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Should We Promote Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps are going through a period of innovation including more widespread availability of ductless, cold climate and gas-fired heat pumps and higher minimum efficiency standards.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is adapted from a May 4, 2016 blog post by the  American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and is reprinted with permission. Heat pumps are… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/should-we-promote-heat-pumps/

The VIP Treatment

When Kauffman Gas gets a new account, they aim to keep it. The Atglen, PA, propane company places top priority on reliable customer service and avoids problems at all costs, particularly fuel run-outs.
When Kauffman Gas gets a new account, they aim to keep it. The Atglen, PA, propane company places top priority on reliable customer service and avoids problems at all costs,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/vip-treatment/

New Frontiers in Fuel Delivery

As Scully Signal Co. celebrates its 80th anniversary, it is engaging with customers and investing in engineering to help fuel distributors pursue new opportunities. Executive Vice President Katrina Scully Ohl, granddaughter of company founder Frank Scu…
As Scully Signal Co. celebrates its 80th anniversary, it is engaging with customers and investing in engineering to help fuel distributors pursue new opportunities. Executive… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-frontiers-fuel-delivery/

Stay on Top of Vehicle Maintenance with Telematics

Maintaining a properly functioning fleet is a vital part of operations for companies in the oil and propane industries, and regular vehicle maintenance plays an important role in keeping vehicles running efficiently.
Maintaining a properly functioning fleet is a vital part of operations for companies in the oil and propane industries, and regular vehicle maintenance plays an important role in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/stay-top-vehicle-maintenance-telematics/

Propane Industry Launches $10 Million Consumer Campaign

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently launched a nationwide multimedia campaign aimed at improving consumer perceptions of propane. The PROUDLY PROPANE Clean American Energy™ campaign features a character called Blue the Dog, “who has l…
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently launched a nationwide multimedia campaign aimed at improving consumer perceptions of propane. The PROUDLY PROPANE Clean… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-industry-launches-10-million-consumer-campaign/

‘Non-Negative’ Results Require Proper Handling

All Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated businesses that operate vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or Combination Weight Rating of at least 26,001 pounds are required to have a Drug & Alcohol Testing Program in place.
As addressed in previous articles, all Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated businesses that operate vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or Combination Weight… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/non-negative-results-require-proper-handling/

The Hole in the Ozone Is Getting Smaller

You remember the hole in the ozone, right? Well, scientists at MIT say they have identified the “first fingerprints of healing” of the ozone layer over the Antarctic. In a paper published in the journal Science, researchers say the hole is definitely g…
You remember the hole in the ozone, right? Well, scientists at MIT say they have identified the “first fingerprints of healing” of the ozone layer over the Antarctic. In a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hole-ozone-getting-smaller/

Italy’s Banking Crisis Is a Looming Threat

About two months ago, markets were shocked to see the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union. Be prepared, because more calamities could be on the way in Europe.
About two months ago, markets were shocked to see the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union. Be prepared, because more calamities could be on the way in Europe.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/italys-banking-crisis-looming-threat/

Test Fuel to Protect Equipment

The microbes that can infect fuel sources are a naturally occurring phenomenon. The change in diesel fuel specifications with the addition of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) and the reduction of sulfur make diesel more susceptible to attack by microorgani…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was submitted by Conidia (www.conidia.com), a marketer of fuel testing kits. The microbes that can infect fuel sources are a naturally occurring… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/test-fuel-protect-equipment/

NEFI, PMAA Urge CFTC Not to Cede Authority

When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act in 2010, it mandated that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reform the commodities marketplace by improving market oversight. In the six years since then, the CFTC has failed to…
When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act in 2010, it mandated that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reform the commodities marketplace by… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-pmaa-urge-cftc-not-cede-authority/

10 Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd

Every business needs to connect with customers and prospects to be able to motivate them to buy. In the realms of deliverable fuel and home comfort, customer preferences are evolving rapidly, and it takes tremendous flexibility and agility to anticipate c…
Every business needs to connect with customers and prospects to be able to motivate them to buy. In the realms of deliverable fuel and home comfort, customer preferences are… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/10-ways-stand-out-crowd/

Massachusetts Could Give Bioheat a Boost

Massachusetts Oilheat Marketers could soon benefit from new state regulations that incentivize the use of biodiesel as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The state Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is currently developing regulations that …
Massachusetts Oilheat Marketers could soon benefit from new state regulations that incentivize the use of biodiesel as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The state… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-could-give-bioheat-boost/

Leaps of Faith

Long Island energy marketer Raymond Hart and his family have come a long way since 1978. Hart entered the heating oil industry as a one-truck operator who made deliveries himself after finishing his day’s work at his gas station. Today, his family runs…
Long Island energy marketer Raymond Hart and his family have come a long way since 1978. Hart entered the heating oil industry as a one-truck operator who made deliveries… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/leaps-faith/

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