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The home heating oil industry has a long and proud history, and Fuel Oil News has been there supporting it since 1935. It is an industry that has faced many challenges during that time.

In its 82nd year, Fuel Oil News is doing more than just holding our ground with initiatives focused on appliance efficiency, green solutions and customer choice.

Meet the Staff

Steve2Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett contributed articles to Fuel Oil News for many years before he became editor of the magazine in September 2016. He has worked for 30 years as a reporter or editor for business publications, covering, at one time or another, industries such as food retailing, mall development and trucking before joining Fuel Oil News. He started his career as a reporter for a daily newspaper in Westchester County, N.Y. Bennett is based in Connecticut.

shane-sweetShane Sweet
Shane Sweet is an energy and management consultant with clients in the heating oil, propane and motor fuel sectors and is a partner with the firm of Lake Rudd & Company. He served the industry as president & CEO of the New England Fuel Institute “NEFI” from 2007 to 2011, and as EVP/director and lobbyist for the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association “VFDA” from 1993 to 2007.

Charles-BurseyCharlie Bursey
Charlie Bursey began his long career in the oil heating industry in 1963. He has delivered coal, kerosene and oil and serviced heating and cooling equipment. He has also managed service departments, worked for a manufacturer and currently works with F.W. Webb, Warwick, R.I. He is a recipient of the Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals’ prestigious Hugh McKee Award for making an outstanding contribution to the fuel oil industry; having had an understanding and cooperation with his/her fellowman; and having unselfishly aided the industry.

glanthierGeorge Lanthier
George Lanthier is the owner of Firedragon Academy, a Massachusetts Certified School teaching both gas and oil heating and is a publishing firm. He is the author of over 60 books and manuals on gas and oil heating and HVAC subjects. He is a CETP, NATE, NORA, PMAA and PMEF Proctor and a Massachusetts Certified Instructor.

Richard-AllenRich Alden
Rich Alden handles advertising sales for the Midwest and Southeast regions. Rich has represented Fuel Oil News for over ten years. He can be reached at 603-899-3010 (office), 978-808-1073 (cell) or ralden@specialtyim.com.

Dave-Campbell-copyDave Campbell
Dave Campbell is the associate publisher who handles ad sales for New England, the Middle Atlantic region as well as Canada and Europe. Dave is entering his third decade on Fuel Oil News. He can be reached at 413/528-8835 (office), 413/717-1007 (cell) or at dcampbell@specialtyim.com.