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Overtime Rule on Hold

On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant granted an emergency motion for preliminary injunction, enjoining the Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its rule on overtime, the DOL said in a news release. The rule had been scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 1. “The Department strongly disagrees with the decision by the court, which ...

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Atlas Oil Responds to Hurricane Matthew with Emergency Fuel Deployment

When Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on Oct. 4 as a Category 4, the Atlas Oil Emergency Fuel Services team prepared for deployment.  In what would be the largest mandatory U.S. evacuation since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Matthew’s surge brought heavy winds, rainfall and widespread flash flooding from Florida to North Carolina.  To provide much-needed gasoline and diesel supply relief, Atlas Oil deployed more than ...

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EIA Winter Fuels Outlook: Heating Bills Likely to Rise, but Stay below Those of Recent Winters

Most U.S. households can expect higher heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared to last winter, according to EIA’s Winter Fuels Outlook. Winter heating expenditures for most fuels were especially low last winter, when energy prices were relatively low and warm weather reduced heating demand to the lowest level nationally in at least 25 years. Although expenditures for nonelectric fuels ...

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Connecticut Drops Plan to Expand Natural Gas Capacity

Connecticut is cancelling its request for proposals to expand natural gas in the state, in what appears to be a reversal of an energy policy that it had been pursuing, and that the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association opposed. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said it cancelled a request that sought “proposals for natural gas resources, including liquefied natural gas, ...

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Incoming ATA Chairman Touts Need for Highway Investment

Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and the incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations, emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure in a roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. “Having good, uncongested highways is important to my company and to trucking companies ...

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NORA Releases Free Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator

The National Oilheat Research Alliance released the new version of its Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator, which uses test data on oil-fired boilers to demonstrate the value of equipment upgrades with consumer-friendly metrics. The FSA calculator can help Oilheat salespeople overcome the limitations of the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) metric, the association said. AFUE is a measure of how efficient an ...

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Energtek to Acquire HOP Energy for $65 Million

Energtek Inc., New York, N.Y., a company specializing in adsorbed natural gas technology, said it will acquire HOP Energy Holdings, Inc., White Plains, N.Y., for a cash purchase price of $65 million. HOP is a full-service energy company, serving about 80,000 commercial and residential customers, Energtek said in a statement announcing the planned acquisition. Energtek expects to use HOP as a ...

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Massachusetts’ Highest Court Rejects ‘Pipeline Tax’

Charging residential electricity customers to subsidize a so-called “pipeline tax” to pay for construction of private natural gas pipelines is unlawful, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled. Days after the Aug. 17 decision on a lawsuit brought by the Conservation Law Foundation, four electric utilities under Eversource and National Grid withdrew petitions for capacity on Access Northeast, a $3 billion ...

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GV90+ Condensing Cast Iron Boiler from Weil-McLain

Weil-McLain® offers the GV90+® high efficiency cast iron boiler for energy efficient, comfort heating in residential applications. The GV90+ features streamlined controls with simple setup, low maintenance and durable design for the long run. Assembled in Weil-McLain’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Eden, N.C, the unit features a high performance durable cast iron primary heat exchanger made from approximately 70% recycled ...

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