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Biodiesel Blenders Tax Credit Survives Year-End Deal

Moments ago the United States Senate gave final approval to a massive year-end spending and tax deal that funds the federal government through September, 2016 and extends or makes permanent scores of tax incentives for corporations and individuals. Presid…
EDITOR’S NOTE: New England Fuel Institute today released the following recap of the year-end spending and tax bill approved by Congress. Moments ago the United States Senate… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-blenders-tax-credit-survives-year-end-deal/

New Study Says Region Doesn’t Need New Gas Pipelines

It looks like New England doesn’t need new natural gas pipelines after all. After a multi-year pro-pipeline propaganda blitz by the natural gas industry and its allies in the government and regulatory sectors, a new study commissioned by Massachusetts …
It looks like New England doesn’t need new natural gas pipelines after all. After a multi-year pro-pipeline propaganda blitz by the natural gas industry and its allies in the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-study-says-region-doesnt-need-new-gas-pipelines/

Oilheat Associations Challenge Utility Projects

Heating oil associations are continuing to challenge the aggressive expansionist policies of natural gas utilities across New England.
Heating oil associations are continuing to challenge the aggressive expansionist policies of natural gas utilities across New England. The Connecticut Energy Marketers… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oilheat-associations-challenge-utility-projects/

Massachusetts Company Sells Advanced Oil Spill Solutions

A Massachusetts company is selling a high-tech line of oil-absorbing products for cleaning up spills large and small. OPFLEX Environmental Technologies, of West Hyannisport, MA, has developed a foam cell material that absorbs oil but not water, which m…
A Massachusetts company is selling a high-tech line of oil-absorbing products for cleaning up spills large and small. OPFLEX Environmental Technologies, of West Hyannisport,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-company-sells-advanced-oil-spill-solutions/

NYC Recommends New Policies and Procedures in Wake of Probe

Several New York City agencies recently issued a report on schemes allegedly used by delivery companies to defraud heating oil customers, including city agencies. The report follows a two-year investigation that yielded indictments of nine fuel delivery c…
Several New York City agencies recently issued a report on schemes allegedly used by delivery companies to defraud heating oil customers, including city agencies. The report… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyc-recommends-new-policies-and-procedures-wake-probe/

Learning the Science of Bioheat® Fuel

The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is helping a teacher in Bronx, NY, incorporate clean-burning Bioheat® fuel as a teaching tool in an interdisciplinary approach to HVAC training. Pete Gonzalez is teaching the science of Bioheat® fuel – as we…
The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is helping a teacher in Bronx, NY, incorporate clean-burning Bioheat® fuel as a teaching tool in an interdisciplinary approach to HVAC… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/learning-science-bioheat-fuel/

Know Your Drug & Alcohol Test Procedures

Most Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated businesses understand whe or if they are required to “get their drivers drug tested.” Here's what they need to know. However, there are many components of a compliant DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program …
Most 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 or who… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/know-your-drug-alcohol-test-procedures/

Massachusetts Again Leads Way in Energy Efficiency

For the fifth straight year, Massachusetts was named the national leader in energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in its ninth annual state scorecard. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker praised t…
For the fifth straight year, Massachusetts was named the national leader in energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in its… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-again-leads-way-energy-efficiency/

Dealers See Small Changes as LIHEAP Season Begins

The U.S. Department of HHS has released $3 billion in funding for LIHEAP and dealers in a few states are seeing minor tweaks to their programs.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released $3 billion in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and dealers in a few states… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dealers-see-small-changes-liheap-season-begins/

Use Online Reviews and Testimonials to Your Advantage

Can customers and prospects in your local market differentiate between your company and its competitors?
Can customers and prospects in your local market differentiate between your company and its competitors? Yes, they can, provided you are taking proactive steps to set yourself… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/use-online-reviews-and-testimonials-your-advantage/

Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates This Year?

