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NORA Develops Research Agenda

More than 40 participants from various corners of the heating oil industry gathered in New York last month to help the NORA formulate a research and development agenda for the next few years.
More than 40 participants from various corners of the heating oil industry gathered in New York last month to help the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) formulate a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-develops-research-agenda/

Extraordinary Results: Unlocking the Possibilities Within You

A business lifecycle has four components, depicted as an arc. Organizations pass through the stages of starting up, growing, maturing, and eventually declining – unless of course they reinvent themselves. George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright and c…
A business lifecycle has four components, depicted as an arc. Organizations pass through the stages of starting up, growing, maturing, and eventually declining – unless of course… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/extraordinary-results-unlocking-possibilities-within-you/

Natural Gas Supply Into New England Appears to Max Out, Driving Gas Prices Higher

On December 30th Con Edison, National Grid and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) all notified their “interruptible customers” that they needed to stop burning natural gas on January 3rd, 2014 due to a forecasted cold air mass expected to envelop t…
On December 30th Con Edison, National Grid and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) all notified their “interruptible customers” that they needed to stop burning natural gas… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/natural-gas-supply-new-england-appears-max-out-driving-gas-prices-higher/

Making the Case for Oilheat

Associations file reports refuting the value of fuel conversion
Associations file reports refuting the value of fuel conversion   With state agencies in Massachusetts, New York and other states introducing plans to expand natural gas… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/making-case-oilheat/

Trunzo: What’s Up with NatGas Supplies During ‘Cold Weather’?

“Con Edison is interrupting Gas Sales and Transportation Notification Customers beginning Friday, January 3, 2014 at 1:00 A.M…” “…as a courtesy of National Grid. An interruption of natural gas service has been scheduled for all Temperature Controlled,…
EDITOR’S NOTE: During the extended stretch of polar vortex-induced cold that began in late December, utilities switched interruptible customers off of natural gas due to excessive… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/trunzo-whats-natgas-supplies-during-cold-weather/

State of Defense: Oilheat Dealers Work Together to Resist the Threat of Government-Sponsored Natural Gas Expansion

Officials in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York are pursuing natural gas expansion.
Oilheat dealers are working together to defend the industry against a new generation of competitive threats launched by state officials trying to expand the natural gas footprint… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/state-defense-oilheat-dealers-work-together-resist-threat-government-sponsored-natural-gas-expansion/

Fuel Quality Marketplace 2014

Fuel Quality listings for 2014
EDITOR’S NOTE: Here are our Fuel Quality listings for 2014. Oil & Energy recently reached out to additive suppliers who serve the distillates marketplace. Some companies chose to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fuel-quality-marketplace-2014/

Portable Analyzer Reports Biodiesel Content in Seconds

The last thing a fuel distributor wants to hear from consumers is “An improperly blended fuel from your distribution center is causing problems to our equipment.” Such a claim is not taken lightly, and immediate action needs to be taken.
The last thing a fuel distributor wants to hear from consumers is “An improperly blended fuel from your distribution center is causing problems to our equipment.” Such a claim is… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/portable-analyzer-reports-biodiesel-content-seconds/

Clean Fuels Associates Aligns With Dealers

NFPA 110 compliance work and ethanol problems create opportunities
NFPA 110 compliance work and ethanol problems create opportunities   Fuel retailers can generate new business in the areas of fuel polishing and tank cleaning by partnering… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/clean-fuels-associates-aligns-dealers/

Preventive Treatment Keeps Oil Moving in the Cold

Cold weather is the bane of home heating oil that is stored outside, whether above ground or below. The typical problem is blockage due to gelling, wax accumulation on filters or strainers, or frozen condensate in the supply line or filter. While additive…
Cold weather is the bane of home heating oil that is stored outside, whether above ground or below. The typical problem is blockage due to gelling, wax accumulation on filters or… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/preventive-treatment-keeps-oil-moving-cold/

