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Filling the Vacuum

In November 2018, Stepwise Data Research released its report on “The Economic Contribution of Maine’s Heating Fuel Industry: 2018.” The report, commissioned by the Maine Energy Marketers Association (MEMA), highlighted the important role that heating o…
Maine Technical Education Center helps mitigate the industry’s labor shortage   In November 2018, Stepwise Data Research released its report on “The Economic Contribution of… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/filling-vacuum/

Three Days with NORA

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), fresh off the heels of its 10-year reauthorization (see story in Oil & Energy, Volume 21/Issue 1, January/February 2019), hosted three days of technology-focused education, policy review and technical worksho…
The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), fresh off the heels of its 10-year reauthorization (see story in Oil & Energy, Volume 21/Issue 1, January/February 2019), hosted… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/three-days-nora/

A Follow-Up Examination

Flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s standard annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating system are well documented. In fact, Oil & Energy recently dredged up from our archives a 2006 (!) article on the topic, which somewhat exhaustively breaks …
Flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s standard annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating system are well documented. In fact, Oil & Energy recently dredged up from our… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/follow-examination/

NEFI Energy Leaders Program Declared an Overwhelming Success

See more images from the NEFI Energy Leaders Program in the Oil & Energy Online Photo Gallery NEFI held its Energy Leaders Program March 31-April 5 at the Revers Center for Energy, part of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Led by Tuck f…
See more images from the NEFI Energy Leaders Program in the Oil & Energy Online Photo Gallery NEFI held its Energy Leaders Program March 31-April 5 at the Revers Center for… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-energy-leaders-program-declared-overwhelming-success/

Desulfurization: The Next Chapter

The desulfurization of distillate fuels continues this year. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation began in 1993, diesel fuel contained up to 0.5% (5,000 parts per million or ppm) sulfur. EPA began phasing in more stringent regulatio…
The desulfurization of distillate fuels continues this year. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation began in 1993, diesel fuel contained up to 0.5% (5,000… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/desulfurization-next-chapter/

Risks & Returns

A cursory glance at The Diff. on page 3 of our April 2019 issue shows the New York Harbor price for No. 2 Fuel Oil and No. 2 ULSD resting comfortably just under $2.00, at $1.977 and $1.999 respectively. The Barometer, also on page 3, lists WTI Crude at $5…
A cursory glance at The Diff. on page 3 of our April 2019 issue shows the New York Harbor price for No. 2 Fuel Oil and No. 2 ULSD resting comfortably just under $2.00, at $1.977… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/risks-returns/

Thieves Continue to Target Propane Exchange Tanks

Propane Exchange tanks are valuable and can be dangerous. That’s why retailers keep them in locked cages. But some recent news articles suggest that locks and cages are not always doing their jobs. Consider these headlines and stories… “Caught on video…
Propane Exchange tanks are valuable and can be dangerous. That’s why retailers keep them in locked cages. But some recent news articles suggest that locks and cages are not always… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/thieves-continue-target-propane-exchange-tanks/

NEFI Announces 2019 HEAT Show

Last month, NEFI officially announced the name, date and location of its new annual trade show. The 2019 Heating and Energizing America Trade Show, or HEAT Show, will be held September 15-18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The …
Last month, NEFI officially announced the name, date and location of its new annual trade show. The 2019 Heating and Energizing America Trade Show, or HEAT Show, will be held… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-announces-2019-heat-show/

Energy Outlook Points to Paradigm Shift

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2019, with projections for the domestic energy market through 2050. As always, the outlook outlines multiple cases, each based on different assumptions. The central…
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2019, with projections for the domestic energy market through 2050. As always, the… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/energy-outlook-points-paradigm-shift/

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

Gray, Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants has announced that Oil & Energy magazine will serve as the media partner for the accounting firm’s 28th annual energy industry survey. The survey, which is an important source for industry statistics and benc…
Gray, Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants has announced that Oil & Energy magazine will serve as the media partner for the accounting firm’s 28th annual energy industry… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gray-gray-gray-teams-oil-energy-2019-energy-industry-survey/

In Memoriam: Dorothy Townsend

August 6, 1918 – December 18, 2018 On December 18, 2018, the energy industry lost a Legend. Early that day, Townsend family matriarch and longtime industry stalwart Dorothy Townsend passed away surrounded by her loved ones. Having reached the remarkable …
August 6, 1918 – December 18, 2018 On December 18, 2018, the energy industry lost a Legend. Early that day, Townsend family matriarch and longtime industry stalwart Dorothy… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/memoriam-dorothy-townsend/

EIA: IMO 2020 Will Affect Petroleum Markets

In the January 2019 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) includes the effects that upcoming changes to marine fuel sulfur specifications will have on crude oil and petroleum product markets. Set …
In the January 2019 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) includes the effects that upcoming changes to marine fuel… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-imo-2020-will-affect-petroleum-markets/

NORA Reauthorized for 10 Years

There are those email subject lines that grab your attention and prompt a quick open: “Your @OIL&ENERGY December Newsletter,” perhaps. And then there are those email subject lines that make you drop everything and shout them verbatim from the highest moun…
There are those email subject lines that grab your attention and prompt a quick open: “Your @OIL&ENERGY December Newsletter,” perhaps. And then there are those email subject lines… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-reauthorized-10-years/

In the Pipe

Since most heating oil and propane retailers get their fuel via trucks and terminals, and as much of the region’s fuel supply arrives via marine or rail transport, the topic of pipelines can sometimes seem to the downstream marketer like something out of …
Since most heating oil and propane retailers get their fuel via trucks and terminals, and as much of the region’s fuel supply arrives via marine or rail transport, the topic of… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pipe/

Don’t Miss the Forest OR the Trees

If there were such a thing as a fuel dealer dictionary, irony might be defined as a grossly inefficient delivery drop, one in which a tanker burns more gallons to reach a customer’s home than it actually delivers to the customer’s tank.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dont-miss-forest-or-trees/

Dominating the Electric Vehicle Market

In 2018, U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew to over 361,000, up over 80 percent from 2017. Worldwide electric vehicle sales soared to over 1.7 million, with China claiming about half of the global EV market. Still, EVs only represent about 2 perce…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dominating-electric-vehicle-market/

Carbon Capture: Store It and Sell It

Possible solutions include machines that draw CO2 directly from the air, reforestation and biochar
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/carbon-capture-store-it-and-sell-it/

Making Sensors Make Sense

Preventive maintenance tune-ups are on the calendar for every fuel delivery company. Addressing equipment problems now helps avoid loading and delivery delays later. That’s what customers always hear, but how many dealers can follow their own advice when …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/making-sensors-make-sense/

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