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Up and Running: Propane Rail Terminal in Montgomery, N.Y.

On Sept. 6 a grand opening commemorated completion of Crestwood Services’ propane rail terminal in Montgomery, N.Y. Propane tank trailers filed in, filled up and departed in a continuous stream throughout the day as Crestwood executives, Montgomery town officials, and fuel marketers participated in the grand opening. The terminal was completed in July and has been operating since then. The ...

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‘Improving Motor Carrier Safety Measurement’ is Subject of FMCSA Public Meeting

“Improving Motor Carrier Safety Measurement,” a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report, will be the subject of a half-day public meeting on Friday, Sept. 8, in Arlington, Va., hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Published on June 27, 2017, the NAS report was commissioned by FMCSA consistent with the requirements of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) ...

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Jack Woods Joins Paraco Gas’ M&A Team

Jack Woods is the newest member of the mergers and acquisitions team of Paraco Gas Corp., Rye, N.Y. As business development coordinator, Woods will be reporting to Christina Armentano, vice president of M&A. Woods received his Bachelor of Science from High Point University in High Point, N.C., in 2014, and joined Paraco in October 2016. In his new position, Woods ...

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ASHRAE Awards Scholarships to College Students

ASHRAE announced the recipients of 33 Society scholarships, totaling $164,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. “The ASHRAE Society scholarship program was launched to both encourage and reward students who pursue STEM education and demonstrate active engagement in innovative research, which may lead us to a better world,” says 2017-2018 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen. “We are eager to support the ...

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Dennis K. Burke Sends Trucks, Drivers to Houston

Dennis K. Burke, Inc., based in Taunton, Mass., mobilized three tankers on Aug. 28 to head to Fort Hood, a military base in Killeen, Texas, to help with emergency management needs in the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The drivers of the trucks are Jorge Acosta, Jose Guardado and Scott Monaghan. Dennis K Burke Inc. is operating as a subcontractor ...

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Obituary: Nancy Panebianco, led Panco Petroleum

Nancy Panebianco, former president of Panco Petroleum Co., Stony Point, N.Y., and grandmother of HVOEC President Leann Panebianco, died on Aug. 7, the Hudson Valley Oil and Energy Council announced. “Nancy was a true pioneer,” the Council noted in its announcement, adding: “In addition to raising her family, she learned computer programming in the 1960s, and led the family business ...

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Atlas Oil Deploys Trucks for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Atlas Oil Company’s Emergency Fueling Response Team deployed trucks in response to Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane on Friday, Aug. 25. More than a dozen trucks were deployed from across the country to safe base camps outside the affected areas, the company says. Atlas, a nationwide company, has access to millions of gallons of relief ...

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Service Experts Recruiting-Training Program

Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning is hosting an intensive, nine-week “Express Tech” program at Roland J. Down Service Experts, Scotia, N.Y., beginning on Sept. 11. All 14 places in the course have been filled, but there are plans to offer the program again in the spring of 2018, says Jim Hughes, manager, technical training for Service Experts. Service Experts ...

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VFDA Opposes Restrictions in Shelburne

The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association says it provided additional comments at the Shelburne Select Board meeting this week in response to an ordinance that will be enforced in October. VFDA is working with the Shelburne town manager and Select Board to ensure there are no interruptions of deliveries of diesel fuel, heating oil, kerosene, or propane in Shelburne, the association ...

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Doings in Newport

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry looks like an old timey ship, but was completed just this year. It has engines that run on biodiesel, fuel that was supplied by Newport Biodiesel. (Story, pg. 14 September.) T.H. Malloy & Sons, a fuel marketer in Cumberland, R.I., that delivered the biodiesel to the ship for its maiden voyage, is a longtime marketer ...

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