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THOMPSONGAS ACQUIRES GILBERT PROPANE

January 30, 2023
ThompsonGas, headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, acquired Gilbert Propane, based in Deland, Florida. ThompsonGas’ first acquisition of 2023 expands its presence in Florida. Gilbert Propane was founded by Drewy and Francis Gilbert nearly four decades ago. “We are …

LAKES GAS PURCHASES VAN’S GAS SERVICE

January 30, 2023
Lakes Gas, headquartered in Wyoming, Minnesota, acquired the propane operations of Van’s Gas Service, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This transaction is the company’s first acquisition of 2023. Van’s Gas Service was founded in 1943 by the grandfather …

LT CORPORATION COMPLETES STOCK PURCHASE OF KRYTON ENGINEERING METALS, INC.

January 23, 2023
Cleveland, MS – LT Corporation (LT Corp.) of Cleveland, Mississippi, the parent company of Quality Steel Corporation, LP Cylinder Service, Inc., and Buckeye Manufacturing Company – all industry leading manufacturers or providers of value-added services …

VANTAGE COMMERCIAL FACILITATES OFF-MARKET SALE OF PROPANE COMPANY WITH ALLEN’S OIL & PROPANE AS THE BUYER IN HAINESPORT, NJ

January 23, 2023
Vantage Commercial is pleased to announce the sale of a large, family-run propane company based out of Hainesport, NJ. Penn Jersey Propane operates a bulk plant along with several bobtail trucks, used to service their …

PPA COMPLETES EXPANSION OF TRAINING FACILITY

January 18, 2023
ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM SPACE WILL ACCOMMODATE GROWING HVAC AND ENERGY DEMAND (MIDDLETOWN, Pa) — The PA Petroleum Association (PPA) announced today the completion of the most recent phase of the planned expansion of its training center in …

CETANE ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF A. W. PETERS, INC.

January 18, 2023
NEW MILFORD, Conn. – Cetane Associates LLC (Cetane) is pleased to announce that the Ciardelli Fuel Company, Inc. (Ciardelli Fuel), a New Hampshire corporation, has acquired the business assets related to the operations of A. …

WATCH FOUR PROPANE COOKING MYTHS DEBUNKED

January 10, 2023
From the Propane Education & Research Council One thing homebuilders and interior designers can agree on is the kitchen is the heart of the home. Paul and Susan Kadilak of Renovation Rekindle help address common misconceptions …

NEW PRESIDENT & CEO OF CANADIAN PROPANE ASSOCIATION OUTLINES OBJECTIVES

January 10, 2023
‘By demonstrating the viability of propane as a renewable energy source, it makes sense for the government to continue investing in traditional propane now as a low-emission energy that can easily be replaced by renewable …

WORLD LPG ASSOCIATION SHARES CASE STUDY ON PROPANE’S ROLE IN ALLEVIATING EUROPE’S WORST REFUGEE CRISIS SINCE WORLD WAR 2

January 10, 2023
The World LPG Association has shared a Case Study on how propane has helped refugees in Poland during the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War 2. The Russia-Ukraine war, which began February 24, …

PERKINS DISCUSSES THE CURRENT ENERGY AND PROPANE MARKETPLACE, MAKES 2023 PREDICTIONS

January 10, 2023
As we move into 2023, Tucker Perkins, President & CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council shared links on LinkedIn to recent comments on the current energy and propane marketplace including predictions for 2023. …

ALISON BURGETT JOINS GRAY, GRAY & GRAY AS FIRST CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

January 10, 2023
Canton, MA Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP, a consulting, accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in Canton, MA, has announced that Alison Burgett was named the firm’s first Chief People Officer. Burgett will …

COMPANIES ON THE MOVE

January 9, 2023
Ferrellgas Purchases Rez Bear Propane Harris, New York – December 19, 2022 – Blue Peak Resources, a merger, and acquisitions consulting firm, is pleased to announce the sale of Rez Bear Propane of Harris, NY, to …

