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Recovery Spells Economic Opportunity for Heating Oil Sellers

As demand returns, RIN spikes blow out ULSD-ULSHO spread
As demand returns, RIN spikes blow out ULSD-ULSHO spread The summer driving season was set to kick off shortly as of this writing in early May, and this summer is shaping up to… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/recovery-spells-economic-opportunity-heating-oil-sellers/

Reflect, Refresh, Refocus

Spring cleaning for your whole company
Spring cleaning for your whole company May has traditionally been a month for businesses in the energy industry to pause and take a deep breath. The heating season is over… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/reflect-refresh-refocus/

2021 Hedging Survey

Hedgers consider a year like no other and its implications for tomorrow
Hedgers consider a year like no other and its implications for tomorrow A pandemic, negative crude oil prices, a recession, increased biofuel adoption on the part of oil refiners… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/2021-hedging-survey/

How Data Saved the Day

Fuel marketers use data management to better meet and predict customers’ fluctuating demands
Fuel marketers use data management to better meet and predict customers’ fluctuating demands What are you doing with the data you have? Well, it’s likely you could do more. In… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-data-saved-day/

On Polar Vortices, Pandemics and Preparation

How heating fuel dealers can handle this “perfect storm” and the next one
How heating fuel dealers can handle this “perfect storm” and the next one Thanks to my handy-dandy crystal ball — and publishing cycles — I find myself writing an article about a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/polar-vortices-pandemics-and-preparation/

How Vaccine Rollouts Could Affect the Oil Market

As with the global economic recovery, everything hinges on the next few months
As with the global economic recovery, everything hinges on the next few months The past 12 months have revolved around the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to evolve. Reduced… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-vaccine-rollouts-could-affect-oil-market/

More Essential than Ever

Heating fuel dealers confront dual challenges: COVID-19 and busy heating season
Heating fuel dealers confront dual challenges: COVID-19 and busy heating season In May 2020, Oil & Energy published a feature article on heating fuel industry stakeholders… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/more-essential-ever/

Critical Infrastructure

Vaccine prioritization discussions bring heating fuel delivery drivers’ and service technicians’ designation as essential workers back to the fore
Vaccine prioritization discussions bring heating fuel delivery drivers’ and service technicians’ designation as essential workers back to the fore Before March 2020, when was… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/critical-infrastructure/

The TCI-P Is the Wrong Plan at the Wrong Time

There are better climate solutions than an arbitrary cap-and-spend program
There are better climate solutions than an arbitrary cap-and-spend program Mandate emission reductions by any means necessary, arbitrarily reinvest the money, and make consumers… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tci-p-wrong-plan-wrong-time/

Looking Forward to 2021

Opportunities abound for companies that are sensitive to customer needs and concerns
Opportunities abound for companies that are sensitive to customer needs and concerns I am gladly waving goodbye to 2020 in a few weeks, and I think it’s fair to say that most of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/looking-forward-2021/

More Trade Shows Go Virtual

Biofuel and HVAC industries among those taking conferences online
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the Northeast U.S. this spring, it quickly put a stop to the heating fuel industry’s trade show season. Several organizations postponed… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/more-trade-shows-go-virtual/

Budget Planning in Uncertain Times

More important and demanding now than ever
More important and demanding now than ever While we can never be certain what the future holds, the grip of the global pandemic has made prediction an even more unreliable… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/budget-planning-uncertain-times/

NEFI Publishes Updated COVID-19 Resources

Recommended best practices and regulatory updates for the liquid heating fuel industry
Recommended best practices and regulatory updates for the liquid heating fuel industry On the following pages is a list of recommended best practices and regulatory updates as… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nefi-publishes-updated-covid-19-resources/

The Propane Patio Heater Rush of 2020

Economic reopening drives demand among restaurateurs along with change in regulations
Economic reopening drives demand among restaurateurs along with change in regulations Remember spring? The effort it took to track down everyday household items like toilet… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/propane-patio-heater-rush-2020/

We, the PPPeople

Liquid heating fuels well represented in list of Paycheck Protection Program loan recipients
Liquid heating fuels well represented in list of Paycheck Protection Program loan recipients The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was established to incentivize small businesses… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/we-pppeople/

Let’s Make a Deal (Post-Pandemic Version)

Lenders are ready to finance but social distancing presents logistical and personal obstacles
Lenders are ready to finance but social distancing presents logistical and personal obstacles The lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis are impacting the way businesses in the… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/lets-make-deal-post-pandemic-version/

Tackling Our ‘New Normal’

How one fuel wholesaler has adapted to the post-pandemic business environment
How one fuel wholesaler has adapted to the post-pandemic business environment We got an early start preparing our fuel and lubricants business for what the COVID-19 virus might… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/tackling-our-new-normal/

Remote Monitoring Amid Social Distancing

Tank Monitors Aid Dealers & Customers Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Tank Monitors Aid Dealers & Customers Amid COVID-19 Crisis Under normal circumstances, experienced heating fuel dealers can predict their customers’ delivery needs with at least… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/remote-monitoring-amid-social-distancing/

Beyond the Big Apple

NYSEC President & CEO Rocco Lacertosa on COVID-19, biofuel blending standards and more
NYSEC President & CEO Rocco Lacertosa on COVID-19, biofuel blending standards and more With well over one million homes depending on renewable liquid heating fuel, downstate New… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/beyond-big-apple/

The PPP and Me

A gas station operator’s personal experience with the Payroll Protection Program
A gas station operator’s personal experience with the Payroll Protection Program At close to a 35 percent sales loss and with no employees ready to work, being an essential… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/ppp-and-me/

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