The Future is Your Choice

FIRST SEEN IN OIL & ENERGY | In today’s world, when owners are considering their transition strategy, there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty. Business owners are facing difficult challenges in day-to-day operations and many are trying to make the decision as to the right course of action. There is no ONE magic bullet. It […]

Tyler Machado on the Importance of Clear Communication

Tyler Machado, Analyst at Cetane Associates LLC FIRST SEEN IN BPN Magazine | I am an analyst on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal execution team for Cetane Associates LLC. I perform financial analysis and provide insights on the industry and deal process to clients. As a newcomer to the industry, what’s the most interesting […]

The Price of Steel and Business Value

[Please note that the steel prices listed as examples in this article were valid as of March 2022.] FIRST SEEN IN BPN MAGAZINE | We all know what has happened to steel prices in the last year.  The high cost has impacted propane marketers and some of the more popular propane tank sizes are up […]

Financing the Growth of Your Propane Business with Leverage

Introduction to Financial Leverage Cash flow is the lifeblood of a propane marketer. The difference between cash flowing into the business from customers and cash flowing out to pay suppliers, vendors, employees, lessors, and other parties is net cash flow. If that number is positive over time, the business has generated a profit, and there […]

Fueling the Workforce: Mike Abrams

THIRD IN AN EIGHT-PART SERIES | When Mike Abrams enlisted in the US Army after college, he began his long military service—both on active and reserve duty—as an attack helicopter repairman. Through the years, he was deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, graduated from the Officer Candidate Program, and held multiple […]

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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