Friday, August 23, 2019

Biofuels, Heating Oil, Propane and Diesel


The HEAT Is On

Posted on August 20, 2019

Oil & Energy goes behind-the-scenes for a special preview of the 2019 HEAT …


Northern New England Energy Conference Recap

Posted on August 19, 2019

NNEEC brings over 300 to Cape Neddick, Maine


EIA: Shutdown to Change Supply Patterns for East Coast

Posted on August 19, 2019

On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) 335,000 barrels…


Quarles Petroleum Acquires PAPCO’s Propane Business

Posted on August 19, 2019

PAPCO will continue to operate its fuel oil business


Renewing Our Commitment

Posted on July 19, 2019

NEFI hosts important discussions, passes historic resolution at annual meet…


Industry at a Crossroads

Posted on July 19, 2019

National Oilheat Research Alliance leaders rally around higher biofuel blen…


Biodiesel Is King in California

Posted on July 19, 2019

New data from California’s Air Resources Board confirms key role of biodies…


Sweet Success!

Posted on June 20, 2019

Hershey Lodge & Convention Center hosts fourth annual Eastern Energy Expo


Feedstock Flexibility

Posted on June 20, 2019

An interesting experiment with heating oil dealers and fleets in the Northe…


Massachusetts’ Only Nuclear Power Plant Is Retired

Posted on June 20, 2019

On May 31, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts was…


Three Days with NORA

Posted on May 9, 2019

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), fresh off the heels of its 1…


Thieves Continue to Target Propane Exchange Tanks

Posted on April 11, 2019

Propane Exchange tanks are valuable and can be dangerous. That’s why retail…


NEFI Announces 2019 HEAT Show

Posted on March 14, 2019

Last month, NEFI officially announced the name, date and location of its ne…


Energy Outlook Points to Paradigm Shift

Posted on March 14, 2019

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual En…


Gray, Gray & Gray Teams with Oil & Energy for 2019 Energy Industry Survey

Posted on March 14, 2019

Gray, Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants has announced that Oil & Ene…


In Memoriam: Dorothy Townsend

Posted on February 19, 2019

August 6, 1918 – December 18, 2018 On December 18, 2018, the energy indust…


EIA: IMO 2020 Will Affect Petroleum Markets

Posted on February 19, 2019

In the January 2019 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S…


NORA Reauthorized for 10 Years

Posted on February 19, 2019

There are those email subject lines that grab your attention and prompt a q…


In the Pipe

Posted on February 15, 2019

Since most heating oil and propane retailers get their fuel via trucks and …


Biofuel Feedstock Overview

Posted on December 18, 2018

The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel market has grown tremendously from …


NORA Outgoing Chair Leaves Research Legacy

Posted on December 18, 2018

Tom Santa, Santa Energy, Bridgeport, CT, has been the Chairman of the Natio…


NYOHA Launches Bioheat® NYC Campaign

Posted on December 18, 2018

On October 15, the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) unveiled a new …


