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Renewing Our Commitment

NEFI hosts important discussions, passes historic resolution at annual meeting
It’s often said that if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. The table is being set in local communities, state legislatures, and regulatory agencies across the… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewing-our-commitment/

Industry at a Crossroads

National Oilheat Research Alliance leaders rally around higher biofuel blends
Call it a fork in the road, a crossroads, or a turning point. Whichever phrase is used, the meaning is the same for the heating fuel industry. Policymakers and energy leaders are… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-crossroads/

Biodiesel Is King in California

New data from California’s Air Resources Board confirms key role of biodiesel and renewable diesel in CO2 reductions
According to new data gathered from the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program run by the California Air Resources Board, biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel deliver the state’s… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-king-california/

A Tale of Two Countries

Looking for a way to see into the future? Then hop a flight to Australia. If you’re reading this article at any time after noon, it’s already tomorrow there. The continent is always 14 hours ahead of the American Northeast, but the fear for many of our re…
“…we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…” Looking for a way to see into the future? Then hop a flight to Australia. If you’re reading this article at any time… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tale-two-countries/

AEC E-Alerts Help Oilheat Marketers Spread the Word

Weekly email blast offers a powerful educational tool for dealers and consumers The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has for over five years published email blasts, known as “e-Alerts”, highlighting stories of interest to the Oilheat industry. Topics cove…
Weekly email blast offers a powerful educational tool for dealers and consumers The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has for over five years published email blasts, known as… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/aec-e-alerts-help-oilheat-marketers-spread-word/

NORA Releases Results of 2016 Survey on Biodiesel Blend Usage

More Dealers Report Improved System Performance or No Impact
More Dealers Report Improved System Performance or No Impact “Most users of biodiesel blends for heating are not experiencing increased service requirements.” That’s the first… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-releases-results-2016-survey-biodiesel-blend-usage/

Study Indicates Carbon Benefits of Biodiesel Are Increasing

Biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. This was a key theme of an alternative fuels workshop hosted recently by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Macon, GA. The workshop e…
Biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. This was a key theme of an alternative fuels workshop hosted… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/study-indicates-carbon-benefits-biodiesel-are-increasing/

AEC E-Alerts Are Vital Resources for Oilheat Marketers

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has for over five years published email blasts, known as “e-Alerts”, which highlight news stories of interest to Oilheat marketers and customers. Topics cover a wide range of subjects from natural gas pipeline safety, t…
The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has for over five years published email blasts, known as “e-Alerts”, which highlight news stories of interest to Oilheat marketers and… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/aec-e-alerts-are-vital-resources-oilheat-marketers/

Spread the Word About Premium Fuel

As an Oilheat dealer, it’s hardly in your purview to educate customers on the importance of home maintenance. And you certainly don’t need to tell them about the enormous amount of time, energy and money that goes into it. But you can tell them about an o…
As an Oilheat dealer, it’s hardly in your purview to educate customers on the importance of home maintenance. And you certainly don’t need to tell them about the enormous amount… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/spread-word-about-premium-fuel/

A Faster Terminal Is a Better Terminal

There’s no doubt that, as the years have passed and technology has advanced, our lives have sped up in so many areas. Cell phones and email have compressed communication intervals. The length of the current news cycle is now measured in minutes rather tha…
There’s no doubt that, as the years have passed and technology has advanced, our lives have sped up in so many areas. Cell phones and email have compressed communication… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/faster-terminal-better-terminal/

EPA Find Corrosion in ULSD Tanks

A recent report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Underground Storage Tanks suggests that corrosion is a widespread problem that threatens the integrity of many underground tanks storing diesel.
A recent report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Underground Storage Tanks suggests that corrosion is a widespread problem that threatens the… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/epa-find-corrosion-ulsd-tanks/

Shale Oil Makes a Rebound

Crude oil prices in a $50 to $60 range will trigger increased capital expenditures and stepped-up production activity. Recently, Reuters cited a report that fleshes out this range. A $50-per-barrel price is insufficient for most major conventional oil pro…
Crude oil prices in a $50 to $60 range will trigger increased capital expenditures and stepped-up production activity. Recently, Reuters cited a report that fleshes out this… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/shale-oil-makes-rebound/

Mass. Court Strikes Down ‘Pipeline Tax’

In a victory for heating oil dealers throughout New England, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently declared it unlawful for Massachusetts to force residential electricity customers to subsidize the construction of private natural gas pipelines…
In a victory for heating oil dealers throughout New England, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently declared it unlawful for Massachusetts to force residential… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mass-court-strikes-down-pipeline-tax/

For the Love of Oilheat

Allison Heaney truly grew up in the Oilheat business. At age 5, she was helping to wash trucks at Skaggs-Walsh, the Queens, NY, company run by her father, Peter Heaney, who succeeded his own father, Fred Heaney. At 9, she was stuffing envelopes in the cus…
Allison Heaney truly grew up in the Oilheat business. At age 5, she was helping to wash trucks at Skaggs-Walsh, the Queens, NY, company run by her father, Peter Heaney, who… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/love-oilheat/

Test Fuel to Protect Equipment

The microbes that can infect fuel sources are a naturally occurring phenomenon. The change in diesel fuel specifications with the addition of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) and the reduction of sulfur make diesel more susceptible to attack by microorgani…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was submitted by Conidia (www.conidia.com), a marketer of fuel testing kits. The microbes that can infect fuel sources are a naturally occurring… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/test-fuel-protect-equipment/

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/

NORA Revises Gold Technician Certification

Oilheat service technicians wishing to upgrade their National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) Silver Certification to the prestigious Gold level now have a revised and updated Gold program to follow.
Oilheat service technicians wishing to upgrade their National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) Silver Certification to the prestigious Gold level now have a revised and updated… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-revises-gold-technician-certification/

Credit Card Skimming Is on the Rise

Credit card thieves are increasingly targeting gas station dispensers, and a California-based security company is offering replacement locks that make dispensers more secure and thwart credit card theft. The gas station credit card scams use “skimming”…
Credit card thieves are increasingly targeting gas station dispensers, and a California-based security company is offering replacement locks that make dispensers more secure and… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/credit-card-skimming-rise/

Renewables Are Changing the Energy Mix

Wind and solar are getting less expensive, helping renewables experience a real growth spurt in installations during 2015. Overall, renewable energy did pretty well last year. It was a record-breaking year for corporations like Amazon, Google, Microsof…
Wind and solar are getting less expensive, helping renewables experience a real growth spurt in installations during 2015. Overall, renewable energy did pretty well last year.… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewables-are-changing-energy-mix/

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