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Fighting Back Against Carbon Tax Plans

Two New England Oilheat associations are fighting back against carbon tax initiatives that could drive up the cost of a gallon of heating oil by $.40 to $1.00. The Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) and the Vermont Fuel Dealers Associati…
Two New England Oilheat associations are fighting back against carbon tax initiatives that could drive up the cost of a gallon of heating oil by $.40 to $1.00. The… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fighting-back-against-carbon-tax-plans/

NYC Moves Closer to B5 Standard

A proposal to make B5 Bioheat® Fuel the new standard in New York City passed an important procedural step recently when a New York City Council subcommittee held a public hearing on the proposal. Council Member Costa Constantinides chaired a hearing by…
A proposal to make B5 Bioheat® Fuel the new standard in New York City passed an important procedural step recently when a New York City Council subcommittee held a public hearing… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyc-moves-closer-b5-standard/

Natural Gas Expansion Stumbles Again

Natural gas utilities continue to run into walls in their attempts to expand service in New England’s more remote areas. The futility rate is particularly high in Maine. “We have had natural gas in Maine for 70 years, and the established utilities have…
Natural gas utilities continue to run into walls in their attempts to expand service in New England’s more remote areas. The futility rate is particularly high in Maine. “We… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/natural-gas-expansion-stumbles-again/

Crestwood Propane Project Remains Stuck in Limbo

A proposed propane storage facility that could help stabilize supply in the Northeast remains on hold, as the New York State approval process drags on. Crestwood is seeking to store up to 2.1 billion gallons of propane and butane in underground salt ca…
A proposed propane storage facility that could help stabilize supply in the Northeast remains on hold, as the New York State approval process drags on. Crestwood is seeking to… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/crestwood-propane-project-remains-stuck-limbo/

Fuel Additive Usage Guidelines

It won’t be long before municipal fleets are out hauling salt spreaders to de-ice the roads. The general principle is this: salt lowers the freezing point of water; the more salt you add, the lower the freezing point; the colder the temperature, the more …
It won’t be long before municipal fleets are out hauling salt spreaders to de-ice the roads. The general principle is this: salt lowers the freezing point of water; the more salt… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fuel-additive-usage-guidelines/

Diesel Engine Underperforming?

Before every oil refiner in America comments negatively on the title of this article, allow me to clarify that nearly all of the diesel fuels produced by today’s refineries do meet the required ASTM D-975 specification. Unfortunately, the specification ha…
Before every oil refiner in America comments negatively on the title of this article, allow me to clarify that nearly all of the diesel fuels produced by today’s refineries do… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/diesel-engine-underperforming/

REG Rings the Opening Bell at NASDAQ

On January 15, REG headed back to New York City’s Times Square to ring the NASDAQ Stock Exchange’s opening bell. This was the third time that REG has rung in the start of a trading day. The first time was in 2012 when REG became a publicly traded company.…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/reg-rings-opening-bell-nasdaq/

The Finished Job

The September 2015 issue featured an article on an installation job by TriTech Mechanical LLC, of Stamford, CT. The job was in progress when Oil & Energy visited the site, and now it is complete. These pictures show the finished installation, which was…
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Storm Could Pound Energy Industry

The massive winter storm rolling that is towards the East Coast today could wreak havoc in the energy industry, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). “To help analysts assess potential storm impacts, EIA maintains an energy disrup…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/storm-could-pound-energy-industry/

Advice on ACA and Overtime Rules

While your focus right now is on delivering heating oil and propane to customers and on keeping their equipment running through the winter, you still have to pay attention to running a business. Two of the most pressing challenges facing small and mid-siz…
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EPA Finalizes RFS Obligations

In late November, EPA released its final Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) numbers for 2014, 2015 and 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), increasing some of the renewable fuels volumes proposed back in May 2015. The agency said it formulated …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/epa-finalizes-rfs-obligations/

American Energy Coalition Launches New Website

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has unveiled its newly updated website, www.AmericanEnergyCoalition.com. Now viewable across virtually all computer and smart device platforms, the site was reconstructed using a responsive design that allows each page’…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/american-energy-coalition-launches-new-website/

Paul Nazzaro To Present at National Biodiesel Conference

Next week, Paul Nazzaro, President of Advanced Fuel Solutions and Petroleum Liaison to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), will present at a session on Petroleum Supply Chain Management at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Tampa, FL. The sess…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/paul-nazzaro-present-national-biodiesel-conference/

Local Business Marketing Advice

A new year is upon us, and it’s a good time to take a few minutes to think about how to make your business more profitable. Without further ado here are 16 tips for 2016, including six timeless guidelines and 10 timely tips to keep you in stride with the …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/local-business-marketing-advice/

Rebalancing Oil Supply and Demand

Two primary factors that have been moving the oil markets over the last year and a half are global oversupply and declining U.S. shale oil production. When crude and products have to be stored at sea because onshore storage is tight, and when EIA reports …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rebalancing-oil-supply-and-demand/

Primer on Post-Accident Procedures

Accidents. No matter what type of business you operate, these are the last situations you want your company to be involved in. In addition to any injury or trauma that occurs, a DOT-qualifying accident can “red-flag” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Ad…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/primer-post-accident-procedures/

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