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PERC Revises Gas Check Program

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently completed a revision to the Gas Check safety program to better support dealers in protecting customers and managing risks. Gas Check is a PERC program that provides the propane industry with volu…
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently completed a revision to the Gas Check safety program to better support dealers in protecting customers and managing risks.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/perc-revises-gas-check-program/

Dynamics of Supply, Production and Inventory Are in Play

At the time of this writing in early April, a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil producers was scheduled for the 17th of the month, to take place in Doha, Qatar. This April meeting followed an earlier,…
At the time of this writing in early April, a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil producers was scheduled for the 17th of the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dynamics-supply-production-and-inventory-are-play/

Kinder Morgan Abandons Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline

The Oilheat industry is facing a little less pressure now following last month’s decision by Kinder Morgan to abandon the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED), which would have brought natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylva…
The Oilheat industry is facing a little less pressure now following last month’s decision by Kinder Morgan to abandon the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED), which… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/kinder-morgan-abandons-northeast-energy-direct-pipeline/

OHCC, NYOHA and NORA Open Shared Facility

The heating oil industry has a place to call home in New York. The New York Oil Heating Association, the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the National Oilheat Research Alliance held an open house last month for their new shared facility in Plainview, NY.
The heating oil industry has a place to call home in New York. The New York Oil Heating Association, the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the National Oilheat Research Alliance held… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ohcc-nyoha-and-nora-open-shared-facility/

NORA Solicits Proposals for R&D Funding

The National Oilheat Research Alliance is soliciting proposals in several categories for research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects that qualify for NORA funding. NORA recently issued its first Program Opportunity Notice (PON) of 2016, see…
The National Oilheat Research Alliance is soliciting proposals in several categories for research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects that qualify for NORA funding.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-solicits-proposals-rd-funding/

Feeding the Talent Pipeline

Keeping a service team staffed with skilled technicians is a daunting challenge for some Oilheat companies. Many top technicians are nearing retirement age, and the ambitious, young technical minds that could replace them often gravitate to other industri…
Keeping a service team staffed with skilled technicians is a daunting challenge for some Oilheat companies. Many top technicians are nearing retirement age, and the ambitious,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/feeding-talent-pipeline/

With This Message, We Can Win

It’s time for Oilheat to make some noise. The tables have turned dramatically in the Oilheat vs. natural gas debate, and last month’s news that Kinder Morgan is walking away from the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline only strengthens Oilheat…
It’s time for Oilheat to make some noise. The tables have turned dramatically in the Oilheat vs. natural gas debate, and last month’s news that Kinder Morgan is walking away… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/message-we-can-win/

Pursue Real Gains in Productivity, and Don’t Fall for Buzz Words

Look for greater productivity from your software and ignore sales-rep buzz words.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This post is sponsored by Cargas Energy, which also sponsors Propane Intel. This is the first of two posts on the topic Productivity Redefined.   Software… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pursue-real-gains-productivity-and-dont-fall-buzz-words/

Opposition to Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline Pays Off

The Oilheat industry is facing a little less pressure now following last month’s decision by Kinder Morgan to abandon the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED).
The Oilheat industry is facing a little less pressure now following last month’s decision by Kinder Morganto abandon the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED), which… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/opposition-northeast-energy-direct-pipeline-pays/

International Roadcheck is Coming: Are You Ready?

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is planning its annual roadside inspection blitz June 7-9. Foley Carrier Services has advice on how companies can prepare their drivers.
Commercial drivers beware! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is planning its annual roadside inspection blitz June 7-9. Foley Carrier Services has a new blog post… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/international-roadcheck-coming-are-you-ready/

More Bioheat Is Good for New York City

New York City has transitioned to a new grade of clean-burning heating oil in recent years, and is looing to increase the rate of biodiesel blending to reduce emissions even further. The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is spreading the word to fi…
New York City has transitioned to a new grade of clean-burning heating oil in recent years, and is looing to increase the rate of biodiesel blending to reduce emissions even… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/more-bioheat-good-new-york-city/

