OK good post but where did you get your numbers? I think the other majors are down more than 2 or 3 % of volume so this may be more a factor of price conservation than customer erosion.
However.... Great article in a leading LP gas publication on the state of the industry. Among other things, the majors, while building overall market share from 30% of the industry to 35% overall, have lost much of the acquisition gallons obtained in announced buyouts. Overall though they can consolidate the smaller independents and gain market share, they cannot yet hold the customer by a better value proposition through economies of size and therefore lower cost. We will see if Ferrell's new operating system will accomplish this so far elusive goal.