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Reversal of Fortune

A new era in propane transportation, supply and distribution in Minnesota dawned in May 2012. That’s when Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., announced the launch of its Cochin Reversal Project, which would see the reconfiguration of its Cochin pipeline …
A new era in propane transportation, supply and distribution in Minnesota dawned in May 2012. That’s when Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., announced the launch of its Cochin… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/reversal-fortune/

NORA Develops FSA Calculator 2.0

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) is launching a new version of its Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator, which can help customers see beyond Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) numbers and appreciate the real cost savings that a new oil-fir…
The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) is launching a new version of its Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator, which can help customers see beyond Annual Fuel Utilization… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-develops-fsa-calculator-20/

Grow Your Business Your Way

Marketing and advertising are terms we all know, but what do they really mean to any given energy marketer or home comfort provider? In the second installment of this two-part look at innovative company marketing, the focus is on customization.
Marketing and advertising are terms we all know, but what do they really mean to any given energy marketer or home comfort provider? In the second installment of this two-part… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/grow-your-business-your-way/

One Voice for Oilheat

Michael Estes, owner of Estes Oil & Propane, in York, ME, is the new Chairman of the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI).
Michael Estes, owner of Estes Oil & Propane, in York, ME, is the new Chairman of the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI). After serving two years as First Vice Chairman, he succeeds… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/one-voice-oilheat/

VISIONS Conference Brings Marketers Together

NEFI Visions 2016 drew hundreds of energy marketers to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, for two interesting days of education and networking. Hosted by New England Fuel Institute, the event received the support of many sponsors, including the Diamond S…
NEFI Visions 2016 drew hundreds of energy marketers to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, for two interesting days of education and networking. Hosted by New England Fuel… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/visions-conference-brings-marketers-together/

Proposed RFS Changes Draw Diverse Reactions

In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2017 renewable fuel standards (RFS) that would raise the amount of biofuels required to be blended into gasoline and diesel from 18.11 billion gallons in 2016 to 18.8 billion ga…
In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2017 renewable fuel standards (RFS) that would raise the amount of biofuels required to be blended… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/proposed-rfs-changes-draw-diverse-reactions/

Big Data Impacts Modern Forecasting Systems

It’s always a good idea to be prepared, but there’s no point in putting snow tires on your car if it’s not going to snow. And just because it’s December, it doesn’t mean you should wear a winter coat when it’s 70 degrees outside.
EDITOR’S NOTE: ADD Systems is sponsor of this OilandEnergyOnline.com post.   It’s always a good idea to be prepared, but there’s no point in putting snow tires on your car… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/big-data-impacts-modern-forecasting-systems/

Inside the Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Many carriers and drivers in the transportation industry have expressed opposition to the ELD mandate, concerned about the devices affect on their operations.
The transportation industry has been buzzing about the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for months now. Many carriers and drivers have expressed opposition to the mandate,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/inside-electronic-logging-device-mandate/

Five Ways to Streamline Fuel Delivery With GPS

Across energy markets, businesses are modernizing fleet management with technology to ensure first-rate transportation. In many instances, oil and gas fleets are responsible for transporting millions of dollars’ worth of propane, heating oil and diesel to…
Across energy markets, businesses are modernizing fleet management with technology to ensure first-rate transportation. In many instances, oil and gas fleets are responsible for… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/five-ways-streamline-fuel-delivery-gps/

NORA Revises Gold Technician Certification

Oilheat service technicians wishing to upgrade their National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) Silver Certification to the prestigious Gold level now have a revised and updated Gold program to follow.
Oilheat service technicians wishing to upgrade their National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) Silver Certification to the prestigious Gold level now have a revised and updated… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-revises-gold-technician-certification/

Prepare for New Overtime Rules

If you have salaried employees who are considered exempt from earning overtime pay, you need to know the rules are about to change.
If you have salaried employees who are considered exempt from earning overtime pay, you need to know the rules are about to change. The Department of Labor’s proposed changes… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/prepare-new-overtime-rules/

