Energy North, a local family-owned business, has announced the reopening of its gas station and convenience store location at 71 Essex St., Gloucester, Massachusetts, under its Haffner’s brand. Over the past several years, Haffner's worked to redevelop the property.

Haffner’s in Gloucester houses Sal's Pizza, Crack'd Coffee Bar, Beer Cave, and features the Mobil brand. The redeveloped property stands as the second oldest Mobil station in America.

Gray, Gray & Gray LLP, a consulting, accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, has announced the retirement of longtime partner C. Joseph “Joe” Ciccarello, CPA, MST.

Ciccarello joined Gray, Gray & Gray in 1986 and was elected a partner in 1992. He served as the firm’s managing partner (now leading partner) from 2008-2017. During his tenure as managing partner, he spearheaded the acquisition of three accounting firms, helping Gray, Gray & Gray’s annual revenue more than double.


Briggs & Stratton Energy Solutions has been recognized by the California Public Utilities Commission as a California manufacturer of energy storage systems (ESS). The company is one of only five manufacturers to receive this designation in the state. With this recognition, California residential and commercial customers can now take advantage of an additional 20% Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) savings on the cost of their Briggs & Stratton ESS systems.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation recently announced the completion of the acquisition of Florida City Gas, which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. This transaction represents an expansion of Chesapeake Utilities' footprint in the dynamic and high-growth market of Florida, encompassing five of the top 10 most populous counties. By more than doubling Chesapeake Utilities' customer base and natural gas infrastructure in the state, the company is positioned for substantial future growth.

Dead River Company has acquired Roby's Propane Gas.Cetane Associates (“Cetane”) has announced that Dead River Company has acquired Roby’s Propane Gas, a propane and distillates delivery business headquartered in West Wareham, Massachusetts. The transaction was completed on November 14, 2023.

Archer Investment Corp. cut back on its holdings in Suburban Propane Partners by 36.4%, selling 4,0003 shares during the second quarter. Check out some of the latest holdings information for Suburban Propane Partners, according to recent disclosures with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
TerraVest Industries recently announced that they have acquired the assets relating to Highland Tank. The manufacturer of fuel and storage tanks will join the TerraVest family as the latter continues to grow its assets.
Townsend Energy has acquired the assets related to Lombardi Energy Services. Gray, Gray & Gray presided over the sale and advised both parties through the acquisition process.

NEENAH, Wis. (Nov. 1, 2023) — J. J. Keller & Associates Inc., a provider of safety and regulatory compliance solutions across North America, is celebrating 70 years in business today.

Founded on November 1, 1953, by World War II Veteran John J. (Jack) Keller, J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. started as a one-man consulting firm specializing in transportation regulations for motor carriers. Over the years, the company has grown exponentially, expanding its expertise and solutions to address regulatory complexities for a wide range of industries.

Cetane Associates has announced the acquisition of Rockingham Oil by Dead River Company, the largest full-service heating provider in northern New England.
ONYX Systems will be hosting its second Clean Power University, a company-funded training seminar. The program will educate participants on the benefits of opting for clean-burning propane engines, as well as training students to be certified ONYX service and repair personnel.
The propane distribution company Tankfarm has raised $23 million which it plans to invest in software and sensors research, customer acquisition, and extending its propane delivery reach.
Cetane Associates has announced that Eastern Propane Inc. has acquired the assets relating to Blue Flame Gas Company. The full-service propane company headquartered in Rangeley, Maine, will now operate under the Easter Propane banner.

Star Group L.P., a leading energy, heating and home services provider, has announced the acquisition of Ideal Bottle Gas Inc. Star Group will operate out of the current Ideal Bottle Gas facilities in Bellport, NY.

Anthony Silecchia Jr., vice president of Star Group, said “We believe that our partnership with Ideal Bottle Gas is a great opportunity for our company and are excited to welcome their team to the Star Group family. This acquisition will be seamless for existing Ideal Bottle Gas customers, and we look forward to taking care of their propane needs on Long Island.”

CAI Capital Partners (CAI) has completed the sale of the operating assets of Canadian Heating Products Inc., doing business as Montigo Fireplaces (Montigo), to Empire Comfort Systems (Empire Group). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.