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Trend Outlook: Oil Prices Face Heightened Geopolitical Risk

Relatively stable oil prices year to date have been jolted higher since Hurricane Harvey and the vote for independence in Kurdistan, reports contributing writer Paul Kuklinski. While surplus oil inventories have declined significantly since the OPEC production cut, a large surplus to the five-year average will likely remain the rest of the year without a supply disruption, he writes. Kuklinski ...

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Oct. 16-17: NYPGA Fall Propane Conference – Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua N.Y.

The NYPGA Fall Propane Conference will be held at Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua N.Y., Oct. 16-17. Oct. 16: Golf Outing – 12:30 p.m. modified shotgun start, followed by a reception at the course. Dinner on your own. Oct. 17: Committee Meetings, Business Meeting, Program Content. Lunch, Afternoon Program Content, followed by Reception, Dinner and Silent Auction. Register at http://conta.cc/2hDfHz7 –  Guests only ...

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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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IFS Acquires WorkWave Service Management Software

IFS signed an agreement to purchase WorkWave LLC. WorkWave provides scalable, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for HVAC and other field service, last mile delivery and logistics businesses. WorkWave primarily serves small- and medium-sized businesses. The acquisition is expected to close in 2017, according to a news release issued Sept. 28 by IFS. The financial terms of the acquisition were not ...

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The Wills Group Raises more than $500,000 for Community Leadership Fund

The Wills Group, parent company of SMO Energy, a provider of propane, heating oil and HVAC equipment in southern Maryland, says it raised more than $500,000 at its inaugural Blackie Wills Golf Classic and Gala, a two-day event at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md. The Sept.10-11 event raised funds for The Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund, which honors ...

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Online Oil Marketer Launches in Massachusetts

Slick Energy, an online heating oil marketplace, launched on Sept. 27, announcing that it is serving consumers in Massachusetts, with plans to expand throughout New England next year. “Consumers can now purchase home heating oil quickly, online and at the absolute best price,” the company, based in Newburyport, Mass., says in a statement. Slick estimates residential customers will be able ...

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HeatingHelp.com Marks Its 20th Year in Business

HeatingHelp.com is marking its 20th anniversary this year. “HeatingHelp.com,” features a forum called “The Wall,” an online resource for “Heating Answers,” where anyone can ask and answer questions about old and new heating systems, the website says. Founded in 1997 by Dan and Marianne Holohan, HeatingHelp.com has grown into a vibrant online community and resource for industry professionals and homeowners ...

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BASE Engineering is Acquired by Harbour Group

Harbour Group has acquired BASE Engineering, Inc., Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive, announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Since its founding in 1996, BASE has designed and manufactured remote, automated emergency shutdown and operational controls for the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and refined fuels industries. BASE was founded by Steve Belyea, its CEO, and is based in St. ...

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Testo Promotion Marks 60th Anniversary

Testo, Inc., Sparta, N.J., manufacturer of test and measurement instruments and solutions, announced its Fall promotional campaign, “60 Years of Excellence,” to celebrate Testo’s 60th anniversary. The campaign offers customers the opportunity to receive a free Testo 770-3 hook clamp meter with the purchase of a 320 or 330 combustion analyzer kit as well as an extra year of sensor ...

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WEBINAR: How to Thrive in the Heating Oil Business with Bioheat Blended Fuel

Fuel Oil News and biofuel producer REG hosted a webinar on Sept. 21, “How to Thrive in the Heating Oil Business with Bioheat Blended Fuel.” The webinar explored how heating oil companies can manage and market Bioheat blended fuel—biodiesel blended with traditional heating oil. To play a recording of the webinar, click here. One of the speakers, Ray Hart, is ...

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