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AEC Fights Natural Gas Proposal in Western Pennsylvania


It is said that experience is the best teacher, and the American Energy Coalition gained some valuable experience when it responded to a proposal by UGI, a natural gas utility in Pennsylvania. The utility offered to extend a gas main into the borough of Orwigsburg if a sufficient number of homeowners committed to convert to natural gas. This offer by ...

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Canadian Propane Industry Faces Challenges and Opportunities

Interest groups across Canada continue pressure to invest taxpayers’ money into expansion of natural gas infrastructure While the Canadian propane industry ponders the impacts of the U.S. election and how relationships with its biggest trading partner will change, the Canadian Propane Association continues to work on a range of issues that bring both challenges and opportunities for the industry, writes ...

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Robert G. Scully: 1926-2017

Robert G. Scully, chairman of the board of Scully Signal Co., and the company’s president for 50 years beginning in 1964, died on Feb. 20. He was 91. The son of company founder Francis P. Scully, he joined the family business as a regional salesperson in 1956. “Following in his father’s footsteps, he led the charge to revolutionize the petroleum ...

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Eastern Energy Expo ’17 Keynote Speaker: Tom Kloza of OPIS

Organizers for the 2017 Eastern Energy Expo, taking place May 21-25 in Hershey, Pa., announced the keynote speaker will be Tom Kloza, co-founder and global head of energy analysis for the Oil Price Information Service. The Eastern Energy Expo is co-sponsored by the Oil and Energy Service Professionals, the Atlantic Region Energy Expo, and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association. The week of the ...

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A Woodford Oil Timeline

WOC Home Heat

  In 2005, Woodford Oil acquired the petroleum assets of J.D. Kiser, Inc. A family-owned distributorship, founded in 1941, it was a supplier of fuels and lubricants to commercial and industrial customers throughout eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. The acquisition complemented Woodford Oil’s existing fuel operation, and also established Woodford Oil as a major distributor of lubricants throughout the ...

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ADD Systems Signs On as a Top Sponsor for 2017 Eastern Energy Expo

EEE Logo

ADD Systems has signed on as a sponsor for the 2017 Eastern Energy Expo, May 21-25 in Hershey, Pa. The Eastern Energy Expo is co-sponsored by the Oil and Energy Service Professionals, the Atlantic Region Energy Expo, and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association. ADD Systems, founded in 1973, provides back office and mobile software to the heating oil, propane, HVAC, wholesale petroleum, lubricants ...

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Woodford Oil: A Family Business Grown Big

Woodford Oil Construction Wet Hosing

  The family business has long been a staple in the American economy. According to the Small Business Administration, about 90% of all U.S. businesses are family-owned or controlled. Ranging in size from small “mom and pop” shops to Fortune 500 entities, family businesses generate about half of the country’s gross national product and half of the total wages paid. ...

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Propane Rail Terminal to Open This Summer in Montgomery, N.Y.

Crestwood Montgomery Truck Rack

Crestwood Services, Kansas City, Mo., the supply and logistics unit of Crestwood Equity Partners, said that a new rail terminal it is building in Montgomery, N.Y., is expected to open this summer. The terminal will supply propane marketers across New York, New England and other parts of the Northeast, the company said. The terminal will include a 16-spot rail rack ...

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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

“There were a number of milestones reached in 2016 that will have a significant and very positive impact on the biodiesel industry,” Don Scott, director of sustainability for the National Biodiesel Board, said during a concluding session of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center. Led by Don O’Connor, a Vancouver-based international expert on greenhouse-gas ...

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KleerBlue Solutions Debuts Fleet and Retail DEF Dispensers

KleerBlue Solutions, Evansville, Ind., launched diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) dispensers engineered for warm climate use (above 12°F/-11°C). The units forego heating and insulation components, allowing for a smaller footprint and less cost, the company said. The dispensers, under the brand name Regal, are streamlined versions of the KleerBlue Apex dispensers, the company said. They feature a weather-proof black and white ...

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