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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/

Critical Infrastructure

Vaccine prioritization discussions bring heating fuel delivery drivers’ and service technicians’ designation as essential workers back to the fore
Vaccine prioritization discussions bring heating fuel delivery drivers’ and service technicians’ designation as essential workers back to the fore Before March 2020, when was… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/critical-infrastructure/

Penalty!

FMCSA increase fines for trucking violations
FMCSA increase fines for trucking violations On January 11, 2021, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) increased the civil penalty amounts that drivers and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/penalty/

NEFI Publishes Updated COVID-19 Resources

Recommended best practices and regulatory updates for the liquid heating fuel industry
Recommended best practices and regulatory updates for the liquid heating fuel industry On the following pages is a list of recommended best practices and regulatory updates as… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-publishes-updated-covid-19-resources/

La Niña Winter Unfolds But Not Without Surprises

December evolves with dominant Polar Vortex, El Niño-like upper air pattern
December evolves with dominant Polar Vortex, El Niño-like upper air pattern As I penned this article on December 2, 2020, the Northern Hemispheric pattern was in a state of flux.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/la-nina-winter-unfolds-not-without-surprises/

Propane Providers Band Together

When Tropical Storm Isaias left over 800,000 Connecticut customers without power, propane dealers from in and out of state answered the call
When Tropical Storm Isaias left over 800,000 Connecticut customers without power, propane dealers from in and out of state answered the call They say pictures speak louder than… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-providers-band-together/

La Niña Is a Lock

But will this winter follow the historic path of past La Niña events?
But will this winter follow the historic path of past La Niña events? There is little or no doubt the upcoming 2020-21 winter season will feature a La Niña pattern across the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/la-nina-lock/

A Ferry Different Approach

Maine’s Casco Bay Lines awarded $3.2M for diesel hybrid ferry
Maine’s Casco Bay Lines awarded $3.2M for diesel hybrid ferry Maine’s Casco Bay Island Transit District will receive $3.2 million in federal funds to purchase a diesel-electric… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ferry-different-approach/

Tackling Our ‘New Normal’

How one fuel wholesaler has adapted to the post-pandemic business environment
How one fuel wholesaler has adapted to the post-pandemic business environment We got an early start preparing our fuel and lubricants business for what the COVID-19 virus might… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tackling-our-new-normal/

The World Has Changed. Here is How to Thrive

Two Words: Delivery. Optimization
Two Words: Delivery. Optimization Years ago: There weren’t back-office systems, just index cards and file folders with photocopies and handwritten notes. There weren’t on-board… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/world-has-changed-here-how-thrive/

What Winter?

Lack of prolonged wintertime cold continues across the Northeast
Lack of prolonged wintertime cold continues across the Northeast You have to go back to either the 2013-14 or 2014-15 winters to find a pattern that was favorable for persistent,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-winter/

Driver Guidance for Operating in Areas of Social Unrest

Protests across our nation have put professional drivers on the front line once again
Protests across our nation have put professional drivers on the front line once again The American Trucking Associations, ATA Safety Management Council (SMC) and the ATA… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/driver-guidance-operating-areas-social-unrest/

Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted for 2020

Multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely
Multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/busy-atlantic-hurricane-season-predicted-2020/

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