Act Now to Qualify for Section 179 Tax Break

As year-end approaches, many propane retail businesses are looking at ways to take advantage of the Section 179 Deduction on equipment purchases they’ve made or are going to make before the end of the year.  Many propane marketers are already aware that Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code allows a business to deduct, for the current tax year, the full purchase price of financed or leased equipment and software that qualifies for the


Bulk Plant Installation Options and the Emergence of Turnkey Systems

It wasn’t that long ago that a new bulk plant project consisted of a tank, concrete piers, and your good buddy who could help you with the bulkhead, piping and plumbing.  But over the past 10-15 years new technology, systems and methods have changed.  Traditional bulk plants built using bare tanks and concrete piers are still 


Rising Steel Prices and the Cost of Bulk Storage

Some of our bulk storage and residential tank manufacturing partners have begun to issue warnings about the rising cost of steel and the potential effect on storage vessel prices.  They are telling us to let our customers know that tank prices may go up this year as a result of steel price increases.  If you’re on the fence about a storage tank purchase or are thinking about replenishing your residential tank inventory, acting sooner than later might be a smart move.


A Brief History of ASME Code and NB Registration

Manufacturers of new propane bulk storage must conform to current ASME code and all new pressure vessels need to be National Board certified.  Here’s why… 

ASME Introduction

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional association founded in 1880 in response to numerous steam boiler pressure vessel failures.  Among other things, ASME develops codes and standards for the design and manufacture of mechanical devices.