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The Age of Platforms

HEAT Show keynote describes the marriage of existing networks and surging data as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape business

Is Now the Right Time to Acquire Another Company?

Acquiring another propane or fuel oil company can be a great way to grow your business. Expanded revenues and a larger geographic footprint can help boost efficiencies and contribute to a stronger bottom line. But any merger or acquisition must be approac…

Lessons from The Brady Bunch

For the majority of us, our company is our family (or at least a big part of it). That makes sense, because so much of our time, attention and finances are expended during the 10-12-14 (or more) hours a day spent building the business. When it comes time …

Happily Ever After

How did you meet your spouse? Was it a blind date? Were you “set up” by a mutual friend? Did you find each other through an online dating app? Or perhaps you researched your potential mates’ bank accounts and chose the one with the highest balance.

Global Expands its New England Portfolio

Fortune 500 energy supplier Global Partners LP recently announced two acquisitions that would increase the company’s retail presence in New England. On May 17, the partnership, which is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, announced it had signed an agreem…

6 Signs You Should Sell Your Business

The only thing harder than knowing the right time to start a business is recognizing when to sell it. Choosing to sell the fuel oil or propane company that you have nurtured and guided for so long can be a difficult decision. There are practical considera…

Occidental Beats Out Chevron in Bidding War for Anadarko

On May 9, Occidental Petroleum announced it had entered into a definitive agreement whereby the company will acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for $59 in cash and 0.2934 shares of Occidental common stock per share of Anadarko common stock, in a trans…

A Slow Merge Onto Acquisitions Expressway

Cetane Associates’ Steven Abbate and Oilheat Associates’ John Levey trade tips for buyers and sellers

“Kind of a Big Deal”

Some big news for those readers who pay close attention to the “Oil & Energy Securities Recap” found each month on page 46 of Oil & Energy: on the morning of Monday, April 30, 2018, petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company Marathon Petrol…

Marathon Petroleum Acquires Andeavor

Earlier this year, Oil & Energy reported that Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) had agreed to an acquisition deal that would create the largest oil refiner in the U.S. (see “Kind of a Big Deal,” Oil & Energy Volume 20, Issue 5, …

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