Top Trends in the Heating Oil Market and How to Apply Them This Season

Posted on December 10, 2018

Heating oil season is just beginning, so let’s examine some of the key take…


NEFI Energy Expo Returns in 2019

Posted on October 24, 2018

At the Southern New England Energy Conference in Newport, RI, conference sp…


SNEEC Brings Nearly 300 to Newport

Posted on October 24, 2018

The fifth annual Southern New England Energy Conference (SNEEC) was held Se…


Sliding Vane Pumps In Liquid Terminals

Posted on October 24, 2018

Many liquid-terminal operators are striving to optimize the performance of …


Propane Safety

Posted on October 24, 2018

Safety is a core value of the propane industry. That’s why thousands of pro…


With Winter Approaching, Biodiesel Is Showing Its Value

Posted on September 21, 2018

Two events are approaching that should make biodiesel top of mind for fuel …


The Buck Doesn’t Stop Here

Posted on September 21, 2018

On Thursday, July 12, following some 20 months of intensive regulatory revi…


Women in Energy Hosts Inspiring Evening in NYC

Posted on September 21, 2018

The Women in Energy association held a special summer event on August 14 at…


Heat Waves and Cold Snaps Challenge Utilities

Posted on September 21, 2018

Utilities from coast to coast are struggling to keep the lights on due to s…


From Breakfast to Biocrude

Posted on September 21, 2018

This article originally appeared on the U.S. Department of Energy website (…


“Exploring Biodiesel” in Boston and Philadelphia

Posted on August 21, 2018

How does the biodiesel supply chain actually work? Isn’t there already some…


Third Time’s a Charm for Eastern Energy Expo

Posted on July 19, 2018

The Eastern Energy Expo — now in its third year as the joint trade show and…


Women in Energy Celebrate Successful Third Annual Conference

Posted on July 19, 2018

The Women in Energy association once again held its annual Women in Energy …


All Four Corners of the Industry

Posted on July 19, 2018

Grand Ballroom A was one of the larger meeting rooms in Foxwoods’ Grand Peq…


NYC Testing Renewable Diesel

Posted on July 19, 2018

With over 30,000 vehicles — including fire engines, police cruisers, garbag…


The Science Behind the Supply

Posted on June 21, 2018

Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. In an industry built around fu…


10 Things to Know About 15ppm ULSHO

Posted on June 21, 2018

It’s been 12 years since the on-road diesel supply pool transitioned to 15-…


“Helping the Industry Move Forward”

Posted on May 16, 2018

National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) President John Huber discusses th…


Buckeye Sets Sights on Two-Way Pipeline

Posted on May 16, 2018

Buckeye Partners, L.P. announced it is actively undertaking the steps neces…


Propane Council Expands Construction Incentive Program

Posted on April 20, 2018

Additional qualifying combinations of residential propane appliances open i…


Biodiesel Tax Credit Welcomed, But Uncertainty Lingers

Posted on March 15, 2018

In the early morning hours of Friday, February 9, Congress approved a $320 …


HERO BX Attracts Forward-Thinking Oilheat Dealers

Posted on February 13, 2018

The truck pulls into the terminal. The driver walks up to the “ATM-like dev…


Don’t Miss Out on the Benefits of Distilled Biodiesel

Posted on February 13, 2018

Showing heating oil companies how they can benefit from distilled biodiesel…


AEC’s Q3 2017 e-Alerts Point to Shifting Oil-Gas Paradigm

Posted on December 11, 2017

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has for over five years published email…


Vets 2 Techs Brings in Reinforcements

Posted on December 11, 2017

Gerry Brien, senior vice president of the TankSure Program, came home from …


Study: Oil & Gas Supports 239,500 New England Jobs

Posted on October 23, 2017

Industry added $27.08 billion to region’s economy in 2015 Portions of this…


DOE Publishes Guidelines for Biodiesel Blending

Posted on August 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy recently published the Fifth Edition of the B…


One Step Closer

Posted on August 15, 2017

Legislation introduced by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and New York St…


Sulfur & Bioheat Requirements Chart

Posted on July 14, 2017

This chart, updated annually by NEFI Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Co…


Is New York City’s B5 Standard Becoming THE Standard?

Posted on June 7, 2017

A uniform biodiesel-blending standard could be coming to the New York Metro…


So You Want to Add Storage?

Posted on May 9, 2017

Ask any distributor or wholesaler who started out in delivery, and you’re l…


EIA Projects Flat Energy Consumption With Changing Mix

Posted on March 9, 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently offered its views…


NYOHA Hosts Soy Bean Growers

Posted on March 9, 2017

The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) recently played host to some o…


NBB Releases Data on Bioheat’s Positive Effects on Emissions

Posted on March 9, 2017

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently compiled information on the air…


Bioheat in the Age of Trump

Posted on March 9, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those o…


A Bright New Day for Oilheat

Posted on February 6, 2017

Tom Santa, CEO of Santa Energy Corp., has a longstanding interest in fuel q…


GAO Criticizes Renewable Fuel Standard

Posted on February 6, 2017

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two repor…


Beware of Misinformation on Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil

