Early in 2020, Cetane’s Nancy Coop started a human interest column in BPN (Butane-Propane News). Modeled after the familiar “Heard on the Street” interview, Nancy sent questions to a group of propane colleagues who replied by e-mail. The monthly questions and responses were published in BPN and appear here verbatim. It’s an uncommon insight into colleagues’ honest replies to provocative questions.

If your home was on fire and you only had time to grab 3 things, what would they be?

When was the last time you considered this anguishing question? One responder mentioned being grateful for this exercise, because if this scenario plays out, she now has a plan. Another […]

What do you wish you had more time to do?

As it sometimes happens, I pose questions which I don’t have a ready answer for myself. And, as usual, once our colleagues begin to send their answers, the ideas come […]

What’s the most important risk you took and why?

In my experience, businesspeople tend to be risk takers. Not all the replies below have to do with business but the idea of getting near the edge of the cliff […]

If you weren’t already in this business, would you enter it today?

Has the headline question crossed your mind? The industry colleagues listed below took the challenge and replied with their thoughtful and honest answers. We are all in this propane space […]

What one thing makes you most proud?

This question holds promise to reveal a side of industry leaders that we may not know exists. Professional achievements are one respected measure of pride and here we learn other […]

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