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Canadian Propane Industry Faces Challenges and Opportunities

Interest groups across Canada continue pressure to invest taxpayers’ money into expansion of natural gas infrastructure While the Canadian propane industry ponders the impacts of the U.S. election and how relationships with its biggest trading partner will change, the Canadian Propane Association continues to work on a range of issues that bring both challenges and opportunities for the industry, writes ...

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Propane Rail Terminal to Open This Summer in Montgomery, N.Y.

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Crestwood Services, Kansas City, Mo., the supply and logistics unit of Crestwood Equity Partners, said that a new rail terminal it is building in Montgomery, N.Y., is expected to open this summer. The terminal will supply propane marketers across New York, New England and other parts of the Northeast, the company said. The terminal will include a 16-spot rail rack ...

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KleerBlue Solutions Debuts Fleet and Retail DEF Dispensers

KleerBlue Solutions, Evansville, Ind., launched diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) dispensers engineered for warm climate use (above 12°F/-11°C). The units forego heating and insulation components, allowing for a smaller footprint and less cost, the company said. The dispensers, under the brand name Regal, are streamlined versions of the KleerBlue Apex dispensers, the company said. They feature a weather-proof black and white ...

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OPINION: Bioheat in the Age of Trump

By Michael Devine I believe that it’s fair to speculate that most historians will remember the year 2016 as the year that the American people elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States. The year 2016 was also, on a different note, one of the best years ever for heating oil marketers to blend biodiesel. Biodiesel ...

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Tauber Oil Company Settles Allegations of Selling Unregistered Fuel Additive in Violation of Clean Air Act

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The EPA announced a settlement with Tauber Oil Company, resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations stemming from the company’s sale of a fuel additive that was not registered with the EPA. Tauber stopped selling the unregistered fuel additive and will pay a $700,000 civil penalty. The settlement resolves claims that Tauber produced a fuel additive called Mixed Alcohol by blending ...

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AEC Releases Five Informational Flyers for Fuel Oil Marketers to Use

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The American Energy Coalition released five new data sheets in support of the AEC mission to promote the benefits of oilheat compared to natural gas.  Each of the data sheets addresses a different topic, consistent with the “key words” and “key phrases” that are part of the Coalition’s Google Pay Per Click Campaign. Specifically, the data sheet topics are: “The ...

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Wood Pellet Trade Doubles in Five Years; Driven by Biomass-Fueled Power Generation

  Global trade in pellets has doubled since 2012 with U.S., Canadian and European producers all playing a role, according to the European Pellet Supply and Cost Analysis, a new study from Risi, an information provider for the global forest products industry headquartered in Bedford, Mass. Demand for pellets is rising because they are playing a key role in de-carbonizing ...

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Research Report: Plastic-to-Oil Market Expected to Grow

Diesel production took up the largest share of the plastic-to-oil market in 2015 due to rising demand for diesel in the booming transportation sector in developing economies, according to a study by market intelligence firm Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y. Transparency Market Research (TMR) said its study provides detailed analysis of the global recycled plastic and plastic waste-to-oil market. The ...

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Santa: Oil Heating Industry Entering a ‘Renaissance’

  The oil heating industry is entering a renaissance with a fuel that is cleaner, less expensive and more reliable than ever, Tom Santa, incoming chairman of the National Oilheat Research Alliance, told an industry gathering. Santa, CEO of Santa Energy, Bridgeport, Conn., cited the adoption of ultra-low sulfur (ULS) heating oil as a primary factor in reducing heat exchanger ...

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EPA Finalizes Increase in Renewable Fuel Volumes

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The EPA finalized increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard program. In a required annual rulemaking, the action finalizes the volume requirements and associated percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for 2017, and for biomass-based diesel for 2018. “Renewable fuel volumes continue to increase across the ...

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