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The Financial Fight of Your Lifetime

Drastic measures must be taken to protect your margin
Drastic measures must be taken to protect your margin As I pen this, it’s May of 2022 and fair to say that the sand is shifting beneath our feet. Average hourly earnings… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/financial-fight-your-lifetime/

Trucking Fines Inflating

FMCSA increases penalties for trucking violations
FMCSA increases penalties for trucking violations On March 21, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) increased the civil penalty amounts that drivers and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/trucking-fines-inflating/

On-Road Conservation 101

10 fuel-saving tips for diesel truck operators
10 fuel-saving tips for diesel truck operators Drivers of millions of passenger, delivery, and emergency vehicles and off-road machines and equipment in the United States rely on… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/road-conservation-101/

Rising Prices Embolden Thieves

How to prevent stealing from pumps and tanks (part 1)
How to prevent stealing from pumps and tanks (part 1) A headline from security consultant HotHardware describes the current state of security in the service station industry:… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rising-prices-embolden-thieves/

Power Plants Continue Binging Fuel Oil

Trend reported last issue continued through February
Trend reported last issue continued through February In last month’s cover story, Oil & Energy reported that 17.1 million gallons of  fuel oil were consumed for power generation… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/power-plants-continue-binging-fuel-oil/

Once Again, Heating Oil Comes to the Rescue

Industry helped keep the lights on for millions of East Coast homes and businesses
Industry helped keep the lights on for millions of East Coast homes and businesses The alert went out on January 11 at 2:00 p.m. ISO New England, the region’s electric grid… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/once-again-heating-oil-comes-rescue/

Truck No!

Three Northeast states adopt zero-emission vehicle rules
Three Northeast states adopt zero-emission vehicle rules New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts are the latest states to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks rule to require makers of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/truck-no/

Smooth Operations

Need-to-know info for the transition to B20 and beyond
Need-to-know info for the transition to B20 and beyond On September 13, Stephen Boracchia and Clint Graham of fuel additive manufacturer ET Products presented “Making a Smooth… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/smooth-operations/

Full-Blown La Niña Winter Underway

An update to Oil & Energy’s 2021-2022 temperature forecast
An update to Oil & Energy’s 2021-2022 temperature forecast Back in October, I listed the most likely outcomes for the Northeast winter season. Here they are again with some… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/full-blown-la-nina-winter-underway/

She’s Back!

Second consecutive La Niña seen emerging during early 2021-22 winter forecast
Second consecutive La Niña seen emerging during early 2021-22 winter forecast Let’s get right to it! If I had to commit to a winter forecast as I was penning this article back on… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/shes-back/

Federal Advocacy Pays Forward

NEFI-supported grant program could help transition more than 2.3 billion gallons to B20
NEFI-supported grant program could help increase blended fuel sales by 474 million gallons On August 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an additional $26… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/federal-advocacy-pays-forward/

Tank Monitoring Transforms

How the devices, the software, and their providers are responding to fuel dealer needs
How the devices, the software, and their providers are responding to fuel dealer needs Fuel delivery companies don’t just deliver fuel. Even if that remains your central focus,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tank-monitoring-transforms/

Do. Not. Substitute.

Dealers may incur fines for using or selling heating oil as diesel
Dealers may incur fines for using or selling heating oil as diesel Recently, price differentials between the costs of fuels have prompted some dealers to ask if they may legally… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/do-not-substitute/

Under Key & Under Contract

Secure your delivery network to grow your profits
Secure your delivery network to grow your profits Your propane fuel delivery system is a network. There are three ways you can enhance the profitability and security of that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/under-key-under-contract/

More Openings on the Open Road

Truck driver shortage grabs national attention
Truck driver shortage grabs national attention After the recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, the media shined a bright light on the country’s shrinking truck driver… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/more-openings-open-road/

Category 2 Hurricane Could Cripple Electrical Grid

At least one Northeast state would endure month-long power outages
At least one Northeast state would endure month-long power outages After last winter’s polar vortex devastated the southern region of the U.S., there was a lot of talk about New… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/category-2-hurricane-could-cripple-electrical-grid/

Global Warming Impacts Northeast Heating Season?

Another winter season in the books and once again the region averaged warmer than normal
Another winter season in the books and once again the region averaged warmer than normal Over the past decade or so, winters have found a way to average warmer than normal across… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/global-warming-impacts-northeast-heating-season/

Fleets Immediately Reduce Carbon Emissions with 100% Biodiesel

REG and Optimus Technologies collaborate to deliver biodiesel nationwide
REG and Optimus Technologies collaborate to deliver biodiesel nationwide Renewable Energy Group (REG) customers in Iowa, Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts are ramping up use of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fleets-immediately-reduce-carbon-emissions-100-biodiesel/

How Data Saved the Day

Fuel marketers use data management to better meet and predict customers’ fluctuating demands
Fuel marketers use data management to better meet and predict customers’ fluctuating demands What are you doing with the data you have? Well, it’s likely you could do more. In… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-data-saved-day/

The Cold, Dark Future of Electrification

Widespread blackouts, high energy costs portend crisis for “electrify everything” movement
Widespread blackouts, high energy costs portend crisis for “electrify everything” movement Power outages plunged more than 4 million Texas homes and businesses into darkness… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/cold-dark-future-electrification/

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