PROPANE PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

January 9, 2023
Duncan McMurchie joins Cetane Associates https://www.trendinginpropane.com/duncan-mcmurchie-joins-cetane-associates/ Andy Fellman named Region Vice President - Northwest at EDP https://www.trendinginpropane.com/edp-names-andy-fellman-region-vice-president-northwest/ Alison Burgett joins Gray, Gray & Gray as first Chief People Officer https://www.trendinginpropane.com/alison-burgett-joins-gray-gray-gray-as-first-chief-people-officer/

DUNCAN MCMURCHIE JOINS CETANE ASSOCIATES

January 9, 2023
NEW MILFORD, Conn. – January 5, 2023 – Cetane Associates LLC is pleased to announce that Duncan McMurchie has joined its financial advisory firm as an Associate, effective January 1, 2023. Duncan provides analytical support …

EDP NAMES ANDY FELLMAN REGION VICE PRESIDENT – NORTHWEST

January 9, 2023
Chicago, Illinois-based Energy Distribution Partners (“EDP”) announced that Andy Fellman has been named Region Vice President for the company’s Northwest region. Fellman brings nearly 30 years of propane industry experience to his current role with EDP. …

‘ELECTRIFY EVERYTHING’ ADVOCATES DELIVER LUMPS OF COAL FOR CHRISTMAS

January 3, 2023
Slick commercials are all over TV suggesting anything that runs on electricity is producing zero carbon emissions and saving the environment. Nonetheless, it turns out that use of dirty coal to produce electricity is actually …

TRENDS AND TOPICS IN 2022

January 3, 2023
From the concept of "humanizing propane" to Gray, Gray & Gray's Annual Industry survey to a look at trends in commercial fire pits, propane grills, generators and much more, a key purpose of Trending in …

NEW FEATURES, NEWS AND EVENTS IN 2022

January 3, 2023
2022 saw a return of normalcy for travel and conventions. The first ever National Propane Day occurred in October and Michelle Bimson Maggi was selected as the first female Chair of the National Propane Gas …

TRENDING SAFETY ADVICE IN 2022

January 3, 2023
Safety is an important topic in the propane gas industry. Data has shown fewer and fewer safety-related incidents in the propane industry with more and more training and protocols. Below are highlights of safety related …

PROPANE PEOPLE LEADING OUTSIDE THE PROPANE INDUSTRY IN 2022

January 3, 2023
We shared a few stories in 2022 of propane industry members leading outside the propane industry. Both Amanda Bacon-Davis and Lindsey Stansfield wrote Children's books for the first time during 2022 and Brian Sheehan took …

ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGING A HOT TOPIC IN 2022

January 3, 2023
Environmental issues and environmental messaging were not major issues in the propane industry until the past five years. Pursuing zero carbon emissions is an ultimate goal and leaders in the propane industry see the importance …

PROPANE COUNCIL HIRES NEW HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

December 22, 2022
WASHINGTON — Gavin Hale joined the Propane Education & Research Council as vice president in charge of business development, PERC President and CEO Tucker Perkins announced. “Gavin is a proven leader with a wealth of experience …

PENNSYLVANIA PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

December 22, 2022
DON MUMMA JOINS ASSOCIATION DURING A PERIOD OF GROWTH AND EXPANSION (MIDDLETOWN, Pa) — The PA Petroleum Association (PPA) announced today the hiring of Don Mumma as the association’s new Director of Training and Workforce Development. …

FERRELLGAS PURCHASES DUBBEN BROTHERS PROPANE

December 21, 2022
Delhi, New York – Blue Peak Resources, a mergers and acquisitions consulting firm, is pleased to announce the sale of Dubben Gas Service of Delhi, NY, to Ferrellgas, a nationwide propane retailer headquartered in Overland …

UGI CORP APPOINTS ROBERT BEARD NEW CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICERS

December 20, 2022
VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)- UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) announced today that Robert F. Beard has been appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) reporting to UGI’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Roger Perreault, effective immediately. “Bob has a …

PORT NEWARK CONTAINER TERMINAL COMMITS TO PROPANE

December 20, 2022
Port Newark Container Terminal is committed to reducing emissions with propane WASHINGTON – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is pleased to announce the commitment of Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) to reduce emissions by …

