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Fuel for Thought – January 2020

Augusta Health Foundation and Dixie Gas & Oil Announce Partnership

Ongoing Philanthropic Support in the Fight against Breast Cancer

Fishersville and Verona, VA – January 7, 2020 – The Augusta Health Foundation and Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation today announced a partnership where Dixie will provide ongoing financial contributions to the Foundation to support breast cancer diagnoses by providing a limited number of 3D mammograms at no cost for those without health insurance and who are unable to pay.

“We are most grateful for this partnership,” said Mary Mannix, president and chief executive officer of Augusta Health.  “One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.  But survival rates have been improving, in part due to earlier diagnosis. Dixie’s support will assist us in providing these services.”

In addition to financial support, the Foundation and Dixie will work together to increase breast cancer awareness with marketing efforts.  Dixie has pink trucks operating throughout the area which will promote the partnership and co-branded signage will be placed at Augusta Health and Dixie locations.  Also, information will be featured on both organizations’ websites and in various publications and communication materials.

“Dixie is committed to supporting the communities we serve, and we are excited about this ongoing partnership with the Augusta Health Foundation,” said Chris Earhart, president of Dixie Gas & Oil.  “Dixie has made significant contributions in the fight against breast cancer over the years and this is a wonderful opportunity to continue support for this important work.”

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About Augusta Health Foundation

The Augusta Health Foundation secures philanthropic support to strengthen the health system’s outreach and meet this community’s needs. New programs and services have been funded and continue to expand through generous gifts from the community to support the Augusta Health Foundation.  Detailed information about August Health Foundation is available at www.augustahealth.com/foundation.

About Dixie Gas and Oil

Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, founded in 1946 and headquartered in Verona, Virginia, is a leading provider of propane and petroleum products to customers in Western and Central Virginia.  Products include propane, gas hearth and heating equipment, heating oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline and a full range of bulk and packaged lubricants distributed from locations in Verona, Elkton, Lexington and Covington, Virginia. Detailed information about Dixie Gas & Oil is available at www.dixiegas.com.

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Fuel For Thought – January 2019

Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation Introduces Metered Service

Customer-focused plan allows propane to be purchased as it is used. Eliminates large-volume purchases, delivery fees and tank rentals.

Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in Western and Central Virginia, today announced that the Company now offers customers a metered service option for propane. With this service, propane usage is metered and customers pay monthly for the amount of gas used. This purchasing method aligns propane with other usage-based utilities, such as electricity, natural gas and municipal water.

“At Dixie, we value our customer relationships and always seek to innovate when customers benefit,” said Chris Earhart, president of Dixie Gas and Oil. “While our customers appreciate and enjoy the cleanliness, efficiency and warmth of propane, some have told us that buying a large volume at one time can create a hardship. This exciting new program answers that concern – we keep a good supply in the tank and customers pay for what they use, as they use it.”

The equipment required for this type of service is effectively the same as for any propane system which uses a tank and one or more regulators, but a meter is simply integrated into the system. Meters in the Dixie system will communicate remotely with wireless technology, so no one is required to be on the property to read the meter.

The gas in the tank belongs to Dixie and the customer pays monthly for the propane used, as they use it. This eliminates large-volume purchases when a tank is filled. Customers who preferred to order fuel as needed (a Will Call plan) to avoid these large purchases have no need to do that with metered service. In addition, there are no delivery fees or tank rental charges with metered service – customers only pay a small monthly fee and for the propane they use.

“We believe that metered service will be a great option for many of our customers, as well as for people new to propane,” Mr. Earhart concluded. “The service simplifies the process of purchasing propane and offers a convenient and reliable solution with minimal up-front costs.”

For more information about metered service, please contact Dixie Gas & Oil at 540-248-6273 or through the website at dixiegas.com.

Dixie President Chris Earhart Assumes the Role of Chairman of the National Propane Gas Association

VERONA, VA – June 11, 2018 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in Western and Central Virginia, announced today that Christopher C. Earhart, the Company’s president, was installed as Chairman of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) on June 4, 2018.  He will serve in this capacity for a one-year term.

“Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the chairman role with more than 40 years of service in the industry,” said Richard Roldan, NPGA president and chief executive officer.  “He has served in numerous capacities on the NPGA Board of Directors, including chair of the Member Services Committee and member of the Executive Committee.  We look forward to working with Chris in the coming year.”

During his time as chairman, Mr. Earhart plans to focus on leveraging the resources of the national associations, NPGA and the Propane Education Research Council (PERC), for the benefit of the member marketers in the many state propane gas associations and to develop more aggressive and proactive marketing efforts to promote propane – a clean, safe energy source.

“Involvement with the NPGA has been important to Dixie and an important part of my career over the years,” said Mr. Earhart.  “Through this affiliation, I’ve developed many wonderful and lasting relationships with many in the propane industry.  It is truly an honor for me to serve as chairman and I look forward to meeting with members during travels to the many state association meetings.”

About Dixie Gas and Oil

Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, founded in 1946 and headquartered in Verona, Virginia, is a leading provider of propane and petroleum products to residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial customers in Western and Central Virginia.  Products include propane, gas fireplaces and accessories, heating oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline and a full range of bulk and packaged lubricants distributed from locations in Verona, Elkton, Lexington and Covington, Virginia. Detailed information about Dixie Gas & Oil is available at www.dixiegas.com.

About the National Propane Gas Association

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is the national trade association representing the U.S. propane industry. NPGA membership includes small businesses and large corporations engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances; producers and wholesalers of propane equipment; manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment; fabricators of propane gas cylinders and tanks; and propane transporters.  With a membership of approximately 2,800 companies in all 50 states, 38 affiliated state or regional associations, and members in 19 foreign countries, NPGA represents every segment of the propane industry.