The Baker Hughes United States rig count is up six from last week at 417 with oil rigs up six to 324, gas rigs unchanged at 92, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one.
Ferrellgas interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jim Ferrell released the following letter this week concerning the company's plans for recapitalization and some of the actions taken by the executive team over the past few months. The United States-based propane supplier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2021.
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2021 — The American Petroleum Institute issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Policy, Economic and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola regarding the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan:
Energy North Group (ENG) has announced the recent purchase of 22 gas station, convenience store and car wash locations, one heating oil and HVAC company and a food-service partnership to strengthen its presence in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Over the past decade, the company has grown rapidly because of its acquisitions and is plans to complete more of this type in the future.
Runnion Equipment Company has announced a new addition to its sales team — Jake Regnier.
Customers in Central and Southern Indiana as well as Central Illinois interested in equipment solutions will be able to take advantage of Regnier’s knowledge and experience in providing truck-mounted equipment to contractors and municipalities.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (March 29, 2021) — Six South Dakota school districts received Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) funding to purchase emissions-reducing propane autogas school buses.
Kiros Energy Marketing is pleased to announce a long-term throughput deal at the liquefied propane gas (LPG) storage and loading facility at the Global Companies Erie Boulevard Terminal, Albany, New York.
As part of this deal, starting April 2021, Kiros will have exclusive rights to all wholesale propane marketing through the facility and access to almost one million gallons of tank storage. Kiros Energy Marketing is a full-service natural gas liquid (NGL) and crude oil marketing company servicing producers, refiners, gasoline blenders and retailers throughout North America.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the Senate voted, on a bipartisan basis, to confirm Marty J. Walsh as the 29th Secretary of Labor. Walsh issued the following statement following his confirmation:
“I am incredibly honored and privileged to serve as the United States’ next Secretary of Labor. I am grateful for the bipartisan support of members of the Senate, and I want to thank President Biden and Vice President Harris for their confidence in my ability to lead the Department of Labor during such a critical time in our nation’s history.
Fairfield Market Research's latest report highlights that the efforts to reduce dependency on fossil fuels is directing attention to bio liquefied propane gas (LPG). With growing efforts to reduce pollution, the latest report predicts that the global Bio LPG market will surge at a phenomenal CAGR of 47% between the forecast years of 2020-2025.
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 17, 2021) — Thousands of work truck industry professionals gathered last week, as they do every year, at North America’s largest work truck event to check out the latest commercial vehicles, equipment and technology, and learn how to improve their operations.
The United States Energy Association issued a letter from its acting executive director, Sheila Hollis, examining the global state of the industry over the past year and amid the ongoing pandemic. Hollis makes reference to an overall stabilization of the global energy situation, while the United States oil and natural gas prices slowly rebound following the plummet the industry experienced in 2020.
Read excerpts from the letter, originally published on the USEA website here, below.
Energy Distribution Partners (EDP) has named three industry leaders to various roles in its organization: Bill Cummings as Northeast region vice president; Jay Werner as Western region vice president, and Laura Hawkinson as operational analyst.
LANSING, Mich. — The state’s retail propane marketers have approved a referendum to establish the funding mechanism for the Michigan Propane Commission, created in statute last year. The initial assessment will be at the rate of 1/10 of 1 cent per gallon upon odorized propane sold and placed into commerce in the state. The results of the referendum were certified today by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell.
Flame King has announced a recall on its Hog 100-pound propane cylinders due to a risk of fire when using the product. The manufacturer, working in partnership with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), released the following details with the recall notice (this information is pulled directly from Flame King's website and the CPSC website):
The Baker Hughes United States rig count is up 9 from last week at 411, with oil rigs up 9 to 318, gas rigs unchanged at 92, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.
During the latest mid-month period, posted prices at Mont Belvieu steadily rolled down from the surge seen in February. The posted prices dropped 21.167 cents/gal., while the spot prices slipped 11.500 cents. Group 140, Conway, Kan., postings ended with a 92.900-cent plunge and spots fell 48.500 cents over the month.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Consumer Energy Alliance and the United Steelworkers District 1 joined together to voice their support of House Resolution 13. Introduced by Rep. Sheehy, H.R. 13 recognizes the critical importance of Line 5 to Ohio and to the region at-large, urging the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, to keep Line 5 operating safely.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. — The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working in partnership with the supermarket industry to advance the use of climate-friendly natural refrigerants, has
Toledo, Ohio (March 15, 2021) — Service demands are met with an ever-evolving and innovative technology department at Bergquist Inc., a provider of wholesale propane equipment distribution. The Bergquist Telemetry Unit (BTU) uses analytics to improve marketer operation efficiency and profitability. With a growing demand for these services, Bergquist is expanding their telemetry unit by appointing Jim Schwartzfisher to the new role of telemetry unit manager.
COVID-19 and sustainability will continue to heavily impact the oil and gas industry, according to data and analytics company GlobalData, which has identified the top 20 themes set to have the most influence on the sector.