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OESP Oilheat Retreat at Saratoga Springs: Sept. 14-17

The Oil & Energy Service Professionals will hold its Oilheat Retreat Sept. 14-17 at the Embassy Suites in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Saratoga Springs is in the heart of eclectic and historical downtown Saratoga Springs. The hotel is a short drive from Saratoga City Center and within walking distance of Broadway, Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, Congress Park ...

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Nearly 8 million U.S. Households Have ‘Smart’ Thermostats

The number of North American and European homes with a smart thermostat grew by 67% to 10.1 million in 2016, according to Berg Insight, Gothenburg, Sweden, a market research company. The North American market recorded a 64% growth in the installed base of smart thermostats to 7.8 million. In Europe, the total number of homes with a smart thermostat grew ...

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NEFI Honors Legends of Oilheat

At a “Legends of Oilheat” banquet at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on the eve of the Expo, Howard W. Peterson of Peterson Oil Service, Worcester, Mass., was honored with the Charles H. Burkhardt Award for Oilheat Excellence. In addition 17 people were honored as Legends of Oilheat, and three others were so honored posthumously. The honorees are from six New ...

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NEFI Expo Draws 1,500; Institute Relocates to Worcester

Approximately 1,500 people attended NEFI Expo, June 14-15 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., said Martha Leshine, acting president and CEO. Exhibiting companies numbered 189 and more than a dozen trucks were on display. The educational program included two sessions on propane, in recognition of the diversification trend among fuel oil marketers, Leshine said. Shortly after the Expo, NEFI ...

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About the ELD Rule

The electronic logging device (ELD) is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier, faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says on its website. For carriers using AOBRDs (automatic onboard recording devices) before the rule compliance date Dec. 18, 2017, the rule ...

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UNYEA Awards Manning Scholarship, and Asks Members to Support It

Samantha R. Bowker of Walton, N.Y., received the Michael J. Manning Memorial Scholarship, in the sum of $1,500, the Upstate New York Energy Association (UNYEA) announced in its July newsletter.  Another student, Krista Walrath, a sales clerk for Leroux Oil Co. in Fort Covington, N.Y., received a special honorable mention. Bowker graduated from Walton Central School in June and plans ...

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Empire State Energy Conference & Annual Meeting: Aug. 28-29

The Empire State Energy Association (ESEA) and the Upstate New York Energy Association (UNYEA) will present the first Empire State Energy Conference, Aug. 28-29 at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The hotel is on Seneca Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country. (Note: an earlier version of this post featured an incomplete email address for Kris ...

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Tekelek Partners with Paygo on Tank Monitoring, Fuel Management

  Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government agency for the promotion of international trade by Irish companies, announced a partnership between Tekelek, a company in Clare, Ireland, and U.S.-based fuel management systems provider Paygo for business development in their respective markets. The agreement was announced during an Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission. It allows both companies to capitalize on advances and economies ...

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R.W. Beckett Studying Interaction of Biofuels with Tanks, Burners; NBB Responds

R.W. Beckett Corp., North Ridgeville, Ohio, is conducting ongoing testing of interaction of biofuels with storage tanks and heating equipment. At the Eastern Energy Expo in Hershey, Pa., Craig Butler, product manager of residential oil burners and tank accessories for R.W. Beckett, presented findings of the research and testing that has been done so far. Long-term storage stability of biodiesel and ...

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Taco Announces 00e VR ECM Circulator Upgrades

Taco Comfort Solutions added new features and capabilities to its large 00e VR ECM, wet rotor commercial circulator line designed for chilled and hot water applications. Available in four sizes (VR 15-3, 20-3, 25-3 and 30-3), the sensorless 00e VR line provides differential head pressures up to 42 ft. and flows up to 360 GPM. Designed to offer functional simplicity, ...

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