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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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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.

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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