WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2022) Blue Rhino announced another expansion of its home delivery service, this time to the Fort Myers, Florida, area. In addition to purchasing or exchanging for a ready-to-grill tank at any of the dozens of convenient stores that offer Blue Rhino propane, Fort Myers residents can now have a fresh, cleaned and leak-tested Blue Rhino tank or two delivered directly to their front door.

During the latest mid-month period, prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas, increased as we get closer to winter. The posted prices increased 3.5 cents/gal from October mid-month to November mid-month, while the spot prices increased 1.375 cents. Conway, Kansas, postings ended with a 3.05-cent increase and spots increased 0.75 cents over the month.

 

Megan RockST. PAUL, Minn. (Nov. 14, 2022) — CHS Inc., announced the appointment of Megan Rock as vice president, sustainability and innovation and chief sustainability officer (CSO). She is responsible for developing and executing sustainability and innovation strategies across the $48 billion enterprise.

Hohl's PropaneWYOMING, MINNESOTA (Nov. 2, 2022) Lakes Gas, headquartered in Wyoming, Minnesota, announced it has acquired the propane operations of Hohl’s Propane in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This transaction is Lakes Gas’ third acquisition of 2022.

U.S. Department of Energy awards $10M in funding

WASHINGTON (Nov. 2, 2022) — The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is partnering with Colorado State University (CSU) and 2G Energy to examine decarbonized district energy systems with renewable propane-powered combined cooling heat and power (CCHP).

KENT, Conn. (Oct. 27, 2022) — Cetane Associates LLC announced that Dead River Company of South Portland, Maine, has acquired the full service propane and heating oil delivery business and HVAC business of Charlie Burnham Energy & Heating Service, based in Freeport, Maine. The transaction closed on Oct. 12, 2022.

Three students from around the country have earned donations to their schools to implement their sustainability initiatives

WASHINGTON (Nov. 1, 2022) — After a nationwide search for the best and brightest sustainable school-improvement ideas, three students have been selected as the winners of the Propane Education & Research Council’s (PERC) “Be Like Jack” sustainability contest. Each student won $2,000 for their school to implement their sustainable idea, and one grand-prize winner has earned a visit from The Space Gal, Emily Calandrelli, for a science assembly.

Neenah, Wis. — Over 90% of respondents said they often or sometimes have issues with their employees following proper personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols. This eye-opening statistic was revealed in a recent J. J. Keller Center for Market Insights study on PPE pain points.

Underlying factors that contributed to PPE noncompliance were lack of adequate sizing, heat stress, and supply chain disruptions.

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During the latest mid-month period, prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas, decreased as we get further into fall. The posted prices decreased 21.5 cents/gal, from September mid-month to October mid-month while the spot prices decreased 21.375 cents. Conway, Kan., postings ended with a 21.25-cent decrease and spots decreased 20.75 cents over the month.

EDP expands further into New York state

Energy Distribution Partners (EDP) has announced the acquisition of Harbor Point Energy Products headquartered in Frankfort, New York.

Harbor Point Energy, which was founded in 2007, provides a full range of energy products and services to nearly 6,000 customers across seven counties in East Central New York. Principal owner John DesJardins has a long history in the energy industry and will remain with the company to spearhead the transition. All Harbor Point employees will join EDP.

The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects most U.S. households will pay more to heat their homes this winter. In its "2022 Winter Fuels Outlook," EIA forecasts higher U.S. residential energy prices compared with last winter, as well as higher consumption of heating fuels during what is forecast to be a slightly colder winter than last year.