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Defy the Expectations

Many fuel delivery companies are locked in vigorous, competitive struggles for market share, and they need to leverage every advantage available to them.
Many fuel delivery companies are locked in vigorous, competitive struggles for market share, and they need to leverage every advantage available to them. In the realms of retail… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/defy-expectations/

Integration Improves the Customer’s Experience

Technology continues to create new opportunities for energy marketers, and one software executive believes the next phase for many companies will be to improve connections among systems and deliver a more satisfying customer experience.
Technology continues to create new opportunities for energy marketers, and one software executive believes the next phase for many companies will be to improve connections among… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/integration-improves-customers-experience/

Change and Adaptation

Heating oil marketers are emerging from another challenging heating season that saw OPEC try to control oil production, while volatility dissipated and prices settled in at an intermediate level between the notable highs and lows of recent winters. U.S. p…
Heating oil marketers are emerging from another challenging heating season that saw OPEC try to control oil production, while volatility dissipated and prices settled in at an… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/change-and-adaptation/

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/

Taking a Close Look at the IFTA

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement among every state in the continental United States that streamlines the fuel usage reporting requirements for motor carriers. Prior to IFTA, each state had its own fuel system, issuing permits to…
The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement among every state in the continental United States that streamlines the fuel usage reporting requirements for motor… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/taking-close-look-ifta/

Partnership Provides Supplemental Insurance Through NEFI

New England Fuel Institute member companies can satisfy employees and improve recruitment by offering voluntary benefits programs available through a new partnership between NEFI and Colonial Life.
New England Fuel Institute member companies can satisfy employees and improve recruitment by offering voluntary benefits programs available through a new partnership between NEFI… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/partnership-provides-supplemental-insurance-through-nefi/

Better Negotiations Lead to Better Outcomes

Family businesses can increase their potential for success and avoid missteps by learning the finer points of negotiation for both business and personal relationships.
Family businesses can increase their potential for success and avoid missteps by learning the finer points of negotiation — an activity that permeates many essential business… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/better-negotiations-lead-better-outcomes/

Making Driverless Vehicles Safe

As automakers prepare to deploy their self-driving vehicles, the big question is how we ensure that these vehicles are safe enough to share the roads. Industry is pushing Congress for federal regulations and standards to find the answers. In February, th…
As automakers prepare to deploy their self-driving vehicles, the big question is how we ensure that these vehicles are safe enough to share the roads. Industry is pushing Congress… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/making-driverless-vehicles-safe/

Will the OPEC Producers Hold the Line?

Last September in Algiers,OPEC reached a tentative agreement to cut oil production among its members to between 32.5 and 33.0 million barrels per day (mb/d).
Last September in Algiers, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached a tentative agreement to cut oil production among its members to between 32.5 and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/will-opec-producers-hold-line/

Maximize the Value of Your Online Presence

For energy marketers and home comfort providers, it’s all about your website. When Yodle surveyed 6,000 consumers in 2015 about what they want from local companies, consumers expressed a surprisingly strong desire for improved websites. In fact, 67 percen…
EDITOR’S NOTE: In the conclusion of our two-part series on search engine marketing via Google, we look at how marketers can use Google Analytics to improve the performance of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/maximize-value-your-online-presence/

From Data to Insight

To unlock the true value of their data, energy marketers need to derive powerful insights that accelerate analysis and enable them to make excellent decisions quickly.
To unlock the true value of their data, energy marketers need to derive powerful insights that accelerate analysis and enable them to make excellent decisions quickly. Oil &… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/data-insight/

Customers Want to Serve Themselves

Many energy marketers have a great opportunity to differentiate their companies and distance themselves from the competition by offering robust self-service capabilities on the company website.
Many energy marketers have a great opportunity to differentiate their companies and distance themselves from the competition by offering robust self-service capabilities on the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/customers-want-serve-themselves/

Better Google AdWords Campaigns in Nine Steps

Google AdWords continues to be one of the most effective tools for connecting with new customers, and some recent changes strengthen the platform and enable companies to advertise with more precision. Many energy marketers and home comfort providers alre…
EDITOR’S  NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series on search marketing via Google. Google AdWords continues to be one of the most effective tools for connecting with new… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/better-google-adwords-campaigns-nine-steps/

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/

Cargas Updates Mobile Delivery Solution

Cargas, of Lancaster, PA, a leading provider of mobile and back office software for fuel delivery and HVAC service companies, recently announced the launch of a new version of its mobile delivery software. Mobile Delivery is an application in the Cargas E…
Cargas, of Lancaster, PA, a leading provider of mobile and back office software for fuel delivery and HVAC service companies, recently announced the launch of a new version of its… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/cargas-updates-mobile-delivery-solution/

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