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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. 

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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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Clean Diesel Delivers Clean Air Benefits to The Mid-Atlantic Region


Government, environmental and private sector members of a Mid-Atlantic clean air coalition met May 4 in Pennsylvania to discuss strategies for continuing air quality improvements for the region. The Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative is a partnership between leaders from federal and state agencies, regional EPA offices, environmental groups, trucking fleets, engine and equipment makers and other interest groups working together to ...

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In the Pipeline


An interview with Michael Trunzo on pipeline expansion developments By Keith Reid The effort to expand the natural gas pipeline infrastructure in the Northeast has been going on for some time. While heating oil and propane marketers have a vested interest in opposing such things, the biggest push back tends to come from such expansion efforts working to bypass the ...

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National Propane Gas Association Sets Attendance Record at 69th Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo


Propane Industry’s Largest Event Sees Double-Digit Growth Following Move to Nashville More than 4,100 individuals attended The National Propane Gas Association’s 69th Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, which took place April 8–10, at Music City Center in Nashville. This broke a previous record set in 2006 and resulted in the ninth consecutive increase. Attendance by propane marketers grew by ...

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Open: NORA Research & Education Center


A new center is the site of training classes and research into fuel oil and equipment By Stephen Bennett The NORA Research & Education Center opened in Plainview, N.Y., where research activities will be under the direction of Dr. Tom Butcher, and education programs will be under the direction of John Levey. Established by NORA in conjunction with the New ...

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