Center Oil president dies at 49

Robert Kraeger, president of Center Oil, died suddenly Nov. 26 at his home in St. Louis. He was 49.

He had been with Center Oil for 30 years, retaining his post as president after Houston-based BioUrja Trading LLC bought the wholesale supplier of gasoline, diesel and ethanol in July and moved its base to Houston. Center Oil, which retained much of its operations here, had been the St. Louis region’s 15th-largest private company with $2.15 billion in revenue last year.

“Rob had been a cherished…


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