If you sell a dollar-denominated commodity, as oil product retailers do, your business is affected by whether or not the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates. If they do, the U.S. dollar strengthens, likely resulting in lower oil product prices.
If you sell a dollar-denominated commodity, as oil product retailers do, your business is affected by whether or not the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates. If they do, the U.S.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/will-fed-raise-interest-rates-year/

Avoid Hiccups With Card-on-File Customers

Energy marketers can improve customer service and eliminate a troubling bump in the customer relations road by automatically updating credit card information when it changes—without having to interrupt the customer.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog post is sponsored by Avatas. Energy marketers can improve customer service and eliminate a troubling bump in the customer relations road by… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/avoid-hiccups-card-file-customers/

REG Voices Support for New Biomass-Based Diesel Volumes

Daniel J. Oh, President and CEO of REG, expressed gratitude to the EPA and others for increasing U.S. biomass-based diesel volumes under the final Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rule.
Daniel J. Oh, President and CEO of Renewable Energy Group, Inc., recently expressed gratitude to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and others for increasing U.S.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/reg-voices-support-new-biomass-based-diesel-volumes/

The Perils of Pricing for Heating & Cooling Contractors

Jim D’Amico, President of Profit Strategies Inc., has an interesting post on the Coolfront blog about the challenges of pricing jobs for customers using traditional time and materials methods. Entitled The Dirty Dozen of Time & Materials Pricing – Is It H…
Jim D’Amico, President of Profit Strategies Inc., has an interesting post on the Coolfront blog about the challenges of pricing jobs for customers using traditional time and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/perils-pricing-heating-cooling-contractors/

NYOHA Helps NYC Students Learn the Science of Bioheat® Fuel

The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is helping a teacher in Bronx, NY, incorporate clean-burning Bioheat® fuel as a teaching tool in an interdisciplinary approach to HVAC training.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2015 NYOHA Helps NYC Students Learn the Science of Bioheat® Fuel NYOHA supports interdisciplinary program at Bronx Design and Construction… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyoha-helps-nyc-students-learn-science-bioheat-fuel/

Bagioni: Record El Niño Could Make Winter a ‘Wild Ride’

Meteorologists worldwide are talking about the powerful El Niño that has formed over the Pacific Ocean and saying it will drive this winter’s weather across the United States.
Meteorologists worldwide are talking about the powerful El Niño that has formed over the Pacific Ocean and saying it will drive this winter’s weather across the United States.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bagioni-record-el-nino-could-make-winter-wild-ride/

New Study Raises Doubts About Gas Pipeline Projects

It looks like Massachusetts doesn’t need new natural gas pipelines after all. After a multi-year propaganda blitz by the natural gas industry and its allies in the government and regulatory sectors, a new study commissioned by Massachusetts Attorney Ge…
It looks like Massachusetts doesn’t need new natural gas pipelines after all. After a multi-year propaganda blitz by the natural gas industry and its allies in the government… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-study-raises-doubts-about-gas-pipeline-projects/

MA Attorney General Says Region Does Not Need More Natural Gas

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that a study has determined that the region is unlikely to face electric reliability issues in the next 15 years.
EDITORS NOTE: The following is a press release from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ma-attorney-general-says-region-does-not-need-more-natural-gas/

Massachusetts Association Applauds Gas Pipeline Report

Following an extensive study of the New England region’s energy needs, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that the region does not need new natural gas pipelines to meet New England’s electricity demands. Her study “found that thr…
EDITORS NOTE: The following is a press release by the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association. Following an extensive study of the New England region’s energy needs,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-association-applauds-gas-pipeline-report/

Carbon Taxes and Real Life

There is a movement afoot in Vermont to tax carbon-intensive fuels, and the Executive Director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association is not a fan. In an interview this morning with Oil & Energy, Matt Cota said legislators in the Green Mountain State …
There is a movement afoot in Vermont to tax carbon-intensive fuels, and the Executive Director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association is not a fan. In an interview this… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/carbon-taxes-and-real-life/

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