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Reincentivizing Oilheat

On December 31, 2016, the last of the remaining Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for furnaces, boilers and water heaters expired. The federal tax credit program, which applied to qualifying, ENERGY STAR® certified home heating systems, has been r…
On December 31, 2016, the last of the remaining Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for furnaces, boilers and water heaters expired. The federal tax credit program, which… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/reincentivizing-oilheat/

“The bloom is off the rose for natural gas in Maine…”

MEMA President Jamie Py speaks with Oil & Energy
MEMA President Jamie Py speaks with Oil & Energy If the primary function of an industry association is to serve as a valuable resource and advocate for its membership, then the… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bloom-rose-natural-gas-maine/

AEC E-Alerts Help Oilheat Marketers Get the Word Out

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 cover a wide range of subjects from natural gas pipeline safety, to increasing U.S. o…
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 cover a… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/aec-e-alerts-help-oilheat-marketers-get-word-out/

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/

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/

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…
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… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/more-bioheat-good-new-york-city/

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/

Oil Heat Loses Legendary Advocate David Eagle

Arlex Oil President was active in the industry and the community The Oilheat industry lost an energetic supporter when David Eagle passed away in June from pancreatic cancer. The longtime President of Arlex Oil Corp., Mr. Eagle was an active contributor …
Arlex Oil President was active in the industry and the community The Oilheat industry lost an energetic supporter when David Eagle passed away in June from pancreatic cancer. The… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oil-heat-loses-legendary-advocate-david-eagle/

Working the Margins

Hedging experts offer advice on managing multiple uncertainties regarding price, weather and a patchwork of sulfur specifications
Hedging experts offer advice on managing multiple uncertainties regarding price, weather and a patchwork of sulfur specifications Each heating season brings its share of… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/working-margins/

Mass. Marketers Confront State’s Pro-Gas Initiative

Like their colleagues in Connecticut and New York State, Massachusetts Oilheat marketers find themselves fighting an apparent alliance of state regulators and utilities bent on replacing heating oil with natural gas. Michael Ferrante, President of the …
Like their colleagues in Connecticut and New York State, Massachusetts Oilheat marketers find themselves fighting an apparent alliance of state regulators and utilities bent on… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mass-marketers-confront-states-pro-gas-initiative/

Device Improves Fuel Economy by Changing Fuel’s Structure

A Connecticut company is marketing a fuel modification device that can help heating oil customers save 10 percent or more on fuel bills by deriving more heat from the fuel. The Fitch Fuel Catalyst (FFC), created and marketed by Advanced Power Systems I…
A Connecticut company is marketing a fuel modification device that can help heating oil customers save 10 percent or more on fuel bills by deriving more heat from the fuel. The… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/device-improves-fuel-economy-changing-fuels-structure/

Industry’s Approach on Tanks Is Much Improved

We’ve come a long way! In 2003 the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) embarked on a program to assure that fuel oil storage tank systems were properly installed and maintained. The program was developed in conjunction with the Institute for Busi…
We’ve come a long way! In 2003 the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) embarked on a program to assure that fuel oil storage tank systems were properly installed and… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industrys-approach-tanks-much-improved/

Blend With Care

Bulk plant operators can prevent fuel quality issues, avoid downtime and even reduce insurance premiums by attending to the details of fuel blending and storage, according to Brian Savage, President of Savage Associates, specialists in petroleum storage a…
Bulk plant operators can prevent fuel quality issues, avoid downtime and even reduce insurance premiums by attending to the details of fuel blending and storage, according to… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/blend-care/

EIA Publishes Favorable Price Forecast

Heating oil marketers got some good news last month when the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted that heating oil costs would drop this winter while natural gas heating costs would rise. EIA forecasted household heating costs in its …
Heating oil marketers got some good news last month when the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted that heating oil costs would drop this winter while natural gas… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-publishes-favorable-price-forecast/

What is ‘Goodwill’ and How Can I Get Some?

One of the most important factors in making an oilheat or propane business more valuable is “goodwill.” While you can easily tally up the value of your delivery trucks, parts and product inventory, equipment and real estate, these assets can all be dwarfe…
One of the most important factors in making an oilheat or propane business more valuable is “goodwill.” While you can easily tally up the value of your delivery trucks, parts and… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-goodwill-and-how-can-i-get-some/

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