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Occidental Beats Out Chevron in Bidding War for Anadarko

On May 9, Occidental Petroleum announced it had entered into a definitive agreement whereby the company will acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for $59 in cash and 0.2934 shares of Occidental common stock per share of Anadarko common stock, in a trans…
Acquisition marks the biggest oil industry deal in three years On May 9, Occidental Petroleum announced it had entered into a definitive agreement whereby the company will… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/occidental-beats-out-chevron-bidding-war-anadarko/

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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/feedstock-flexibility1/

Bioheat® & Electrification & in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic

For the past several years, NEFI Vice President & Director of Government Affairs Jim Collura has produced a list providing general information on the status of state and local sulfur and biofuel blending requirements for heating oil and other distillate f…
A list compiled and updated periodically by Jim Collura of NEFI For the past several years, NEFI Vice President & Director of Government Affairs Jim Collura has produced a list… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bioheat-electrification-northeast-mid-atlantic/

Lessons from The Brady Bunch

The right marketing strategies can ease your employees and customers through business mergers, acquisitions and other changes.
Successfully blending companies takes communication, teamwork and a touch of humor For the majority of us, our company is our family (or at least a big part of it). That makes… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lessons-brady-bunch/

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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-only-nuclear-power-plant-retired/

Status of OPEC Agreement Ahead of June Meeting

In February 2016, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced a plan for a potential crude production cut. In December 2016, for the first time in nearly eight years, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement …
OPEC producers are set to meet on June 25 and 26 in Vienna, Austria   In February 2016, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced a plan for a potential crude… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/status-opec-agreement-ahead-june-meeting/

Filling the Vacuum

Stepwise Data Research released “The Economic Contribution of Maine’s Heating Fuel Industry: 2018,” highlighting the important role that heating oil and propane providers play in the state's economy.
Maine Technical Education Center helps mitigate the industry’s labor shortage   In November 2018, Stepwise Data Research released its report on “The Economic Contribution of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/filling-vacuum/

Anova Acquires ISA

On June 17, industrial internet of things (IIoT) provider Anova announced that it has acquired Intelligent Sensing Anywhere (ISA). The acquisition brings together two companies with reputations for quality, technical innovation, and customer focus, creati…
On June 17, industrial internet of things (IIoT) provider Anova announced that it has acquired Intelligent Sensing Anywhere (ISA). The acquisition brings together two companies… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/anova-acquires-isa/

Three Days with NORA

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA),hosted three days of technology-focused education, policy review and technical workshops.
The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), fresh off the heels of its 10-year reauthorization, hosted three days of technology-focused education, policy review and technical… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/three-days-nora/

A Follow-Up Examination

Flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s standard annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating system are well documented. In fact, Oil & Energy recently dredged up from our archives a 2006 (!) article on the topic, which somewhat exhaustively breaks …
Flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s standard annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating system are well documented. In fact, Oil & Energy recently dredged up from our… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/follow-examination/

Executive Orders Streamline Natural Gas Projects

On April 10, President Trump signed two executive orders meant to help clear the way for energy infrastructure projects that have been held up by state agencies.
On April 10, President Trump signed two executive orders meant to help clear the way for energy infrastructure projects that have been held up by state agencies. The first… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/executive-orders-streamline-natural-gas-projects/

R.W. Beckett Corp. Introduces New Residential Oilheat Engineering Lab

On March 19, combustion product manufacturer R.W. Beckett Corp. officially launched its newly rebuilt, state-of-the-art residential oilheat engineering lab and interactive customer experience room. The newest of Beckett’s three labs inside its Northeast O…
On March 19, combustion product manufacturer R.W. Beckett Corp. officially launched its newly rebuilt, state-of-the-art residential oilheat engineering lab and interactive… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rw-beckett-corp-introduces-new-residential-oilheat-engineering-lab/

DataOnline, WESROC, Wikon and iTank Combine as Anova

On April 2, leading global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provider DataOnline announced the company has formally rebranded as Anova. The new brand incorporates DataOnline and its wholly owned businesses WESROC, Wikon and iTank. These businesses have…
On April 2, leading global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provider DataOnline announced the company has formally rebranded as Anova. The new brand incorporates DataOnline… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dataonline-wesroc-wikon-and-itank-combine-anova/

It’s What’s Inside that Counts

When it comes to today’s boilers, it’s a whole new world out there. Between condensing heat exchangers, high-tech displays, modulating burners, and changes to circulator sizing and pipe configuration, there have been enough innovations in system technolog…
When it comes to today’s boilers, it’s a whole new world out there. Between condensing heat exchangers, high-tech displays, modulating burners, and changes to circulator sizing… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/its-whats-inside-counts/

Making Sensors Make Sense

Preventive maintenance tune-ups are on the calendar for every fuel delivery company. Addressing equipment problems now helps avoid loading and delivery delays later. That’s what customers always hear, but how many dealers can follow their own advice when …
Preventive maintenance tune-ups are on the calendar for every fuel delivery company. Addressing equipment problems now helps avoid loading and delivery delays later. That’s what… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/making-sensors-make-sense/

Holyoke’s Path Away From Coal

Is Holyoke a model for communities shifting to renewables? The city of Holyoke, Massachusetts is enjoying a little shine in the national spotlight these days. The city is getting high marks for its transition from home of the state’s last coal-fired plant…
Is Holyoke a model for communities shifting to renewables? The city of Holyoke, Massachusetts is enjoying a little shine in the national spotlight these days. The city is getting… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/holyokes-path-away-coal/

Is Now the Right Time to Acquire Another Company?

Acquiring another propane or fuel oil company can be a great way to grow your business. Expanded revenues and a larger geographic footprint can help boost efficiencies and contribute to a stronger bottom line. But any merger or acquisition must be approac…
Acquiring another propane or fuel oil company can be a great way to grow your business. Expanded revenues and a larger geographic footprint can help boost efficiencies and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/now-right-time-acquire-another-company/

More, More, More

Crude oil production in the United States has been growing at what the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has called a “relentless pace.” The agency forecasts U.S. crude oil production growth will represent 83 percent of this year’s non-OPEC pr…
Crude oil production in the United States has been growing at what the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has called a “relentless pace.” The agency forecasts U.S.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/more-more-more/

Desulfurization: The Next Chapter

The desulfurization of distillate fuels continues this year. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation began in 1993, diesel fuel contained up to 0.5% (5,000 parts per million or ppm) sulfur. EPA began phasing in more stringent regulatio…
The desulfurization of distillate fuels continues this year. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation began in 1993, diesel fuel contained up to 0.5% (5,000… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/desulfurization-next-chapter/

Risks & Returns

A cursory glance at The Diff. on page 3 of our April 2019 issue shows the New York Harbor price for No. 2 Fuel Oil and No. 2 ULSD resting comfortably just under $2.00, at $1.977 and $1.999 respectively. The Barometer, also on page 3, lists WTI Crude at $5…
A cursory glance at The Diff. on page 3 of our April 2019 issue shows the New York Harbor price for No. 2 Fuel Oil and No. 2 ULSD resting comfortably just under $2.00, at $1.977… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/risks-returns/

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