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The Road to Net-Zero By 2050 Started Here

Reflections on the “Providence Resolution,” what got us here, and the journey ahead
“Could we have a show of hands from people who support the resolution?” asked event moderator Charlie Uglietto. In an instant, nearly all 300 heating oil professionals in… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/road-net-zero-2050-started-here/

Biofuel Blenders Seek Market Opportunities

As Northeast heating oil industry commits to net-zero future, Renewable Energy Group stands ready to help
Sorting through the alphabet soup of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), with its Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs – more on these below) and small-refiner exemptions (SREs),… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biofuel-blenders-seek-market-opportunities/

Legends of Oilheat Celebrates Family Businesses

Multigenerational families honored from seven Northeast states
There was a beautiful sunset over the city of Providence, RI, on the evening of Tuesday, September 17. And the sold-out crowd in attendance at the NEFI Legends of Oilheat Awards… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/legends-oilheat-celebrates-family-businesses/

The HEAT Is On

Oil & Energy goes behind-the-scenes for a special preview of the 2019 HEAT Show coming September 15-18 to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence
The schedule is set. The keynote speaker is booked. Postcard invites are in the mail. Signage is in production. What exhibitor spaces, sponsorship spots, and hotel room blocks… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heat/

They’re Making Fuel from Wood Waste in Maine

Products include a sulfur-free crude alternative and renewable heating oil substitute
Converting wood waste into biofuels could soon breathe new life into some of Maine’s old mill towns. Wood-based biofuels can have over 100 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/theyre-making-fuel-wood-waste-maine/

Northern New England Energy Conference Recap

NNEEC brings over 300 to Cape Neddick, Maine
The Maine Energy Marketers Association and the Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire are proud to report that we just had our most successful Northern New England Energy… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/northern-new-england-energy-conference-recap/

EIA: Shutdown to Change Supply Patterns for East Coast

On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) 335,000 barrels per day (b/d) refinery in South Philadelphia experienced a major fire and explosion.
On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) 335,000 barrels per day (b/d) refinery in South Philadelphia experienced a major fire and explosion. The resulting… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-shutdown-change-supply-patterns-east-coast/

Quarles Petroleum Acquires PAPCO’s Propane Business

PAPCO will continue to operate its fuel oil business
Quarles Petroleum, Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial fuel headquartered in Fredericksburg, has acquired the commercial and residential propane business of… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/quarles-petroleum-acquires-papcos-propane-business/

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/

Sweet Success!

Hershey Lodge & Convention Center hosts fourth annual Eastern Energy Expo
The 2019 Eastern Energy Expo was held Sunday, May 19 through Wednesday May 22 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. According to exit numbers, this… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sweet-success/

Feedstock Flexibility

An interesting experiment with heating oil dealers and fleets in the Northeast would be to line up common biodiesel feedstocks and ask them which one is the best. Soybean oil, distillers corn oil, canola oil, poultry fat, beef tallow and used cooking o…
Creating High-Quality Biodiesel Regardless of Feedstock An interesting experiment with heating oil dealers and fleets in the Northeast would be to line up common biodiesel… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/feedstock-flexibility1/

Massachusetts’ Only Nuclear Power Plant Is Retired

On May 31, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts was powered down for the last time, beginning the long process of decommissioning the 47-year-old plant. Since 1972, the plant has looked out over Cape Cod Bay, producing 680 megaw…
On May 31, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts was powered down for the last time On May 31, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-only-nuclear-power-plant-retired/

Three Days with NORA

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), fresh off the heels of its 10-year reauthorization (see story in Oil & Energy, Volume 21/Issue 1, January/February 2019), hosted three days of technology-focused education, policy review and technical worksho…
The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), fresh off the heels of its 10-year reauthorization (see story in Oil & Energy, Volume 21/Issue 1, January/February 2019), hosted… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/three-days-nora/

Thieves Continue to Target Propane Exchange Tanks

Propane Exchange tanks are valuable and can be dangerous. That’s why retailers keep them in locked cages. But some recent news articles suggest that locks and cages are not always doing their jobs. Consider these headlines and stories… “Caught on video…
Propane Exchange tanks are valuable and can be dangerous. That’s why retailers keep them in locked cages. But some recent news articles suggest that locks and cages are not always… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/thieves-continue-target-propane-exchange-tanks/

NEFI Announces 2019 HEAT Show

Last month, NEFI officially announced the name, date and location of its new annual trade show. The 2019 Heating and Energizing America Trade Show, or HEAT Show, will be held September 15-18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The …
Last month, NEFI officially announced the name, date and location of its new annual trade show. The 2019 Heating and Energizing America Trade Show, or HEAT Show, will be held… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-announces-2019-heat-show/

Energy Outlook Points to Paradigm Shift

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2019, with projections for the domestic energy market through 2050. As always, the outlook outlines multiple cases, each based on different assumptions. The central…
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2019, with projections for the domestic energy market through 2050. As always, the… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/energy-outlook-points-paradigm-shift/

Gray, Gray & Gray Teams with Oil & Energy for 2019 Energy Industry Survey

Gray, Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants has announced that Oil & Energy magazine will serve as the media partner for the accounting firm’s 28th annual energy industry survey. The survey, which is an important source for industry statistics and benc…
Gray, Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants has announced that Oil & Energy magazine will serve as the media partner for the accounting firm’s 28th annual energy industry… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gray-gray-gray-teams-oil-energy-2019-energy-industry-survey/

In Memoriam: Dorothy Townsend

August 6, 1918 – December 18, 2018 On December 18, 2018, the energy industry lost a Legend. Early that day, Townsend family matriarch and longtime industry stalwart Dorothy Townsend passed away surrounded by her loved ones. Having reached the remarkable …
August 6, 1918 – December 18, 2018 On December 18, 2018, the energy industry lost a Legend. Early that day, Townsend family matriarch and longtime industry stalwart Dorothy… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/memoriam-dorothy-townsend/

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