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From “I Wish…” to “Oh WOW!”

How a custom data integration platform can increase operational efficiencies and profits
When you try to take stock of your office and operational systems, do they resemble a Frankensteinian nightmare built by Rube Goldberg and M.C. Escher? There are lots of moving… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/i-wish-oh-wow/

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/

Will a Personnel Shortage Threaten Your Season?

A simple solution might be right in front of you…
The biggest challenge facing fuel oil and propane dealers as they head into the coming heating season will not be supply, pricing, or pipeline gas conversions. The problem will be… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/will-personnel-shortage-threaten-your-season/

Gaslog Tank Monitors Increase Delivery Efficiency & Customer Loyalty

Bigger drop sizes and happier customers: a winning combination for propane marketers
The use of remote tank monitors in the propane industry has steadily increased and for good reason. As in other industries, information is power. Armed with tank monitor data,… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gaslog-tank-monitors-increase-delivery-efficiency-customer-loyalty/

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/

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/

The Tank Monitoring Evolution Continues

As adoption and profits increase, so do technological capabilities and possibilities
The reasons for and benefits of adopting tank monitors have been covered pretty exhaustively in past issues of Oil & Energy. One provider summed them up succinctly. “In all tank… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tank-monitoring-evolution-continues/

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/

Woodfin Selects ADD Systems for Convenience Store Software

In addition to ADD eStore® for the convenience stores, Woodfin will implement Atlas Reporting®, ADD Systems’ business intelligence and reporting solution
Advanced Digital Data, Inc. (ADD Systems®), a leading supplier of software solutions to the convenience store and energy distribution industries, recently announced its… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/woodfin-selects-add-systems-convenience-store-software/

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/

Industry Strongly Criticizes EPA Biofuel Proposal

The EPA has released its proposed biofuel volume requirements under the RFS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for cellulosic biofuel, advanced… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-strongly-criticizes-epa-biofuel-proposal/

The Big Question Post-OPEC+ Agreement

Where do we go from here?
In June, my colleague Rachel Luc laid out the landscape ahead of the OPEC+ meeting in Vienna, at which OPEC and, the following day, non-OPEC producers (led by Russia) would decide… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/big-question-post-opec-agreement/

NEFI Announces New Advanced Education Programs

Updated Management and Executive Courses Address Leading Companies to a Successful Net-Zero Carbon Future
After a successful launch in 2019, NEFI Advanced Education announced that it will again offer the Management Development and Energy Leaders programs for 2019-2020. These sessions… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-announces-new-advanced-education-programs/

Connecticut Enacts Paid Family & Medical Leave

Withholdings begin January 1, 2021, benefits available January 1, 2022
This article was originally published by USI Insurance Services and is reprinted here with their expressed permission. On June 25, 2019, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/connecticut-enacts-paid-family-medical-leave/

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