OHCNH Executive Director Robert J. Sculley announced the following: A meeting of the membership of the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire was held yesterday in Concord to discuss ultra-low sulfur heating oil. The meeting was attended by dealers and wholesalers. The purpose of the meeting was to see if the membership of the council could come up with a united position regarding a position in support of low-sulfur heating oil in New Hampshire. New Hampshire is the only New England state without a deadline on reducing its sulfur content. The attendees at the meeting expressed a desire to have conformity in the fuel product throughout all of the New England states.
The meeting lasted approximately 1 ½ hours.
It was unanimously decided by all in attendance that the OHCNH would seek legislation to have the state of New Hampshire transition to 15ppm (with no intermediate step of 500ppm) heating oil by July 1, 2018. In addition, the members present at that meeting asked me to get this info out to the entire membership to seek input and feedback from our members that were not at the meeting.
Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts on this very important topic.