Posted on February 6, 2017

There’s an alarming amount of misinformation out there regarding ultra-low …


After Mild Start, Winter Should Gain Some Bite

Posted on November 28, 2016

The 2013-2014 winter featured a very impressive cold core centered on the N…


NYC Will Move to B5 Next Year and Then to B20

Posted on November 28, 2016

New York City is increasing the biodiesel blend rate in Bioheat® Fuel as an…


NYC Will Move to B5 Next Year and Then to B20

Posted on October 19, 2016

New York City is increasing the biodiesel blend rate in Bioheat® Fuel as an…


Massachusetts Could Give Bioheat a Boost

Posted on August 15, 2016

Massachusetts Oilheat Marketers could soon benefit from new state regulatio…


Leaps of Faith

Posted on August 15, 2016

Long Island energy marketer Raymond Hart and his family have come a long wa…


One Voice for Oilheat

Posted on July 15, 2016

Michael Estes, owner of Estes Oil & Propane, in York, ME, is the new Chairm…


VISIONS Conference Brings Marketers Together

Posted on July 15, 2016

NEFI Visions 2016 drew hundreds of energy marketers to the DCU Center in Wo…


Proposed RFS Changes Draw Diverse Reactions

Posted on July 15, 2016

In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its propos…


Saudi Arabia Damages OPEC’s Credibility

Posted on June 10, 2016

In late 2014, Saudi Arabia, and therefore OPEC, opted to maintain and even …


Fuel Transition Brings Challenges

Posted on June 10, 2016

As the heating oil industry continues its gradual march toward ultra low su…


REG Energy Services Brings Biodiesel Downstream

Posted on June 10, 2016

The nation’s largest producer of biodiesel is increasing its presence downs…


NH Retailers Commend Enactment of Clean Heating Oil Act

Posted on June 1, 2016

Energy retailers in New Hampshire and the New England region are celebratin…


With This Message, We Can Win

Posted on May 10, 2016

It’s time for Oilheat to make some noise. The tables have turned dramati…


Burning Ambition

Posted on April 12, 2016

A New Hampshire startup has bold ambitions to revolutionize the heating ind…


NORA Opens Facility With OHCC and NYOHA

Posted on April 12, 2016

The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Co…


LNG Export Agenda Enflames Opponents

Posted on April 12, 2016

From the Berkshires to Boston, activists are mobilizing against the constru…


Fossil Fuels Get a Bad Rap

Posted on March 10, 2016

No two energy companies are the same, and factors such as ownership, locati…


Biodiesel Blend Margins – The Art and The Science

Posted on March 10, 2016

The distribution of biodiesel-blended fuel has grown dramatically over the …


Biodiesel Industry Is Buoyant About 2016

Posted on March 10, 2016

It was only 23 years ago that a University of Missouri researcher first pow…


Biodiesel 2016 – Strength & Certainty

Posted on February 11, 2016

In 2015, the U.S. biodiesel market showed itself to be as unpredictable as …


Sizing Up the Federal Budget Deal

Posted on February 11, 2016

As 2015 came to a close, Congress approved a $1.8 trillion year-end spendin…


Oil Dealers Seize the Moment to Assail Pro-Gas Policy

Posted on February 11, 2016

Connecticut’s independent marketers of Oilheat and Bioheat® Fuel have seen …


Working Smarter

Posted on February 11, 2016

Technology for energy marketers continues to evolve, creating new pathways …


Oil Dealers Seize the Moment to Assail Pro-Natural Gas Policy

Posted on January 14, 2016

Connecticut’s independent marketers of Oilheat and Bioheat® Fuel have seen …


Fighting Back Against Carbon Tax Plans

Posted on January 7, 2016

Two New England Oilheat associations are fighting back against carbon tax i…


NYC Moves Closer to B5 Standard

Posted on January 7, 2016

A proposal to make B5 Bioheat® Fuel the new standard in New York City passe…


Natural Gas Expansion Stumbles Again

Posted on January 7, 2016

Natural gas utilities continue to run into walls in their attempts to expan…


Crestwood Propane Project Remains Stuck in Limbo

Posted on January 7, 2016

A proposed propane storage facility that could help stabilize supply in the…


Fuel Additive Usage Guidelines

Posted on January 7, 2016

It won’t be long before municipal fleets are out hauling salt spreaders to …


Diesel Engine Underperforming?

