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The Best Laid Plans

New customer opinion and loyalty data might mean a change to your marketing strategies for the upcoming heating season
The plan, much as it existed, was to write an article for September discussing marketing through the heating season – what you might be doing, what you should have thought about… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/best-laid-plans/

All Eyes on Margins

Cloud technology offers hedgers more accurate statements, deeper insight
Another hedging season (and summer) is about to end, and another heating season (and winter) is right around the corner. How will you keep track of your margins, specifically the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/all-eyes-margins/

Energy Kinetics Dealer Schools Teens

New heating and plumbing class for northern Maine’s high school students starts this fall
The HVAC industry’s nationwide labor shortage is well documented, but maybe easiest to notice in less populous areas like northern Maine. According to a report from Stepwise Data… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/energy-kinetics-dealer-schools-teens/

Policy Pressures Rising

More climate measures introduced in House & Senate
At a hearing titled “Building America’s Clean Future: Pathways to Decarbonize the Economy,” Democratic leaders of the Energy & Commerce Committee said they would work to achieve… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/policy-pressures-rising/

Tremcar USA to Host Grand Opening

On September 19, truck builder Tremcar USA will celebrate the grand opening of its newly upgraded, eight-bay service center in Strasburg, Ohio.
On September 19, truck builder Tremcar USA will celebrate the grand opening of its newly upgraded, eight-bay service center in Strasburg, Ohio. Tremcar leaders are eager to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tremcar-usa-host-grand-opening/

Welcome to Safety Jeopardy

“What is a fun way for employees to review rules and regulations?”
During the Summer, our safety team likes to break from the norm, and review safety issues in a fun and productive game of Safety Jeopardy. The game has become very popular with… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/welcome-safety-jeopardy/

Price Went Up

FMCSA increases fines for trucking violations
On July 31, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) increased the civil penalty amounts that drivers and carriers can be fined for violating federal trucking… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/price-went/

In Sync or Not

Ideal drop’s correlation to runout statistics
As our desire for incremental improvement appears to be accelerating in all areas of the business and delivery in particular, I have been spending much of my time evaluating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sync-or-not/

Ignore the Company Video for Now

Why marketing strategy should be considered before marketing tactics
The great thing about marketing is that it is always evolving. There are consistently new thoughts on how to best reach customers, new technologies to promote products and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ignore-company-video-now/

What Kind of Acquisition Will You Make?

Know how to structure the deal and the reasons behind it
Did you know that there are two distinct types of acquisitions in the energy industry? And the type of acquisition you make will affect your negotiations when striking a deal.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-kind-acquisition-will-you-make/

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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heat/

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… https://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… https://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… https://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,… https://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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/northern-new-england-energy-conference-recap/

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… https://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… https://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… https://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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/quarles-petroleum-acquires-papcos-propane-business/

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