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After Mild Start, Winter Should Gain Some Bite

The 2013-2014 winter featured a very impressive cold core centered on the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest on into the eastern Great Lakes. The winter started off very cold in the north-central states and the colder than normal conditions expanded eastwa…
EDITOR’S NOTE: After a disappointing winter in 2015-16, Fax Alert Weather Service Meteorologist John Bagioni sees signals for a more hopeful season ahead, with a decent… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/after-mild-start-winter-should-gain-some-bite/

NYC Will Move to B5 Next Year and Then to B20

New York City is increasing the biodiesel blend rate in Bioheat® Fuel as an integral part of its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction strategy. The New York City Council last month overwhelmingly approved a new law that changes the city’s heating oil st…
New York City is increasing the biodiesel blend rate in Bioheat® Fuel as an integral part of its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction strategy. The New York City Council last… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyc-will-move-b5-next-year-and-then-b20/

Massachusetts Could Give Bioheat a Boost

Massachusetts Oilheat Marketers could soon benefit from new state regulations that incentivize the use of biodiesel as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The state Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is currently developing regulations that …
Massachusetts Oilheat Marketers could soon benefit from new state regulations that incentivize the use of biodiesel as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The state… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-could-give-bioheat-boost/

Leaps of Faith

Long Island energy marketer Raymond Hart and his family have come a long way since 1978. Hart entered the heating oil industry as a one-truck operator who made deliveries himself after finishing his day’s work at his gas station. Today, his family runs…
Long Island energy marketer Raymond Hart and his family have come a long way since 1978. Hart entered the heating oil industry as a one-truck operator who made deliveries… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/leaps-faith/

One Voice for Oilheat

Michael Estes, owner of Estes Oil & Propane, in York, ME, is the new Chairman of the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI). After serving two years as First Vice Chairman, he succeeds Sharon Peterson, of Apple Oil, as the organization’s Chairman and President…
Michael Estes, owner of Estes Oil & Propane, in York, ME, is the new Chairman of the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI). After serving two years as First Vice Chairman, he succeeds… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/one-voice-oilheat/

VISIONS Conference Brings Marketers Together

NEFI Visions 2016 drew hundreds of energy marketers to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, for two interesting days of education and networking. Hosted by New England Fuel Institute, the event received the support of many sponsors, including the Diamond S…
NEFI Visions 2016 drew hundreds of energy marketers to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, for two interesting days of education and networking. Hosted by New England Fuel… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/visions-conference-brings-marketers-together/

Proposed RFS Changes Draw Diverse Reactions

In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2017 renewable fuel standards (RFS) that would raise the amount of biofuels required to be blended into gasoline and diesel from 18.11 billion gallons in 2016 to 18.8 billion ga…
In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2017 renewable fuel standards (RFS) that would raise the amount of biofuels required to be blended… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/proposed-rfs-changes-draw-diverse-reactions/

Saudi Arabia Damages OPEC’s Credibility

In late 2014, Saudi Arabia, and therefore OPEC, opted to maintain and even increase crude production levels in order to defend market share, even though oil prices would collapse. They dismissed the alternative, which was to decrease output and give up ma…
In late 2014, Saudi Arabia, and therefore OPEC, opted to maintain and even increase crude production levels in order to defend market share, even though oil prices would collapse.… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/saudi-arabia-damages-opecs-credibility/

Fuel Transition Brings Challenges

As the heating oil industry continues its gradual march toward ultra low sulfur, fuel marketers must be ever more vigilant about protecting tanks and other equipment, according to fuel and tank experts. Energy marketers who distribute on-road and off-r…
As the heating oil industry continues its gradual march toward ultra low sulfur, fuel marketers must be ever more vigilant about protecting tanks and other equipment, according to… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fuel-transition-brings-challenges/

REG Energy Services Brings Biodiesel Downstream

The nation’s largest producer of biodiesel is increasing its presence downstream and working to popularize biodiesel blending. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) is a publicly traded company based in Ames, IA, operating 12 biorefineries around the coun…
The nation’s largest producer of biodiesel is increasing its presence downstream and working to popularize biodiesel blending. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) is a publicly… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/reg-energy-services-brings-biodiesel-downstream/

