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COVID-19 Clears the Air

Carbon emissions expected to plummet in 2020
Carbon emissions expected to plummet in 2020 The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a forecast projecting that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2)… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/covid-19-clears-air/

New Trucking Rules Help Fleet Managers

It’s been a busy six months for transportation regulators
It’s been a busy six months for transportation regulators New regulations and programs from the federal government will help truck fleet managers do their jobs, by providing… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-trucking-rules-help-fleet-managers/

Recommended Practices

NEFI’s Recommended Business Practices for Heating Fuel Dealers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
NEFI’s Recommended Business Practices for Heating Fuel Dealers During the Coronavirus Pandemic Click here to download NEFI’s Recommended Business Practices guide. NEFI’s… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/recommended-practices/

Propane Supplies Threatened by Canada Rail Troubles ... Again

Protester blockades create choke points across key supply lines
The logistics of bringing a steady supply of propane into the Northeast region have never been simple. The Jones Act prevents foreign vessels from transporting marine shipments… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-supplies-threatened-canada-rail-troubles-again/

Making Sensors Make Sense

Preventive maintenance tune-ups are on the calendar for every fuel delivery company. Addressing equipment problems now helps avoid loading and delivery delays later. That’s what customers always hear, but how many dealers can follow their own advice when …
Preventive maintenance tune-ups are on the calendar for every fuel delivery company. Addressing equipment problems now helps avoid loading and delivery delays later. That’s what… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/making-sensors-make-sense/

What’s Behind Propane Tank Freeze-Ups?

As many in the industry will attest, it had been a few years since we experienced a “normal winter,” with warmer-than-average weather spanning the country. As a result, until this past winter, freeze-ups hadn’t been a widespread issue. While much of the b…
As many in the industry will attest, it had been a few years since we experienced a “normal winter,” with warmer-than-average weather spanning the country. As a result, until this… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/whats-behind-propane-tank-freeze-ups/

From Lessons Learned to Lives Saved

In February, the National Transportation Safety Board released its Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements for 2019-2020.
In February, the National Transportation Safety Board released its Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements for 2019-2020. First issued in 1990, the Most Wanted… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lessons-learned-lives-saved/

Truck Tolls Pose Potential Logistical, Economic Hurdles

Talks of infrastructure reform as a potentially unifying issue have been making news since Donald Trump was elected president back in November 2016. Twenty-six months later, “President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McC…
Talks of infrastructure reform as a potentially unifying issue have been making news since Donald Trump was elected president back in November 2016. Twenty-six months later,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/truck-tolls-pose-potential-logistical-economic-hurdles/

Winter Weather Forecast 2018-2019

For heating fuel delivery companies in the Northeast, a normal winter is good. Normal means cold. Cold means business. After the non-winter winter that was the 2016-2017 heating season, the industry welcomed the extreme cold stretch that froze the Nort…
For heating fuel delivery companies in the Northeast, a normal winter is good. Normal means cold. Cold means business. After the non-winter winter that was the 2016-2017… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/winter-weather-forecast-2018-2019/

Q&A: Roberta Fagan

Though the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island is not to be overlooked when it comes to energy policy discussion, or really any conversation regarding America’s deliverable fuels and home heating providers. That’s because the state is unique not jus…
Though the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island is not to be overlooked when it comes to energy policy discussion, or really any conversation regarding America’s deliverable… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/q-roberta-fagan/

Addressing the Logistical Challenges of Delivery

One of the key components of a successful oil or propane business is an efficient delivery department, but how do you achieve this goal? The logistical challenges are just that – challenging. You need to be able to make informed delivery decisions that ma…
One of the key components of a successful oil or propane business is an efficient delivery department, but how do you achieve this goal? The logistical challenges are just that –… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/addressing-logistical-challenges-delivery/

NTSB Investigating Recent Tesla Crashes

For the second time in recent months, a Tesla accident has drawn the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). On May 9, the agency announced it was sending a team to investigate a fatal electric vehicle crash that had occurred in Fort…
For the second time in recent months, a Tesla accident has drawn the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). On May 9, the agency announced it was sending a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ntsb-investigating-recent-tesla-crashes/

Self-Driving Trucks and The Truck Driver Shortage

There are a number of issues that self-driving trucks could solve, but is it at the expense of truck driver jobs?
There are a number of issues that self-driving trucks could solve, but is it at the expense of truck driver jobs? Although most startups plan to keep drivers behind the wheel,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/self-driving-trucks-and-truck-driver-shortage/

Emergency Generator Fueling

Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best
Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best It’s been a long, busy winter season. Artic air blasts, a few Nor’easters, and lots of snow kept fuel dealers in the Northeast… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/emergency-generator-fueling/

New York Fuel Dealers Team with CBS for Winter Coat Drive

This winter, the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) partnered with local CBS radio station 1010 Wins for the association’s fourth annual winter coat drive. As part of the program, from December 20 to February 24, a branded “Bioheat® Van” was in n…
This winter, the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) partnered with local CBS radio station 1010 Wins for the association’s fourth annual winter coat drive. As part of the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-york-fuel-dealers-team-cbs-winter-coat-drive/

Structural Change in Oil Distribution

Since 1865, the one constant in the oil business has been constant change. The petroleum industry has been driven by geopolitics, technology, industry leaders and management gurus (i.e. people), and external events (e.g. Ford’s Model T, wars, major spills…
Since 1865, the one constant in the oil business has been constant change. The petroleum industry has been driven by geopolitics, technology, industry leaders and management gurus… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/structural-change-oil-distribution/

An Epic Start

The 2017-2018 heating season might have started slowly, but it quickly crescendoed to a boom … or rather, a bomb. A storm can be considered a “bomb cyclone” if its pressure falls 24 millibars in 24 hours. The winter storm that blasted practically the e…
The 2017-2018 heating season might have started slowly, but it quickly crescendoed to a boom … or rather, a bomb. A storm can be considered a “bomb cyclone” if its pressure… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/epic-start/

DOT Positive Drug Tests

As we addressed in our last article, “DOT Return-to-Duty & Follow-Up Testing,” the consequences of receiving a positive test result are pretty steep, and can create a difficult situation for the employer. That’s why it’s important to be prepared and under…
As we addressed in our last article, “DOT Return-to-Duty & Follow-Up Testing,” the consequences of receiving a positive test result are pretty steep, and can create a difficult… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dot-positive-drug-tests/

Safety Sharing with Local Fire Departments

Day to day, we rely on the experience and training of our drivers. As business owners, our primary concern is to make sure that our guy in the cab gets home safe each night.
Day to day, we rely on the experience and training of our drivers. As business owners, our primary concern is to make sure that our guy in the cab gets home safe each night. Our… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/safety-sharing-local-fire-departments/

Simplification Through Self-Sufficiency

OPW’s Fuel Management and Loading Equipment Enables Simple Energy to Eliminate Dependence on Third-Party Fuel Suppliers, Positions Company for Growth
OPW’s Fuel Management and Loading Equipment Enables Simple Energy to Eliminate Dependence on Third-Party Fuel Suppliers, Positions Company for Growth Over the past 10 years,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/simplification-through-self-sufficiency/

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