OHCC, NYOHA and NORA Celebrate Opening of Research and Training Center

The heating oil industry now has a place to call home in New York. The New York Oil Heating Association, the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the National Oilheat Research Alliance held a grand opening yesterday for their new shared facility in Plainview, NY…
The heating oil industry now has a place to call home in New York. The New York Oil Heating Association, the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the National Oilheat Research Alliance… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ohcc-nyoha-and-nora-celebrate-opening-research-and-training-center/

Risk Spectrum Has New Look

Price volatility is a concern that never goes away for energy marketers. Risk looks different in 2016 with oil prices recently dropping to 13-year lows and strong indications that inventory overhang will keep prices depressed in 2016. Another ever-present…
Price volatility is a concern that never goes away for energy marketers. Risk looks different in 2016 with oil prices recently dropping to 13-year lows and strong indications that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/risk-spectrum-has-new-look/

Burning Ambition

A New Hampshire startup has bold ambitions to revolutionize the heating industry with a new oil burner that is said to reduce fuel consumption while cutting carbon dioxide emissions and virtually eliminating smoke and soot. Eco-Burners LLC recently intro…
A New Hampshire startup has bold ambitions to revolutionize the heating industry with a new oil burner that is said to reduce fuel consumption while cutting carbon dioxide… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/burning-ambition/

NORA Opens Facility With OHCC and NYOHA

The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the New York Oil Heating Association, recently opened the new Research and Education Center in Plainview, NY. Dr. Thomas Butcher, who has performed much of the Oilh…
The National Oilheat Research Alliance, in partnership with the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the New York Oil Heating Association, recently opened the new Research and Education… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-opens-facility-ohcc-and-nyoha/

LNG Export Agenda Enflames Opponents

From the Berkshires to Boston, activists are mobilizing against the construction of a pipeline that would bring fracked natural gas from the Marcellus Shale fields of Pennsylvania to New England, according to a recent report by WBUR radio in Boston. Th…
From the Berkshires to Boston, activists are mobilizing against the construction of a pipeline that would bring fracked natural gas from the Marcellus Shale fields of Pennsylvania… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lng-export-agenda-enflames-opponents/

Commodity Market Guardians Lambaste Report

Opponents of commodity market position limits recently tried to use an agency advisory committee to advance their anti-oversight agenda but drew pointed criticism from key advocates of market fairness. Chris Giancarlo, a Republican member of Commodity …
Opponents of commodity market position limits recently tried to use an agency advisory committee to advance their anti-oversight agenda but drew pointed criticism from key… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/commodity-market-guardians-lambaste-report/

Hazmat Requirements Are Demanding and Detailed

With so much focus on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) regarding issues such as Hours-of-Service and Drug & Alcohol Testing, it’s easy to forget that hazmat carriers have their very own set of regulations to comply with.
With so much focus on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) regarding issues such as Hours-of-Service and Drug & Alcohol Testing, it’s easy to forget that hazmat… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hazmat-requirements-are-demanding-and-detailed/

Pursuing the ‘Holy Grails’ of Battery Tech

It’s been a pretty impressive year for energy storage. Batteries are getting cheaper, there was a huge jump in grid-scale installs, and there are several promising breakthroughs in new technologies. That’s all exciting news for some of the big name compan…
It’s been a pretty impressive year for energy storage. Batteries are getting cheaper, there was a huge jump in grid-scale installs, and there are several promising breakthroughs… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pursuing-holy-grails-battery-tech/

Signs Emerge of an Oil Recovery

Many oil market observers are wondering if the current price slide of almost two years has reached a bottom or is close to doing so? Of course only hindsight can answer that question, but the first signs of a recovery are emerging. For instance, motor fue…
Many oil market observers are wondering if the current price slide of almost two years has reached a bottom or is close to doing so? Of course only hindsight can answer that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/signs-emerge-oil-recovery/

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