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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/

More Bioheat Is Good for New York City

New York City has transitioned to a new grade of clean-burning heating oil in recent years, and is looing to increase the rate of biodiesel blending to reduce emissions even further. The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is spreading the word to fi…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/more-bioheat-good-new-york-city/

Signs Emerge of an Oil Recovery

Many oil market observers are wondering if the current price slide of almost two years has reached a bottom or is close to doing so? Of course only hindsight can answer that question, but the first signs of a recovery are emerging. For instance, motor fue…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/signs-emerge-oil-recovery/

Opposition to Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline Pays Off

The Oilheat industry is facing a little less pressure now following last month’s decision by Kinder Morgan to abandon the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED), which would have brought natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylva…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/opposition-northeast-energy-direct-pipeline-pays/

Picking the Brains of Smart Thermostats

Right now, in homes and businesses all across the country, thermostats are thinking for themselves. They’re not merely following pre-set schedules to switch on and off at certain times of the day; they’re constantly sensing conditions inside and outside o…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/picking-brains-smart-thermostats/

The Benefits of an Integrated Mobile Solution

What’s the difference between interfacing and integrating? A mobile solution that gets you through the day and one that gets the job done right.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/benefits-integrated-mobile-solution/

Associations Offer NORA-Funded Consumer Rebates

Several state and regional associations have launched NORA-funded consumer rebates using a new rebate management program that streamlines the tasks related to tracking, reviewing and submitting rebates for funding. The National Oilheat Research Alliance r…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/associations-offer-nora-funded-consumer-rebates/

Commodity Market Guardians Lambaste Report

Opponents of commodity market position limits recently tried to use an agency advisory committee to advance their anti-oversight agenda but drew pointed criticism from key advocates of market fairness. Chris Giancarlo, a Republican member of Commodity …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/commodity-market-guardians-lambaste-report/

OHCC, NYOHA and NORA Celebrate Opening of Research and Training Center

The heating oil industry now has a place to call home in New York. The New York Oil Heating Association, the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the National Oilheat Research Alliance held a grand opening yesterday for their new shared facility in Plainview, NY…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ohcc-nyoha-and-nora-celebrate-opening-research-and-training-center/

Pursuing the ‘Holy Grails’ of Battery Tech

It’s been a pretty impressive year for energy storage. Batteries are getting cheaper, there was a huge jump in grid-scale installs, and there are several promising breakthroughs in new technologies. That’s all exciting news for some of the big name compan…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pursuing-holy-grails-battery-tech/

International Roadcheck is Coming: Are You Ready?

Commercial drivers beware! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is planning its annual roadside inspection blitz June 7-9. Foley Carrier Services has a new blog post with details about the inspections and advice on how companies can prepare their…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/international-roadcheck-coming-are-you-ready/

Prepare for Anything and Everything

Most of my clients have made money in the retail heating oil business over the last 12-plus months, and it’s no surprise. Two years of low product prices with plentiful supply, a “once in 100 years” winter last year that carried cold temperatures well int…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/prepare-anything-and-everything/

Take Control of Sales and Marketing

Each new year seems to bring a new set of daunting challenges, and it’s important for home comfort marketers to raise their game and take advantage of technologies that can maximize sales and sharpen your competitive edge.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/take-control-sales-and-marketing/

Mass. Attorney General Will Challenge Natural Gas Pipeline Easement

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey intends to defend the state against a lawsuit by a gas pipeline developer who seeks to tear up a state forest and override a protection afforded by the state’s Constitution, according to a recent American Energy…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mass-attorney-general-will-challenge-natural-gas-pipeline-easement/

Risk Spectrum Has New Look

Price volatility is a concern that never goes away for energy marketers. Risk looks different in 2016 with oil prices recently dropping to 13-year lows and strong indications that inventory overhang will keep prices depressed in 2016. Another ever-present…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/risk-spectrum-has-new-look/

Hazmat Requirements Are Demanding and Detailed

With so much focus on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) regarding issues such as Hours-of-Service and Drug & Alcohol Testing, it’s easy to forget that hazmat carriers have their very own set of regulations to comply with.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hazmat-requirements-are-demanding-and-detailed/

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