Reinvesting in the future with a focus on propane supply

Reinvesting in the future with a focus on propane supply

How does a propane company continue to grow in strength and reliability? By sourcing supplies of fuel, and understanding the importance of consistent propane supply. 

That’s what we do every day at Franger Gas Company. We saw a potential propane supply problem following the winter of 2013-2014. As a result, we partnered with a supplier to build the Mentone Propane Rail Terminal.

Today, the Mentone terminal gives us access to a reliable propane supply. Customers in northern Indiana, southern Michigan, western Ohio and neighboring regions receive propane through the Mentone terminal. Additionally, the terminal helps stabilize propane prices by reducing transportation costs to service agricultural and other rural customers. 

We continue to invest in the future, and focus on propane supply with our storage tank farm under construction in northern Indiana. The first phase of the site will expand storage capacity by 700,000 gallons. That security of extra propane supply simply means plenty of fuel to heat homes and businesses, even when demand increases in cold weather.

At Franger Gas, we live by our company motto – large enough to serve, small enough to care. It reminds us that your community is OUR community too. That’s why we continue to look for better ways to source, supply and service your energy needs, whether it’s in your home, on a work site or at a wholesale storage facility.

We are honored by the trust you place in us. We look forward to the delivering excellent service you have come to expect from us for another 75 years.

Bulk Tank Propane Storage smart move for wholesale customers

Bulk Tank Propane Storage smart move for wholesale customers

One of our best pieces of advice for our wholesale customers is this – there is no such thing as too much bulk tank propane storage.

“Storage and storage upgrading are the most important investments a propane company can make in its business,” explained Jeff Franger, owner of Franger Gas. 

More capacity gives you more buying power, and the ability to save money during times when propane is priced lower. Additional storage can also allow you to ride out times of high demand and high gas prices – saving even more money and eliminating the stress of locating hard to acquire peak-demand propane.

Having more supply security of your product is crucial, especially with the potential of supply issues. Supply is predicted to be very tight this coming season, noted Franger. Already, Franger Gas is seeing major suppliers limiting the number of gallons available for purchase. 

“We have had supply issues of some kind in this region in three of the last 5 years,” said Franger.  “One of the surest ways to get ahead of that is with bulk tank storage.”

Propane companies who have bulk tank storage – and an onsite propane supply – can offer better customer service options including auto delivery, budget plans and timely refills.

“For our wholesale customers, the benefits of increasing their storage speak for themselves. And we are able to help, whether it’s an upgrade or completely new bulk plant construction,” said Franger.

Franger Gas has been involved in bulk plant construction for well over 40 years – and you can count on our experience to get your project done correctly. Our expert team will help you choose a proper location and each system will be designed to meet the specific requirements for your wholesale energy needs.

We source the tanks, arrange all transportation and delivery, install the tanks and then design the system to meet and exceed your filling expectations. Once complete, Franger Gas can arrange transports to fill the tanks as well.

Don’t be caught in short supply. Call Franger Gas and let our team of experts help you upgrade your propane storage or begin your bulk plant construction project today.

Simple lessons about propane gas supply and demand

Simple lessons about propane gas supply and demand

We like to live by a modern twist to the Aesop’s fable about the ant and the grasshopper: Don’t wait until you are on empty to find a gas station.

No one wants to see even a hint of disruption in the energy supply that fuels our everyday lives, like comfortable indoor temperatures, plenty of warm water or full grill tanks for outdoor cooking. That’s why we’re working hard at Franger Gas to make sure you have a reliable source of supply, no matter what happens with demand.

Take the worry out of winter. Buy your propane supply for your home at a locked-in price before the heating season begins.

You buy clean American gas when you buy propane. The U.S. leads the world in propane production, according to the National Propane Gas Association. We constantly source our supply from providers that maintain quality standards we know are important for customers like you.

Buying local gives you better value. We know our community and what it takes to keep your family comfortable. After all, we call this home for our families too. That’s why we always look ahead to understand supply flows, weather, worldwide economies and national demand for gas that affect logistics and price.

Tips to help you plan ahead for your fuel needs

Make sure you have plenty of fuel for your home, farm, business or LPG-fueled vehicle with these simple tips.

Check your propane tank gauge to make sure you have the fuel you need. If you are like us, you’re staying home more, cooking more meals at home, using heated water for more bathing. That means changes in your propane consumption.

Call one of our local offices if your level drops below 30 percent. We’re here to keep your fuel supply filled season after season.

Save money with our Automatic Fill Service. We monitor your tank level for you and give you a discount over our standard call-in rate.

Avoid out-of-gas calls. Making smart decisions now about your fuel supply can keep your tank filled and help limit in-person contact or entry into your home or business. Remember you can always pay your bill online, send us an email, or call us, (574) 264-2118.

If you need help from our service team, rest assured our technicians follow extra precautions with proper protective equipment and disinfectants while in the field.

We’re here to meet your energy needs

For propane delivery or to set up a new account, call (574) 264-2118.