Posted on January 7, 2016

Before every oil refiner in America comments negatively on the title of thi…


REG Offers Webinar on Handling Biodiesel in Cold Weather

Posted on December 14, 2015

Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG), a leading North American advanced biofue…


New Study Says Region Doesn’t Need New Gas Pipelines

Posted on December 10, 2015

It looks like New England doesn’t need new natural gas pipelines after all.…


Oilheat Associations Challenge Utility Projects

Posted on December 10, 2015

Heating oil associations are continuing to challenge the aggressive expansi…


Massachusetts Company Sells Advanced Oil Spill Solutions

Posted on December 10, 2015

A Massachusetts company is selling a high-tech line of oil-absorbing produc…


NYC Recommends New Policies and Procedures in Wake of Probe

Posted on December 10, 2015

Several New York City agencies recently issued a report on schemes allegedl…


Learning the Science of Bioheat® Fuel

Posted on December 10, 2015

The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is helping a teacher in Bronx,…


NYOHA Helps NYC Students Learn the Science of Bioheat® Fuel

Posted on November 20, 2015

The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is helping a teacher in Bronx,…


Propane Hub in Connecticut

Posted on November 6, 2015

The propane supply chain in New England is stronger this winter with the ad…


Associations Rally Around Bioheat

Posted on November 6, 2015

Empowered by a wealth of positive news and informed by a new consumer surve…


Marketers Convene in Newport

Posted on November 6, 2015

Hundreds of energy marketers gathered in Newport, R.I. in September for the…


Succeeding With Bioheat® Fuel

Posted on November 6, 2015

Two New York energy marketers who sell biodiesel-blended heating oil spoke …


Quick Connect Technology Boosts Autogas

Posted on November 6, 2015

If you think about how many different kinds of Oreo cookies are available o…


California Air Resources Board Gives Biodiesel Highest Rating

Posted on November 5, 2015

In a fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California’s Air Resources B…


United Metro Energy Corp. CEO Supports B5 in NYC Buildings and School Buses

Posted on November 2, 2015

Good Morning Mr. Chairman, members of the Environmental Protection Committe…


New Factors Drive Biodiesel Economics

Posted on October 28, 2015

Isn’t it ironic? Who would have thought that San Diego, Calif., would serve…


NBB Reports Robust 2015 Marketing Campaign

Posted on October 20, 2015

The winter of 2015 was one for the ages. All-time record snowfall, record l…


Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council 26th Annual Person of the Year Dinner Dance Date a Huge Success

Posted on October 20, 2015

The Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council’s 26th Annual Dinner Dance held this…


PMAA Campaign Supports Heating Oil Dealers

Posted on October 20, 2015

The Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) is supporting heating…


Will El Niño Kill the Cold?

Posted on October 20, 2015

Headline Points Strong El Niño conditions will be the primary driver of …


NYOHA Honors Maniscalco As He Signs Off

Posted on October 20, 2015

Members and friends of the New York Oil Heating Association gave a warm sen…


Region Is Well Supplied for Winter

Posted on October 20, 2015

It has been a wild roller coaster ride for oil prices over the last 12 mont…


Kloza Predicts A Winter of Favorable Pricing

Posted on October 20, 2015

Heating oil prices are lower than they have been in years, and there is a g…


Bioheat® 2.0 – The Next Generation of Home Heating

Posted on October 20, 2015

With the approval by ASTM International of biodiesel blends of B6 to B20 ea…


Biodiesel Blends Undergo Rigorous Testing

Posted on October 20, 2015

Elastomer and Pump Durability of Biodiesel in Heating Oil Equipment Key …


Better Tank Data Drives Better Fuel Management

Posted on September 14, 2015

Accounts require fewer deliveries, and customers can stop checking tanks


Rocco Lacertosa Steps Into Leadership Role at NYOHA

Posted on September 4, 2015

Industry veteran looks to build on the accomplishments of his renowned pred…


Taking a Page From the Gasoline Playbook

Posted on August 12, 2015

Heating oil dealers should brand premium fuels


AEC Sees Large Increase in Website Visits

Posted on August 6, 2015

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has expanded its marketing and outreach…


