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The Propane Gas Association of New England was formed in January 1950 to serve the New England Propane Industry. Over the past 61 years the association has continued to evolve to meet the needs of its membership which today numbers nearly 600.
In 2006 PGANE undertook a major strategic plan initiative that ultimately reshaped and restructured the organization to include the first full time employees and owning its first office space. The organization continues to evolve to meet the ever changing needs of member communications, training, and networking opportunities. We exist to serve the propane industry by promoting safety, education and public awareness of the uses of propane while advocating for favorable business environment in the six states we serve. Our small staff of two full time employees and one part time employee publishes weekly membership electronic newsletters, plans and administers 50 training classes, 12 membership meetings, and maintains our website with timely member information.
PGANE’s full time President, Joe Rose, is active in the industry having served as Chairman of PERC’s safety training advisory committee, regularly attending council meetings, and piloting programs for PERC. Joe serves as chairman of the Guild of Ancient Gassers, and participates in NPGA Board Meetings including leading the New England contingent to Propane Days each year. “My 25 years in management as a propane retailer offer unique perspectives and experiences that our PGANE members regularly draw upon when they have questions” says Rose. New England has had significant supply issues in two of the last three winters and experienced an odorization concern last summer where member communication was spearheaded by Rose along with working with local, state, and federal officials.
PGANE is also working diligently to promote propane Autogas by using a Roush Ford F-250 pickup and toting a Dixie Chopper propane mower around the region!