Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Foster Fuels Delivers Emergency Fuel in Texas

Foster Fuels Inc. has been delivering fuel to critical infrastructure and crews working to restore power in the aftermath of the Texas ice storms that left more than four million people without power. Initially the company, based in Brookneal, Virginia, dispatched about two dozen trucks. The count has now grown to more than 110, delivering diesel fuel and gasoline after ...

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Carlin EZ Burners Now UL-Listed for B20

Carlin residential oil burners manufactured after Feb. 16, 2021, are UL-listed for biofuel blends up to 20% (B20), Carlin Combustion Technology announced. “This marks the next step in the industry’s ongoing commitment to a reduced carbon environment, and we are proud to play our part,” the company said in a Feb. 16 announcement. Legislation calling for aggressive reductions in carbon ...

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Report: Rhode Island Ranks 5th Among States with Biggest Increase in Renewable Energy Production

Among states with the largest 10-year increase in renewable energy production, Rhode Island ranks fifth, according to a new report. Researchers ranked U.S. states according to the percentage change in renewable energy production between 2010 and 2019. In the report, researchers included the renewable energy share of total production in both 2010 and 2019, as well as the largest renewable ...

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Nancy Coop Heads Marketing for Cetane Associates

Nancy Coop has been named director of marketing for Cetane Associates. For the past year, Coop worked as a consultant supporting Cetane Associates’ business development efforts and industry relationships. She has more than 15 years of experience in the propane industry including serving as a business development executive at Ferrellgas and as president and owner of Jarco, a bobtail manufacturing ...

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Coast Guard Continues Ice-Breaking Operations Throughout Northeast

The Coast Guard is continuing ice breaking operations as colder temperatures and winter weather impact waterways throughout the Northeast. The ice breaking operations are in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OPRENEW), the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure communities across the Northeast from New York to Maine have the security, supplies, energy and emergency resources they need ...

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Western Global Assigns O’Brien, Talbot to Regional Sales Team

Western Global, Troy, Michigan, a provider of portable tanks and dispensing equipment for the storage and handling of fuels, lubricants and other fluids, named Michael O’Brien as regional sales manager, and Sydney Talbot as sales support representative, for its new Southeast U.S. regional sales team. O’Brien and Talbot will be responsible for growing sales, educating customers and maintaining current clientele ...

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NBB Goal: Six Billion Gallons by 2030

The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry says it is on the “RISE”—that was the name and the theme for its conference as the National Biodiesel Board hosted more than 550 biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, distributors, retailers, and other industry advocates virtually. During the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, NBB celebrated achievements in the face of adversity.   Throughout the conference, ...

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Social Media: Helping or Hurting Your Business?

Shane Sweet asks: Who has the ball on your company social media accounts? As I pen this in mid-January, over the past few days and in numerous discussions with industry folks, everyone seems to be a bit disturbed about the current divisiveness among Americans, and to my surprise, this level of concern seems to be equally shared by those who ...

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The Pain of Reconciling Payments

Energy marketers often have challenges reconciling credit card payments from initial sale to deposit into their bank account. This process becomes more tedious once you start to layer in more than one sales channel or software partner. Reconciling sales information gathered from multiple vendors can prove challenging. The complexity of multiple vendors, the associated logins, and receiving one daily deposit ...

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