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PERC Names Perkins President and CEO

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) selected industry veteran Thomas “Tucker” Perkins as its next president and chief executive officer, PERC Chairman Thomas Van Buren announced in a statement issued by the Council. “We received interest from highly qualified individuals both within and outside our industry, which speaks volumes about the respect and recognition that PERC has earned in ...

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U.S. Demand for Refined Petroleum Products to Total 6.2 Billion Barrels in 2021

U.S. demand for refined petroleum products is forecast to total 6.2 billion barrels in 2021, according to “Refined Petroleum Products: United States,” a report released by Freedonia Focus Reports. In the report, total demand and total production are segmented by type: gasoline distillate fuel jet fuel residual fuel other products such as asphalt, petroleum coke, and still gas To illustrate historical ...

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Global Reformulates Branded Diesel Fuel

Global Partners LP has reformulated its proprietary high-performance diesel fuel, Diesel One®, to address the compatibility concerns associated with today’s ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and advanced engine technology, the company announced. Global says the product—effective in all diesel-powered equipment and engineered to support the use of biodiesel in ultra-low sulfur fuels—is field tested and proven to restore efficiency, performance, and ...

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EIA: U.S. Refineries Running at Record-High Levels

Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before dropping slightly to 17.5 million b/d for the week ending June 2 and 17.6 million b/d for the week ending June 9, reports the Energy Information Administration. Product supplied to the ...

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AEC: Utility Commissioners Push for Natural Gas

AEC is sounding the alarm about a new threat to oil heat that is far broader than any posed by an individual gas utility. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a Washington, D.C., group, has established a “Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force” to study ways to bring natural gas to “un-served” or “under-served” areas of the ...

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Analysis: Diesel Vehicle Market Growing Fastest in Northeast

The U.S. added more than 280,00 new clean diesel passenger vehicles across the country last year, with Northeastern states showing the fastest growth, led by Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, according to a Diesel Technology Forum analysis of the latest vehicles in operation (VIO) data compiled by IHS Automotive. Texas, California and Florida have the highest numbers of diesel vehicles. “This level of increase ...

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NATSO Blasts Legislation to Transfer Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit to Producers

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, said it “denounced” The American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017 introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that seeks to extend the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit but transfer it to producers. “In previous years, NATSO has worked together with biodiesel producers and the entire renewable fuels community to protect the biodiesel ...

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​Diesel Technology Forum Marks Earth Day

On April 22, people in more than 190 countries commemorated Earth Day, environmental accomplishments and the environmental agenda. Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, said clean diesel technology is a major environmental achievement that has contributed to a cleaner environment while powering the global economy. “Clean diesel technology has significantly reduced emissions, increased efficiency and improved the everyday ...

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VW Settlement Equals Opportunity for Fuels Marketers

“There are 2.7 billion reasons why this is important for the propane industry,” Mollie Odell, vice president of communications for the National Propane Gas Association, said of a $2.7 billion mitigation trust fund that Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries have established as part of a settlement for emissions violations. “This VW settlement represents some of the best market opportunities our ...

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NORA Issues 2015 Annual Report

The National Oilheat Alliance issued its 2015 Annual Report on April 4, 2017. Presented here are excerpts dealing with NORA’s state programs. To view or download the complete NORA 2015 Annual Report, including the Alliance’s financial accounts, go to www.NORAweb.org. In its report, NORA notes that it is an alliance of more than 21 state and local associations representing heating ...

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