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Biodiesel Tax Credit Welcomed, But Uncertainty Lingers

In the early morning hours of Friday, February 9, Congress approved a $320 billion, two-year budget deal that funds the government through March 23. The bill included short-term extensions to certain business and individual tax provisions, or “tax exte…
In the early morning hours of Friday, February 9, Congress approved a $320 billion, two-year budget deal that funds the government through March 23. The bill included… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-tax-credit-welcomed-uncertainty-lingers/

HERO BX Attracts Forward-Thinking Oilheat Dealers

It’s the answer to the infrastructure issue, it eliminates the burdens of splash blending, and it’s an example of how with the proper system in place, a ready and reliable Bioheat® fuel supply is possible.
The truck pulls into the terminal. The driver walks up to the “ATM-like device” at the rack, inserts a card, keys in a unique PIN, selects a “recipe,” and watches as the automated… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/hero-bx-attracts-forward-thinking-oilheat-dealers/

Don’t Miss Out on the Benefits of Distilled Biodiesel

Showing heating oil companies how they can benefit from distilled biodiesel is as easy as counting to three. 1. Superior cold weather performance after blending with petroleum heating oil 2. Lower carbon intensity (CI) plus decreased supply and price fl…
Showing heating oil companies how they can benefit from distilled biodiesel is as easy as counting to three. 1. Superior cold weather performance after blending with petroleum… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dont-miss-out-benefits-distilled-biodiesel/

AEC’s Q3 2017 e-Alerts Point to Shifting Oil-Gas Paradigm

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has for over five years published email blasts, known as “e-Alerts,” highlighting stories of interest to the Oilheat industry. Topics cover a wide range of subjects from natural gas pipeline safety, to increasing U.S. o…
The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has for over five years published email blasts, known as “e-Alerts,” highlighting stories of interest to the Oilheat industry. Topics cover a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/aecs-q3-2017-e-alerts-point-shifting-oil-gas-paradigm/

Vets 2 Techs Brings in Reinforcements

Vets 2 Techs helps military veterans find careers in oil and propane.
Gerry Brien, senior vice president of the TankSure Program, came home from work one day to find his daughter upset. Her friend’s father, an Iraqi War vet, had been unable to find… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/vets-2-techs-brings-reinforcements/

Study: Oil & Gas Supports 239,500 New England Jobs

The New England Petroleum Council (NEPC) has released a new study showing that the U.S. natural gas and oil industry supported 239,500 New England jobs and contributed $27.08 billion to the region’s economy.
Industry added $27.08 billion to region’s economy in 2015 Portions of this article originally appeared in “Impacts of the Natural Gas and Oil Industry on the US Economy in 2015,”… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/study-oil-gas-supports-239500-new-england-jobs/

DOE Publishes Guidelines for Biodiesel Blending

The U.S. Department of Energy recently published the Fifth Edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide. This information is excerpted from the manual’s section on biodiesel blending.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently published the Fifth Edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide. The following information is excerpted from the manual’s section on… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/doe-publishes-guidelines-biodiesel-blending/

One Step Closer

Legislation introduced in the New York State Senate and Assembly would require that “on and after July 1, 2018, all heating oil sold for use in any building within the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester shall be bioheating fuel that contains at l…
Legislation introduced by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright, which would require that “on and after July 1, 2018, all heating oil… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/one-step-closer/

Sulfur & Bioheat Requirements Chart

This chart, updated annually by NEFI Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Collura, lists sulfur limits and biofuel-blending requirements for each state in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
This chart, updated annually by NEFI Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Collura, lists sulfur limits and biofuel-blending requirements for each state in the Northeast and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sulfur-bioheat-requirements-chart/

Is New York City’s B5 Standard Becoming THE Standard?

