Wednesday, January 19, 2022


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Platform Pitfalls

Iowa Caucus debacle shows danger of taking manpower and industry expertise out of the equation
The Iowa Caucus results were, in every sense of the word, a disaster. But why would we be discussing them in this forum, and what do they have to do with the energy industry… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/platform-pitfalls/

Propane Supplies Threatened by Canada Rail Troubles ... Again

Protester blockades create choke points across key supply lines
The logistics of bringing a steady supply of propane into the Northeast region have never been simple. The Jones Act prevents foreign vessels from transporting marine shipments… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-supplies-threatened-canada-rail-troubles-again/

What Determines Oil Futures Prices?

Eight key factors to track when making hedging decisions
What determines oil futures prices? We all know that prices are determined by supply and demand (Economics 101), so in the long run they are determined by global oil production… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/what-determines-oil-futures-prices/

Visa and MasterCard Raise Interchange Rates

Payment processors can help fuel dealers mitigate cost increases
Starting in April 2020, Visa and MasterCard will increase the interchange rates they charge utility-class merchants for certain credit card transactions, according to sources… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/visa-and-mastercard-raise-interchange-rates/

ISO-NE Capacity Prices Fall to Record Low

Grid operator sees a win for ratepayers … but what’s the deal?
New England’s competitive wholesale electricity markets are producing record low prices. In February, the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE) held its 14th annual… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/iso-ne-capacity-prices-fall-record-low/

2050 Vision Looks Askew

EIA’s 2020 Annual Energy Outlook offers multiple views of a dynamic future
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2020 (AEO2020), with projections for the domestic energy market through 2050. As always,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/2050-vision-looks-askew/

Heating Industry Biodiesel Conference

Coalition of Northeast associations and businesses honored at national event
The NEFI team was in Tampa, Florida from January 20-23 for the 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The event is organized annually by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). It… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/heating-fuel-industry-participates-biodiesel-conference/

Taco Comfort Solutions Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

Global manufacturing company maintains U.S. headquarters and family ownership
Taco Comfort Solutions® is celebrating and embracing its 100-year history while innovating for the future. A third-generation, family-owned company based in Cranston, Rhode… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/taco-comfort-solutions-celebrates-100-year-anniversary/

The Typewriting Is on the Wall

Message for fuel dealers reads, “Adapt or Die”
Remember when typewriters could be found in every office? These once ubiquitous machines have been replaced by personal computers and laser printers. What lesson can a fuel oil or… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/typewriting-wall/

BP Aims for Net Zero by 2050

Energy giant says it will “fundamentally” transform to meet ambitious goal
In an announcement that might have sounded familiar to Northeast heating fuel dealers — especially those hundreds who approved the Providence Resolution last September — oil and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bp-aims-net-zero-2050/

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