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HVOEC Hears About Raft of Issues at Spring Dinner

Proposed climate change legislation, electrification as an overall energy policy, a “Green New Deal,” a carbon tax—these are among the challenges the industry faces from the New York State legislature or New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, members of the Hudson Valley Oil and Energy Council were told at their May 15 Spring Dinner and Trade Show at Spruce Lodge in ...

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NEFI: No More ‘Heating Oil’ Industry

NEFI Resolves to Call It ‘Renewable Liquid Heating Fuels’ Industry NEFI will henceforth refer to the heating oil industry as the “renewable liquid heating fuels industry.” So resolved the New England Fuel Institute at its annual membership meeting June 5 at MGM Springfield in Springfield, Massachusetts. The trade group said the name change is a move “to better reflect [NEFI’s] ...

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Women in Energy Honor Industry Professionals

Women in Energy presented its first Mentorship Awards to Dee Perla, Celeste Moquin, and Autumn Schreiber during its annual conference, held in conjunction with the Eastern Energy Expo in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The goal of the award is to invest in the industry’s future by providing students with valuable connections and tools for success, as well as highlighting the outstanding career opportunities available ...

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NEFI Advises Administration on ‘IMO 2020’

A new international regulation requiring low-sulfur marine fuel could affect the U.S. distillate market, including prices for heating oil, the New England Fuel Institute and other trade groups wrote the Trump administration. The regulation goes into effect at the end of this year. At issue is a global regulation established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under treaty that requires ...

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Foster Fuels Wins Contract to Supply FEMA

Foster Fuels, Inc., won a five-year contract to provide emergency fuel support to FEMA, the company announced. The contract is to provide emergency fuel delivery with a maximum price of $475 million, Foster Fuels said in a news release. Foster Fuels also held the previous contract, awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense in July 2014, which covered the continental ...

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Drugs in the Workforce

The rate of workforce drug positivity hit a fourteen-year high in 2018, according to a new analysis released by Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased nearly 5% in urine drug tests (4.2% in 2017 versus 4.4% in 2018), climbing to the highest level since 2004 (4.5%) and are now more ...

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REG to Open Its First Biodiesel Fueling Station

REG is building its first biodiesel fueling station in Seneca, Illinois. The site is strategically positioned in close proximity to REG’s Seneca plant, which produces 60 million gallons of biodiesel per year, the company said.    “It makes great sense to build our first fueling station in Seneca,” said Jon Scharingson, REG’s executive director of sales and marketing. “This facility brings ...

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Diesel and the Future of Trucking

Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, writes that aspirations and predictions for new fuels and technologies are high, but these must be evaluated in the context of reality to meet the needs of the trucking industry. He writes: Diesel – the most energy efficient internal combustion engine – remains the technology of choice in the trucking industry. ...

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Shipley Energy Establishes CDL Scholarship

Shipley Energy, York, Pennsylvania, is partnering with HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, to establish the Shipley Energy CDL Scholarship Fund. The partnership is designed to help meet the needs of students entering a career in transportation and to bring awareness to the transportation industry, Shipley Energy said in announcing the scholarship fund. The demand for CDL drivers is very high ...

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Lytx: Risky Driving Behaviors Come in ‘Clusters’

Risky behaviors behind the wheel tend to cluster, meaning drivers who engage in one potentially risky behavior are often found engaging in other risky behaviors at the same time. That is one finding announced by Lytx, a provider of in-vehicle video systems for commercial and public sector fleets. In recognition of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Lytx released new information ...

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