Unlike Humans, Fuel Doesn’t Thrive on Oxygen and Water

It is ironic that the two essentials for sustaining life—oxygen and water—are exactly those that are entirely unwanted and non-essential when considering the life of stored oil and tanks. To understand why, let’s start at the refinery. Immediately afte…
It is ironic that the two essentials for sustaining life—oxygen and water—are exactly those that are entirely unwanted and non-essential when considering the life of stored oil… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/unlike-humans-fuel-doesnt-thrive-oxygen-and-water/

Quality Is a Better Topic Than Price

Fuel quality continues to be an issue that unfortunately has taken a back seat in the delivery of an important message to our customers. As changes occur up and down the supply chain, creating excitement in some marketing footprints, many companies are mi…
Fuel quality continues to be an issue that unfortunately has taken a back seat in the delivery of an important message to our customers. As changes occur up and down the supply… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/quality-better-topic-price/

FUEL PROOF | ULSD: Good News and Bad

Expert advice on protecting equipment from corrosion and clogs
Expert advice on protecting equipment from corrosion and clogs   THE RESULTS ARE IN. The unexpected characteristics of ultra-low sulfur diesel are demonstrating unwanted… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fuel-proof-ulsd-good-news-and-bad/

How Much Should You Pay a Salesperson?

Maintaining a steady flow of new oilheat or propane customers, along with equipment sales and service, is the lifeblood of any retail energy company. Unless you have the time to spend seeking out prospects and following up sales leads, having a sales staf…
Maintaining a steady flow of new oilheat or propane customers, along with equipment sales and service, is the lifeblood of any retail energy company. Unless you have the time to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-much-should-you-pay-salesperson/

Revamp Your Receivables

AROUND FOUR YEARS AGO, SOS XTREME Comfort, of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., decided to partner with AVATAS Payment Solutions, of Newton, Mass., to gain assistance in their receivables process. Like many heating fuels companies, SOS had grown into the habit of extend…
AROUND FOUR YEARS AGO, SOS XTREME Comfort, of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., decided to partner with AVATAS Payment Solutions, of Newton, Mass., to gain assistance in their receivables… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/revamp-your-receivables/

NTSB Demands Audit of FMCSA

Schadenfruede. That’s not a typo — it’s a (long) German word that means taking pleasure at the misfortune of others. There are going to be plenty of motor carriers feeling that way this month, as the National Transportation Safety Board has laid a broadsi…
Schadenfruede. That’s not a typo — it’s a (long) German word that means taking pleasure at the misfortune of others. There are going to be plenty of motor carriers feeling that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ntsb-demands-audit-fmcsa/

Regulators Rule on Conn. Natural Gas Expansion

Energy marketers in Connecticut face a long, tough battle with the natural gas utilities after state regulators gave their preliminary approval to a plan to grow the state’s natural gas customer base. Chris Herb, President of the Connecticut Energy Mar…
Energy marketers in Connecticut face a long, tough battle with the natural gas utilities after state regulators gave their preliminary approval to a plan to grow the state’s… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/regulators-rule-conn-natural-gas-expansion/

EPA Reduces RFS Volumes

In November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed volume requirements for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The proposal would scale back next year’s total renewable fuel volumes from 18.15 billion gallons to 15.21 billion…
In November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed volume requirements for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The proposal would scale back next… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/epa-reduces-rfs-volumes/

ACEEE Again Names Mass. Most Efficient State

Massachusetts is the most energy efficient state in the nation for the third year in a row, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Massachusetts is the most energy efficient state in the nation for the third year in a row, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) annual… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/aceee-again-names-mass-most-efficient-state/

‘Squeeze the Tube’ for Your Customers

You know how when a tube of toothpaste starts getting low, you squeeze the tube to get the last little bit of toothpaste out? It was easier to do back when the tubes were metal, because you could roll them up and really get that last little drop. Today th…
You know how when a tube of toothpaste starts getting low, you squeeze the tube to get the last little bit of toothpaste out? It was easier to do back when the tubes were metal,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/squeeze-tube-your-customers/

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