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Congress Reauthorizes NORA for 10-Year Term

Congress reauthorized NORA for a 10-year term, twice the length of previous reauthorizations. ​The U.S. House of Representatives cast a final vote on Dec. 12 to reauthorize the National Oilheat Research Alliance. The measure was part of the final 2018 Farm Bill, which passed the House by a 369-47 vote; the Senate approved the Farm Bill on Dec. 11 by a ...

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CEMA Holiday Party 

Over a hundred guests attended the annual Holiday Party of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association. The event this year was held at the swanky Delamar Hotel in West Hartford. Many out-of-town guests who stayed at the hotel overnight were very impressed by the accommodations. Mike Devino, Mercury Fuel, Waterbury, Conn., who usually supplies a jazz trio for entertainment, this year was at ...

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Congress Reauthorizes NORA for 10-Year Term

Congress reauthorized NORA for a 10-year term, twice the length of previous reauthorizations. ​The U.S. House of Representatives cast a final vote on Dec. 12 to reauthorize the National Oilheat Research Alliance. The measure was part of the final 2018 Farm Bill, which passed the House by a 369-47 vote; the Senate approved the Farm Bill on Dec. 11 by a ...

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ADD, Taco, Federated: Top Sponsors for EEE

ADD Systems, Taco Comfort Solutions and Federated Insurance have signed on as top sponsors of Eastern Energy Expo 2019, to be held at Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, Pa., May 19-22, 2019. The following companies have signed on as Diamond Sponsors: R.W. Beckett; Buckeye Energy Services; Citgo; Lucknow-Highspire Terminals; Sunoco, LLP; and Valero Marketing and Supply. Weil Mc-Lain is ...

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REG Names Cynthia Warner as CEO

Cynthia (CJ) Warner has been named president and chief executive officer of Renewable Energy Group, Inc., the company’s board of directors announced on Dec. 6. The appointment is effective Jan. 14, at which time she will also join the Board of Directors. Randy Howard, who has served as president and CEO since July 2017, will remain on the board and ...

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Quarles Petroleum to Acquire Revere Gas

Quarles Petroleum, Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial fuel headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, signed a purchase agreement to acquire Revere Gas, a third generation, family-owned retail propane gas distributor based in Hartfield, Virginia. The purchase is expected to close by the end of the year, according to a news release. “The Revere Gas delivery area complements our existing ...

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Irving Oil Sponsors WIE Event in New Hampshire

Nearly 40 energy professionals gathered at a Women in Energy networking session at the Puritan Conference and Event Center in Manchester, N.H. The event was hosted by Irving Oil, Portsmouth, N.H. The chief organizer was Pam Giordano of M.L.Halle Oil, Manchester N.H.  She can be reached at pamgiordano@halleoil.com. Rich DeMarco of United Bank of Scotland spoke at the Nov. 5 ...

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Haffner’s Energy Acquires Ayer Oil

HEG Inc., doing business as Haffner’s Energy Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy North Inc., Lawrence, Mass. acquired the full-service fuels business of Ayer Oil Co. of Ayer, Mass., Cetane Associates announced. Ayer Oil is a home comfort business that has delivered premium heating oil and HVAC services throughout north-central Massachusetts since 1967. Haffner’s operations are in northeastern Massachusetts, southeastern ...

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Bottini Fuel Pleads Guilty; Agrees to Pay $3.2 Million

Bottini Fuel pleaded guilty to falsifying business records and agreed to pay more than $3.2 million in restitution and civil damages, the New York Attorney General announced. The criminal conviction of Morgan Fuel & Heating Company, Inc., which conducts business as Bottini Fuel, was for falsifying business records to improperly divert credit balances belonging to individual, business, and government customers—including ...

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Bulk Storage Faces Opposition

Local proposals to restrict bulk storage of heating oil and motor fuel in aboveground tanks is trending upward, especially in Vermont, but also in New York state, reports Contributing Writer Maura Keller. In January 2014, a chemical spill from an aboveground storage tank in West Virginia caused the shutdown of a public water system and left 300,000 residents without public ...

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