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Sprague Resources LP Agrees to Acquire Coen Energy

Sprague Resources, Portsmouth, N.H., announced that its operating subsidiary, Sprague Operating Resources, has signed an agreement to purchase the membership interests of Coen Energy, and Coen Transport, as well as four bulk plants and underlying real estate. Coen Energy, Washington, Pa., provides energy products and complimentary energy field services to over 7,000 customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The ...

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2018 AHR Expo to Host Show’s Largest Education Program

The 2018 AHR Expo has expanded its seminar program, making it the largest education and training agenda in the Show’s history. The expansive program features more than 120 sessions including free best practices and industry trends seminars from leading HVACR organizations, professional certification opportunities, and continuing education programs from the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI). The 2018 AHR Expo will be held Jan. ...

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Oliver Hazard Perry in a Mishap

The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry was set to be towed to its home berth on Oct. 16 after crash landing at a dock in Newport, R.I., on the night of Oct. 15, according to news reports. The Oliver Hazard Perry was featured on the cover of the September 2017 issue of Fuel Oil News. Newport Biodiesel in Newport provides ...

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East River Energy Helps in Fort Myers After Hurricane Irma

After Hurricane Irma hit Fort Myers, Fla., causing extensive damage, East River Energy, Guilford, Conn., was subcontracted to help get Southwest Florida International Airport operating again, says Steve Sowka of East River Energy. On Sept. 13 East River Energy mobilized a number of trucks and drivers to the airport in Fort Myers. “They were there for a week, primarily to ...

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CEMA Honors Three for Efforts on Behalf of Industry

The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association held its 67th Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Southern New England Energy Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association and the Oilheat Institute of Rhode Island. During the Awards Luncheon on Sept. 18, CEMA honored three individuals for their work in promoting the industry and its causes: Greg Stafstrom of Springbrook Ice and ...

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Report: Southern New England Energy Conference

Observations on the future of heating oil linked a number of speakers, including Arthur Marin, executive director of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, and Carol Grant, commissioner of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, at the Southern New England Energy Conference in Newport, R.I. NESCAUM, based in Boston, is a nonprofit association of air quality agencies ...

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Women in Energy

Women in Energy hosted a sold-out “Lunch & Learn” at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa. The event included lunch, networking, and a program called Women in Energy: Leading and Succeeding. Judy Garber, past executive director of the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals, moderated a panel discussion. Panelists included: Aubrey Bauman Kreider (marketing manager and sustainability lead, ...

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2018 EASTERN ENERGY EXPO: MAY 20-23

Sponsorship and exhibitor registration are underway for the 2018 Eastern Energy Expo, taking place May 20-23 at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Conn. More than 20% of exhibit space is reserved, organizers say. The annual convention and trade show is co-hosted by the Atlantic Region Energy Expo (AREE), the Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA). ...

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Portable Propane

Hocon Gas, headquartered in Shelton, Conn., displayed a 1,000-gallon propane tank on a trailer at AltWheels Fleet Day. Hocon has two of the dispensing units, which are used “for temporary purposes,” Tim Brown, Hocon’s Autogas manager, said in a phone interview after the event. If an autogas dealer is awaiting a permit for a permanent fueling station to be installed, ...

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The ROI on Loyalty

Loyalty is a word that I have heard used many times during my conversations with owners, technicians, and customers. Loyalty can play an important role in business. There is a return on investment to nurturing it. Let’s look at employee loyalty first. A loyal employee recognizes the needs of the company that he or she is employed by and what ...

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