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‘Tis the Season!

Your winter communications list for the jolliest of seasons
It’s the most wonderful time of year! By now, you are (we hope) in the midst of a busy winter season. You’ve successfully integrated the new customers who rushed your phones and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tis-season/

Would a Joint Venture Work for Your Company?

Exploring the increasingly popular middle ground between buying and selling
The retail energy industry is in the midst of a period of consolidation. Due to a number of factors, the pace of buying and selling activity has increased significantly over the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/would-joint-venture-work-your-company/

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/

Coal Companies Seek Bankruptcy Protection

The mines have closed and now the well of worker benefits is drying up
In October, Murray Energy Corp., the private coal giant filed for Chapter 11 protection. What makes this notable is that it’s the fifth coal company in a string of bankruptcies… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/coal-companies-seek-bankruptcy-protection/

NYOHA & OHILI Announce Major Merger

New group is largest state heating oil association by volume
Last month, the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) and Oil Heat Institute of Long Island (OHILI) sent a special announcement to members of both organizations and various… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyoha-ohili-announce-major-merger/

Basis Blowout Ahead?

Warning signs are in place, but several questions remain
This year’s East Coast distillate stock building season seemed to be going well enough from early June through early August. East Coast stock levels were at a deficit to the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/basis-blowout-ahead/

The Age of Platforms

HEAT Show keynote describes the marriage of existing networks and surging data as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape business
Before the Providence Resolution, there was the Platform Revolution. And while the Northeast heating fuel sector’s “net-zero by 2050” commitment has rightfully become the talk of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/age-platforms/

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/

Loose Screw Economics

Heat pump conversions would unbearably burden both homes and the grid
At the 2019 Heating & Energizing America Trade Show (HEAT Show) in Providence, Rhode Island, Northeast heating oil industry leaders laid out the case for renewable liquid heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/loose-screw-economics/

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/

EPA Proposes New Rule on Small Refiner Exemptions

Industry stakeholders urge agency to uphold president’s commitment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a supplemental Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule in response to President Donald Trump’s October 4 directive to expand… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/epa-proposes-new-rule-small-refiner-exemptions/

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/

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