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General Filters Gives Thanksgiving Dinners to Five Families

General Filters, Inc. employees supported families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday by donating food and other items for a complete Thanksgiving meal. Five families each received a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, apples, brownies and frosting, dinner rolls, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, and more. Families were selected by the Youth Services Organization of Novi, Mich., where General Filters has a ...

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ASHRAE Earns UN Environment Award

ASHRAE received the Partnership Award from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UN Environment) Ozone Secretariat for “extraordinary commitment and contribution to the progress and achievements” of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The Montreal Protocol is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The award was presented to ASHRAE at the 2017 Ozone Awards ceremony on Nov. 23 in Montreal. The ...

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Dead River Co. Acquires Breggy Oil Service

Maine-based Dead River Co., announced its acquisition of 71-year old family-owned Breggy Oil Service, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Maine. In purchasing Breggy Oil Service, Dead River Co.—itself family-owned since 1909—continues to realize the growth envisioned by president and CEO Deanna Sherman. “We are actively looking to expand our business through acquisitions in New England and the surrounding areas,” Sherman said ...

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NATSO, NACS, SIGMA Commend EPA

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) commended Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for soundly rejecting proposals to change the current compliance structure under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “We are gratified that Administrator Pruitt and his team at EPA ...

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New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference

Attendance at the New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, N.Y., reached 100, the biggest in recent years, as weather cooperated to the extent that the days were sunny and, for the most part, dry, reported Shane Sweet, NYPGA’s executive director. Today’s domestic propane supply is more subject to global pressures, and ...

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AEC Update: Report Suggests Manipulation by Utilities

A recent report issued by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) entitled “Vertical Market Power in Interconnected Natural Gas and Electricity Markets” has drawn the attention of both Connecticut and Massachusetts Utility Regulators, and both have opened investigations into allegations contained in the report. The first to respond to the report was Connecticut through its Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, or PURA, ...

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Propane Distributor Sharp Energy Honored

Propane distributor Sharp Energy, headquartered in Georgetown, Del., received awards for “Best Gas Company of the Eastern Shore” and “Best Southern Delaware Gas Company – Sussex County” by The Metropolitan Magazine. The awards were presented as part of “The Best of the Eastern Shore” celebration hosted by the publication in October at The Standard in Salisbury, Md. Sharp Energy distributes propane to approximately ...

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Clean Diesel Strives for Prime Role in Commercial Vehicle Market

Building on clean diesel technology, diesel engine and vehicle manufacturers are now pushing commercial engine efficiency and systems integration to achieve greater fuel economy and other benefits, said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. Appearing on a panel at the 10 Integer Emissions Summit USA 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Schaeffer shared with the audience insights on the ...

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Propane Exports Change the Retail Business

Today’s domestic propane supply is more subject to global pressures, and that means U.S. marketers of the fuel have to monitor international influences and be more responsive in their business practices, an analyst and trading expert told attendees at the New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference in Canandaigua, N.Y. “This is an international market, and now there are more ...

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HVOEC Person of the Year: Steve Schliessman

Steve Schliessman of Main-Care Energy was honored as Person of the Year by the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council. Schliessman served as a police officer with the New York City Transit Police from 1981-1988 before relocating to Highland, N.Y., to work as a service manager and later operations manager for Daley Oil. (Bronx-born and raised, Schliessman learned about oil ...

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