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Prepare for Anything and Everything

Most of my clients have made money in the retail heating oil business over the last 12-plus months, and it’s no surprise. Two years of low product prices with plentiful supply, a “once in 100 years” winter last year that carried cold temperatures well int…
Most of my clients have made money in the retail heating oil business over the last 12-plus months, and it’s no surprise. Two years of low product prices with plentiful supply, a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/prepare-anything-and-everything/

Picking the Brains of Smart Thermostats

Right now, in homes and businesses all across the country, thermostats are thinking for themselves. They’re not merely following pre-set schedules to switch on and off at certain times of the day; they’re constantly sensing conditions inside and outside o…
Right now, in homes and businesses all across the country, thermostats are thinking for themselves. They’re not merely following pre-set schedules to switch on and off at certain… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/picking-brains-smart-thermostats/

Take Control of Sales and Marketing

Great software can change the trajectory of your sales. If you feel frustration watching leads disappear, waiting for sales updates, or wondering about a marketing campaign, it’s time for better technology.
Each new year seems to bring a new set of daunting challenges, and it’s important for home comfort marketers to raise their game and take advantage of technologies that can… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/take-control-sales-and-marketing/

Associations Offer NORA-Funded Consumer Rebates

Several state and regional associations have launched NORA-funded consumer rebates using a new rebate management program that streamlines the tasks related to tracking, reviewing and submitting rebates for funding. The National Oilheat Research Alliance r…
Several state and regional associations have launched NORA-funded consumer rebates using a new rebate management program that streamlines the tasks related to tracking, reviewing… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/associations-offer-nora-funded-consumer-rebates/

Mass. Attorney General Will Challenge Natural Gas Pipeline Easement

Mass AG Healey intends to defend the state against a lawsuit by a gas pipeline developer who seeks to override a protection afforded by the state’s Constitution.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey intends to defend the state against a lawsuit by a gas pipeline developer who seeks to tear up a state forest and override a protection… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mass-attorney-general-will-challenge-natural-gas-pipeline-easement/

The Benefits of an Integrated Mobile Solution

What’s the difference between interfacing and integrating? A mobile solution that gets you through the day and one that gets the job done right.
EDITOR’S NOTE: ADD Systems is sponsor of this OilandEnergyOnline.com post.   What’s the difference between interfacing and integrating? A mobile solution that gets you… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/benefits-integrated-mobile-solution/

Fossil Fuels Get a Bad Rap

No two energy companies are the same, and factors such as ownership, location and philosophy help decide the direction and fortunes of each business. Like many heating oil companies, Northboro Oil Co. is a family-owned, full-service operation that has div…
No two energy companies are the same, and factors such as ownership, location and philosophy help decide the direction and fortunes of each business. Like many heating oil… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fossil-fuels-get-bad-rap/

Biodiesel Blend Margins – The Art and The Science

The distribution of biodiesel-blended fuel has grown dramatically over the past 15 years in the heating oil sector. There are important, positive attributes of biodiesel-blended fuels such as reduced toxic emissions; a cleaner and better performing fuel; …
EDITOR’S NOTE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of New England Fuel Institute.  … https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-blend-margins-art-and-science/

Biodiesel Industry Is Buoyant About 2016

It was only 23 years ago that a University of Missouri researcher first powered a pickup truck on oil squeezed from soybeans, and the National Soy Diesel Development Board, today known as the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), was formed with seven members f…
It was only 23 years ago that a University of Missouri researcher first powered a pickup truck on oil squeezed from soybeans, and the National Soy Diesel Development Board, today… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-industry-buoyant-about-2016/

Customers Crave a Great Online Experience

Technology is delivering essential tools for energy marketers to improve company performance, such as advanced back office software that puts data and reports at the fingertips of any company employee.
Technology is delivering essential tools for energy marketers to improve company performance, such as advanced back office software that puts data and reports at the fingertips of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/customers-crave-great-online-experience/

