ThompsonGas Acquires Redwood Coast Fuels Propane Operations

ThompsonGas (Frederick, Md.) has acquired the propane operations of Redwood Coast Fuels (Ukiah, Calif.), a leading propane provider in the northwestern part of the state. The company is pleased to welcome Redwood Coast Fuels customers to the ThompsonGas family and is committed to serving the residential, commercial, and wholesale customers who have valued Redwood Coast Fuels propane’s presence and service in the area for many years.

“We are pleased to add Redwood Coast Fuels propane customers to the ThompsonGas family,” said Jeff Kerns, CEO. “The Redwood Coast Fuels propane division presents a unique opportunity to expand the Northwest California operations of our established branches throughout the area.”

“The ability to add such a well-run company into our current operations located in Ukiah, Laytonville, Fort Bragg, and Lower Lake communities in California adds value to all of our ThompsonGas customers,” said Jim Davis, chief operating officer. “We are excited to continue to expand our territory in northwest California.”

“One of my objectives was to find an organization prepared to continue to develop the reputation and local talent base that we have built up through three generations since 1951,” said Nick Barbieri, owner and managing partner of Redwood Coast Fuels. “Our family has been privileged to serve the northern California energy market starting with my grandfather Peter Barbieri, my father Bob, and now myself. We believe the ThompsonGas team will continue to uphold that legacy.”

This acquisition strengthens the ThompsonGas’ national footprint by expanding the company’s presence in the Northwest. The company now serves more than 200,000 customers in 20 states.

SOURCE: The Weekly Propane Newsletter, July 23, 2020. Weekly Propane Newsletter subscribers receive all the latest posted and spot prices from major terminals and refineries around the U.S. delivered to inboxes every week. Receive a center spread of posted prices with hundreds of postings updated each week, along with market analysis, insightful commentary, and much more not found elsewhere.