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What’s it Worth to Save Our Industry?

FIRST SEEN IN FUEL OIL NEWS | The heating oil industry is in the fight of its life. We are in danger of continuing to lose market share to other energy sources while under threat of being legislated out of business. As an industry we have recognized many of our shortcomings.  We know that for […]

The COVID Bump

FIRST SEEN IN FUEL OIL NEWS | When the pandemic first wreaked havoc in the business community, no one could have predicted what it would mean for company profitability and values.  Since then we have seen some bumps up and bumps down in value depending on geography and product mix. Marketers in tourist areas such […]

The Biden Effect

FIRST SEEN IN BPN | There is a lot of discussion of how a Biden presidency would affect business taxes and after-tax payouts on the sale of business assets. While we can’t project the future, especially where politics is involved, we can make some educated guesses. There was a recent article in the Wall Street […]

Valuing and Acquiring Home Energy Businesses

We are in an industry which has seen downward gallons movement due to conservation and conversion to other energy sources. The use of the internet has changed the way consumers shop for a fuel company. One thing for sure is that our industry is in a crisis. When looking for a definition of crisis I […]

The Yeti House

Last July my brother drove from South Carolina to visit us. He spent five days on his trip, stopping along the way to visit friends. When he arrived, I helped him unpack his car and I saw that he had a Yeti cooler in the back of his vehicle. He drained out a little bit […]


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We were very pleased to have such a knowledgeable and experienced company in our corner with the team at Cetane. It was obvious that they knew the best process and how to get the ball over the goal line. Their advice throughout the process was greatly appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

— Steve Lombardi, Brodeur’s Oil, Moosup, CT