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In Memoriam: Dorothy Townsend

On December 18, 2018, the energy industry lost a Legend. Townsend family matriarch and longtime industry stalwart, 100-year-old Dorothy Townsend passed away surrounded by her loved ones.
August 6, 1918 – December 18, 2018 On December 18, 2018, the energy industry lost a Legend. Early that day, Townsend family matriarch and longtime industry stalwart Dorothy… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/memoriam-dorothy-townsend/

EIA: IMO 2020 Will Affect Petroleum Markets

In the January 2019 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) includes the effects that upcoming changes to marine fuel sulfur specifications will have on crude oil and petroleum product markets.
In the January 2019 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) includes the effects that upcoming changes to marine fuel… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/eia-imo-2020-will-affect-petroleum-markets/

NORA Reauthorized for 10 Years

There are those email subject lines that grab your attention and prompt a quick open: “Your @OIL&ENERGY December Newsletter,” perhaps. And then there are those email subject lines that make you drop everything and shout them verbatim from the highest moun…
There are those email subject lines that grab your attention and prompt a quick open: “Your @OIL&ENERGY December Newsletter,” perhaps. And then there are those email subject lines… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-reauthorized-10-years/

9 Steps to Preparing Your Successor

As a business owner, you want to build an organization that will continue to flourish after you have retired. That is particularly true in the fuel oil and propane industry, where family-owned companies are common. Yet the incidence of a family business b…
As a business owner, you want to build an organization that will continue to flourish after you have retired. That is particularly true in the fuel oil and propane industry, where… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/9-steps-preparing-your-successor/

Truck Tolls Pose Potential Logistical, Economic Hurdles

Talks of infrastructure reform as a potentially unifying issue have been making news since Donald Trump was elected president back in November 2016. Twenty-six months later, “President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McC…
Talks of infrastructure reform as a potentially unifying issue have been making news since Donald Trump was elected president back in November 2016. Twenty-six months later,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/truck-tolls-pose-potential-logistical-economic-hurdles/

Dominating the Electric Vehicle Market

In 2018, U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew to over 361,000, up over 80 percent from 2017. Worldwide electric vehicle sales soared to over 1.7 million, with China claiming about half of the global EV market. Still, EVs only represent about 2 perce…
In 2018, U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew to over 361,000, up over 80 percent from 2017. Worldwide electric vehicle sales soared to over 1.7 million, with China claiming… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dominating-electric-vehicle-market/

PriMedia Launches thebuzz.energy

In January, PriMedia launched thebuzz.energy, a free, interactive, cloud-based calendar that lists virtually all retail energy industry events. Now live at thebuzz.energy, the website was built to make individual and organizational planning easier, reduce…
In January, PriMedia launched thebuzz.energy, a free, interactive, cloud-based calendar that lists virtually all retail energy industry events. Now live at thebuzz.energy, the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/primedia-launches-thebuzzenergy/

Control the Narrative

As I sit down to write this article, the Northeast is gearing up for what could be a very severe blizzard. HOS waivers have been issued. A declaration of emergency is in effect. Out my window, I can see our office-building manager salting the sidewalk. Pr…
As I sit down to write this article, the Northeast is gearing up for what could be a very severe blizzard. HOS waivers have been issued. A declaration of emergency is in effect.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/control-narrative/

A Return of Volatility

During the last three months of 2018, crude oil lost over 40% of its value. West Texas Intermediate crude futures traded on NYMEX tumbled from their 2018 peak of $76.41/bbl on October 3, to $42.53/bbl on Christmas Eve, while Brent crude dropped from $86.2…
During the last three months of 2018, crude oil lost over 40% of its value. West Texas Intermediate crude futures traded on NYMEX tumbled from their 2018 peak of $76.41/bbl on… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/return-volatility/

Oil & War

The Oily Beginning: WWI Oil became a key factor in military might in the decade before World War I when the UK Royal Navy and US Navy shifted from coal to oil as a source of power. Other major navies soon emulated this transition. By 1939, all naval vess…
  Oil & War February 19, 2019 Oil And Energy 2019, Government Policy, January/February 2019, Top Stories By Captain Paul E. Mawn USN (Ret.) The Oily Beginning:… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oil-war/

In the Pipe

Since most heating oil and propane retailers get their fuel via trucks and terminals, and as much of the region’s fuel supply arrives via marine or rail transport, the topic of pipelines can sometimes seem to the downstream marketer like something out of …
Since most heating oil and propane retailers get their fuel via trucks and terminals, and as much of the region’s fuel supply arrives via marine or rail transport, the topic of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/pipe/

Merrimack Valley Disaster Death Toll Rises

After a chimney fell on 18-year-old Leonel Rondon during the September 13 natural gas explosions, his death made national headlines. Speaking from the Rondon family’s home the next day, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker called the tragedy “about as imm…
After a chimney fell on 18-year-old Leonel Rondon during the September 13 natural gas explosions, his death made national headlines. Speaking from the Rondon family’s home the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/merrimack-valley-disaster-death-toll-rises/

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