Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

NEFI’s New Mission

What drove the New England Fuel Institute to become the National Energy & Fuels Institute? Former NEFI CEO Shane Sweet talked with current NEFI CEO Sean Cota to find out. Here, Sweet details the twists and turns that led to the Institute’s new name and new mission. SUN TZU IS REPORTED to have said something along the lines of, ‘Don’t ...

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Fuel Oil Leak in Bayonne, N.J.

The Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Gallagher Marine Systems is responding to a report of a container vessel leaking fuel oil at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey. The National Response Center contacted the Coast Guard on Sept. 28, reporting a sheen near the vessel YM Mandate, according to a Coast Guard announcement issued ...

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DCC Propane Acquires Northeast Oil and Propane, Saveway Petroleum

DCC Propane of Roberts, Illinois, acquired the full-service energy business of NES Group, consisting of Northeast Oil and Propane, and Saveway Petroleum, Cetane Associates announced. NES Group is headquartered in Brooklyn, Connecticut. “Northeast Oil and Propane and Saveway Petroleum presented us with an opportunity to enter the New England market in a big way,” said Matt Dantinne, chief executive officer ...

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Superior Plus Propane Partners with Feeding America

Superior Plus Propane announced a new charitable giving partnership with Feeding America to help customers save on propane while giving to families in need. Every new customer who signs up with Superior by Jan. 31, 2021, will receive a $200 credit, and Superior will donate $25 to a food bank in the customer’s community through Feeding America, the company said. ...

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CANCELLED: 2021 AHR Expo

AHR Expo show management announced the cancellation of the 2021 AHR Expo after working with McCormick Place to tentatively reschedule to March 2021. With roadblocks set in place by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting current state and local restrictions that prohibit mass gatherings over 50 people, an in-person event will not take place in 2021, International Exposition Co., which ...

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NEFI: Eliminate Fossil Energy for Heating by 2050

The National Energy & Fuels Institute, with management consulting firm Kearney, announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. The plan outlines how the trade association aims to carry out a pledge made last year when more than 300 heating oil industry professionals committed to achieve 15% carbon reductions by 2023, 40% reductions ...

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NEFI: Eliminate Fossil Energy for Heating by 2050

The National Energy & Fuels Institute, with management consulting firm Kearney, announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. The plan outlines how the trade association aims to carry out a pledge made last year when more than 300 heating oil industry professionals committed to achieve 15% carbon reductions by 2023, 40% reductions ...

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The COVID Bump

When the pandemic first wreaked havoc in the business community, no one could have predicted what it would mean for company profitability and values. Since then we have seen some bumps up and bumps down in value depending on geography and product mix. Marketers in tourist areas such as Orlando, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Maine and have seen a reduction ...

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2021 AHR Expo Postponed

The 2021 AHR Expo in Chicago, originally planned for Jan. 25-27, has been postponed, International Exposition Co., the organizer, announced. “AHR Expo, ASHRAE and AHRI continue to explore the feasibility of hosting the event March 15-17, 2021, however, no final decisions have been made,” International Exposition, based in Westport, Connecticut, said in a Sept. 23 statement. “A final decision regarding ...

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Biodiesel-Powered Vehicles Wrap and Roll

Newly branded vehicles highlighting biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling along city streets and interstate highways in Washington, D.C., Texas oil country, the California coast and throughout the Midwest. The National Biodiesel Board announced that eight biodiesel users from across the country received matching funds to share their biodiesel success stories with wraps, decals or other vehicle branding ...

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