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Clean Diesel Strives for Prime Role in Commercial Vehicle Market

Building on clean diesel technology, diesel engine and vehicle manufacturers are now pushing commercial engine efficiency and systems integration to achieve greater fuel economy and other benefits, said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. Appearing on a panel at the 10 Integer Emissions Summit USA 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Schaeffer shared with the audience insights on the ...

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Propane Exports Change the Retail Business

Today’s domestic propane supply is more subject to global pressures, and that means U.S. marketers of the fuel have to monitor international influences and be more responsive in their business practices, an analyst and trading expert told attendees at the New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference in Canandaigua, N.Y. “This is an international market, and now there are more ...

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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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Trend Outlook: Oil Prices Face Heightened Geopolitical Risk

Relatively stable oil prices year to date have been jolted higher since Hurricane Harvey and the vote for independence in Kurdistan, reports contributing writer Paul Kuklinski. While surplus oil inventories have declined significantly since the OPEC production cut, a large surplus to the five-year average will likely remain the rest of the year without a supply disruption, he writes. Kuklinski ...

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NEFI: Fuel Oil and Propane Hold Healthy Share of Northeast Market

Heating oil and propane marketers serve more than six million homes, or approximately 30% of the residential space heating market in the Northeast, according to a new NEFI analysis, writes Jim Collura, director of legislative affairs for the New England Fuel Institute, Worcester, Mass. Market share is even higher in New England, where one of the two fuels is reportedly ...

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Biofuels Financial Conference: Minneapolis, Sept. 27-28

The preliminary agenda for the 13th annual Biofuels Financial Conference & Expo, Sept. 27-28 in Minneapolis, Minn., was announced by Christianson PLLP. The event focuses on the best ways for biofuels producers to become more familiar with the latest financial options in today’s ethanol and biodiesel industries. The two-day event will reveal various financial strategies for biofuels financial leaders and executives, so they ...

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​Research: Clean Diesel Trucks Make Up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in Operation in U.S.

Introduction of new technology clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems into the nation’s trucking fleet over the last five years is now at a 30% level and has yielded significant emission reductions and substantial fuel savings, according to research commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum. “Almost three million heavy-duty diesel commercial vehicles introduced in the U.S. from 2011 ...

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New Company to Help Marketers Address Specific Fuel Issues

Fuel industry veterans Stan “Smitty” Smith and Dries van Wagenberg have launched Atlantic Advisory to help marketers solve and prevent specific petroleum-related issues. Atlantic is a vendor-independent adviser and distributor with multiple resources in the U.S. and abroad. Typical clients are fuel oil dealers, convenience stores, terminals and fleets. To learn more, e-mail van Wagenberg at dmvanwagenberg@gmail.com or Smith at pumpmaster45@aol.com.

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Shipley Energy Hires Joshua Bailer as Vice President of Wholesale Fuels

Shipley Energy announced that Joshua Bailer has joined the company as vice president of wholesale fuels. In his new role with Shipley Energy, Bailer will lead and manage the team that oversees the purchase and sale of liquid petroleum products, including heating oil, propane, diesel and gasoline. He will seek to improve Shipley Energy’s buying and risk management strategies in ...

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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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