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Fuel Oil News - June 2016

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18 JUNE 2016 | FUEL OIL NEWS | www.fueloilnews.com MORE THAN 4,100 INDIVIDUALS attended The National Propane Gas Association's 69th Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, which took place April 8–10, at Music City Center in Nashville. This broke a previous record set in 2006 and resulted in the ninth consecutive increase. Attendance by propane marketers grew by more than 35%, while supplier participation increased by 22% and the size of the exhibit hall expanded by 11% to 71,100 net sq. ft. Officials attribute the growth to the overall health of the propane fuels market, combined with the event taking place in a new host city and an increased focus on marketing. The annual event attracted participants from all states except Idaho, along with the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and 37 foreign countries and territories. Programing included a keynote presentation by Charles Esten, star of ABC's Nashville, along with more than 40 education sessions, various networking events, and a new Leadership Forum presented by the Women in Propane Council. The exhibit hall featured more than 240 exhibiting organizations—including over 50 vehicle/transporter displays. Highlights of the Expo included an Autogas Pavilion, focused on manufacturing products, processes, education tools, and services specific to the rapidly growing autogas market; as well as a New Products Showcase, presented in partnership with the Propane Education & Research Council, featuring emerging trends, new products, and cutting-edge technologies. Next year, NPGA's Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo returns to Nashville from April 21–23, 2017. The event moves back to its previous home of Atlanta in 2018 and 2019. National Propane Gas Association Sets Attendance Record Propane industry's largest event sees double-digit growth following move to Nashville Following are details on some of the new and interesting products found on the show floor. EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY COURTEST OF JASON MALLORY WITH EVENT COVERAGE NASHVILLE

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