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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… https://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… https://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… https://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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/connecticut-enacts-paid-family-medical-leave/

Scully Announces New CEO

Third-Generation, Family-Owned Global Company Continues Legacy of Quality and Dependability
Wilmington, MA --  Scully Signal Company, a fluid handling products manufacturing company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Katrina Scully Ohl as President and CEO.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/scully-announces-new-ceo/

R.W. Beckett Announces That Fida (Fabbrica ltaliana Dispositivi d’ Accensione) Will Join Its Family Of Companies

R.W. Beckett Corp. and f.i.d.a s.r.l. (Fida) announced today that Fida (Fabbrica ltaliana Dispositivi d’ Accensione) will become a part of the Beckett family of companies.
Cleveland, OH USA and Venice, Italy: R.W. Beckett Corp. and f.i.d.a s.r.l. (Fida) announced that Fida (Fabbrica ltaliana Dispositivi d’ Accensione) will become a part of the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rw-beckett-announces-fida-fabbrica-ltaliana-dispositivi-d-accensione-will-join-its-family-companies/

From Truck to Burner

Preparing the customer’s systems for today’s changing fuels
There’s an old example that illustrates fuel destabilization in a scenario familiar to just about everyone. Spring arrives and you go into your garage or shed to take out the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/truck-burner/

Industry Leaders Write Trump on IMO 2020

Letter recommends restoring Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve
IMO 2020: What You Need to Know Starting January 1, 2020, the sulfur limit for ships’ bunker fuel will be 5,000ppm Based on current limit of 35,000ppm (HSFO), this is an 86%… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-leaders-write-trump-imo-2020/

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… https://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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-crossroads/

Record Turnout for Women in Energy Conference

Tough talks and words of wisdom at the highly attended fourth annual event
A record number of attendees joined Women in Energy for their annual conference held Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20 at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, PA. The… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/record-turnout-women-energy-conference/

New Heating System Could Save Local YMCA Up to $10K Per Year

Energy Kinetics heat and hot water system is a win-win for local fuel dealer and YMCA
“In six months, we saved more than 1,700 gallons in fuel consumption,” says Janna Loureiro Wasel, Executive Director of the Piscataquis Regional YMCA in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-heating-system-could-save-local-ymca-10k-year/

How to Prepare Your Heating Fuel Business for IMO 2020

The impact of this incoming regulation could be felt by next heating season
There has been much discussion this spring and summer about the potential impact from the implementation of the IMO 2020 regulation. Due to the timing of the changeover to low… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-prepare-your-heating-fuel-business-imo-2020/

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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-king-california/

Carbon Capture: Store It and Sell It

Possible solutions include machines that draw CO2 directly from the air, reforestation and biochar
The world currently emits 40 gigatons of carbon dioxide every year at a rate of 12,688 tons per second. Researchers are looking at an array of carbon-removal solutions,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/carbon-capture-store-it-and-sell-it/

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Four things to do this summer to prepare for next winter
Are you enjoying a leisurely summer? Not likely. The “dog days” are no time to slack off when there is so much work to do to get ready for the upcoming heating season. Just as our… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation/

How Green Is Your Marketing?

Marketing biofuels for your business and our future
In the May issue, we talked about the challenges our industry is facing with the cultural and legislative shifts toward electric heat as the solution to climate change. That… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-green-your-marketing/

New England Clean Energy Connect Project Faces Questions

CMP line would bring hydropower from Quebec, but at what cost?
Nine hundred fifty million dollars: that’s the official price tag on Central Maine Power’s (CMP’s) proposed transmission line, which would carry up to 1,200 megawatts of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-england-clean-energy-connect-project-faces-questions/

Gray, Gray & Gray 2019 Energy Industry Survey Results

Retailers report better marketing, wider margins and bigger plans for the future
Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP Certified Public Accountants, of Canton, Massachusetts, has released the results of the firm’s 2019 Energy Industry Survey. The survey, which has become a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gray-gray-gray-2019-energy-industry-survey-results/

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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sweet-success/

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