FREDERICK, MD. (Jan. 19, 2023) ThompsonGas, headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, announced the acquisition of Gilbert Propane Inc., located in Deland, Florida. 

Founded nearly four decades ago by the late Drewy Gilbert and his wife Francis, Gilbert Propane Inc. has been an unwavering part of the Deland community.

“We are very happy to welcome Gilbert Propane Inc. to our family of companies and look forward to continuing their tradition of exemplary customer service,” said Area Director Todd Tanis.


NATIONAL (Jan. 20, 2023) — On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, the New York Times published an article with claims that the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has been misusing funds as laid out by the Propane Education and Research Act (PERA) of 1996 that established the council. The article alleged that PERC is spending money outside of the bounds of PERA by investing in a widespread, pro-propane marketing campaign.

During the latest mid-month period, prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas, increased as we hit the mid-winter. The posted prices increased 9 cents/gal, from December mid-month to January mid-month while the spot prices increased 14 cents. Conway, Kan., postings ended with a 5.5-cent increase and spots increased 8.5 cents over the month.

NATIONAL — The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects global consumption of liquid fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, to set new record highs in 2024.

According to EIA’s January "Short-Term Energy Outlook" (STEO), global liquid fuel consumption will exceed 100 million barrels per day, on average, in 2023 for the first time since 2019, then average more than 102 million barrels per day in 2024.

NATIONAL (Jan. 6, 2023)Quality Steel Corporation has announced that Lynn Hardin, former vice president, sales and marketing, has been promoted to president.

Hardin will continue to manage the LP gas storage solutions business unit going forward. In his new position, Hardin will be responsible for development, implementation and leadership of strategic initiatives across Quality Steel Corporation.

TORONTO — Superior Plus Corp. is saddened to announce the passing of board member Richard Bradeen.

“On behalf of Superior’s board of directors and employees, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Richard’s family and friends,” said Chairman David Smith. “Richard brought a wealth of experience, wisdom and insight to Superior gained through his distinguished career. Richard will be greatly missed by all that knew him.”

WOODSIDE, N.Y. (Jan. 4, 2023)Marathon Energy announced it is changing its company name to Energo and unveiled a new logo. This change is in response to its accelerated growth, and only impacts the company name and logo. There is no change in ownership and in no way impacts or changes customer accounts. 

Cleveland, Miss. (Jan. 4, 2023) — LT Corporation 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 to their customers — announced the stock acquisition of Kryton Engineered Metals Inc.

Robin KinnamanRobin Kinnaman, sales director at Manchester Tank, passed away on Dec. 19, 2022. Kinnaman represented Manchester Tank for many years as a sales director, covered many of our product lines, attended industry meetings and trade shows for the propane industry on behalf of the company. He will be greatly missed.