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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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Dead River Co. Acquires Ryezak Oil

Dead River Co. acquired Ryezak Oil Co. of Rumney, N.H. Ryezak Oil had been owned by Bob and Terry Comeau since 1990. It serves customers in Grafton County, in western New Hampshire. The acquisition, announced Jan. 12, follows Dead River Co.’s acquisition of Breggy Oil Service in Portland, Me., announced in November. “We are actively looking to expand our business ...

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NORA in 2018

Proponents of electric power are hoping to reshape the energy infrastructure in some states, posing a new challenge to oil heat, says John Huber, president of the National Oilheat Research Alliance. “We’re seeing that trend in Vermont, Maine, Washington State,” Huber says. Arthur Marin, executive director of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, speaking at the Southern New ...

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OESP Accepting Applications for 2018 Scholarships

Applications for OESP’s Dave Nelsen Scholarships are being accepted now through Thursday, March 15, 2018, the Oil & Energy Service Professionals said. The scholarships were established in 1999 to help students interested in pursuing careers in the energy service industry. Since 1999, more than $300,000 in awards has been presented. Applicants are required to write a 500-word essay telling the ...

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CEMA Donates to Toys for Tots and Operation Fuel

Operation Fuel received a $5,000 donation, with potentially up to another $10,000 or more to come, as a result of a partnership among Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA), GoodWorks Insurance, and the Arbella Insurance Foundation. At the CEMA holiday party, Dec. 12 at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Conn., Operation Fuel’s acting director, Brenda Watson, accepted a check ...

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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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