Kansas City (Aug. 30, 2022) — Lettermen’s Energy Holdings (LEH) announced the acquisition of Victory Propane. Based in Northbrook, Illinois, Victory significantly expands LEH’s operational footprint in the cold-weather markets of Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Terms of the deal were not announced, though Victory’s principal executive leadership, Gregg Falberg, Eric Falberg and David Florsheim, will join LEH in advisory roles and assist the company with future strategic initiatives. 

Newell, W.Va. (Aug. 26, 2022) Marsh Bellofram announced several management changes with an eye on bringing sharper focus and clarity to its numerous businesses and market segments, and to better position the company for the future.  

John Gorrell has been named the new president of Marsh Bellofram, having previously served as chief operating officer.


Peoria, Ariz. (Aug. 29, 2022) — Taronis Fuels Inc. has resolved a proceeding that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission filed on Aug. 25, 2022. Without admitting or denying the SEC’s allegations, Taronis Fuels consented to be permanently enjoined from violations of certain provisions of the federal securities laws and agreed to pay disgorgement in the amount of $4,876,023, plus prejudgment interest in the amount of $231,877.50, for a total of $5,107,900.50.

DENVER (Aug. 23, 2022) Offen Petroleum announced it has completed the acquisition of the wholesale division of G&S Oil Products, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado. Offen is an independent distributor of motor fuels, propane and lubricants, and offers petroleum logistics services in 40 states across the United States. 

During the latest mid-month period, prices at Mont Belvieu saw a decrease as we get closer to the end of summer. The posted prices decreased 6.5 cents/gal, from July mid-month to August mid-month while the spot prices decreased 3.875 cents. Conway, Kan., postings ended with a 6.05-cent decrease and spots decreased 2.25 cents over the month.

Tulsa, Okla. (Aug. 8, 2022) — NGL Energy Partners LP announced the completion of the Ambassador Pipeline in the state of Michigan. The Ambassador Pipeline System consists of a 225-mile bi-directional pipeline with multiple supply and delivery points. The Ambassador Pipeline connects central, northern and western Michigan propane customers to millions of gallons of underground storage capacity in Eastern Michigan. NGL’s Wheeler Terminal is strategically located at the mid-point of the pipeline and includes on-site storage of 480,000 gallons of propane.

Washington (Aug. 10 2022) — Delayed planting in many states may cause high moisture corn to be a common challenge this harvest, requiring longer periods of grain drying than average. Due to increased uncertainty, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recommends participating in early tank fill programs before peak harvest demand.

Kent, Conn. (Aug. 11, 2022) — Cetane Associates LLC announced that Blossman Gas Inc. of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, has acquired the full-service propane delivery business of Wigley Propane LLC of Jasper, Georgia. The transaction closed on Aug. 5, 2022.

EDP expands into Arizona

Energy Distribution Partners (EDP) has announced a partnership with Barrett Propane located in Prescott, Arizona. Barrett Propane provides propane service to more than 4,500 customers in Prescott and the surrounding area. Barrett Propane was owned by Dave Barrett, Malcolm Barrett and Brian Petrovich. 

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (Aug. 9, 2022) AmeriGas Propane, a subsidiary of UGI Corporation, has acquired the Miami, Florida, operations of South Florida Lift Gas. South Florida Lift Gas serves primarily forklift cylinder exchange customers in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade Counties. These commercial customers will now be serviced from AmeriGas’ Medley, Florida, location.

The World Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association's (WLPGA) Women in LPG announced it has officially opened nominations for both the Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year 2022 awards. 

The Woman of the Year Award is awarded each year to the outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to the LPG industry and to the cause of diversity.

In accordance with the Propane Education and Research Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-284), the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has published a 2023 budget plan for public comment.

The budget plan includes the probable costs of all programs, projects and contracts as well as a recommended rate of assessment sufficient to cover such costs. After public review and comment, PERC must submit the proposed budget to the secretary of energy and to the Congress. Comments are due August 31, 2022.