Family-owned Virginia Fuel Businesses Unite

Quarles Petroeum buys Revere Gas; both founded in 1940s
(December 5, 2018)
Fredericksburg, VA-based Quarles Petroleum Inc. has is set to acquire Revere Gas, a Hartfield, VA-based propane gas distributor. The purchase is expected to close by year end. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Revere Gas is one of the largest retail propane distributors in Virginia. The family-owned company was established in 1942 by H.L. Revere and now serves… FULL ARTICLE >>

Lennox Donates $20K in Equipment to Salina, Kansas Technical College

Classes and equipment expected to help HVAC technician shortage
(December 3, 2018)
Lennox International has donated a 10-ton Lennox Variable Refrigerant Flow (VFR) system and related equipment to Salina, KS-based Salina Area Technical College’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program. This donation is the latest in a series of donations in the past two years to help train the next generation of HVAC technicians. There is currently a nationwide shortage of 25,000… FULL ARTICLE >>

Fuel Oil Co. Admits to Defrauding Hudson Valley Customers

Bottini Fuel must pay back $3M
(December 1, 2018)
By The Associated Press A heating oil delivery company must pay more than $3 million in restitution and penalties for defrauding customers by siphoning off overpayments and duplicate payments over 12 years. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood says Bottini Fuel of Wappingers Falls, NY, defrauded homeowners, businesses and government customers in the Hudson Valley from 2004 to 2016. A… FULL ARTICLE >>

Haffner’s acquires Ayer Oil

(November 30, 2018)
Cetane Associates LLC announced that HEG, Inc. dba Haffner’s Energy Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy North Incorporated of Lawrence, Massachusetts, has acquired the full-service fuels business of Ayer Oil Co. of Ayer, Massachusetts. Ayer Oil is a home comfort business that has delivered premium heating oil and HVAC services throughout North Central Massachusetts since 1967. Haffner’s Energy Group, maintains an… FULL ARTICLE >>
Melissa Bellas

5 Reasons Your Heating Oil/Propane Company Needs a Newsletter

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Roger Daviston

We Don’t Owe and We Don’t Deserve

From my decades of experience in the HVAC industry,…
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George Carey

The Point of No Pressure Change

There was a man named Gil Carlson who worked…
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