CHELSEA AIKEN NAMED GENERAL MANAGER AT HIGH GRADE GAS SERVICE

December 20, 2022
Energy Distribution Partners (“EDP”) has named Chelsea Aiken General Manager of High Grade Gas Service, EDP’s latest acquisition, which is headquartered in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Chelsea is a third-generation member of the Aiken family that …

EASTERN ENERGY EXPO ANNOUNCES BUSINESS PARTNER SPONSOR

December 14, 2022
Eastern Energy Expo Announces Business Partner Sponsor: Iowa Soybean Association/ Bioheat/Clean Fuels Annual convention and trade show to host special Keynote Session ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – December 8, 2022 - Eastern Energy Expo is pleased to announce that …

A BILLION FEDERAL TAX DOLLARS FOR 2,350 ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES? WE CAN DO BETTER

December 14, 2022
By Tucker Perkins, President & CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council The Biden administration recently announced nearly $1 billion in Clean School Bus Program rebate awards. Nearly all the money will go toward 2,350 …

PROPANEANDOILTRAINING.COM TO HOST DEC 16 WEBINAR ON THE EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT

December 14, 2022
Propaneandoiltriaining.com will hold a webinar Dec 16, 2022 at 2pm EST, a free 30-minute session on the Employee Retention Credit, offered by propaneandoiltraining.com and the National Automotive Roads and Fuels Association (narfa.com) https://lnkd.in/ejgevkam Jeff Frumin of Bottom …

ENERGY FOR EVERYONE STATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT HONORS RETIRING STATE EXECUTIVES

December 13, 2022
From the National Propane Gas Association PERC and NPGA hosted the Energy for Everyone State Leadership Summit December 6-7th in Washington, D.C. The summit was well-attended and featured media training from Christina Mozzafari, updates from …

BECOME AN ENERGY AMBASSADOR! LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM MARCH 27-29 IN SARASOTA, FL

December 13, 2022
Becoming an Energy Ambassador means you will be equipped with the knowledge, confidence, and tools to enhance the awareness of propane’s benefits in your company, state, and region. The national energy conversation is an ever dynamic …

ENERGY DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS MARKS 10 YEAR MILESTONE

EDP President & CEO Tom Knauff
December 13, 2022
Despite recent industry challenges, CEO Tom Knauff remains confident the propane industry has a bright future ahead Energy Distribution Partners (“EDP”) marked its 10th year in business with a corporate gathering in early November at its headquarters …

NATIONAL PROPANE EDUCATION & TRAINING CONFERENCE FEB 28-MARCH 1 IN ORLANDO

December 6, 2022
Propane professionals with an interest in educational methods and resources are invited to join us February 28 and March 1 in Orlando, FL for the 2023 National Propane Education & Training Conference! Sessions will cover …

FERRELLGAS CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH OPERATION WARM

December 4, 2022
LIBERTY, Mo., -- Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (OTC: FGPR), one of the nation’s largest propane logistics companies, is proud to announce it is once again partnering with Operation Warm to provide winter coats for families …

WINTER PREPARATION FOR PROPANE CUSTOMERS

December 4, 2022
WINTER PREPARATION From the Propane Education & Research Council Questions propane marketers should ask themselves regarding the upcoming home heating season: 1. Do I employ diversification with multiple suppliers and supply points and originations? 2. Do I contract for …

EXTREMETECH.COM: CHEMISTS DEVELOP PROCESS TO TURN PREVIOUSLY UNRECYCLED PLASTIC INTO PROPANE

December 4, 2022
Last week, ExtremeTech.com shared this article about a new process to turn previously unrecycled plastics into propane. The link is below: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/341211-chemists-develop-process-to-turn-previously-unrecyclable-plastics-into-propane

COMBINED ENERGY SERVICES’ MIKE TAYLOR TALKS ENERGY WITH FOX NEWS’ TUCKER CALRSON, WILL CO-HOST WEBINAR ON RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR IMPACT ON PROPANE

