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Heating Fuel Industry Applauds Tax Credit Extension

Federal tax credit will help advance higher blends of Bioheat® fuel
In an important move that will help the heating oil industry achieve its goals of higher blends of renewable fuel and significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heating-fuel-industry-applauds-tax-credit-extension/

The Jones Act: 100 Years Later

Century-old Merchant Marine Act comes under scrutiny yet again, but this time some changes are actually coming
Heating fuel dealers know the story: 100 years ago, Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, requiring all goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported by U.S.… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/jones-act-100-years-later/

“Out of Step”

EPA finalizes biofuel volume requirements, small refinery exemption method
On December 19, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2020 for cellulosic biofuel,… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/out-step/

EPA Proposes New Rule on Small Refiner Exemptions

Industry stakeholders urge agency to uphold president’s commitment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a supplemental Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule in response to President Donald Trump’s October 4 directive to expand… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/epa-proposes-new-rule-small-refiner-exemptions/

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/

EIA Projects Flat Energy Consumption With Changing Mix

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently offered its views of the energy marketplace between now and 2040 in its 2017 Annual Energy Outlook. The outlook offers multiple scenarios based on different variables. The central set of project…
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently offered its views of the energy marketplace between now and 2040 in its 2017 Annual Energy Outlook. The outlook offers… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-projects-flat-energy-consumption-changing-mix/

A Bright New Day for Oilheat

Tom Santa, CEO of Santa Energy Corp., has a longstanding interest in fuel quality. Now Chairman of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), Santa appreciates the improvements in fuel quality that are occurring as the sulfur content of heating oil de…
Tom Santa, CEO of Santa Energy Corp., has a longstanding interest in fuel quality. Now Chairman of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), Santa appreciates the… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bright-new-day-oilheat/

GAO Criticizes Renewable Fuel Standard

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that raised concerns about the program’s performance. The RFS is important to the heating oil industry because it provides financial…
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that raised concerns about the program’s performance.… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gao-criticizes-renewable-fuel-standard/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

Oil Dealers Seize the Moment to Assail Pro-Natural 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. With new developments and information contradicting every purported advantage of natural…
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-natural-gas-policy/

Dissension Grows Over Biofuels Rules

Ethanol mandates come under fire
Ethanol mandates come under fire Any day now, the EPA will announce the volume requirements of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Most stakeholders believe the delay in… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dissension-grows-over-biofuels-rules/

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

On December 30th Con Edison, National Grid and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) all notified their “interruptible customers” that they needed to stop burning natural gas on January 3rd, 2014 due to a forecasted cold air mass expected to envelop t…
On December 30th Con Edison, National Grid and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) all notified their “interruptible customers” that they needed to stop burning natural gas… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/natural-gas-supply-new-england-appears-max-out-driving-gas-prices-higher/

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