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NEFI: Fuel Oil and Propane Hold Healthy Share of Northeast Market

Heating oil and propane marketers serve more than six million homes, or approximately 30% of the residential space heating market in the Northeast, according to a new NEFI analysis, writes Jim Collura, director of legislative affairs for the New England Fuel Institute, Worcester, Mass. Market share is even higher in New England, where one of the two fuels is reportedly ...

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Oil Heat Cares Comes to the Aid of the McBees

Lola McBee of Hagerstown, Maryland, a longtime customer of Griffith Energy Services, based in Columbia, Maryland, received a grant from Oil Heat Cares (OHC) that helped to cover the cost of installing a new boiler that was donated by Columbia Boiler Co. in Pottstown, Pa. McBee lives with her husband, who has been in struggling health. Amid her husband’s hospitalizations ...

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Boots2Roots Connects Veterans and Employers in Maine

After six years in the U.S. Air Force, Shawn Campbell knew that in civilian life he wanted to work with his hands. Doing what, exactly, he wasn’t sure. But he knew it would be in Maine, because his wife’s employer was transferring her to The Pine Tree State. That’s where Boots2Roots helped Campbell on the path to HVAC training and ...

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Research Seeks to Identify Traits of Safe, Younger Drivers

Initial research into the potential of developing a “Younger Driver Assessment Tool”—one that would identify younger drivers who exhibit many of the same characteristics as safe, older commercial drivers—was released in a report by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). To assess the feasibility of identifying safe younger drivers, ATRI reviewed existing scientific literature on driver characteristics and the associated ...

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ADD Systems Adds Two to Marketing Department

Advanced Digital Data, Inc. (ADD Systems) announced the expansion of its marketing department with the hiring of Brittany Cooper, a full-time associate, and Victoria Leyson, a full-time intern. Cooper is a recent graduate of Rutgers University, with a degree in marketing. Leyson is a student at the University of Delaware, where she is studying international business. ADD Systems is a ...

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Developing a Biofuel Future

“The long-term future of the heating oil industry depends on the development of a renewable liquid fuel,” declared the program for the inaugural Northern New England Energy Conference, where John Huber, president of NORA, delivered an update on a biofuel project. Years ago, a patented process was developed to transform cellulosic material such as wood waste into a liquid for ...

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Debut: Northern New England Energy Conference

The debut of the Northern New England Energy Conference drew more than 200 attendees, 31 vendors who exhibited indoors, and truck marketers who displayed their vehicles outdoors June 18-20 at the Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, Maine, the organizers said. The organizers—the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire and the Maine Energy Marketers Association—will hold the second conference at Mill ...

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Biofuels Financial Conference: Minneapolis, Sept. 27-28

The preliminary agenda for the 13th annual Biofuels Financial Conference & Expo, Sept. 27-28 in Minneapolis, Minn., was announced by Christianson PLLP. The event focuses on the best ways for biofuels producers to become more familiar with the latest financial options in today’s ethanol and biodiesel industries. The two-day event will reveal various financial strategies for biofuels financial leaders and executives, so they ...

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Axxis Wins Award for Best Logistics and Supply Chain Solution

Axxis Software’s Fuel Order Management & Dispatch (FOMD) module has won the 2017 SIIA CODiE award as the Best Logistics & Supply Chain Solution, the software provider said. Shipley Energy, York, Pa., is a user of Axxis software, according to the Axxis website. The awards are for products, technologies, and services in the software, information and business technology industry. Axxis ...

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FMCSA Idles Proposed Rule for Speed Limiters on Heavy-Duty Trucks

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) removed from active consideration a proposed rule that would have mandated installation of speed limiters in all heavy-duty trucks weighing over 26,000 pounds, reports the July 31 issue of the New England Fuel Institute Online Energy News (NEON). “The FMCSA stopped short of a formal withdrawal of the speed limiter proposal ...

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