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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

  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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Bergquist Inc. Now Carrying Excela-Flange™ Bobtail Products

Bergquist, Inc., has announced it will be offering Excela-Flange™ Bobtail products from Marshall Excelsior Company. Excela-Flange™ is a comprehensive system of truck and plant valves that incorporate a 4 bolt flange on the inlet, the outlet or both of the most commonly used MEC tank and piping valve configurations. One of the highlights of the system is that each valve ...

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Slipstream® Premium Marine Fuel Stakes Territory in New Jersey

Advanced Fuel Solutions, Inc. has announced the addition of six New Jersey locations to its growing roster of marinas representing Slipstream® Premium Marine Fuel. The locations–Morrison’s Marina (Beach Haven), MarineMax (Somers Point), Causeway Marina (Manahawkin), Drum Point (Brick), Southwicks (Beach Haven), and Chadwick Island Marina (Lavallette)–will be serviced by Slipstream distributor Taylor Oil Company, an early adopter of the brand. ...

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Blackmer® Launches New LB943 Oil-Free Reciprocating Gas Compressor Line

Blackmer®has announced the availability of its new triple-seal LB943 Oil-Free Reciprocating Gas Compressor line. Featuring innovative sealing technology, LB943 Series compressors have been designed specifically for LPG and anhydrous ammonia applications that require maximum leakage control. Blackmer LB943 Series compressors incorporate a double-distance piece design with three individual sets of packing to maintain product purity and prevent oil migration. This ...

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Richard Johansen Joins Fuel Management Services, Inc. 

Richard Johansen is the new salesman for Fuel Management Services, Inc. His sales territory includes the Mid-Atlantic region as well as southern New England and he will be responsible for generating new sales within the heating oil and diesel markets while helping to maintain existing business. Daily responsibilities include supporting fuel marketers with fuel performance additives as well as providing ...

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Boyd McGathey Joins Independent Technologies, Inc.

The president and CEO of Independent Technologies, Inc., Daryl Ingalsbe, appointed Boyd H. McGathey as the new VP of business development for WESROC Remote Monitoring Systems. McGathey most recently served as EVP and COO at Ferrellgas, the nation’s second largest retail propane marketer. While responsible for all retail propane operations, McGathey also headed Blue Rhino distribution and Ferrell North America, ...

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Strong El Niño Helps Reduce U.S. Winter Heating Demand and Fuel Prices

Principal contributor: Slade Johnson Source: Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, April 2016 Above-normal temperatures during the 2015-16 winter were a key factor in lowering heating demand and winter fuel expenditures. Compared with the 2014-15 winter, propane and heating oil demand decreased by 16% and 45%, respectively, and residential electricity demand decreased by 6%. The 2015-16 winter season ...

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