Scully Signal Co. Focuses on Fuel Delivery

Posted on August 6, 2015

Massachusetts Company has served the petroleum industry since 1935


Oil Heat Loses Legendary Advocate David Eagle

Posted on August 6, 2015

Arlex Oil President was active in the industry and the community The Oilhe…


Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council – 26th Annual Person of the Year Dinner Dance Date and Honoree Announced

Posted on July 21, 2015

On October 24, 2015, members and supporters of the Hudson Valley Oil & Ener…


Succeed With Propane

Posted on July 6, 2015

Cota, Heffron offer tips on tank ownership, supply management Heating oil …


High Energy Event

Posted on July 6, 2015

NEFI Expo 2015 brings marketers together in Worcester Hundreds of energy m…


Focus on Customers, Not Petroleum

Posted on July 6, 2015

Verleger advises marketers to watch trends and adopt new technologies Petr…


Differentiate the Product You Sell

Posted on July 6, 2015

Educate consumers about the superior quality of the fuel you deliver


Heating Oil That Outperforms Natural Gas

Posted on July 6, 2015

Report states GHG emissions are lower at blend level of 1.7 percent biodies…


AREE Presenters See Competitive Shift

Posted on July 6, 2015

Natural gas faces problems with pipeline projects, methane leaks and more …


Colleagues Express Admiration for NYOHA Executive

Posted on June 1, 2015

Maniscalco is acclaimed as a friend, leader and a visionary


Evolving for Survival and Success

Posted on June 1, 2015

Upon his retirement, NYOHA’s John Maniscalco discusses low-sulfur fuel, bio…


Polyethylene Piping and Propane Tanks

Posted on May 18, 2015

X-Riser is designed to make polyethylene piping less expensive than copper


Transforming Heating Oil for a Low-Carbon Future

Posted on May 18, 2015

Reduced sulfur fuels and Bioheat blends enables dealers to better serve cus…


Boston Bioheat Dealer Recounts Epic Winter

Posted on May 18, 2015

Record snow and cold presented serious challenges for delivery team


NEFI Packs Expo Education Agenda

Posted on May 7, 2015

Expo kicks of June 10 at DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.


Dissension Grows Over Biofuels Rules

Posted on April 17, 2015

Ethanol mandates come under fire


Entice Customers With Reduced Monthly Payments

Posted on April 17, 2015

Cap budget programs foster stability and take focus off price


New Chairwoman Discusses NEFI’s Evolution

Posted on April 17, 2015

Peterson says top priority is a clean, affordable product


Working the Margins

Posted on April 17, 2015

Hedging experts offer advice on managing multiple uncertainties regarding p…


Dr. Philip Verleger Will Deliver NEFI Expo Keynote

Posted on April 17, 2015

Author Dr. Philip K. Verleger Jr., a leading authority on energy economics,…


Moving Forward With Bioheat Fuel

Posted on March 6, 2015

NORA President discusses the future of liquid heating fuels in light of AST…


Bioheat: Building the Drum Beat For Your Company

Posted on March 6, 2015

Why the Oilheat industry is better than a utility


AEC Helps Oilheat Defend Its Turf

Posted on March 6, 2015

Dealers can use bills inserts, news updates and more to spread truth about …


Biodiesel Board Honors Dr. Thomas Butcher

Posted on March 6, 2015

Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientist Wins for Innovation


NYC Council Member Proposes B5 Mandate for 2016

Posted on March 6, 2015

Bill would increase ratio to B20 in 2030; NYOHA voices support


Is Now the Time for Bioheat® Fuel?

