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Will OPEC’s Strategy Succeed or Fail?

Lately, more analysts are questioning whether OPEC’s current strategy is headed to success or failure. OPEC success is considered to be supply/demand rebalancing, elimination of excess global stockpiles and WTI at $60 by year-end. The keys to success are …
Lately, more analysts are questioning whether OPEC’s current strategy is headed to success or failure. OPEC success is considered to be supply/demand rebalancing, elimination of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/will-opecs-strategy-succeed-or-fail/

DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

April’s article detailed the components of DOT pre-employment drug testing, so we know that a driver cannot begin operating a CDL-required vehicle until a verified negative test result has been received.
April’s article detailed the components of DOT pre-employment drug testing, so we know that a driver cannot begin operating a CDL-required vehicle until a verified negative test… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dot-random-drug-alcohol-testing/

NORA Releases Results of 2016 Survey on Biodiesel Blend Usage

More Dealers Report Improved System Performance or No Impact
More Dealers Report Improved System Performance or No Impact “Most users of biodiesel blends for heating are not experiencing increased service requirements.” That’s the first… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nora-releases-results-2016-survey-biodiesel-blend-usage/

Giving New Meaning to the Phrase “Oil Pump”

Dr. Tom Butcher provides Oil & Energy readers a first look at the oil-fired heat pump currently in development at NORA’s Long Island laboratory.
Dr. Tom Butcher provides Oil & Energy readers a first look at the oil-fired heat pump currently in development at NORA’s Long Island laboratory. According to a study released… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/giving-new-meaning-phrase-oil-pump/

Your Web Presence Can’t Live In the Past

On a constantly evolving internet, adaptability is key to the energy marketer’s relevance … and survival.
On a constantly evolving internet, adaptability is key to the energy marketer’s relevance … and survival. Depending on which scientist you ask, the universe is growing at a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/your-web-presence-cant-live-past/

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/

The Clean Power Plan: Repeal or Replace?

In late March, the president signed an executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, with a goal of taking restraints off businesses and boosting the coal industry. Targeting climate change regulations, saying they hinder U.S. energy production and j…
In late March, the president signed an executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, with a goal of taking restraints off businesses and boosting the coal industry. Targeting… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/clean-power-plan-repeal-or-replace/

Get Ready for NEFI EXPO 2017

It’s been a big year for the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI). In addition to overseeing a major website re-launch and working its way through one of the most widely discussed legislative sessions in recent memory, the organization celebrates its 75-year…
It’s been a big year for the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI). In addition to overseeing a major website re-launch and working its way through one of the most widely discussed… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/get-ready-nefi-expo-2017/

AEC E-Alerts Help Oilheat Marketers Get the Word Out

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/aec-e-alerts-help-oilheat-marketers-get-word-out/

PPA Vs. Peoples

Gallitizen homeowners who converted to natural gas expressed their frustrations over the high monthly fees that appeared on their bills, more than twice what residents of nearby Cresson pay.
February 28 was an unseasonably warm day for Gallitzin, PA, with a high of 57º and a low that just barely hit freezing. However, the people of this central Pennsylvania borough… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ppa-vs-peoples/

Oilheat Industry Stands Up for LIHEAP

On March 16, 2017, President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget released “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” Dubbed “the skinny budget,” the budget request comprised just 53 pages and called for the outright elimination o…
Editor’s Note: This article went to print before an omnibus spending bill was approved by Congress, which continued flat funding for LIHEAP through FY 2017. A follow-up story will… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oilheat-industry-stands-liheap/

Training Today’s Technicians for Tomorrow’s Technology

John Levey wrote the book on Oilheat training … literally. In addition to authoring NORA’s “Heating Oil Storage Tanks – Guide for Quality Installation and Maintenance,” Levey has over the years contributed his insight and expertise to countless training m…
John Levey wrote the book on Oilheat training … literally. In addition to authoring NORA’s “Heating Oil Storage Tanks – Guide for Quality Installation and Maintenance,” Levey has… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/training-todays-technicians-tomorrows-technology/

Can Coming Up “Short” Be a Positive?

Every day counts in a highly seasonal business such as this, and some days count more than others. With the heating season recently behind us, and the relative lack of heating degree days (HDDs) that it brought, this is even more apparent and something to…
Every day counts in a highly seasonal business such as this, and some days count more than others. With the heating season recently behind us, and the relative lack of heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/can-coming-short-be-positive/

How to Beat the Gas Utilities at their Own Game

Two Words: Grassroots Marketing
Two Words: Grassroots Marketing OK, so maybe this’ll take a bit more than two words, but the point remains: grassroots marketing is simply one of, if not the, most effective… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-beat-gas-utilities-their-own-game/

Helping Propane Dealers Protect Profits

New ideas and products often emerge from vendors who are well established within a niche, but Lock America is a different kind of vendor. It is a relative newcomer to the retail fuel industry, bringing useful expertise from another business realm. Lock…
New ideas and products often emerge from vendors who are well established within a niche, but Lock America is a different kind of vendor. It is a relative newcomer to the retail… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/helping-propane-dealers-protect-profits/

NEFI Forms Task Force to Examine Tax Reform Proposals

NEFI recently announced the creation of a new Task Force to monitor and discuss federal tax reform proposals of interest to the home heating industry.
The New England Fuel Institute (NEFI) recently announced the creation of a new Task Force to monitor and discuss federal tax reform proposals of interest to the home heating… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-forms-task-force-examine-tax-reform-proposals/

OPEC’s Strategy is Developing Cracks

The CERAWeek global oil industry conference in Houston last month “exposed all the contradictions at the heart of OPEC’s attempt to rebalance the oil market without rekindling the shale boom or conceding too much market share to rivals” (Reuters). It was …
The CERAWeek global oil industry conference in Houston last month “exposed all the contradictions at the heart of OPEC’s attempt to rebalance the oil market without rekindling the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/opecs-strategy-developing-cracks/

Report: New England Doesn’t Need Gas Pipeline

With or without a pipeline, existing laws and regulations are expected to significantly decrease natural gas use for electric generation in New England. As a result of this decrease in natural gas use, the ANE pipeline is expected to produce net costs for…
A recent report prepared for several environmental and consumer groups concludes that New England does not need a new natural gas pipeline and that the proposed Access Northeast… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/report-new-england-doesnt-need-gas-pipeline/

A Guide to DOT Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Although pre-employment drug testing for newly hired drivers is a relatively uncomplicated procedure, there are specific requirements that must be met.
Most hiring managers and business owners are aware that newly hired drivers “have to take a drug test.” And although pre-employment drug testing is a relatively uncomplicated… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/guide-dot-pre-employment-drug-testing/

Fill Your Car’s Gas Tank by Smartphone

There are a growing number of startups around the country that would like to replace a trip to the local gas station with on-demand fueling. Tap an app, and they’ll bring the gas to you, filling your car while you’re at work, or at night while you sleep. …
There are a growing number of startups around the country that would like to replace a trip to the local gas station with on-demand fueling. Tap an app, and they’ll bring the gas… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/fill-your-cars-gas-tank-smartphone/

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