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AEC’s Q3 2017 e-Alerts Point to Shifting Oil-Gas Paradigm

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/aecs-q3-2017-e-alerts-point-shifting-oil-gas-paradigm/

Vets 2 Techs Brings in Reinforcements

Gerry Brien, senior vice president of the TankSure Program, came home from work one day to find his daughter upset. Her friend’s father, an Iraqi War vet, had been unable to find employment in the Boston area and forced to move his family across the count…
Gerry Brien, senior vice president of the TankSure Program, came home from work one day to find his daughter upset. Her friend’s father, an Iraqi War vet, had been unable to find… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/vets-2-techs-brings-reinforcements/

DOE Publishes Guidelines for Biodiesel Blending

The U.S. Department of Energy recently published the Fifth Edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide. The following information is excerpted from the manual’s section on biodiesel blending. Most biodiesel users purchase finished B20 or lower blen…
The U.S. Department of Energy recently published the Fifth Edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide. The following information is excerpted from the manual’s section on… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/doe-publishes-guidelines-biodiesel-blending/

One Step Closer

Legislation introduced by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright, which would require that “on and after July 1, 2018, all heating oil sold for use in any building within the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and West…
Legislation introduced by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright, which would require that “on and after July 1, 2018, all heating oil… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/one-step-closer/

Sulfur & Bioheat Requirements Chart

This chart, updated annually by NEFI Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Collura, lists sulfur limits and biofuel-blending requirements for each state in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
This chart, updated annually by NEFI Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Collura, lists sulfur limits and biofuel-blending requirements for each state in the Northeast and… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sulfur-bioheat-requirements-chart/

Is New York City’s B5 Standard Becoming THE Standard?

A uniform biodiesel-blending standard could be coming to the New York Metro Area by July 2018. On March 27, 2017, New York State Senator Phil Boyle (R, C, I – Bay Shore) introduced Senate Bill S5422. If signed into law, it would require that “On and after…
A uniform biodiesel-blending standard could be coming to the New York Metro Area by July 2018. On March 27, 2017, New York State Senator Phil Boyle (R, C, I – Bay Shore)… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-york-citys-b5-standard-becoming-standard/

So You Want to Add Storage?

Ask any distributor or wholesaler who started out in delivery, and you’re likely to hear the same thing: taking on storage can be one of the most personally (and financially) rewarding moves of a fuel dealer’s career. Of course, to reap those rewards, one…
Ask any distributor or wholesaler who started out in delivery, and you’re likely to hear the same thing: taking on storage can be one of the most personally (and financially)… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/so-you-want-add-storage/

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/

NYOHA Hosts Soy Bean Growers

The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) recently played host to some of the soybean farmers and biodiesel producers who are helping to put New York City on the cutting edge of clean heating and transportation. Delegates from the National Biodiesel…
The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) recently played host to some of the soybean farmers and biodiesel producers who are helping to put New York City on the cutting edge… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyoha-hosts-soy-bean-growers/

NBB Releases Data on Bioheat’s Positive Effects on Emissions

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently compiled information on the air quality benefits derived from blending biodiesel with heating oil. Commonly referred to as Bioheat®, these blends make heating oil a greener, more renewable and cleaner fuel th…
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently compiled information on the air quality benefits derived from blending biodiesel with heating oil. Commonly referred to as Bioheat®,… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nbb-releases-data-bioheats-positive-effects-emissions/

Bioheat in the Age of Trump

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. I believe that it’s fair to speculate that most historians will remember the ye…
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. I… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bioheat-age-trump/

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/

Beware of Misinformation on Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil

There’s an alarming amount of misinformation out there regarding ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO). With several state mandates taking effect over the coming years, it’s paramount that fuel dealers know the facts about our soon-to-be industry standard …
There’s an alarming amount of misinformation out there regarding ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO). With several state mandates taking effect over the coming years, it’s… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/beware-misinformation-ultra-low-sulfur-heating-oil/

PPA Vs. Peoples

February 28 was an unseasonably warm day for Gallitzin, PA, with a high of 57º and a low that just barely hit freezing. However, the people of this central Pennsylvania borough had plenty to feel frosty about as they gathered at the Gallitzin Community Bu…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ppa-vs-peoples/

Will the OPEC Producers Hold the Line?

Last September in Algiers, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached a tentative agreement to cut oil production among its members to between 32.5 and 33.0 million barrels per day (mb/d). In November in Vienna, OPEC finalized th…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/will-opec-producers-hold-line/

ESEA, UNYEA & HVOEC to Consumers: “Upgrade Your Lifestyle”

This past September, the Empire State Energy Association (ESEA), in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council (HVOEC) and the Upstate New York Energy Association (UNYEA), launched their new “Upgrade Your Lifestyle” program, promoting energy …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/esea-unyea-hvoec-consumers-upgrade-your-lifestyle/

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…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/reincentivizing-oilheat/

Toms on Trump

NEFI EXPO speaker Tom Tubman and EEE keynote speaker Tom Kloza offer insights on the Commander in Chief’s energy policy and its possible implications.
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/toms-trump/

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