this is a great stock to buy on dips. they are well managed and very cost conscious. they have a good record of raising dividends as it has gone from $2.40 since i bought it to now $3.00 which makes my tax deferred yield 10% since i bout it 4 or 5 years ago. it is also thinly traded and sometimes manipulated so be careful. there headquarters is up the road from my office and their investor relations department will sometimes give you very inciteful info that you can use to make money. this stock is one you put away, reinvest the divvies and 20 years later have lots of money. people will stay warm in the winter before they cut out other activities.
The next dividend will be paid on 11/13/07. This is a quiet board with people who simply enjoy making money. I bought the stock in 12/04, and have had a total yearly return of 20%. Hold on to it people always need gas to cook and heat their home. Take a look at APU.