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Mid-Term 2018 Election Outlook & Impact on the Industry

Oil & Energy takes a look at how the 2018 election could affect the liquid heating fuels industry.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. All 435 members of the House of Representatives, and 33 out of 100 Senators are on the ballot this year. At the state level, 39… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mid-term-2018-election-outlook-impact-industry/

Renewing or Refining the RFS

The first Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS1, was passed into law as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded into RFS2 with the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. As chief counsel at the Senate Committee on Environment a…
The first Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS1, was passed into law as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded into RFS2 with the passage of the Energy Independence and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewing-or-refining-rfs/

New England Grid Needs Broader Market Changes to Address Fuel Security

In a region that is already fuel-constrained, the lack of regional energy infrastructure in the Northeast has residents paying some of the highest electricity rates in the country. Now, New England’s grid could be at risk of losing two of its major energy…
In a region that is already fuel-constrained, the lack of regional energy infrastructure in the Northeast has residents paying some of the highest electricity rates in the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-england-grid-needs-broader-market-changes-address-fuel-security/

Year-Round E15 and Small Refinery Waivers

These are challenging times for American farmers. Low commodity prices, plummeting RIN values, and the prospect of trade wars are taking a toll on the agriculture economy. In June, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spent time with farm groups and ethanol pro…
These are challenging times for American farmers. Low commodity prices, plummeting RIN values, and the prospect of trade wars are taking a toll on the agriculture economy. In… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/year-round-e15-and-small-refinery-waivers/

“We Have Unity”

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has officially ceased its nearly-decade-old effort to convert the $1-per-gallon Biodiesel Tax Credit (BTC) from a blender credit to a producer credit. Reuters broke the news on May 25, 2018, though Oil & Energy and ot…
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has officially ceased its nearly-decade-old effort to convert the $1-per-gallon Biodiesel Tax Credit (BTC) from a blender credit to a producer… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/we-have-unity/

Propane Industry Supports Fair Legislation for Emergency Deliveries

The story of old man winter tightening product flow for the deliverable fuels industry is well documented and bears not repeating here. However, one plot point that has shifted in recent years is consumer response to runouts and delivery delays.
The story of old man winter tightening product flow for the deliverable fuels industry is well documented and bears not repeating here. However, one plot point that has shifted in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-industry-supports-fair-legislation-emergency-deliveries/

What is “Clean” in 2018?

Recent changes in state marijuana laws and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules related to the use of synthetic opioids have raised some serious questions among commercial drivers and their employers. Which drugs are allowed with a pr…
Recent changes in state marijuana laws and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules related to the use of synthetic opioids have raised some serious questions… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-clean-2018/

Congress Calls for Additional SPR Sales

Recent legislation has directed the sale of more than 100 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in U.S. government fiscal years (FY) 2022 through 2027.
The following article originally appeared in the February 21 edition of Today In Energy, published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, under the heading, “Recent… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/congress-calls-additional-spr-sales/

FERC Shows Its Hand

On February 27, FERC issued an official news release stating that a staff inquiry had found “no evidence of anticompetitive withholding of natural gas pipeline capacity on Algonquin Gas Transmission.”
Report Finds “No Evidence” of Capacity Withholding in New England On February 27, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an official news release stating that a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ferc-shows-its-hand/

MEMA & DOER Present Webinar on Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) presented a webinar by DOER titled “Biofuels in the Massachusetts Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.” Over 110 indivi…
On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) presented a webinar by DOER titled “Biofuels in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mema-doer-present-webinar-alternative-energy-portfolio-standard/

Tariffs Stymie Biodiesel Imports

Domestic Producers Look to Fill Gaps in Supply Chain
Domestic Producers Look to Fill Gaps in Supply Chain It doesn’t take special glasses to see a correlation between the imposition of tariffs on Argentinian biodiesel imported into… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tariffs-stymie-biodiesel-imports/

December’s Drilling De-Regulations

On December 7, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) received a stop-work order from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEEE), suspending a study of the bureau’s offshore …
On December 7, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) received a stop-work order from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/decembers-drilling-de-regulations/

Massachusetts Looks Ahead to APS Rollout

By this time next year (or maybe sooner), Massachusetts retailers selling bio-blended heating oil could potentially be collecting financial incentives as high as 65 cents per gallon of biodiesel delivered to their customers. To get to the “why” and “how” …
By this time next year (or maybe sooner), Massachusetts retailers selling bio-blended heating oil could potentially be collecting financial incentives as high as 65 cents per… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-looks-ahead-aps-rollout/

NY Governor Signs Downstate B5 Law

With more than 1.8 million oil-heated homes, New York has the largest heating oil market of any state in the country. Consisting of Westchester County, New York City, Nassau County, and Suffolk County, the downstate region alone contains more than 1.3 mil…
Legislation takes effect July 1, 2018 With more than 1.8 million oil-heated homes, New York has the largest heating oil market of any state in the country. Consisting of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ny-governor-signs-downstate-b5-law/

Deliverable Fuels Industry Weathers a Busy Hurricane Season

Regional and state associations help preserve the calm through the storms In a sense, the Northeast’s energy marketers are already in the disaster management business. Called on to complete emergency deliveries and repairs during cold New England nights …
Regional and state associations help preserve the calm through the storms In a sense, the Northeast’s energy marketers are already in the disaster management business. Called on… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/deliverable-fuels-industry-weathers-busy-hurricane-season/

The RFS In Perspective

Industry stakeholders react to EPA’s recent proposal and other developments
Industry stakeholders react to EPA’s recent proposal and other developments It’s been some summer for the renewable fuels industry — rule proposals, public hearings,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rfs-perspective/

CEMA Answers the Call

The organization’s president, Chris Herb speaks with Oil & Energy Chris Herb didn’t exactly take a conventional path to his industry leadership role, but you would be hard-pressed to find someone in the state of Connecticut who has worked as effectively …
The organization’s president, Chris Herb speaks with Oil & Energy Chris Herb didn’t exactly take a conventional path to his industry leadership role, but you would be… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/cema-answers-call/

Clearing the Air on Vermont’s AST Regulations

New regulations are coming for owners of heating oil and kerosene storage tanks in Vermont, as well as for the fuel dealers who fill them. 7
VFDA Executive Director Matt Cota explains the state’s updated oil tank regulations New regulations are coming for owners of heating oil and kerosene storage tanks in Vermont, as… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/clearing-air-vermonts-ast-regulations/

Toms on Trump

NEFI EXPO speaker Tom Tubman and EEE keynote speaker Tom Kloza offer insights on the Commander in Chief’s energy policy and its possible implications.
NEFI EXPO speaker Tom Tubman and EEE keynote speaker Tom Kloza offer insights on the Commander in Chief’s energy policy and its possible implications. It takes character to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/toms-trump/

Keeping Energy Dollars from Leaving the State Economy

State economic engines are getting a real boost from energy efficiency programs. Each year, states spend billions on energy, and energy efficiency is helping them recapture some of those dollars. Lower energy bills put money in the ratepayer’s pocket, and…
State economic engines are getting a real boost from energy efficiency programs. Each year, states spend billions on energy, and energy efficiency is helping them recapture some… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/keeping-energy-dollars-leaving-state-economy/

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