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Heating Industry Biodiesel Conference

Coalition of Northeast associations and businesses honored at national event
The NEFI team was in Tampa, Florida from January 20-23 for the 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The event is organized annually by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). It… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heating-fuel-industry-participates-biodiesel-conference/

BP Aims for Net Zero by 2050

Energy giant says it will “fundamentally” transform to meet ambitious goal
In an announcement that might have sounded familiar to Northeast heating fuel dealers — especially those hundreds who approved the Providence Resolution last September — oil and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bp-aims-net-zero-2050/

“Bee” Empowered: A Woman in Energy

Broco Oil co-founder and CFO Angela Brown is a source of inspiration and vision for the Haverhill, MA business.
From humble beginnings at her parents’ family-owned construction company to a sustainable future as co-owner of one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated green energy businesses,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bee-empowered-woman-energy/


From coast to coast, new municipal laws bar fossil fuel hookups
It started in Berkeley, California. Last July, the city became the first in the U.S. to ban natural gas hookups in new homes. The ban, which so far applies only to new low-rise… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/banned/

NY Supreme Court Rules in ExxonMobil’s Favor

Trial was closely watched by energy industry, policymakers
Following a 12-day trial, which featured testimony from 18 witnesses, the Supreme Court of the State of New York found that the state’s Attorney General failed to establish that… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ny-supreme-court-rules-exxonmobils-favor/

Broco Oil Goes “All Aboard” with REG Biodiesel

Upgraded transloading facility now offers bulk storage, automated injection blending
In the last issue of Oil & Energy, we addressed some of the questions heating oil dealers may have about biodiesel supply, fuel quality and clean-energy incentives. As we… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/broco-oil-goes-all-aboard-reg-biodiesel/

After Providence

Industry task force begins to address questions raised at Northeast heating fuel summit
Last issue, Oil & Energy recapped the Northeast heating fuel summit, aka the Providence Summit, a gathering held September 16 at the Rhode Island Convention Center as part of the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/after-providence/

NextGen Initiative Planning Session

Young energy leaders to gather in Framingham, MA
NextGen, a NEFI initiative aimed at connecting and inspiring young energy industry professionals, has rescheduled its Leadership Planning Session from December 2019 to April 7,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nextgen-initiative-planning-session/

Clear Signals

National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen on the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Providence Resolution, and future opportunities for the heating oil and biofuel industries
On September 16, 2019, National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen addressed an audience of more than 300 energy professionals, primarily heating oil dealers from the Northeast… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/clear-signals/

The Road to Net-Zero By 2050 Started Here

Reflections on the “Providence Resolution,” what got us here, and the journey ahead
“Could we have a show of hands from people who support the resolution?” asked event moderator Charlie Uglietto. In an instant, nearly all 300 heating oil professionals in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/road-net-zero-2050-started-here/

Biofuel Blenders Seek Market Opportunities

As Northeast heating oil industry commits to net-zero future, Renewable Energy Group stands ready to help
Sorting through the alphabet soup of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), with its Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs – more on these below) and small-refiner exemptions (SREs),… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biofuel-blenders-seek-market-opportunities/

Legends of Oilheat Celebrates Family Businesses

Multigenerational families honored from seven Northeast states
There was a beautiful sunset over the city of Providence, RI, on the evening of Tuesday, September 17. And the sold-out crowd in attendance at the NEFI Legends of Oilheat Awards… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/legends-oilheat-celebrates-family-businesses/

The HEAT Is On

Oil & Energy goes behind-the-scenes for a special preview of the 2019 HEAT Show coming September 15-18 to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence
The schedule is set. The keynote speaker is booked. Postcard invites are in the mail. Signage is in production. What exhibitor spaces, sponsorship spots, and hotel room blocks… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heat/

They’re Making Fuel from Wood Waste in Maine

Products include a sulfur-free crude alternative and renewable heating oil substitute
Converting wood waste into biofuels could soon breathe new life into some of Maine’s old mill towns. Wood-based biofuels can have over 100 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/theyre-making-fuel-wood-waste-maine/

Northern New England Energy Conference Recap

NNEEC brings over 300 to Cape Neddick, Maine
The Maine Energy Marketers Association and the Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire are proud to report that we just had our most successful Northern New England Energy… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/northern-new-england-energy-conference-recap/

EIA: Shutdown to Change Supply Patterns for East Coast

On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) 335,000 barrels per day (b/d) refinery in South Philadelphia experienced a major fire and explosion.
On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) 335,000 barrels per day (b/d) refinery in South Philadelphia experienced a major fire and explosion. The resulting… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-shutdown-change-supply-patterns-east-coast/

Quarles Petroleum Acquires PAPCO’s Propane Business

PAPCO will continue to operate its fuel oil business
Quarles Petroleum, Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial fuel headquartered in Fredericksburg, has acquired the commercial and residential propane business of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/quarles-petroleum-acquires-papcos-propane-business/

Renewing Our Commitment

NEFI hosts important discussions, passes historic resolution at annual meeting
It’s often said that if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. The table is being set in local communities, state legislatures, and regulatory agencies across the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewing-our-commitment/

Industry at a Crossroads

National Oilheat Research Alliance leaders rally around higher biofuel blends
Call it a fork in the road, a crossroads, or a turning point. Whichever phrase is used, the meaning is the same for the heating fuel industry. Policymakers and energy leaders are… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-crossroads/

Biodiesel Is King in California

New data from California’s Air Resources Board confirms key role of biodiesel and renewable diesel in CO2 reductions
According to new data gathered from the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program run by the California Air Resources Board, biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel deliver the state’s… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-king-california/

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