Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Trump Signs Bill for Pandemic Relief

President Trump signed a measure that provides $900 billion in pandemic aid, and funding for the government through September, news outlets report. The president signed the legislative package on Sunday, Dec. 27. The legislation provides billions for vaccine distribution and funds for small businesses, as well as funds for schools, hospitals and families.

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Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, D.C. Sign Transportation and Climate Initiative

The governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia, signed an agreement to charge fuel suppliers for the carbon content in diesel and gasoline. Revenues generated are to be used to reduce emissions, according to the agreement or memorandum of understanding. The MOU sets the stage for a multi-jurisdictional program “that pursues systematic ...

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CVR Energy Refinery to Produce Renewable Diesel

CVR Energy announced that it will convert its Wynnewood refinery’s hydrocracker unit to renewable diesel service. Upon completion, which is expected in mid-2021, the refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, should have the capability to produce nearly 100 million gallons of renewable diesel per year and more than 6 million gallons of renewable naphtha per year, significantly reducing its annual Renewable Identification ...

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Call for Presenters: Eastern Energy Expo 2021

Event organizers are looking for speakers for the 2021 Eastern Energy Expo. An open Request for Presentations process is designed to bring outstanding industry representatives to present at the online conference. All presentations will be produced live via Eastern Energy Expo’s production studio and broadcast livestream at EasternEnergyExpo.com. Staff will direct production of the session and all sessions will be ...

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U.S. Coast Guard Launches Operation Reliable Energy

A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Aids to Navigation Team Long Island Sound navigates the Connecticut River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW) near Haddam, Conn., Dec. 19, 2020. Operation RENEW is the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies, energy and emergency resources they need throughout the winter. (U.S. Coast ...

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Virtual Tank Inspections in Vermont

The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources approved Slick Energy’s proprietary Tank Tracker software application to perform virtual tank inspections, Slick Energy says. As a contactless data collection application, Tank Tracker addresses concerns about the health and well-being of tank owners and inspectors during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the overall condition of above-ground ...

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F.W. Webb Named Northeast Distributor of Cavagna LPG Tank Valves, Regulators

F.W. Webb Co., Bedford, Massachusetts, wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, refrigeration, pipe, valves and fittings, announced that it was named the distributor of Cavagna LPG tank valves and regulators in the Northeast. Cavagna Group manufactures advanced, integrated solutions for the control, regulation, metering and storage of compressed gas. As of mid-December, the Cavagna Group’s solutions became available throughout the ...

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Paraco Gas Acquires Advantage Propane

Paraco Gas acquired Advantage Propane, based in Califon, N.J. The acquisition adds 1.2 million gallons to Paraco’s portfolio in a growing residential and commercial market, Paraco said in announcing the acquisition. Founded in 2012 by Steven Congiusta and Douglas Tascarella, Advantage Propane sells and delivers propane to residential, commercial and agricultural customers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania from its Califon, ...

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Paraco Gas Acquires Advantage Propane

Paraco Gas acquired Advantage Propane, based in Califon, N.J. The acquisition adds 1.2 million gallons to Paraco’s portfolio in a growing residential and commercial market, Paraco said in announcing the acquisition. Founded in 2012 by Steven Congiusta and Douglas Tascarella, Advantage Propane sells and delivers propane to residential, commercial and agricultural customers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania from its Califon, ...

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Safe Practices in the Pandemic

Companies as different as Mirabito Energy Products, Paraco Gas Corp., and Townsend Energy & Insurance have in common that they are taking similar steps to manage operations and people amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. As experts gain more understanding of the virus, and communicate their findings to the public, fuel marketers can adjust and refine their health and safety protocols ...

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