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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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Scully Announces New CEO and Management Team

Scully Signal Company, a fluid handling products manufacturing company has announced the appointment of Eric Kirleis as CEO. Kirleis previously worked at Gefran Corporation, a family owned worldwide industrial sensor and controls manufacturing company in charge of their North American Division. While at Gefran, he had full profit and loss responsibilities for the division and was instrumental in numerous business ...

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Sprague Celebrates 10 years of Biodiesel in Albany, N. Y.

In March, Sprague Operating Resources LLC celebrated 10 years of offering biodiesel in Albany, N.Y. The company’s biodiesel storage and injection system was inaugurated at Sprague’s Albany terminal on March 30, 2006, and represented Sprague’s first major capital investment designed to increase the availability and distribution of biodiesel blended fuels in the Northeast. Sprague began supplying biodiesel to customers in ...

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Biodiesel Ranks First Among Fleets for Alt Fuel Use

According to a new 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook study conducted by the NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry – biodiesel is now the most commonly used alternative fuel option on the market.  Survey data shows 18% of fleets use biodiesel now – up from 15% in 2015.  And in terms of future alternative fuel interest, biodiesel also ...

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NYPGA Spring Meeting

By Stephen Bennett Michael Hopsicker, president of Ray Murray Inc., took on the role of president of the New York Propane Gas Association at the group’s Spring Meeting, held at The Desmond in Albany, N.Y., March 28-29. Ray Murray Inc. is headquartered in Lee, Mass., but it has operations in New York State. Hopsicker succeeds Rick Cummings of Mulhern Gas ...

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The Propane Mindset

By Stephen Bennett To venture into propane marketing with the mindset of a fuel oil marketer is a big mistake, advises Mike Taylor of Combined Energy Services, a company in Monticello, N.Y., that has marketed both fuels since the early 1970s. “Oil gallons are slowly diminishing over time,” but fuel oil marketers should resist seeing propane as “the great pie ...

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The NORA Rebate Program

By Keith Reid With a successful reauthorization behind it, the National Oil Heat Research Alliance is finally up and running as it serves the industry. The ongoing process has also begun on how best to utilize the funds available to fulfill its congressional mandate. That money is divided up for a range of purposes. Some of it is set aside ...

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