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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/

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/

TCI: What’s Under the Hood?

Regional program could increase gas prices 17 cents per gallon as soon as 2022
Leaders from a coalition of eastern states have been working on a regional program to reduce carbon pollution from cars and trucks. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker strongly… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tci-whats-under-hood/

NYOHA & OHILI Announce Major Merger

New group is largest state heating oil association by volume
Last month, the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) and Oil Heat Institute of Long Island (OHILI) sent a special announcement to members of both organizations and various… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyoha-ohili-announce-major-merger/

Winter Weather Forecast 2019-2020

A preliminary trend outlook from our resident meteorologist
Most fuel dealers, when planning their delivery and service schedules for the coming heating season, start off by looking at how they fared last year. Where did they hit the mark… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/winter-weather-forecast-2019-2020/

How Well Do You Control Your Tanks?

You own your propane tanks and your gas lines — are they secure from tampering?
From the propane industry’s earliest days, safety concerns have led many states to require that only the tank owner or his authorized agent can open a valve and fill a propane… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-well-do-you-control-your-tanks/

Welcome to Safety Jeopardy

“What is a fun way for employees to review rules and regulations?”
During the Summer, our safety team likes to break from the norm, and review safety issues in a fun and productive game of Safety Jeopardy. The game has become very popular with… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/welcome-safety-jeopardy/

From Truck to Burner

Preparing the customer’s systems for today’s changing fuels
There’s an old example that illustrates fuel destabilization in a scenario familiar to just about everyone. Spring arrives and you go into your garage or shed to take out the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/truck-burner/

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