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.

The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects that low inventories of distillate fuels, which are primarily consumed as diesel fuel and heating oil, will lead to high prices through early 2023.

According to EIA’s November "Short-Term Energy Outlook" (STEO), diesel prices will remain higher than $5 per gallon the remainder of the year, and bills for homes that use heating oil will increase by 45% this winter season compared with last winter.


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.

Key Study Findings

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.