With This Message, We Can Win

It’s time for Oilheat to make some noise. The tables have turned dramatically in the Oilheat vs. natural gas debate, and last month’s news that Kinder Morgan is walking away from the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline only strengthens Oilheat…
It’s time for Oilheat to make some noise. The tables have turned dramatically in the Oilheat vs. natural gas debate, and last month’s news that Kinder Morgan is walking away… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/message-we-can-win/

Burning Ambition

A New Hampshire startup has bold ambitions to revolutionize the heating industry with a new oil burner that is said to reduce fuel consumption while cutting carbon dioxide emissions and virtually eliminating smoke and soot. Eco-Burners LLC recently intro…
A New Hampshire startup has bold ambitions to revolutionize the heating industry with a new oil burner that is said to reduce fuel consumption while cutting carbon dioxide… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/burning-ambition/

NORA Opens Facility With OHCC and NYOHA

The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the New York Oil Heating Association, recently opened the new Research and Education Center in Plainview, NY. Dr. Thomas Butcher, who has performed much of the Oilh…
The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the New York Oil Heating Association, recently opened the new Research and Education… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-opens-facility-ohcc-and-nyoha/

LNG Export Agenda Enflames Opponents

From the Berkshires to Boston, activists are mobilizing against the construction of a pipeline that would bring fracked natural gas from the Marcellus Shale fields of Pennsylvania to New England, according to a recent report by WBUR radio in Boston. Th…
From the Berkshires to Boston, activists are mobilizing against the construction of a pipeline that would bring fracked natural gas from the Marcellus Shale fields of Pennsylvania… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lng-export-agenda-enflames-opponents/

Fossil Fuels Get a Bad Rap

No two energy companies are the same, and factors such as ownership, location and philosophy help decide the direction and fortunes of each business. Like many heating oil companies, Northboro Oil Co. is a family-owned, full-service operation that has div…
No two energy companies are the same, and factors such as ownership, location and philosophy help decide the direction and fortunes of each business. Like many heating oil… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fossil-fuels-get-bad-rap/

Biodiesel Blend Margins – The Art and The Science

The distribution of biodiesel-blended fuel has grown dramatically over the past 15 years in the heating oil sector. There are important, positive attributes of biodiesel-blended fuels such as reduced toxic emissions; a cleaner and better performing fuel; …
EDITOR’S NOTE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of New England Fuel Institute.  … http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-blend-margins-art-and-science/

Biodiesel Industry Is Buoyant About 2016

It was only 23 years ago that a University of Missouri researcher first powered a pickup truck on oil squeezed from soybeans, and the National Soy Diesel Development Board, today known as the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), was formed with seven members f…
It was only 23 years ago that a University of Missouri researcher first powered a pickup truck on oil squeezed from soybeans, and the National Soy Diesel Development Board, today… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-industry-buoyant-about-2016/

Biodiesel 2016 – Strength & Certainty

In 2015, the U.S. biodiesel market showed itself to be as unpredictable as we have seen in several years. Even with its unpredictability, the net effect was an industry that was aggressively determined and tenacious as ever, navigating the uncertainties o…
In 2015, the U.S. biodiesel market showed itself to be as unpredictable as we have seen in several years. Even with its unpredictability, the net effect was an industry that was… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-2016-strength-certainty/

Sizing Up the Federal Budget Deal

As 2015 came to a close, Congress approved a $1.8 trillion year-end spending and tax deal that funds the federal government through September 30, 2016 and extends or makes permanent scores of tax incentives for corporations and individuals. President Obam…
As 2015 came to a close, Congress approved a $1.8 trillion year-end spending and tax deal that funds the federal government through September 30, 2016 and extends or makes… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sizing-federal-budget-deal/

Oil Dealers Seize the Moment to Assail Pro-Gas Policy

Connecticut’s independent marketers of Oilheat and Bioheat® Fuel have seen more than enough of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s aggressive, pro-natural gas energy policy.
Connecticut’s independent marketers of Oilheat and Bioheat® Fuel have seen more than enough of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s aggressive, pro-natural gas energy policy. With new… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oil-dealers-seize-moment-assail-pro-gas-policy/

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