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NEFI: Issues in 2018

The legislative issues facing the home heating industry are profound. The New England Fuel Institute, a nationally recognized organization of over 1,100 independent oilheat, propane, biofuel and motor fuel dealers and associated companies, is a prominent voice for the industry before regional and federal policy makers, media and the public. Jim Collura, vice president and director of legislative affairs for ...

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SMO Energy: Total Home Comfort Provider

For Joe Wills, who became president of SMO Energy last summer, business, family and community are intertwined. “I am a fourth-generation family member of The Wills Group, so this is a really special time for me, to be taking over a key leadership role within the business and helping to carry on that family legacy,” Wills says. The Wills Group, ...

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ASHRAE Earns UN Environment Award

ASHRAE received the Partnership Award from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UN Environment) Ozone Secretariat for “extraordinary commitment and contribution to the progress and achievements” of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The Montreal Protocol is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The award was presented to ASHRAE at the 2017 Ozone Awards ceremony on Nov. 23 in Montreal. The ...

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Dead River Co. Acquires Breggy Oil Service

Maine-based Dead River Co., announced its acquisition of 71-year old family-owned Breggy Oil Service, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Maine. In purchasing Breggy Oil Service, Dead River Co.—itself family-owned since 1909—continues to realize the growth envisioned by president and CEO Deanna Sherman. “We are actively looking to expand our business through acquisitions in New England and the surrounding areas,” Sherman said ...

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New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference

Attendance at the New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, N.Y., reached 100, the biggest in recent years, as weather cooperated to the extent that the days were sunny and, for the most part, dry, reported Shane Sweet, NYPGA’s executive director. Today’s domestic propane supply is more subject to global pressures, and ...

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Propane Distributor Sharp Energy Honored

Propane distributor Sharp Energy, headquartered in Georgetown, Del., received awards for “Best Gas Company of the Eastern Shore” and “Best Southern Delaware Gas Company – Sussex County” by The Metropolitan Magazine. The awards were presented as part of “The Best of the Eastern Shore” celebration hosted by the publication in October at The Standard in Salisbury, Md. Sharp Energy distributes propane to approximately ...

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HVOEC Person of the Year: Steve Schliessman

Steve Schliessman of Main-Care Energy was honored as Person of the Year by the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council. Schliessman served as a police officer with the New York City Transit Police from 1981-1988 before relocating to Highland, N.Y., to work as a service manager and later operations manager for Daley Oil. (Bronx-born and raised, Schliessman learned about oil ...

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Paraco Gas Acquires Bay Gas

Paraco Gas Corp., Rye Brook, N.Y., announced the acquisition of Bay Gas in Shirley, N.Y. The family-owned propane company was founded by Jack O’Loughlin in 1968, and was most recently operated by his son, John O’Loughlin. “This is our second acquisition of 2017 and we are honored to welcome Bay Gas to our family of acquired companies,” said Christina Armentano, ...

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How to Thrive with Bioheat Blended Fuel

Fuel Oil News and REG held a webinar on Bioheat blended fuel, featuring Ray Hart, founder of Hart Home Comfort, a company that operates in Long Island and the New York metro area, and Barry Knox, director of the Northeast Region for REG. To hear audio of the complete webinar, go to www.fueloilnews.com, put your cursor on the “Webinars” pull-down ...

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AltWheels Fleet Day

Yale University is exploring the pros and cons of biodiesel amid a range of alternative fuels. Hocon Gas is supplying autogas, and using it too. By Stephen Bennett Yale University runs some vehicles fueled by a diesel-biodiesel blend and some vehicles fueled by propane as the university works towards creating a reduced-emissions, sustainable fleet, Ron Gitelman, Yale’s fleet program administrator, ...

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