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Study: Most Unsafe Drivers Reside in Northeast

Drivers in the Northeast tend to speed the most, while also using their cell phones, according to EverQuote, an online insurance marketplace in the U.S. EverQuote announced the findings from its 2017 Safe Driving Report, a study that provides a state-by-state safe driving analysis of EverDrive driving data collected from cell phones. The data derive from more than 20 million ...

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Sharp Energy Opens Propane Fueling Station Near BWI Airport

Sharp Energy, Inc., a propane retailer on the Delmarva Peninsula and a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover, Delaware, announced that it has constructed and placed into service an AutoGas propane fueling station for fleet vehicles located near the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport. Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their ...

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OOIDA Appeals ELD Mandate to U.S. Supreme Court

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding a lawsuit against a government mandate to electronically track commercial truck drivers. The Association filed the petition seeking a review of a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The court had ruled against the Association last year on its lawsuit against ...

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NEFI Appoints Martha Leshine Acting President and CEO

The New England Fuel Institute appointed Martha Leshine to the position of acting president and chief executive officer. For the past two years she had been serving as chief operating officer. The appointment is effective immediately and fills a position that has been vacant since January 1, 2015. The Institute announced the appointment in the April 24 issue of its ...

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Advocates: New Program Risks Harming Solar Development in Massachusetts

MassSolar joined solar advocates, environmental experts, and nonprofit organizations devoted to serving low-income communities in Massachusetts to warn that a new program called Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) could damage key portions of the solar industry and be disastrous for solar power in low-income communities throughout the state. In a statement issued by MassSolar on April 18, advocates praised “the extensive and thoughtful ...

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Propane Industry Seeks New Customers

Landscapers, farmers and drivers of autogas vehicles are prime targets for marketers of the fuel. It is estimated that the propane industry loses 1.5% to 2% of volume per year due to greater efficiency of systems, equipment, and improved insulation of buildings, Roy Willis told attendees of the Propane Gas Association of New England Spring Meeting in Providence, R.I. For ...

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Technical Training at Eastern Energy Expo

Technical training is being offered at the second annual Eastern Energy Expo, May 21-25 in Hershey, Pa. The training includes new NORA gold modules. Monday, May 22 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: NORA Gold Advanced Venting. Instructors: John Levey and Wayne Lawrence Tuesday, May 23 – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: NORA Gold Air Flow. Instructor: Ralph Adams Wednesday, May 24 – 8 a.m. ...

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NEFI Energy Expo: Worcester, Mass., June 14-15

The NEFI Energy Expo will be held at the DCU Center, Worcester, Mass., June 14-15. Below is a rundown of the program. For more information, and to register, go to www.NEFI.com. On Wednesday, June 14, there will be a “Kickoff Breakfast” with magician John Duke Logan, presented by Bioheat. Education sessions on June 14 include: Top 10 DOT Violations Affecting ...

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AEC Fights Natural Gas Proposal in Western Pennsylvania

It is said that experience is the best teacher, and the American Energy Coalition gained some valuable experience when it responded to a proposal by UGI, a natural gas utility in Pennsylvania. The utility offered to extend a gas main into the borough of Orwigsburg if a sufficient number of homeowners committed to convert to natural gas. This offer by ...

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Robert G. Scully: 1926-2017

Robert G. Scully, chairman of the board of Scully Signal Co., and the company’s president for 50 years beginning in 1964, died on Feb. 20. He was 91. The son of company founder Francis P. Scully, he joined the family business as a regional salesperson in 1956. “Following in his father’s footsteps, he led the charge to revolutionize the petroleum ...

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