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Feds: New Clean Diesel Cars, Light Trucks to Help Reduce GHG Emissions, Improve Fuel Economy

Advancements in emissions control technology in clean diesel passenger cars and light-duty pickup trucks will have a positive effect on efforts to reduce future Greenhouse Gas Emissions, according to the federal government’s newly-released Draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR). The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the mid-term evaluation of the National ...

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Makers of Cleaning Products Oppose Use of Animal Fats in RFS Program

The American Cleaning Institute urged the EPA to eliminate or minimize the use of animal fats under its Renewable Fuel Standard program, as it threatens a key raw material used in the cleaning products industry. Animal fats are a key ingredient used by oleochemical producers, which help supply the production of soaps, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, hard surface cleaners, dish ...

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NBB Supports Senate Biodiesel Tax Legislation

“Biodiesel and renewable diesel producers around the country are yet again facing what effectively amounts to a tax increase in less than six months,” National Biodiesel Board Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel said, calling for support of legislation introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and reform ...

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EPA: Corrosion in UST Systems Could be Common


  EPA reports that 83 percent of USTs studied exhibited moderate or severe corrosion, but less than 25 percent of owners were aware of it EPA announced the results of its study of enhanced corrosion in storage systems with ultra-low sulfur diesel. Here is an excerpt from the executive summary: This research focused on better understanding a type of rapid ...

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Mike Puig has Recently Joined Mirabito Energy Products


Mike Puig has recently joined Mirabito Energy Products of Binghamton, N.Y., as Regional Business Development Manager. Puig will develop Mirabito’s wholesale and large commercial fuel business in Conn., and surrounding states. Puig was formerly with Hess Oil and Select Energy in both sales and supply capacities.  Contact: 203-214-0581/mike.puig@mirabito.com.

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Propane Exhibit at the National Museum of Industrial History to Open Aug. 2

After several decades of hard work, research, artifact collection and countless hours of volunteer time, a permanent exhibit showcasing the history and contributions of the propane industry will open this August. This display will be part of the Smithsonian-affiliated National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The official ribbon cutting for the museum will take place on Aug. 2 ...

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Global Tank Truck Conference (GTTC 2016), sponsored by Amthor International, to be held Oct. 6 – 8

The first Global Tank Truck Conference (www.GlobalTankTruckConference.com), sponsored by Amthor International, will be held Oct. 6-8 at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, NC.  The theme of the GTTC 2016 conference is Diversification in a Changing Economy.  The purpose of the event is to bring leaders, business owners, managers and entrepreneurs in the refined fuel, propane, portable restroom, ...

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Congresswoman Watson Coleman to Introduce Legislation Strengthening FERC Oversight of Proposed Pipelines

ReThink Energy NJ and partners announced that Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ D-12) will introduce legislation to toughen Federal Energy Regulatory Commission oversight by requiring it to apply more comprehensive procedures to its review of proposed pipeline applications before granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity. Watson Coleman made the announcement during a press conference at Baldpate Mountain in ...

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RFA: 39 Senators Urge EPA to Finalize Strong RFS


On June 24, 39 senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging EPA to ensure the final 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard rule “promote[s] growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment overseas.” The 2017 proposal calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gallons of conventional biofuels in 2017, slightly below the 15-billion-gallon ...

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Tank Monitoring

Oil Tank Install537

  Precision and timeliness are benefits of today’s tank monitoring systems, vendors say   By Stephen Bennett Technology is making tank monitoring increasingly accurate, and is helping fuel oil and propane marketers improve delivery efficiency, according to vendors of the systems. Generally when a fuel company implements monitoring technology they use it first on high-revenue, profitable accounts because they want ...

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