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Button Oil & Propane opens rail terminal in Pennsylvania

November 29, 2022 By    

Button Oil & Propane, in partnership with the North Shore Railroad, held a grand opening for its 240,000-gallon, rail-fed propane terminal in Point Township, Pennsylvania.

Ribbon-cutting photo by Loni Martz Briner/North Shore Railroad Co.

Button Oil & Propane President Ed Button Jr. cuts the ribbon on the company’s new rail facility in Point Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Loni Martz Briner/North Shore Railroad Co.)

Button says the new terminal is opening for propane companies and residents in time for heating season, as it will allow for greater supply and lower costs for area residents and businesses.

Dozens of officials from Button Oil & Propane and North Shore Railroad; government officials; representatives of companies that helped develop the site; and members from various area Chambers of Commerce and industrial development organizations gathered to celebrate the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Button Oil & Propane was founded in 1933 and is currently owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Button family. Ed Button, Robert Button and Amanda Moyer all attended the event with their young children, providing representation of the four generations.

“In an era of hyperinflation and rising costs everywhere, a facility like this will allow both us and our competitors to bring affordable energy into the homes and businesses that need them,” said Button Oil CEO Steve Passio at the event. “Propane is abundant, green and affordable.”

Todd Hunter, North Shore’s chief marketing officer, recalled when Ed Button walked into his office in mid-2019 to discuss the concept for a pressurized gas transload terminal.

“After over 2,000 emails and countless phone calls and meetings since then, we arrive here today at this beautiful, state-of-the-art facility,” Hunter said.

Officials from the companies and organizations emphasized how the facility will help residents gain access to more affordable energy amid price hikes on other energy sources, groceries and housing.

Button Oil & Propane is now receiving rail cars at the new location, offering residential and commercial delivery of propane as well as butane for manufacturing applications.

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at or 216-706-3748.

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