Heart & Mind

When a home comfort company excels at captivating and motivating buyers, it can grow its customer base, expand margins, and make money like never before.
When a home comfort company excels at captivating and motivating buyers, it can grow its customer base, expand margins, and make money like never before. If those outcomes… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heart-mind/

Saudi Arabia Damages OPEC’s Credibility

In late 2014, Saudi Arabia, and therefore OPEC, opted to maintain and even increase crude production levels in order to defend market share, even though oil prices would collapse. They dismissed the alternative, which was to decrease output and give up ma…
In late 2014, Saudi Arabia, and therefore OPEC, opted to maintain and even increase crude production levels in order to defend market share, even though oil prices would collapse.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/saudi-arabia-damages-opecs-credibility/

Fuel Transition Brings Challenges

As the heating oil industry continues its gradual march toward ultra low sulfur, fuel marketers must be ever more vigilant about protecting tanks and other equipment, according to fuel and tank experts. Energy marketers who distribute on-road and off-r…
As the heating oil industry continues its gradual march toward ultra low sulfur, fuel marketers must be ever more vigilant about protecting tanks and other equipment, according to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fuel-transition-brings-challenges/

REG Energy Services Brings Biodiesel Downstream

Renewable Energy Group, Inc., the nation's largest producer of biodiesel, is building a presence in the Northeast, where the majority of the nation’s heating oil is sold.
The nation’s largest producer of biodiesel is increasing its presence downstream and working to popularize biodiesel blending. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) is a publicly… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/reg-energy-services-brings-biodiesel-downstream/

Slipstream Premium Marine Fuel Stakes Territory in New Jersey

Advanced Fuel Solutions, Inc. (AFS) recently announced the addition of six New Jersey locations to its growing roster of marinas representing Slipstream® Premium Marine Fuel. The locations— Morrison’s Marina (Beach Haven), MarineMax (Somers Point), Cau…
Advanced Fuel Solutions, Inc. (AFS) recently announced the addition of six New Jersey locations to its growing roster of marinas representing Slipstream® Premium Marine Fuel.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/slipstream-premium-marine-fuel-stakes-territory-new-jersey/

Heil Unveils Latest Trailer Builds Featuring Civacon’s COPS at WPMA

Civacon, part of OPW, is proud to announce that Heil Trailer International, Cleveland, TN, unveiled a new truck and trailer at the recent Western Petroleum Marketers Association’s (WPMA) National Convention & Convenience Store Expo in Las Vegas, NV, that …
Civacon, part of OPW, is proud to announce that Heil Trailer International, Cleveland, TN, unveiled a new truck and trailer at the recent Western Petroleum Marketers Association’s… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heil-unveils-latest-trailer-builds-featuring-civacons-cops-wpma/

Know Your Risk Tolerance

Risk tolerance is the amount of margin you’re willing to put at risk for profit potential. You need to ask yourself how much margin you are willing to lose to cover operating expenses. A “quick and dirty” way to evaluate your risk tolerance is to ask, …
Risk tolerance is the amount of margin you’re willing to put at risk for profit potential. A “quick and dirty” way to evaluate your risk tolerance is to ask, “How much margin… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/know-your-risk-tolerance/

Impressive Launch for the Tesla Model 3

Even the most enthusiastic Tesla fans couldn’t have predicted the jaw-dropping demand for the new Model 3. About 400,000 people have slapped down a $1,000 deposit for an electric sedan that won’t go on sale for nearly two years. The Tesla Model 3 was one …
Even the most enthusiastic Tesla fans couldn’t have predicted the jaw-dropping demand for the new Model 3. About 400,000 people have slapped down a $1,000 deposit for an electric… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/impressive-launch-tesla-model-3/

AFC First Merges With Renew Financial

A Pennsylvania-based finance company that serves the residential heating and cooling industry is enhancing its HVAC lending programs after merging with an innovative California lender best known for its work in residential solar energy financing.
A Pennsylvania-based finance company that serves the residential heating and cooling industry is enhancing its HVAC lending programs after merging with an innovative California… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/afc-first-merges-renew-financial/

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