Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Obituary: John S. Rider

John S. Rider, who worked at Agway Energy Products, Webber Energy Fuels, and Dead River Co., and had been a member of the Better Home Heat Council of New Hampshire, died on Feb. 14 at his home in Swanzey, New Hampshire. He was 70. He had multiple myeloma, according to an obituary published online. John S. Rider worked for a ...

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ATRI: Top Truck Bottlenecks Include 27 in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic

Of the 100 top truck bottlenecks in the nation, 27 are in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, where many fuel oil and propane marketers operate. Topping the list at number one is the intersection of I-95 and State Route 4 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The intersection of I-84 and I-91 in Hartford, Connecticut, is ranked 11th among the 2020 Top ...

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General Filters’ 2019 ‘Soaring Eagle’ Awarded to Shupe, Carboni & Associates

General Filters, Novi, Michigan, presented its annual “Soaring Eagle” Award to Shupe, Carboni & Associates, the sales representative company that best met a wide array of business objectives throughout 2019.    President and CEO Bob Abraham; Owner and Vice President John Redner; and Director of Sales and Business Development Allan Feys presented the Soaring Eagle Award Plaque to Joe Carboni ...

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General Filters Rolls Out New Brand Identity

General Filters, Novi, Michigan, announced a new brand identity that includes new logos, colors, and design. The transition has begun, and will continue in months to come. Since its founding in 1937, General Filters has updated its corporate logo just once. “The previous designs were appropriate at the time, but as the face of the industry changes so must we,” ...

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Sprague to Donate $150,000 for 150th Anniversary

Sprague Operating Resources, headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2020, and in celebration plans to donate at least $150,000 to nonprofit organizations within its footprint. Each year, Sprague donates more than $100,000 to give back to the communities in which its employees live and work. “We’re excited to be able to further support the local ...

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FUEL OIL NEWS WEBINAR!

“Understanding & Complying with FMCSA’s Clearinghouse” a Fuel Oil News webinar sponsored by Bergquist, will be held in May. One of the featured speakers will be Daniel Furth, president, National Tank Truck Carriers. As president of the NTTC, Dan Furth is well-versed in regulatory issues. Furth will talk about the FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, its impact on truck operators, ...

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Rhoads Energy Acquires Mack Oil

Rhoads Energy Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, acquired the full-service heating oil business of Mack Oil Company, Inc., in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The acquisition was announced by Cetane Associates, which served as the arranger and financial advisor for Mack Oil Co. Founded in 1931, Mack Oil, operating under the name Mack Services Group, delivers heating oil and HVAC services to residential customers ...

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The Yeti House

Last July my brother drove from South Carolina to visit us. He spent five days on his trip, stopping along the way to visit friends. When he arrived, I helped him unpack his car and I saw that he had a Yeti cooler in the back of his vehicle. He drained out a little bit of water, but for the ...

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Update: Slick Energy

Online fuel marketer Slick Energy, launched in the fall of 2017, has more than 20 participating fuel marketers, reports co-founder and CEO Chris Buchanan. About half of Slick Energy’s market is in Massachusetts, with the balance in southern New Hampshire and northern Rhode Island, Buchanan said. The online platform (www.slickenergy.com) pools heating oil orders based on geographic regions; the company ...

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Biofuel Diary

Friday the 13th of December 2019 Levi Bourne was driving home after a long day, typical in the fuel business for that time of the year. Here’s his account of what happened that day: My radio cut out and the Bluetooth from my cell phone took over to let me know my girlfriend Cassie was calling. I had received a ...

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