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SMO Energy to Donate Home Heating Fuel

SMO Energy, a Wills Group company headquartered in La Plata, Md., will provide fuel certificates to nine organizations participating in a Safe Nights program. The certificates, each worth up to $500, will allow the organizations to secure home heating fuel for 17 locations in Charles County, Maryland, the company said. The nine organizations selected are all participants in Safe Nights ...

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Recycling Mercury Thermostats in Massachusetts

Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC), Fort Washington, Pa., and New Hampshire-based Wheelabrator Technologies are collecting mercury-containing thermostats in Massachusetts. The collection program is part of the “Mass Save” energy efficiency installation and weatherization program, funded by a coalition of utility companies, according to a statement issued by TRC and Wheelabrator. “We are excited to partner with Wheelabrator to encourage and ensure the safe collection ...

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Superior Plus Energy Services Again Supports Breast Cancer Research

Superior Plus Energy Services, a provider of fuel and energy-related services, announced that it is continuing its partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), committing to donate at least $50,000 of its 2017 profits to fund breast cancer research. Since it began the partnership in 2010, Superior Plus Energy Services, based in Rochester, N.Y., has added five pink delivery trucks ...

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Roadside Inspection

Mark Knaul, a motor carrier investigator for the New York State Department of Transportation (in orange), and Adam Silverstein, a supervising motor carrier investigator (in denim shirt), performed a mock roadside safety inspection for attendees of the ESEA/UNYEA Convention, Aug. 28-29 in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (For more on ESEA/UNYEA, see, “ESEA Launches ‘Upgrade Your Lifestyle’ Program,” page 4 of the ...

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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas: Jan. 22-25

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 22-25. The conference features educational sessions on a range of topics. The National Biodiesel Board, Jefferson City, Mo., the organizer, will hold its 25th anniversary gala during the conference. For more information, and to register, go to http://www.biodieselconference.org/.

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Sprague Resources LP Agrees to Acquire Coen Energy

Sprague Resources, Portsmouth, N.H., announced that its operating subsidiary, Sprague Operating Resources, has signed an agreement to purchase the membership interests of Coen Energy, and Coen Transport, as well as four bulk plants and underlying real estate. Coen Energy, Washington, Pa., provides energy products and complimentary energy field services to over 7,000 customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The ...

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2018 AHR Expo to Host Show’s Largest Education Program

The 2018 AHR Expo has expanded its seminar program, making it the largest education and training agenda in the Show’s history. The expansive program features more than 120 sessions including free best practices and industry trends seminars from leading HVACR organizations, professional certification opportunities, and continuing education programs from the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI). The 2018 AHR Expo will be held Jan. ...

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Oliver Hazard Perry in a Mishap

The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry was set to be towed to its home berth on Oct. 16 after crash landing at a dock in Newport, R.I., on the night of Oct. 15, according to news reports. The Oliver Hazard Perry was featured on the cover of the September 2017 issue of Fuel Oil News. Newport Biodiesel in Newport provides ...

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East River Energy Helps in Fort Myers After Hurricane Irma

After Hurricane Irma hit Fort Myers, Fla., causing extensive damage, East River Energy, Guilford, Conn., was subcontracted to help get Southwest Florida International Airport operating again, says Steve Sowka of East River Energy. On Sept. 13 East River Energy mobilized a number of trucks and drivers to the airport in Fort Myers. “They were there for a week, primarily to ...

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CEMA Honors Three for Efforts on Behalf of Industry

The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association held its 67th Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Southern New England Energy Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association and the Oilheat Institute of Rhode Island. During the Awards Luncheon on Sept. 18, CEMA honored three individuals for their work in promoting the industry and its causes: Greg Stafstrom of Springbrook Ice and ...

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