Operations

Choosing a Checkout Page

When it comes to designing your website, it’s crucial to make the ordering process as simple and seamless to navigate as possible for your customers. Starting with how customers place and complete the order from the checkout page. After all, the checkout page is where customers ultimately decide to place an order. In some cases, they are placing a will ...

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Eastern Propane Gas Acquires Blue Flame Gas

Eastern Propane Gas, a New Hampshire corporation, acquired the business assets of R. B. Sahagen, DBA Blue Flame Gas Co., headquartered in Rangeley, Maine. Blue Flame is a full-service propane sales, delivery, and appliance business which also owns and operates a retail store offering a range of products for the home. The transaction was completed on August 29, said Cetane ...

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American Lease Acquires Sperr’s Fuel & Heating

American Lease, a Delaware corporation, acquired the residential distillates delivery and service business of Sperr’s Fuel & Heating Co. in Glen Mills, Pa. A family-owned business founded in 1983 by John L.  Sperratore, Jr., Sperr’s Fuel grew first by word of mouth and from new accounts developed through LIHEAP. After 35 years John wanted to retire, coinciding with his son ...

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Going All In

Shane Sweet talks with Chris Scaturro, who recently acquired a fuel company, about his decision to go “all in,” the “electrify everything” movement, and the future of heating oil and propane: It was 1994 and Chris Scaturro was 12 years old. His grandfather owned a propane and oil company in the Hudson Valley of New York State. It was summer and ...

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Regulators Propose Requiring Automatic Emergency Braking

U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would require heavy vehicles to have automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems that will mitigate the frequency and severity of rear-end crashes. “Advanced driver assistance systems like AEB have the power to save lives,” NHTSA Chief Counsel Ann ...

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Palmer Gas & Oil Honored for Customer Portal

Progress Software announced that Palmer Gas & Oil has been selected as the ‘Best Website Portal’ in the global 2023 Sitefinity Website of the Year awards. The oil and propane energy company contracted with SilverTech to develop the online portal. Sitefinity Site of the Year is a technology industry award contest with the winners being evaluated against criteria for visual ...

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MacFarlane Energy Acquires Horan Oil

MacFarlane Energy, a Massachusetts corporation, acquired assets of the full-service heating fuels business of Horan Oil, Stoughton, Mass. Horan Oil was established in 1936 by William T. Horan and his sons Edward and Leo. By the 1960s Edward’s sons had joined the business and in 1988 James (“Jim”) M. Horan took the lead, expanded the customer base, and added HVAC ...

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Regulators Propose Requiring Automatic Emergency Braking

U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would require heavy vehicles to have automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems that will mitigate the frequency and severity of rear-end crashes. “Advanced driver assistance systems like AEB have the power to save lives,” NHTSA Chief Counsel Ann ...

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ThompsonGas Acquires Propane Business of South Florida Gas

ThompsonGas, a Maryland company, acquired the propane delivery business of South Florida Gas Company, headquartered in Fort Myers, Fla., Cetane Associates announced. The transaction closed on June 21. For more than 27 years, South Florida Gas has been serving southwest Florida. Charles (Chuck) Robb and Terry Fisher acquired Careful Gas Service in 1995. After Chuck purchased Terry’s interest in 2007, ...

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NORA Recognizes First Accredited Instructors

NORA recognized trainers who completed the inaugural NORA Accredited Instructor program: Joseph Maroney, RW Beckett Corp; Christopher Bolobanic, Electrical Training Center; Wayne Lawrence, Petro Home Services; Ronald Mannino, Technical Heating; and Robert O’Brien, Oil & Energy Service Professionals. They completed the course at NORA’s Research & Education center in Plainview, NY on June 8th under the tutelage of professional education trainer Brenda Huber. From ...

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