Posted on March 6, 2015

ASTM decision on B20 opens new doors for heating oil dealers


Vermont Gas Cancels Part of Pipeline Project

Posted on March 6, 2015

Cost overruns cause paper mill to pull out; AARP applauds decision


Q&A: Blending for a Brighter Future

Posted on January 30, 2015

Sprague’s Steven Levy discusses intersection of petroleum and biodiesel


ASTM Vote Opens Door for More Biodiesel Blending

Posted on December 31, 2014

Standards Group Adds Grades for B6 to B20


Measuring Quality Beyond the Gallon

Posted on December 31, 2014

Paul Nazzaro discusses fuel treatment


Kerosene Doesn’t Winterize New Distillates Well

Posted on December 31, 2014

Fuel Characteristics Have Changed


Three Steps to Better Fuel Quality

Posted on December 31, 2014

Today’s heating oil is cleaner, but vigilance and treatment are still requi…


Additives Marketplace 2015

Posted on December 31, 2014

Specialists describe their distillate treatment products


Fleets of the Present and Future

Posted on December 12, 2014

Ed Burke reports on Alt Wheels Fleet Day


Dealers Can Manage B20 Transition

Posted on December 12, 2014

Experts from REG discuss management of fuel blends


Natural Gas Expansion Hits Obstacles

Posted on December 12, 2014

Projects continue despite drilling mishaps, cost overruns


OESP Supports Two Causes

Posted on December 12, 2014

Gettysburg attendees raise money for Oil Heat Cares


Propane Products of Interest

Posted on October 31, 2014

There are thousands of different products and product types that have a pla…


20 Percent Biodiesel Is OK

Posted on October 31, 2014

Heating oil and biodiesel can be blended and stored at the B20 level and hi…


Fuel From Waste

Posted on October 31, 2014

Heating oil marketers can help customers reduce their carbon footprints and…


Propane Marketers Rush to Add Storage

Posted on October 31, 2014

The propane storage construction business is booming as marketers try to en…


Marketers Convene in Newport

Posted on October 31, 2014

More than 250 energy marketers and industry participants gathered in Newpor…


Reinforcing the Supply Chain

Posted on October 9, 2014

Crestwood seeks approval for underground LPG storage


LPG Storage Outlook Improves in New England

Posted on October 9, 2014

Propane supply in New England is better protected going into the 2014-15 wi…


How Salt Cavern Storage Works

Posted on October 9, 2014

Crestwood Midstream Partners’ proposed 2.1 billion barrel LPG storage facil…


ASTM Considers New Grade for B20 Heating Oil

Posted on October 8, 2014

Heating oil dealers may soon be able to sell heating oil that contains 20 p…


Use B20 to Build Long-Term Relationships

Posted on October 8, 2014

The days of representing yourself as only an “oil company” are over. You ar…


Strengthening the LPG Supply Chain

Posted on September 5, 2014

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is developing a far-reaching se…


A Prevent Defense for Low Sulfur Heating Oil

Posted on September 5, 2014

Now that many of the Northeastern states are recipients of lower sulfur hea…


NPGA: Be Prepared

Posted on September 5, 2014

When the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) appointed a task force to …


Powered by Propane

Posted on August 19, 2014

Alliance Autogas partners with dealers to convert vehicles and fuel fleets


PERC Works to Grow Autogas Market

Posted on August 19, 2014

Vehicle manufacturers are getting involved, and fleet owners are embracing …


Building the AutoGas Market in New England

Posted on August 19, 2014

Oil & Energy speaks with Jim Proulx, of Proulx Oil & Propane, about his wor…


Specification Changes Challenge Marketers, Wholesalers

Posted on July 24, 2014

Energy marketers and petroleum wholesalers in the Northeast face a fresh se…


‘All In’ on Bioheat® Fuel

Posted on July 24, 2014

Renewable Energy Group Inc., the nation’s largest producer of biodiesel fue…


Creating Confidence in RINs

Posted on June 19, 2014

The marketplace for federal energy credits known as RINs (Renewable Identif…


NORA Develops Research Agenda

Posted on June 19, 2014

More than 40 participants from various corners of the heating oil industry …


Extraordinary Results: Unlocking the Possibilities Within You

Posted on May 30, 2014

A business lifecycle has four components, depicted as an arc. Organizations…


Natural Gas Supply Into New England Appears to Max Out, Driving Gas Prices Higher

Posted on March 3, 2014

On December 30th Con Edison, National Grid and Orange and Rockland Utilitie…


Making the Case for Oilheat

Posted on March 3, 2014

Associations file reports refuting the value of fuel conversion


Trunzo: What’s Up with NatGas Supplies During ‘Cold Weather’?