Secure Your Data Like It Was Your Home

Energy marketers need to store and move a lot of data in electronic formats to meet today’s customer service expectations and operate their businesses efficiently.
Energy marketers need to store and move a lot of data in electronic formats to meet today’s customer service expectations and operate their businesses efficiently. An… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/secure-your-data-it-was-your-home/

The Time Is Right for More Storage

There seems to be plenty of propane to go around this heating season, but then again this winter has been quite a bit warmer than average in most parts of the country. Would there have been enough propane if this winter was more like the one we had the la…
There seems to be plenty of propane to go around this heating season, but then again this winter has been quite a bit warmer than average in most parts of the country. Would there… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/time-right-more-storage/

Depreciation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

When you purchase new equipment or make improvements to your company’s facility, it is almost always best if you can take a tax deduction as soon as possible, preferably on your very next tax return. But that has not always been the case. Some capital inv…
When you purchase new equipment or make improvements to your company’s facility, it is almost always best if you can take a tax deduction as soon as possible, preferably on your… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/depreciation-yesterday-today-and-tomorrow/

Eliminating Crude Oil Overproduction

It’s well known that in response to the U.S. shale oil boom, OPEC (more specifically, Saudi Arabia) opted to eschew production cuts that would support prices. They chose instead to maintain output, preserve market share and allow prices to fall, for the p…
It’s well known that in response to the U.S. shale oil boom, OPEC (more specifically, Saudi Arabia) opted to eschew production cuts that would support prices. They chose instead… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eliminating-crude-oil-overproduction/

Credit Card Skimming Is on the Rise

Credit card thieves are increasingly targeting gas station dispensers, and a California-based security company is offering replacement locks that make dispensers more secure and thwart credit card theft. The gas station credit card scams use “skimming”…
Credit card thieves are increasingly targeting gas station dispensers, and a California-based security company is offering replacement locks that make dispensers more secure and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/credit-card-skimming-rise/

NEFI Committee Monitors Key Issues

The New England Fuel Institute (NEFI) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) recently received a comprehensive report from NEFI staff about important policy issues facing the heating oil industry.
The New England Fuel Institute (NEFI) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) recently received a comprehensive report from NEFI staff about important policy issues facing the heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-committee-monitors-key-issues/

Renewables Are Changing the Energy Mix

Wind and solar are getting less expensive, helping renewables experience a real growth spurt in installations during 2015. Overall, renewable energy did pretty well last year. It was a record-breaking year for corporations like Amazon, Google, Microsof…
Wind and solar are getting less expensive, helping renewables experience a real growth spurt in installations during 2015. Overall, renewable energy did pretty well last year.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewables-are-changing-energy-mix/

Keep Strong Documentation on Drivers

Many motor carriers assume that as long as their business doesn’t employ CDL drivers who operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of over 26,000 pounds, that the Federal M…
Many motor carriers assume that as long as their business doesn’t employ CDL drivers who operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/keep-strong-documentation-drivers/

Biodiesel 2016 – Strength & Certainty

In 2015, the U.S. biodiesel market showed itself to be as unpredictable as we have seen in several years. Even with its unpredictability, the net effect was an industry that was aggressively determined and tenacious as ever, navigating the uncertainties o…
In 2015, the U.S. biodiesel market showed itself to be as unpredictable as we have seen in several years. Even with its unpredictability, the net effect was an industry that was… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-2016-strength-certainty/

Sizing Up the Federal Budget Deal

As 2015 came to a close, Congress approved a $1.8 trillion year-end spending and tax deal that funds the federal government through September 30, 2016 and extends or makes permanent scores of tax incentives for corporations and individuals. President Obam…
As 2015 came to a close, Congress approved a $1.8 trillion year-end spending and tax deal that funds the federal government through September 30, 2016 and extends or makes… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sizing-federal-budget-deal/

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