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The Need to Train

Nearly everyone in the industry talks about it: The need to train employees. It’s an on-going thing; more a journey than a destination, as the saying goes. For most, the focus is and has long been on service technicians, or drivers, be it PERC’s CETP books for the former or ...

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The Winter We Wanted?

In the home energy industry, marketers are always hoping for a long cold winter. This year that wish came true, but for many it may have been a little too cold. The stories are starting to come out about will-call customers being told it would be three weeks to get ...

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The Holistic View of Energy

The Oilheat Manufacturers Association, in the person of OMA Technical Director John E. Batey, came to the support of fuel oil dealers in Connecticut. Batey submitted extensive comments on what is called the “Comprehensive Energy Strategy” developed by the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Batey lays out a ...

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NORA’s Pathway

As the heating oil industry charts a way forward, fending off natural gas competition on one side and now, we learn from John Huber, electrification on the other, the National Oilheat Research Alliance presses on, researching and developing oil-burning equipment and “greener” biofuel. “We [want to] move to high levels ...

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