Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association Joins Energy Infrastructure Alliance

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Harrisburg, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association (PAPGA), a member-focused trade association providing services that promote the state’s propane industry, has joined the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA), a broad-based coalition of labor, agriculture, manufacturing and other business interests that support private investment in pipeline and other energy infrastructure developments.

“Pennsylvania residents and businesses use propane because it’s a clean, efficient and versatile source of energy,” said Mike Mutter, PAPGA President. “However, our communities need a dependable and safe transportation system to ensure that they have access to propane and the other clean-burning fuels they’ve come to rely upon daily.

“Investing in energy infrastructure ensures that residents benefit from opportunities for in-demand careers and continue to have access to our affordable, homegrown resources,” Mike Mutter added. “Our members have made it abundantly clear they support essential pipeline projects that help to ensure a strong, sustainable economy for our state, and energy independence for our nation.”

PAPGA was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry. In addition to its continued focus on education, networking and representing the interest of Pennsylvania’s propane businesses to the government, PAPGA also assists members in remaining current on topics vital to the propane industry.

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure AllianceThe Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance was launched June 8, 2015 by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Delaware County Chamber of Commerce as the founding members. There are nearly two dozen PEIA members today.

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Winter Safety Tips

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Winter Safety TipsThe Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is asking people who heat with propane to take some simple steps to keep their families safe and warm this winter.

Propane delivery trucks are very wide, so please clear your driveway to a width of 12 feet to allow for access. Also, don’t forget to clear a path to your tank so the delivery person can get to it.

Check your flue and vents for damage or blockage caused by drifting snow, and clean them frequently to reduce the chance of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

You should also establish a regular delivery schedule so you don’t run out of Propane.

Click here to view additional important information to help you cope with upcoming winter storms and cold temperatures.

Click here to view PERC’s Safety Module on what to do if you run out of Propane. We invite you to take the short quiz with your whole family.

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association (PAPGA) is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry. PAPGA continues to focus on education, networking and representing the interest of Pennsylvania’s propane businesses to the government, while assisting members in remaining current on topics vital to the propane industry. The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is affiliated with the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC).

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PAPGA Football Sweepstakes Winner Announced

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Harrisburg, PA – Stephanie Berkheiser of Manheim, PA is the winner of the 2015 PAPGA Football Sweepstakes Grand Prize Package.

Ms. Berkheiser wins four tickets to the Penn State vs. Michigan College Football game in State College, PA on November 21st, 2015. The grand prize also includes accommodations, pre-game hospitality and a visit to the actual playing field.

The winner’s name was randomly selected from over 500 entries on November 10th. The sweepstakes began on September 1st and ended at midnight on November 9th.

This is the fourth year of the PAPGA Football Sweepstakes. Coming up this spring, PAPGA will host its first Sports Weekend Experience (featuring a Penn State Basketball game) with an additional online sweepstakes. Details will be announced soon.

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry.

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Safety Information for Severe Weather Events

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Harrisburg, PA – High winds, power outages and other severe weather effects can not only put a strain on your home energy system, but can also cause significant safety concerns for your family.

PAPGA and The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) invite you to review important safety information at this link.

Here are just a few of the important tips that can be found in the Weather Events Safety Section:

  • Metal objects such as propane tanks and equipment, tractors, and telephone lines can conduct electricity. Do not go near them if Lightning is present
  • Check for downed power lines in and around your property; they can create major safety hazards. Floods can move, shift, or damage gas lines and tanks. Immediately call your local utility company or propane retailer if any of these hazards exist.
  • Make sure the area within 10 feet of your propane tank and your propane grill is clear of flammable materials, especially if the forecast calls for extreme heat. Remove any debris that is combustible or easily ignited, including leaves, brush, any vegetation, and rags.

The Weather Events Page also includes general guidelines and basic preventative tips for you to review as part of your emergency preparedness plan.

For the complete list of the Consumer Safety Modules, hit www.PApropane.com and click on the Safety Modules Link in the middle of the main page.

If you need a Certified Technician to conduct a safety inspection of your energy system and appliances, click or tap this link to find the nearest provider.

 

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry.

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Phil Smith Presented Award for 32 Years of Service

Harrisburg, PA – A long-time member of the Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association and Pennsylvania Propane Foundation Board of Directors was recognized for his outstanding service at the Association’s Spring Membership Meeting on April 4th in Grantville, PA.

Phil Smith, of Gas Works Inc., was presented a Special Award to recognize his 32 years of service to the Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association, serving as their Treasurer on the Board of Directors.

“I’ve learned a lot from the other members and have enjoyed my years on the Board,” said Mr. Smith after receiving the award.

Mr. Smith was presented the award in front of over 100 members and industry representatives at the PAPGA 2014 Spring Membership Meeting.    

“I wanted to take the time to publicly thank Phil and present him with a personalized wooden bobtail.  Phil Smith is an inspiration with his dedication, commitment and enthusiasm he shows as Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors,” stated Mark Delehanty, PAPGA President and owner of Independence Propane.

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry.

 

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry.

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