Houston (Nov. 8, 2023) — Stuart Steel Protection (SSP) has agreed to acquire the assets of Colorado-based energy manufacturing supplier Northwestern Cathodic (NWCAT) in a move that will double the company's workforce and geographic scope.

NWCAT specializes in providing cathodic protection materials and services for utilities, propane, onshore oilfield production equipment, vessels and tanks with locations in Grand Junction, Colorado, and Greenville, South Carolina.

Jefferson City, Mo. (Nov. 6, 2023) — The Missouri Propane Gas Association (MPGA) has announced its board of directors ahead of the new year. The recognition took place during the organization’s fall board meeting in Jefferson City. Local representatives serving on the MPGA board of directors are: 

Association Officers 

Executive Committee (terms expire July 2026) 

Londonderry, N.H. (Nov. 9, 2023) — DDA Transport introduced six propane-fueled straight trucks to its fleet, joining a growing number of USPS mail contractors that trust propane vehicles to reliably deliver the mail across the country.


TerraVest Industries recently announced that they have acquired the assets relating to Highland Tank. The manufacturer of fuel and storage tanks will join the TerraVest family as the latter continues to grow its assets.
Townsend Energy has acquired the assets related to Lombardi Energy Services. Gray, Gray & Gray presided over the sale and advised both parties through the acquisition process.

NEENAH, Wis. (Nov. 1, 2023) — J. J. Keller & Associates Inc., a provider of safety and regulatory compliance solutions across North America, is celebrating 70 years in business today.

Founded on November 1, 1953, by World War II Veteran John J. (Jack) Keller, J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. started as a one-man consulting firm specializing in transportation regulations for motor carriers. Over the years, the company has grown exponentially, expanding its expertise and solutions to address regulatory complexities for a wide range of industries.

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks to roll out support for energy costs to rural Canada, the government relief currently does not include support for Canadians who rely on propane for heating. The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) has called on the prime minister to also provide relief for propane users.

NPGA has established a legal action fund to proactively combat recent government restrictions on gas equipment. Ongoing legal battles that have put a strain on the propane industry led the NPGA Executive Committee to devote significant, long-term resources to advocating for the industry's interests.

New York (Oct. 12, 2023) — Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg LLP (RJLF) has filed suit on behalf of a coalition of businesses and workers challenging the New York State ban on gas appliances and infrastructure in most newly constructed buildings beginning Dec. 31, 2025.

New York (Oct. 18, 2023) — Firmament, a provider of structured equity capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises, has made a strategic investment in Matador Gas, one of the leading retail propane distributors and standby generator service providers. This partnership underscores Firmament's commitment to supporting leaders in the environmental services sector and propelling the growth of reliable energy solutions.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced it will release financial results for the third quarter of 2023 on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, after market close. A conference call and webcast to discuss the financial results and other corporate developments will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

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Cetane Associates has announced the acquisition of Rockingham Oil by Dead River Company, the largest full-service heating provider in northern New England.
Cetane Associates has hired Griffin Sharp as its new director. In his previous role, Sharp served as the director of corporate development at Dead River Company.

During the latest mid-month period, prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas, decreased as we head deeper into fall. The posted prices decreased 7.667 cents/gal, from September mid-month to October mid-month, and the spot prices decreased 8.75 cents. Conway, Kan., postings decreased 8.874 cents/gal, and spots decreased 10.5 cents over the month.

Zionsville, Ind. (Oct. 10, 2023) — Zionsville Community Schools is now operating 33 new propane school buses that are 90% cleaner than the current Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for nitrogen oxides.

The fast-growing suburban public school district, which is located outside of Indianapolis, currently serves 8,000 students across nine campuses. To keep up with the community’s growth, the district increased bus routes using an alternative fuel that it knows and trusts: propane autogas.