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East River Energy Helps in Fort Myers After Hurricane Irma

After Hurricane Irma hit Fort Myers, Fla., causing extensive damage, East River Energy, Guilford, Conn., was subcontracted to help get Southwest Florida International Airport operating again, says Steve Sowka of East River Energy. On Sept. 13 East River Energy mobilized a number of trucks and drivers to the airport in Fort Myers. “They were there for a week, primarily to ...

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CEMA Honors Three for Efforts on Behalf of Industry

The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association held its 67th Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Southern New England Energy Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association and the Oilheat Institute of Rhode Island. During the Awards Luncheon on Sept. 18, CEMA honored three individuals for their work in promoting the industry and its causes: Greg Stafstrom of Springbrook Ice and ...

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Portable Propane

Hocon Gas, headquartered in Shelton, Conn., displayed a 1,000-gallon propane tank on a trailer at AltWheels Fleet Day. Hocon has two of the dispensing units, which are used “for temporary purposes,” Tim Brown, Hocon’s Autogas manager, said in a phone interview after the event. If an autogas dealer is awaiting a permit for a permanent fueling station to be installed, ...

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Eastern Delivery Trucks Run on Propane

Eastern Propane Gas is increasing the number of propane-fueled vehicles in its fleet. Half of the 300 vehicles in the Eastern Propane Gas fleet are now or soon will be running on propane. The propane-fueled trucks in the fleet include about 40 that are Freightliner Custom Chassis S2G models that Eastern started buying about three years ago, says Mike Gagne, ...

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Newport Biodiesel Expands

As biodiesel proponents continue working to build a bigger market for the fuel, Newport Biodiesel has expanded its production capabilities, adding storage and investing in a methane recovery system to make its plant more efficient, says Robert Morton, a founder, chairman of the board, and one of 25 shareholders in the company in Newport, R.I. Established in 2007, Newport Biodiesel ...

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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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Dennis K. Burke Sends Trucks, Drivers to Houston

Dennis K. Burke, Inc., based in Taunton, Mass., mobilized three tankers on Aug. 28 to head to Fort Hood, a military base in Killeen, Texas, to help with emergency management needs in the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The drivers of the trucks are Jorge Acosta, Jose Guardado and Scott Monaghan. Dennis K Burke Inc. is operating as a subcontractor ...

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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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Oil Heat Cares Comes to the Aid of the McBees

Lola McBee of Hagerstown, Maryland, a longtime customer of Griffith Energy Services, based in Columbia, Maryland, received a grant from Oil Heat Cares (OHC) that helped to cover the cost of installing a new boiler that was donated by Columbia Boiler Co. in Pottstown, Pa. McBee lives with her husband, who has been in struggling health. Amid her husband’s hospitalizations ...

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Developing a Biofuel Future

“The long-term future of the heating oil industry depends on the development of a renewable liquid fuel,” declared the program for the inaugural Northern New England Energy Conference, where John Huber, president of NORA, delivered an update on a biofuel project. Years ago, a patented process was developed to transform cellulosic material such as wood waste into a liquid for ...

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