December 4, 2022
Combined Energy Services' Mike Taylor of New York recently spoke to Fox News' Tucker Carlson about the Biden Administration's impact on energy prices. A link to the interview is below along with a link …

“HUMANIZING ENERGY” DISCUSSIONS AT LPG WEEK GIVE PERC RENEWED SENSE OF PURPOSE

December 4, 2022
Members of the PERC staff returned from LPG Week in India a couple of weeks ago with a renewed sense of purpose according to PERC President and CEO Tucker Perkins. "So much of the world …

HARDWORKINGTRUCKS.COM: EV CONCERNS – RIVIAN CEO DISCUSSES HOW CHIP SHORTAGES WONT COMPARE TO BATTERY SHORTAGES

November 29, 2022
An article on Hardworkingtrucks.com earlier this year shared information that should cause concerns with going all in on electric vehicles. A link to the article can be found here: https://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/alternative-power/article/15291088/rivian-ceo-chip-shortage-wont-compare-to-battery-shortage

TUESDAY WEBINAR TO DISCUSS USING PROPANE TO CHARGE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

November 29, 2022
There is an emerging opportunity to use clean, low-carbon propane to not only power vehicles, but also to charge electric vehicles. Companies, like Propane Fueling Solutions, are developing innovative solutions to provide standalone dual-purpose propane …

EASTERN PROPANE & OIL FUELS GROWTH IN THE NEWPORT/SUNAPEE AREA WITH GOODRICH OIL & PROPANE

November 28, 2022
(Newport, NH) Eastern Propane & Oil, a family-owned business since 1932 proudly serving over 100,000 customers throughout New England, has added to the family with the recent acquisition of Goodrich Oil & Propane in Newport, …

ENERGY DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS ACQUIRES HIGH GRADE PROPANE COMPANY

November 28, 2022
West Palm Beach, FL – November 28, 2022 – Blue Peak Resources, a mergers and acquisitions consulting firm, is pleased to announce that its client, High Grade Propane of Stafford Springs, CT, has been sold …

ELECTRIC-TO-PROPANE CONVERSION BREATHES LIFE INTO VACANT BUILDING

November 28, 2022
Learn how a developer lured manufacturing into former office space From the Propane Education & Research Council What will become of all the office space sitting vacant since the pandemic? With many remote workers showing no signs …

HENNEN NAMED WLPGA’S YOUNG WOMAN OF THE YEAR

November 28, 2022
A statement from the World LPG Assocation following LPG Week 2022 in New Dehli, India earlier in November announced winners of the 2022 Woman of the Year and 2022 Young Woman of the Year awards: WLPGA …

PERC, CSU PARTNER FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT

November 16, 2022
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $10 Million in Funding WASHINGTON (November 2, 2022) – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is partnering with Colorado State University (CSU) and 2G Energy to examine decarbonized district energy …

MFA OIL ACQUIRES BLUE FLAME GAS OF MARTHASVILLE

November 16, 2022
MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned energy supply cooperative, has announced the acquisition of Blue Flame Gas, an independent propane retailer based in Marthasville, Missouri. The deal, which closed on Oct. 18, included trucks, tanks, and …

WHAT EVERY PROPANE MARKETER NEEDS FOR WINTER

November 16, 2022
Join P3 Propane Safety For a 20-Minute Webinar Thursday, November 17th at 1 p.m. EST Presented by Wes Sheppard, Senior Consultant - Training & Safety at P3 Propane Safety Topics will include: Interruption of Service Procedures (#1 issue during winter …

CETANE AWARDED TOP 10 M&A ADVISORS IN 2022

November 16, 2022
KENT, Conn. – Cetane Associates LLC announces being named to the “Top 10 Mergers and Acquisitions Consulting Firms 2022” in Financial Services Review’s (FSR) annual edition on M&A advisory firms. FSR will feature a profile …

BLOOMBERG: WRONG AMERICANS ARE BUYING ELECTRIC CARS

November 16, 2022
Earlier this week, Bloomberg ran an article discussing the profile of Americans who are purchasing and driving Electric Vehicles. Are their usage patterns really helping the environment? Their article can be found via the link …