This Week in The PERC Update — July 23, 2010

    Propane Council Announces Officers, Authorizes Publication of Proposed 2011 Budget
    Market Intelligence: Consumer Energy Needs, Perceptions of Propane
    Training Webinar for Fleet Operators, Marketers: Go Green, Stay Lean
    Webinar Replay: EPA Alternative-Fuel Conversion Policies Update
    MotorWeek Videos on Propane Fleets Online


    Propane Council Announces Officers, Authorizes Publication of Proposed 2011 Budget
    The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), meeting last week in Boulder, Colo., announced that the following councilors will serve on the Executive Committee for a term that will run from July 2010 through June 2011:

    Chairman: Bill Platz, Delta Liquid Energy (Paso Robles, Calif.).
    Vice Chairman–Marketers: Paul Grady, Heritage (Florence, Ky.).
    Vice Chairman–Producers: David Regan, Targa Resources (Houston).
    Treasurer: Joe Armentano, Paraco Gas (Rye Brook, N.Y.).
    Secretary: Tom Redd, Martin Midstream Partners (Kilgore, Texas).

    In other business, the Council authorized the publication of a proposed $35.1 million assessment budget for 2011, and it approved a $2 million grant to help certify a Freightliner chassis and a propane-fueled 8-liter General Motors engine for use in propane bobtails and other on-road vehicles. Learn more. (return to top)

    Market Intelligence: Consumer Energy Needs, Perceptions of Propane
    Want to know more about consumers’ energy needs and their perceptions of propane in your region? Propane market zone map

    Check out a series of short reports prepared by Harris Interactive for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). Each report sums up new opinion-research findings and other data about one of the four propane market zones identified in the map (right).

    Each market zone comprises states that have a lot in common — including climate, energy prices, and competitor energy sources — but do not necessarily share borders. Parts of one state, California, are in two market zones.

    The reports in the Market Intelligence kit are available for downloading from the Propane Marketing and Research Catalog, or the Propane MaRC, where the kit is the featured item of the week. (return to top)

    Training Webinar for Fleet Operators, Marketers: Go Green, Stay Lean
    Sign up now for “How to Go Green and Stay Lean,” a webinar for fleet operators and propane marketers at 11 a.m. Eastern time on August 19. The webinar — presented by Steve Riley, fleet director for Coral Gables, Fla., and former fleet manager for Atlanta — will show you how you can use alternative fuels like propane in your fleet without breaking the bank. Riley will explain how to do an energy audit to find out where you stand and what can you do right away to make your fleet greener. Introducing Steve and participating in the webinar will be Tom C. Johnson, author of The 100 Best Fleets in North America. “How to Go Green and Stay Lean” is the next installment in a series of webinars, or online training seminars, on propane engine fuel topics. They take place on the third Thursday of each month. Learn more. (return to top)

    Webinar Replay: EPA Alternative-Fuel Conversion Policies Update
    Did you miss July’s propane engine fuel webinar about federal rules on alternative-fuel conversions? It’s available in the online archives. Among the significant pieces of news from the webinar: the Environmental Protection Agency says that any diesel fumigation with propane, regardless of the amount of propane injected, needs to be certified. Learn more about the webinar series. (return to top)

    MotorWeek Videos on Propane Fleets Online
    MotorWeek video segments about propane fleets are available online. One, about propane buses operated by Gloucester County Schools, in Virginia, aired on public television on February 25. Another, about propane-fueled vans operated by MedCorp, aired on January 28. (return to top)


    If you have questions about PERC publications, get in touch with Gregg Walker, editorial and publications manager, at 202-452-8975 or gregg.walker@propanecouncil.org.

       

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