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Associations Convene for First Southern New England Energy Conference

Marketers from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts convened recently for the first Southern New England Energy Conference. The two-day event was a joint production of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA), the Massachusetts Energy M…
Marketers from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts convened recently for the first Southern New England Energy Conference. Held at the Mohegan Sun hotel and casino in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/associations-convene-first-southern-new-england-energy-conference/

Mass. Marketers Confront State’s Pro-Gas Initiative

Like their colleagues in Connecticut and New York State, Massachusetts Oilheat marketers find themselves fighting an apparent alliance of state regulators and utilities bent on replacing heating oil with natural gas. Michael Ferrante, President of the …
Like their colleagues in Connecticut and New York State, Massachusetts Oilheat marketers find themselves fighting an apparent alliance of state regulators and utilities bent on… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mass-marketers-confront-states-pro-gas-initiative/

FMCSA Announces 17 Minor Rule Changes

While the rest of the government was shut down, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration quietly issued a large number of small rule changes to comply with this summer’s MAP-21 Transportation bill. Below are the 17 rule changes FMCSA has made to …
While the rest of the government was shut down, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration quietly issued a large number of small rule changes to comply with this summer’s… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fmcsa-announces-17-minor-rule-changes/

Tier 3 Would Bring Changes to Gasoline and Vehicles

In February, the EPA is expected to release its final rule on the Tier 3 standard that is designed to reduce air pollution from passenger cars and trucks. Starting in 2017, Tier 3 would lower the sulfur content in gasoline, and set new vehicle emissions …
In February, the EPA is expected to release its final rule on the Tier 3 standard that is designed to reduce air pollution from passenger cars and trucks. Starting in 2017, Tier 3… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tier-3-would-bring-changes-gasoline-and-vehicles/

Device Improves Fuel Economy by Changing Fuel’s Structure

A Connecticut company is marketing a fuel modification device that can help heating oil customers save 10 percent or more on fuel bills by deriving more heat from the fuel. The Fitch Fuel Catalyst (FFC), created and marketed by Advanced Power Systems I…
A Connecticut company is marketing a fuel modification device that can help heating oil customers save 10 percent or more on fuel bills by deriving more heat from the fuel. The… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/device-improves-fuel-economy-changing-fuels-structure/

Leveraging the RFS for Success in Home Heating

Robert Kuhsel says he didn’t want to end up an old man on a barstool crying into his beer over what might have been. At one time a high school shop teacher, he decided it was time for a dramatic career change. “What motivated me was that I was not happy w…
Robert Kuhsel says he didn’t want to end up an old man on a barstool crying into his beer over what might have been. At one time a high school shop teacher, he decided it was time… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/leveraging-rfs-success-home-heating/

Five Reasons to Work With a Financial Advisor

Old habits die hard.” For better or worse, this well-worn phrase applies to many who operate in the fuel distribution industry. Certain habits have helped dealers run consistently efficient operations and maintain a solid customer base despite increased c…
Old habits die hard.” For better or worse, this well-worn phrase applies to many who operate in the fuel distribution industry. Certain habits have helped dealers run consistently… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/five-reasons-work-financial-advisor/

Industry’s Approach on Tanks Is Much Improved

We’ve come a long way! In 2003 the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) embarked on a program to assure that fuel oil storage tank systems were properly installed and maintained. The program was developed in conjunction with the Institute for Busi…
We’ve come a long way! In 2003 the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) embarked on a program to assure that fuel oil storage tank systems were properly installed and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industrys-approach-tanks-much-improved/

Blend With Care

Bulk plant operators can prevent fuel quality issues, avoid downtime and even reduce insurance premiums by attending to the details of fuel blending and storage, according to Brian Savage, President of Savage Associates, specialists in petroleum storage a…
Bulk plant operators can prevent fuel quality issues, avoid downtime and even reduce insurance premiums by attending to the details of fuel blending and storage, according to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/blend-care/

EIA Publishes Favorable Price Forecast

Heating oil marketers got some good news last month when the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted that heating oil costs would drop this winter while natural gas heating costs would rise.
Heating oil marketers got some good news last month when the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted that heating oil costs would drop this winter while natural gas… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-publishes-favorable-price-forecast/

The Battle Against Gasoline Dispenser Skimmers

We don’t need to tell you that over thepast decade, from Washington to Florida, ID thieves have been taking advantage of the widely available easily copied “universal” keys that secure the doors of most gasoline dispensers. The thieves open the access …
We don’t need to tell you that over thepast decade, from Washington to Florida, ID thieves have been taking advantage of the widely available easily copied “universal” keys that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/battle-against-gasoline-dispenser-skimmers/

What is ‘Goodwill’ and How Can I Get Some?

One of the most important factors in making an oilheat or propane business more valuable is “goodwill.” While you can easily tally up the value of your delivery trucks, parts and product inventory, equipment and real estate, these assets can all be dwarfe…
One of the most important factors in making an oilheat or propane business more valuable is “goodwill.” While you can easily tally up the value of your delivery trucks, parts and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-goodwill-and-how-can-i-get-some/

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