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Report Says Mass. Needs More Natural Gas

How will new administration respond?
How will new administration respond? A new report indicates that Massachusetts will need more natural gas supply, even if demand is reduced and more renewable energy is added… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/report-says-mass-needs-more-natural-gas/

NYC Sets New Emissions Reduction Target

B5 heating oil mandate could be part of the solution
B5 heating oil mandate could be part of the solution New York City is doubling down on its commitment to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyc-sets-new-emissions-reduction-target/

Rethinking the Renewable Fuel Standard

Rules were developed before demand collapsed in petroleum markets
Rules were developed before demand collapsed in petroleum markets  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been getting a lot of heat since announcing in November… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rethinking-renewable-fuel-standard/

Congress Suspends 34-Hour HOS Restart Rule

Foley’s Matthew Wrobel interprets the decision
Foley’s Matthew Wrobel interprets the decision In a major blow to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) safety regulation agenda, both houses of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/congress-suspends-34-hour-hos-restart-rule/

Clean Energy Pursues Ambitious Agenda

Advocates look to bridge funding gaps
Advocates look to bridge funding gaps EDITOR’S NOTE: The renewable energy industry is on the opposite side of the political fence from the heating oil industry on vital issues… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/clean-energy-pursues-ambitious-agenda/

Mass. Regulators Seek Nation’s First Carbon Tax

MEMA intervenes in DPU review
MEMA intervenes in DPU review Oilheat dealers in Massachusetts have their hands full trying to ward off a state carbon tax that could increase the price of carbon-based fuels,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mass-regulators-seek-nations-first-carbon-tax/

FMCSA to Survey Drivers on Entry-Level Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that it intends to perform a one-time survey of drivers in the industry regarding the level of training they receive from their employers and how that interacts with their entry-level driver tr…
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that it intends to perform a one-time survey of drivers in the industry regarding the level of training they receive… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fmcsa-survey-drivers-entry-level-training/

DOE Sheds Light on Home Energy Score Metric

Homes are scored for buyers on energy efficiency
Homes are scored for buyers on energy efficiency The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is refining a new metric for residential energy consumption known as the Home Energy Score.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/doe-sheds-light-home-energy-score-metric/

NEFI Works With HHS to Improve LIHEAP

Leaders discuss pricing mechanisms, reimbursement rates, administrative burdens and more
Leaders discuss pricing mechanisms, reimbursement rates, administrative burdens and more By John MacKenna New England Fuel Institute is working with the U.S. Department of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-works-hhs-improve-liheap/

Maintain an SPCC Plan

As fuel dealers, there are dozens of state and federal rules and regulations that come under the umbrella of environmental compliance. Our companies focus on maintaining our SPCC plans, getting the right permits, making sure our delivery trucks and traile…
As fuel dealers, there are dozens of state and federal rules and regulations that come under the umbrella of environmental compliance. Our companies focus on maintaining our… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/maintain-spcc-plan/

Power Plants Improve Winter Reliability

New England Fuel Institute is trying to create opportunities for Oilheat marketers and alleviate challenges by taking on some of the difficult issues facing the industry.
New England Fuel Institute is trying to create opportunities for Oilheat marketers and alleviate challenges by taking on some of the difficult issues facing the industry.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/power-plants-improve-winter-reliability/

Where’s the FMCSA Enforcement Strategy Going?

As FMCSA looks for a new permanent leader after the resignation of Administrator Anne Ferro, we look at where FMCSA appears to be settling in terms of enforcement strategy and methodology. Namely, creating a “safety culture.”
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a fairly young Federal agency. It was founded only in 2000 as a breakaway from the Federal Highway Administration. Over the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/wheres-fmcsa-enforcement-strategy-going/

Protecting the Commodity Marketplace

Four years after passage of landmark commodity trading reform legislation, market volatility has been in decline and large banks are exiting the commodity markets.
Four years after passage of landmark commodity trading reform legislation that New England Fuel Institute pursued aggressively, market volatility has been in decline and large… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/protecting-commodity-marketplace/

NYC Widens Biofuel Use

Councilman Costa Costantinides targets city ferries. Are power plants next?
Councilman Costa Costantinides targets city ferries. Are power plants next? New York City has emerged as a national leader in urban environmentalism in recent years, as leaders… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyc-widens-biofuel-use/

Noise But No Action

Anyone who has been in the motor carrier industry for a while will be familiar with the hours of service regulations fight. Outside of our world, however, the topic rarely, if ever, gets any attention.
Debate takes new directions in wake of high-profile crash Anyone who has been in the motor carrier industry for a while will be familiar with the hours of service regulations… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/noise-no-action/

Tracy Morgan Crash Shines Spotlight on HOS Debate

A crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and critically injured “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has thrown a national spotlight on fatigued driving. The accident occurred just as Congress was preparing to debate the hou…
A crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and critically injured “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has thrown a national spotlight on fatigued… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tracy-morgan-crash-shines-spotlight-hos-debate/

NEFI Calls on DOE to Support Heating Oil

Heating oil is an important part of New England’s energy mix that is increasingly abundant, clean, efficient and renewable and deserves the support of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Heating oil is an important part of New England’s energy mix that is increasingly abundant, clean, efficient and renewable and deserves the support of the U.S. Department of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-calls-doe-support-heating-oil/

Natural Gas Needs to Clean Up Its Act

Do you smell gas? Well maybe not, but you certainly have been hearing about it. The media has been full of natural gas stories – from exports and shortages, to a focus on methane pollution and neighborhood gas leak issues.
Do you smell gas? Well maybe not, but you certainly have been hearing about it. The media has been full of natural gas stories – from exports and shortages, to a focus on… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/natural-gas-needs-clean-its-act/

Can Switching to Natural Gas Harm the Environment?

Natural gas has been touted as a “bridge fuel” that can provide energy while our nation transitions to cleaner energy and renewables, because natural gas is less carbon intensive, and there’s ample domestic supply.
Natural gas has been touted as a “bridge fuel” that can provide energy while our nation transitions to cleaner energy and renewables, because natural gas is less carbon intensive,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/can-switching-natural-gas-harm-environment/

NORA is Back

After a four-year outage, Oilheat has a check-off program again
After a four-year outage, Oilheat has a check-off program again      The Oilheat industry can reignite its research and education programs in 2014 with the support and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-back/

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