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Paraco Opens Refurbishing Site

Paraco Corp. opened a propane tank refurbishment center in Waterbury, Connecticut. The center is equipped to refurbish cylinders used in barbecue grills and residential tanks. Filling is done at the site by trained employees. The center offers employment for a number of Waterbury residents, enables production of over 1.3 million units annually, and allows Paraco to maintain control over its ...

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NPGA Expo Draws Almost 3,300 Participants

Nearly 3,300 individuals participated in the National Propane Gas Association’s 71st Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo in Atlanta—a 6% increase compared to the last time the event took place in Atlanta, in 2015, the association reports. The event took place April 6–8 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event returns to the Georgia World Congress Center, April 13–15, 2019; ...

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Conversion

What does it take to convert a truck that runs on gasoline into a truck that runs on propane? Alliance AutoGas technicians showed just what it takes as they carried out an autogas conversion on a Ford F-750 truck at the 2018 NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo. The conversion took place on Saturday, April 7, in the Georgia ...

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Paraco’s Donation Helps Provide Housing for U.S. Veterans

Through the Home Depot Foundation, which donates millions of dollars each year to victims of natural disasters and supports military veterans via multiple organizations, Paraco Gas Corp., Rye Brook, N.Y., participated in the Foundation’s latest fund-raising event with a $25,000 silver-level sponsorship as well as volunteered labor. Paraco’s chief operating officer, Dave Muscato, and vice president of sales, Dan Kostecki, ...

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Women in Energy Launches New Website

The Women in Energy Association launched a new website: wewomeninenergy.com. The website supports the group’s mission to connect and empower women working in the oil and energy industry. They do this by providing career resources, creating networking and mentoring opportunities, promoting educational courses, and developing strategies to minimize obstacles women may face in the industry. Women in Energy encourages you to ...

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CEMA Takes on Connecticut Regulators

In 2018, the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association aims to push the state’s energy policy makers to recognize the merits of biodiesel blended with ultra-low sulfur fuel, says Chris Herb, president of CEMA. Energy policy has been an ongoing challenge to the state’s fuel marketers since the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) proposed a Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) ...

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Fuel Dealers Hustle to Meet Demand

A propane truck sets out from Leahy’s Fuels’ storage terminal in Danbury, Connecticut, on Jan. 17. Demand for all fuels is up, including kerosene, which some customers mix with fuel oil to attain a lower gelling point, reports Derek Gular, a service manager for Leahy’s. Photo by Stephen Bennett/Fuel Oil News

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Wintry Work for Fuel Dealers in Northeast

Bill Mutz, a driver for Superior Plus Energy Services, readying to pull out from Superior’s office in New Milford, Connecticut, to load at Richard T. Layton Co. in New Milford, on Jan. 17. Fuel dealers throughout New England and in the Northeast worked flat out to keep up with demand as weather in recent weeks has featured sub-zero temperatures on many ...

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NYC to Divest from Fossil Fuels; Files Lawsuit Against Big Oils

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and other trustees of the city’s $189 billion pension funds announced a goal to divest city funds from fossil fuel reserve owners within five years, which would make New York City the first major U.S. pension plan to do so. The Mayor and Comptroller will submit a joint resolution ...

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