NATIONAL — Mark Lashier has officially stepped into his new role as president and CEO of Phillips 66, 33 years after he started his career as a research engineer in the labs of Phillips Petroleum. 

Lashier takes over from Greg Garland, who is stepping down after 10 years as CEO but staying on as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. Lashier came to Phillips 66 in April 2021 after four years as CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, in which Phillips 66 owns a 50% stake.

Matthew Toone, Anova CEONew Providence, N.J. (July 25, 2022) — Anova announced that Matthew “Matt” Toone has been appointed CEO. An experienced and entrepreneurial business leader, Toone succeeds Chet Reshamwala and has assumed responsibilities as of July 18.

Marshall Excelsior (MEC) announced that it has welcomed John Gregg to the sales team as the new western United States/Canada sales manager. John joins MEC after 10 years of sales experience within the LPG industry as both a territory sales representative and a regional sales manager covering the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. He is based out of Colbert, Washington, and will be providing hands-on support, technical training and sales/marketing support, in addition to being a general liaison to all customers located in western Canada and the western U.S..


The appointment comes on the heels of the announced retirement of the company's VP for its propane division

Faure Announces Retirement

Joe FaureAfter 32 years with FEI Inc., Joe Faure has announced his retirement from his position as vice president of the propane division. His official retirement date will be Dec. 31, 2022.

During the latest mid-month period, prices at Mont Belvieu continued to decrease in the summer. The posted prices decreased 4.5 cents/gal, from June mid-month to July mid-month while the spot prices decreased 9.875 cents. Conway, Kan., postings ended with a 4.35-cent decrease and spots decreased 9 cents over the month.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 18, 2022) Butane-Propane News is pleased to announce the 10 finalists of its inaugural class of the BPN 2022 Industry Innovators.

BPN Industry Innovators was designed to recognize the propane movers and shakers who are working every day to grow and improve the industry. The 10 finalists selected for this year's class are:

Executive to help propane industry chart a path for generations to come

Colin SueyresSACRAMENTO (JULY 14, 2022) — Following a comprehensive search and interview process, the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA), a leading association for clean alternative propane energy, is proud to announce that Colin Sueyres has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer of the 73-year-old organization.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (July 11, 2022) — Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced that it has been awarded a program to develop and supply liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems for a number of vehicle applications for a global original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The deal is forecasted to provide €38 million in revenue through the end of 2025, with production expected to begin in Q4 2023.

RICHLAND, Wash. & BOISE, Idaho (July 5, 2022) Christensen Inc. has announced the acquisition of United Oil, a distributor with operations based in southern Idaho.

The addition of United Oil strengthens Christensen's distribution network in one of the fastest-growing markets in the country.

MEDFORD, Wis. (July 7, 2022)Medford Cooperative announced the purchase of the Clark C-Store located in Stetsonville, Wisconsin, and the Stetsonville Oil Bulk Fuel Operations located in Medford, WisconsinThe tire and auto business is not a part of the sale and will continue operations at a new location within Stetsonville. The transition of ownership is expected to take place in July.

RICHLAND, Wash. (June 27, 2022) Christensen Inc. has announced that it has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Phillips 66 Innovation Award. At the Phillips 66 customer conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in early June, Christensen was recognized for its ongoing commitment to developing cutting-edge technology solutions in the wholesale distribution and retail fuel industry. Christensen's mobile app and web-based customer portal was voted on by peers as one of the most innovative advances in the industry.

MONTREAL (June 29, 2022) Otodata Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired AIUT's LPG branch, a supplier of IoT ecosystems for the global liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) remote monitoring and metering market. For over 15 years, they have been cooperating with companies in the global LPG market by equipping their customers with advanced data readout, monitoring, metering and analysis solutions.