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Online Oil Marketer Launches in Massachusetts

Slick Energy, an online heating oil marketplace, launched on Sept. 27, announcing that it is serving consumers in Massachusetts, with plans to expand throughout New England next year. “Consumers can now purchase home heating oil quickly, online and at the absolute best price,” the company, based in Newburyport, Mass., says in a statement. Slick estimates residential customers will be able ...

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HeatingHelp.com Marks Its 20th Year in Business

HeatingHelp.com is marking its 20th anniversary this year. “HeatingHelp.com,” features a forum called “The Wall,” an online resource for “Heating Answers,” where anyone can ask and answer questions about old and new heating systems, the website says. Founded in 1997 by Dan and Marianne Holohan, HeatingHelp.com has grown into a vibrant online community and resource for industry professionals and homeowners ...

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WEBINAR: How to Thrive in the Heating Oil Business with Bioheat Blended Fuel

Fuel Oil News and biofuel producer REG hosted a webinar on Sept. 21, “How to Thrive in the Heating Oil Business with Bioheat Blended Fuel.” The webinar explored how heating oil companies can manage and market Bioheat blended fuel—biodiesel blended with traditional heating oil. To play a recording of the webinar, click here. One of the speakers, Ray Hart, is ...

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ESEA Launches ‘Upgrade Your Lifestyle’ Program

The Empire State Energy Association launched its new “Upgrade Your Lifestyle” program in September, promoting energy efficiency, equipment upgrades and “Upgrade & Save” rebates. The program uses National Oilheat Research Alliance funds allocated to the Upstate New York Energy Association (UNYEA) and Hudson Valley Oil and Energy Council (HVOEC) under the energy efficiency, research and development and rebate categories from ...

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Up and Running: Propane Rail Terminal in Montgomery, N.Y.

On Sept. 6 a grand opening commemorated completion of Crestwood Services’ propane rail terminal in Montgomery, N.Y. Propane tank trailers filed in, filled up and departed in a continuous stream throughout the day as Crestwood executives, Montgomery town officials, and fuel marketers participated in the grand opening. The terminal was completed in July and has been operating since then. The ...

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Jack Woods Joins Paraco Gas’ M&A Team

Jack Woods is the newest member of the mergers and acquisitions team of Paraco Gas Corp., Rye, N.Y. As business development coordinator, Woods will be reporting to Christina Armentano, vice president of M&A. Woods received his Bachelor of Science from High Point University in High Point, N.C., in 2014, and joined Paraco in October 2016. In his new position, Woods ...

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ASHRAE Awards Scholarships to College Students

ASHRAE announced the recipients of 33 Society scholarships, totaling $164,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. “The ASHRAE Society scholarship program was launched to both encourage and reward students who pursue STEM education and demonstrate active engagement in innovative research, which may lead us to a better world,” says 2017-2018 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen. “We are eager to support the ...

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Obituary: Nancy Panebianco, led Panco Petroleum

Nancy Panebianco, former president of Panco Petroleum Co., Stony Point, N.Y., and grandmother of HVOEC President Leann Panebianco, died on Aug. 7, the Hudson Valley Oil and Energy Council announced. “Nancy was a true pioneer,” the Council noted in its announcement, adding: “In addition to raising her family, she learned computer programming in the 1960s, and led the family business ...

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Service Experts Recruiting-Training Program

Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning is hosting an intensive, nine-week “Express Tech” program at Roland J. Down Service Experts, Scotia, N.Y., beginning on Sept. 11. All 14 places in the course have been filled, but there are plans to offer the program again in the spring of 2018, says Jim Hughes, manager, technical training for Service Experts. Service Experts ...

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What’s Your Working Style?

Laurie Irish-Jones is an “i”-type. In the workplace, she places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships, and behaviorally she shows enthusiasm, is optimistic, likes to collaborate and dislikes being ignored. All that’s according to DiSC, a personal assessment tool designed to help improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication, according to the program’s website (discprofile.com). Irish-Jones is CEO of Irish ...

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