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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/

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/

Oil Dealers Seize the Moment to Assail Pro-Gas Policy

Connecticut’s independent marketers of Oilheat and Bioheat® Fuel have seen more than enough of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s aggressive, pro-natural gas energy policy.
Connecticut’s independent marketers of Oilheat and Bioheat® Fuel have seen more than enough of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s aggressive, pro-natural gas energy policy. With new… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oil-dealers-seize-moment-assail-pro-gas-policy/

States Prepare for Climate Change

Different states have different levels of climate change risks, and some are better prepared than others. A comprehensive analysis done by Climate Central and ICF International, States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card, offers some insight as to…
Different states have different levels of climate change risks, and some are better prepared than others. A comprehensive analysis done by Climate Central and ICF… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/states-prepare-climate-change/

Oil Dealers Seize the Moment to Assail Pro-Natural Gas Policy

Connecticut’s independent marketers of Oilheat and Bioheat® Fuel have seen more than enough of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s aggressive, pro-natural gas energy policy. With new developments and information contradicting every purported advantage of natural…
Connecticut’s independent marketers of Oilheat and Bioheat® Fuel have seen more than enough of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s aggressive, pro-natural gas energy policy. With new… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oil-dealers-seize-moment-assail-pro-natural-gas-policy/

EPA Finalizes RFS Obligations

In late November, EPA released its final Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) numbers for 2014, 2015 and 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), increasing some of the renewable fuels volumes proposed back in May 2015. The agency said it formulated …
In late November, EPA released its final Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) numbers for 2014, 2015 and 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), increasing some of the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/epa-finalizes-rfs-obligations/

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/

Can EPA Get The RFS Back On Track?

Petroleum and ethanol industries take issue with new volume obligations
Petroleum and ethanol industries take issue with new volume obligations In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began taking comments on its recent Renewable… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/can-epa-get-rfs-back-track/

Can Hydropower and Fish Coexist?

Large dams are unpopular with environmentalists Hydropower is the nation’s most affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy source, accounting for about half of all renewable energy generation in the U.S. Unfortunately hydropower does come with some e…
Large dams are unpopular with environmentalists Hydropower is the nation’s most affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy source, accounting for about half of all renewable… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/can-hydropower-and-fish-coexist/

The Hours of Service Regulations – Here to Stay

Ever since the revised Hours of Service regulations went into effect in the summer of 2013, they have been the center of attention for most of the transportation industry. The rules, which govern the hours that drivers can operate, are complex and play a …
FMCSA plans some revisions Ever since the revised Hours of Service regulations went into effect in the summer of 2013, they have been the center of attention for most of the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hours-service-regulations-here-stay/

NEFI Works to Influence Government Policy

Government Affairs Committee reports on hot issues
Government Affairs Committee reports on hot issues Lawmakers and government agencies are pursuing numerous initiatives that could have serious consequences for fuel marketers,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-works-influence-government-policy/

FMCSA Incorporates Changes to Controversial CSA Program

Transportation policy continues to evolve
Transportation policy continues to evolve The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program continues to cause controversy. This… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fmcsa-incorporates-changes-controversial-csa-program/

NEFI Calls for Expanded Market Protections

Former chairman testifies before congressional subcommittee
Former chairman testifies before congressional subcommittee The New England Fuel Institute (NEFI) and the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) called for expansion… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-calls-expanded-market-protections/

Dissension Grows Over Biofuels Rules

Ethanol mandates come under fire
Ethanol mandates come under fire Any day now, the EPA will announce the volume requirements of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Most stakeholders believe the delay in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dissension-grows-over-biofuels-rules/

NEFI Fights Federal Fuel Conversion Plan

Twenty-seven associations unite to challenge plan
Twenty-seven associations unite to challenge plan New England Fuel Institute recently joined forces with 26 fellow associations to criticize a highly controversial proposal… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-fights-federal-fuel-conversion-plan/

FMCSA Remains Stubborn After Crash Data Study

Report finds crash data unreliable for predicting safety
Report finds crash data unreliable for predicting safety One of the bigger controversies in the compliance world seems likely to continue raging, following the Federal Motor… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fmcsa-remains-stubborn-after-crash-data-study/

Infrastructure Shortfalls Could Slow Growth

Ed Burke looks at transportation policy
Ed Burke looks at transportation policy By Ed Burke, Dennis K. Burke Inc. While New England was getting battered with snowstorm after snowstorm, down in Washington  Congress… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/infrastructure-shortfalls-could-slow-growth/

Congress Pursues a Broader Energy Agenda

Will changes in market lead to changes in policy?
Will changes in market lead to changes in policy? By Ed Burke, Dennis K. Burke Inc. Without a doubt, 2014 was one of the wilder years in the oil markets that we’ve seen in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/congress-pursues-broader-energy-agenda/

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