A uniform biodiesel-blending standard could be coming to the New York Metro Area by July 2018. On March 27, 2017, New York State Senator Phil Boyle (R, C, I – Bay Shore) introduced Senate Bill S5422. If signed into law, it would require that “On and after…
A uniform biodiesel-blending standard could be coming to the New York Metro Area by July 2018. On March 27, 2017, New York State Senator Phil Boyle (R, C, I – Bay Shore)… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-york-citys-b5-standard-becoming-standard/

So You Want to Add Storage?

Ask any distributor or wholesaler who started out in delivery, and you’re likely to hear the same thing: taking on storage can be one of the most personally (and financially) rewarding moves of a fuel dealer’s career. Of course, to reap those rewards, one…
Ask any distributor or wholesaler who started out in delivery, and you’re likely to hear the same thing: taking on storage can be one of the most personally (and financially)… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/so-you-want-add-storage/

EIA Projects Flat Energy Consumption With Changing Mix

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently offered its views of the energy marketplace between now and 2040 in its 2017 Annual Energy Outlook. The outlook offers multiple scenarios based on different variables. The central set of project…
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently offered its views of the energy marketplace between now and 2040 in its 2017 Annual Energy Outlook. The outlook offers… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-projects-flat-energy-consumption-changing-mix/

NYOHA Hosts Soy Bean Growers

The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) recently played host to some of the soybean farmers and biodiesel producers who are helping to put New York City on the cutting edge of clean heating and transportation. Delegates from the National Biodiesel…
The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) recently played host to some of the soybean farmers and biodiesel producers who are helping to put New York City on the cutting edge… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyoha-hosts-soy-bean-growers/

NBB Releases Data on Bioheat’s Positive Effects on Emissions

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently compiled information on the air quality benefits derived from blending biodiesel with heating oil.
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently compiled information on the air quality benefits derived from blending biodiesel with heating oil. Commonly referred to as Bioheat®,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nbb-releases-data-bioheats-positive-effects-emissions/

Bioheat in the Age of Trump

EDITOR’S NOTE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of New England Fuel Institute. I believe that it’s fair to speculate that most historians will remember the ye…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of New England Fuel Institute. I… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bioheat-age-trump/

A Bright New Day for Oilheat

Tom Santa, CEO of Santa Energy Corp., has a longstanding interest in fuel quality. Now Chairman of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), Santa appreciates the improvements in fuel quality that are occurring as the sulfur content of heating oil de…
Tom Santa, CEO of Santa Energy Corp., has a longstanding interest in fuel quality. Now Chairman of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), Santa appreciates the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bright-new-day-oilheat/

GAO Criticizes Renewable Fuel Standard

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that raised concerns about the program’s performance. The RFS is important to the heating oil industry because it provides financial…
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that raised concerns about the program’s performance.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gao-criticizes-renewable-fuel-standard/

Beware of Misinformation on Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil

There’s an alarming amount of misinformation out there regarding ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO). With several state mandates taking effect over the coming years, it’s paramount that fuel dealers know the facts about our soon-to-be industry standard …
There’s an alarming amount of misinformation out there regarding ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO). With several state mandates taking effect over the coming years, it’s… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/beware-misinformation-ultra-low-sulfur-heating-oil/

After Mild Start, Winter Should Gain Some Bite

The 2013-2014 winter started off very cold in the north-central states and the colder than normal conditions expanded eastward with time and eventually overwhelmed the entire Northeast.
EDITOR’S NOTE: After a disappointing winter in 2015-16, Fax Alert Weather Service Meteorologist John Bagioni sees signals for a more hopeful season ahead, with a decent… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/after-mild-start-winter-should-gain-some-bite/

NYC Will Move to B5 Next Year and Then to B20

New York City is increasing the biodiesel blend rate in Bioheat® Fuel to B20 as an integral part of its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction strategy.
New York City is increasing the biodiesel blend rate in Bioheat® Fuel as an integral part of its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction strategy. The New York City Council last… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyc-will-move-b5-next-year-and-then-b20/

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