Canada's primary underground propane inventories increased by 60.33% in June, according to the Canada Energy Regulator. The total represented a month-to-month increase of 336.4 Mcm. Compared to a year earlier, stocks were lower, with 225.5 Mcm, or 20.14%, less product on hand.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 15, 2022) — Blue Rhino announced the expansion of its home delivery service to the Phoenix, Arizona, area. In addition to purchasing or exchanging for a ready-to-grill tank at any of the dozens of convenient local exchange locations, Phoenix-area residents can avoid an extra trip to the store by choosing to have a fresh, cleaned and leak-tested Blue Rhino tank or two dropped off at their front doorstep.
Liberty, Mo., (June 13, 2022) — Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., one of the nation’s largest propane retailers, announced today that it is joining the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). The Washington, D.C.-based trade organization represents approximately 2,400 companies in the U.S. propane industry.
“This is the right time for Ferrellgas to lend its expertise to our industry association,” said Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board James E. Ferrell. “Ferrellgas is focused on growth, and so is the NPGA.”
Valley Forge, Pa. (June 13, 2022) — In partnership with the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), UGI Corporation announced that Michelle Bimson Maggi, vice president of law — AmeriGas, has been appointed the first woman to chair NPGA.
Dover, Del. (June 9, 2022) — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that Sharon Grant joined the company as assistant vice president and diversity officer, effective June 6.
WOOD DALE, Ill. (June 02, 2022) — Power Solutions International Inc. announced that its current chief technical officer, C. (Dino) Xykis, was appointed by the company’s board of directors to the additional role of interim CEO, effective June 1. Xykis succeeds Lance Arnett, who resigned from the company, effective May 31, to pursue other interests.
WHIPPANY, N.J. (June 1, 2022) — Suburban Propane Partners L.P. announced an agreement to construct, own and operate a new biodigester system with Adirondack Farms in Clinton County, New York, for the production of renewable natural gas (RNG).
CHICAGO (May 27, 2022) — According to the new market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the “Portable Generator Market by Fuel (Gasoline, Diesel, Natural Gas, Others), Application (Emergency, Prime/Continuous), Power Rating (bel
TORONTO — Superior Plus Corp. announced it has closed the previously announced acquisition of the retail propane and refined fuels distribution assets of Quarles Petroleum Inc. The US$144 million purchase price (before working capital adjustments) was paid with funds drawn from Superior’s existing credit facility.
NATIONAL — The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that U.S. crude oil production will average 11.9 million barrels per day this year and 12.8 million barrels per day in 2023, which would surpass the record average production of 12.3 million barrels per day set in 2019. Despite the increases in production, EIA expects the Brent crude oil price to remain above $100 per barrel this year, according to the agency’s May 2022 "Short-Term Energy Outlook" (STEO).
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WHIPPANY, N.J. (May 23, 2022) — Suburban Propane Partners L.P. and Iwatani Corporation of America (Iwatani) announced an agreement to collaborate in advancing the adoption of low-carbon alternative energy solutions across multiple applications in the propane market; including propane blended with renewable dimethyl ether (Propane+rDME). The parties have also agreed to collaborate on opportunities to advance investments in hydrogen infrastructure and transportation services in the United States.
MACON, Ga. — Blue Bird Corporation has implemented a price increase on all model school buses to offset record inflationary pressures and substantially higher costs for raw materials, transportation, and labor.
The company also continues to face supply chain disruptions exacerbated by Russia’s war in Ukraine and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. Blue Bird's 10% price increase took effect on May 10, 2022.