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REG Names Cynthia Warner as CEO

Cynthia (CJ) Warner has been named president and chief executive officer of Renewable Energy Group, Inc., the company’s board of directors announced on Dec. 6. The appointment is effective Jan. 14, at which time she will also join the Board of Directors. Randy Howard, who has served as president and CEO since July 2017, will remain on the board and ...

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Quarles Petroleum to Acquire Revere Gas

Quarles Petroleum, Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial fuel headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, signed a purchase agreement to acquire Revere Gas, a third generation, family-owned retail propane gas distributor based in Hartfield, Virginia. The purchase is expected to close by the end of the year, according to a news release. “The Revere Gas delivery area complements our existing ...

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Haffner’s Energy Acquires Ayer Oil

HEG Inc., doing business as Haffner’s Energy Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy North Inc., Lawrence, Mass. acquired the full-service fuels business of Ayer Oil Co. of Ayer, Mass., Cetane Associates announced. Ayer Oil is a home comfort business that has delivered premium heating oil and HVAC services throughout north-central Massachusetts since 1967. Haffner’s operations are in northeastern Massachusetts, southeastern ...

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Bottini Fuel Pleads Guilty; Agrees to Pay $3.2 Million

Bottini Fuel pleaded guilty to falsifying business records and agreed to pay more than $3.2 million in restitution and civil damages, the New York Attorney General announced. The criminal conviction of Morgan Fuel & Heating Company, Inc., which conducts business as Bottini Fuel, was for falsifying business records to improperly divert credit balances belonging to individual, business, and government customers—including ...

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Palmer Gas & Oil Acquires Lamprey Energy

Palmer Gas & Oil of Atkinson, N.H., acquired the assets of Lamprey Energy of North Hampton, N.H., announced Cetane Associates, which said it served as financial advisor to the buyer. Established in 1923 as Lamprey Brothers to sell wood, coal, and ice, Lamprey Energy is a full-service energy business offering the delivery of heating fuels and home comfort services in ...

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Fuel Oil Dealers Are Converting Some Gas Customers in Merrimack Valley

After a series of fires and explosions on Sept. 13 in communities in the Merrimack Valley, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts said it would pay for conversions to other fuels for customers that lost natural gas service and wanted to switch. The number of Columbia Gas customers that have opted to switch is unclear, Michael Ferrante, president of the Massachusetts Energy ...

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Court Vacates Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, news outlets reported. The Oct. 2 decision “dealt a major blow to the West Virginia pipeline project,” Politico reported. Mountain Valley Pipeline, Pittsburgh, Pa., said it was “disappointed with the ...

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Columbia Gas Will Pay for Conversions to Other Fuels

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts says it will pay for conversions to other fuels, “such as electric, propane or fuel oil,” for customers that lost natural gas service after a series of fires and explosions on Sept. 13 in communities in the Merrimack Valley. The gas-fueled fires and explosions in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover killed one person, injured dozens and ...

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Columbia Gas to Replace Merrimack Valley Distribution System After Fires, Explosions, a Death and Dozens of Injuries

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts committed to a complete replacement of the natural gas distribution system in the Merrimack Valley after gas-fueled fires and explosions in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover on Thursday, Sept. 13. One person was killed, dozens were injured and thousands were displaced by the fires and explosions, The Boston Globe and other news outlets reported. Columbia Gas is ...

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Star Group Offers 25% Matching AEC Contribution

The American Energy Coalition announced that for the sixth straight year, Star Group L.P. (comprising Petro, Meenan, Champion, Griffith, Carroll and others) will match all contributions to the AEC Fall Fundraising Campaign with 25 cents on every dollar contributed. The decision by Star Group President and CEO Steven J. Goldman, first announced by Star Group Senior Vice President of Acquisitions ...

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