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When Do You Get Your Report Card?

  Energy company owners are typically very good at preparing their operations to serve their customers. Vehicle fleets are always a focus as they deliver the products and services being offered. Customer service training, robust technology systems, purchasing/hedging and a good marketing campaign are other areas successful markets focus on. ...

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Charles-Bursey

Nozzle Knowledge

Many of you I’m sure have had situations during a service call where you found that a nozzle failed and you replaced it. Why the nozzle failed was most likely that it was plugged with sludge, as that black stuff is commonly called. Let’s be sure we first understand the ...

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Steve2

On Federal Tax Credits and a State Energy Plan

First, we take note of late-breaking news: Congress adjourned before the holidays without renewing a number of expiring tax breaks, including a $1 per gallon biodiesel blenders’ tax credit set to expire on Dec. 31. The New England Fuel Institute, noting this development in a “Legislative Update” said it will ...

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Charles-Bursey

Quantity or Quality

By Charles Bursey During my years of being in the trade I have chatted with many contractors about their business plans, which often included, as you might expect, their financial goals. When I asked how they planned on meeting their goals for a given year, generally they would give an ...

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