well into our next one hundred years,” said Richard Cummings, Jr., president of Mulhern Gas and Rick’s grandfather.

“We are very proud that Rick has chosen to be the fifth generation to join the family business,” said Cummings, Jr.  Family businesses are the backbone of our economy and, according to Forbes Magazine, they generate more than 50% of the U.S. Gross National Product (GNP). I think our multi-generational family operation is a perfect fit with our customer-centered approach to the propane business,” Cummings, Jr. said.

Smith Gas Co. Celebrates 88 Years in Business

Established in 1928 by William M. Smith, Smith Gas Co. Inc. celebrates its 88th anniversary in 2016 and has become a landmark on Third Street in Floresville, Texas. To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, owner Steve Smith, grandson of William Smith, invites customers and community members to the company’s “Open House” during the entire month of September. Smith Gas Co. will be offering a variety of great deals, prizes, refreshments, and propane, of course.
SMITH PROPANE Biz Of Month Floresville Texas

If your mindset is, “I don’t use propane, I don’t need to go there,” think again. Smith Gas offers an extensive selection of elite stainless steel cookware, fire pits, and gas grills, not to mention kitchen utensils and gift baskets.

Smith Gas will commemorate its 88 years in business throughout the month of September with free refreshments, and even free sausage wraps on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Smith Gas is holding anniversary prize drawings for a kitchen accessory basket, a Holland stainless steel fire pit, and a $100 gift certificate. Ten customers also will win 100 gallons of propane during the anniversary celebration; customers purchasing 100 gallons during September are automatically eligible for the “free gas” drawing.

One lucky customer will win propane for 88-cents per gallon for one year. Smith Gas Co. is also offering $50 savings on an American-made Holland Gas Grill for the entire month. Holland Grills are made in a small town called Warrenton, GA.