Posted on March 3, 2014

“Con Edison is interrupting Gas Sales and Transportation Notification Custo…


State of Defense: Oilheat Dealers Work Together to Resist the Threat of Government-Sponsored Natural Gas Expansion

Posted on March 3, 2014

Oilheat dealers are working together to defend the industry against a new g…


Fuel Quality Marketplace 2014

Posted on February 27, 2014

Fuel Quality listings for 2014


Portable Analyzer Reports Biodiesel Content in Seconds

Posted on February 27, 2014

The last thing a fuel distributor wants to hear from consumers is “An impro…


Clean Fuels Associates Aligns With Dealers

Posted on February 27, 2014

NFPA 110 compliance work and ethanol problems create opportunities


Preventive Treatment Keeps Oil Moving in the Cold

Posted on February 27, 2014

Cold weather is the bane of home heating oil that is stored outside, whethe…


Unlike Humans, Fuel Doesn’t Thrive on Oxygen and Water

Posted on February 27, 2014

It is ironic that the two essentials for sustaining life—oxygen and water—a…


Quality Is a Better Topic Than Price

Posted on February 27, 2014

Fuel quality continues to be an issue that unfortunately has taken a back s…


FUEL PROOF | ULSD: Good News and Bad

Posted on February 27, 2014

Expert advice on protecting equipment from corrosion and clogs


How Much Should You Pay a Salesperson?

Posted on December 13, 2013

Maintaining a steady flow of new oilheat or propane customers, along with e…


Revamp Your Receivables

Posted on December 13, 2013

AROUND FOUR YEARS AGO, SOS XTREME Comfort, of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., decided to…


NTSB Demands Audit of FMCSA

Posted on December 13, 2013

Schadenfruede. That’s not a typo — it’s a (long) German word that means tak…


Regulators Rule on Conn. Natural Gas Expansion

Posted on December 13, 2013

Energy marketers in Connecticut face a long, tough battle with the natural …


EPA Reduces RFS Volumes

Posted on December 13, 2013

In November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its propose…


ACEEE Again Names Mass. Most Efficient State

Posted on December 13, 2013

Massachusetts is the most energy efficient state in the nation for the thir…


‘Squeeze the Tube’ for Your Customers

Posted on December 13, 2013

You know how when a tube of toothpaste starts getting low, you squeeze the …


Hedging Against Fixed Price Contract Defaults

Posted on December 13, 2013

U. S. markets, in particular the stock markets and petroleum markets, have,…


Associations Convene for First Southern New England Energy Conference

Posted on November 1, 2013

Marketers from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts convened recentl…


Mass. Marketers Confront State’s Pro-Gas Initiative

Posted on November 1, 2013

Like their colleagues in Connecticut and New York State, Massachusetts Oilh…


FMCSA Announces 17 Minor Rule Changes

Posted on November 1, 2013

While the rest of the government was shut down, the Federal Motor Carrier …


Tier 3 Would Bring Changes to Gasoline and Vehicles

Posted on November 1, 2013

In February, the EPA is expected to release its final rule on the Tier 3 st…


Device Improves Fuel Economy by Changing Fuel’s Structure

Posted on November 1, 2013

A Connecticut company is marketing a fuel modification device that can help…


Leveraging the RFS for Success in Home Heating

Posted on November 1, 2013

Robert Kuhsel says he didn’t want to end up an old man on a barstool crying…


Five Reasons to Work With a Financial Advisor

Posted on November 1, 2013

Old habits die hard.” For better or worse, this well-worn phrase applies to…


Industry’s Approach on Tanks Is Much Improved

Posted on November 1, 2013

We’ve come a long way! In 2003 the National Oilheat Research Alliance (N…


Blend With Care

Posted on November 1, 2013

Bulk plant operators can prevent fuel quality issues, avoid downtime and ev…


EIA Publishes Favorable Price Forecast

Posted on November 1, 2013

Heating oil marketers got some good news last month when the U.S. Energy In…


The Battle Against Gasoline Dispenser Skimmers

Posted on November 1, 2013

We don’t need to tell you that over thepast decade, from Washington to Flor…


What is ‘Goodwill’ and How Can I Get Some?

Posted on November 1, 2013

One of the most important factors in making an oilheat or propane business …



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