Missouri Propane Education and Research Council

MOPERC LogoMOPERC is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the Missouri legislature. As the demand for energy in Missouri grows, end-users demand that energy sources are always available and are also environmentally friendly. The Council educates Missourians on the safe use of propane to satisfy both demands.

The 15-person Council collectively represents propane experts from every corner of the state. Whether it is protecting the state’s number one export, agriculture, or homes and businesses, the Council assures that Missourians are aware and educated about the benefits and safety profile of clean-burning propane.

This includes school districts where the Council’s Clean Bus Replacement Program has pledged $1 million over 10 years to help schools replace diesel buses with cleaner burning, quiet and cost-effective propane models.

The Council is also keeping its eyes on the future providing exciting updates about the use and availability of BioPropane. This renewable energy source works with all existing propane equipment and provides an even cleaner solution to power Missouri and provides an uninterrupted power source that is also environmentally-friendly.

Below are the Council Members for 2023. These 15 volunteers guide MOPERC to promote the safe use of propane through education, training and research. All Officers serve three-year terms while the Directors’ term is one year.


Wholesale 1
James Greer – MFA Oil, Columbia (fulfilling partial term)

Wholesale 2
Mark Porth – CHS, Lawson

Wholesale 3
Ray Phillips – Growmark Energy, Ozark

Retail 1
Kent Metcalf – Queen City Gas, Ozark

Retail 2
Tim Peach – Pinnacle Propane, Quincy, IL

Retail 3
Jessica Booth-Haden – AmeriGas, Fordland

Retail 4
Samantha Reed Johnson – Reed Oil, Doniphan

Retail 5
John Brokes – Big River Oil, Hannibal

Retail 6
Clayton Uthe – MFA Oil, Winston

Retail 7
Mitch Dane – Chilton Oil, Salem

Retail 8
John Fling – GASCO/Ferrellgas, Eldon

Retail 9
Brian Brooks – Brooks Gas, Marshfield

Affiliated 1
Steve Clayton – Gas Equipment Company, Earth City

Affiliated 2
Wayne Terpstra – Thompson Gas, Riverside

Public Member
Derek Poe – Missouri Propane Safety Commission


John Brokes – Big River Oil, Hannibal

Vice Chair
Tim Peach – Pinnacle, Quincy, IL

Brian Brooks – Brooks Gas, Marshfield


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