…ThompsonGas (Boonsboro, Md.) has acquired Kenly, N.C.-based Ethco LP Gas, formerly owned by Kenneth Etheridge. The acquisition was effective Aug. 1, and was the most recent in a series of purchases by ThompsonGas. “We’ve acquired several propane providers over the last decade, and will continue to do so,” said CEO Randy Thompson. “The Ethco acquisition will provide an immediate contribution to our business and we are very proud to welcome its customers and employees into the ThompsonGas family….