Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

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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REG, Broco Oil to Create Biodiesel Blending Hub for Northeast

Renewable Energy Group and Broco Oil Co. announced a partnership to provide cleaner fuel options to heating oil dealers in the Northeast. The companies are working together to provide a state-of-the-art blending facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. “Angela and I are thrilled to be partnering with a biofuels producer like REG to continue to grow our business,” said Robert Brown, owner ...

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Cargas Promotes Cory Grimm

Cory Grimm, formerly the consulting manager for Cargas Energy’s business unit, was promoted to director of consulting, the company announced. In his new role Grimm will expand his management responsibilities, leading Cargas Energy’s systems consultants and project managers. He will also focus on scaling the team’s implementation methodology and strategic initiatives like new product releases. Cory Grimm Prior to joining Cargas, ...

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NORA Plots Future

​The National Oilheat Research Alliance is charged by Congress with the “development and demonstration of clean and efficient oilheat fuel utilization equipment, including research to develop renewable fuels.” With NORA’s recent reauthorization extending into 2029, the Alliance needs to identify and address long and short-term areas of concern. Keeping these goals in mind, NORA hosted a Technical Review and Research ...

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Otodata Hires David Dodd as a Regional Sales Rep

Otodata, a marketer of tank monitoring technology, announced that it hired David Dodd as its Southern Regional Sales Representative, based in Florida. Dodd has more than 20 years’ experience in business to business sales, including selling tank monitors as a solution for a large school system experiencing many fuel run-outs per year. After implementation, the fuel run-outs stopped and the ...

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Sharp Energy Triples Size of a Propane Rail Terminal

Sharp Energy completed construction upgrades to its propane rail facility in North Dover, Delaware, the company announced. The enhanced rail facility triples Sharp Energy’s propane supply capacity to serve tens of thousands of end-users throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The rail facility includes a state-of-the-art rail platform that provides safe access to unloading fuel, and a convenient transport loading ...

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Sprague Launches Venture to Install Solar Panels Atop Storage Tanks

After installing thin, lightweight solar panels atop a petroleum storage tank at a terminal in South Portland, Maine, Sprague Operating Resources and Pictricity plan to install solar panels on tanks at other Sprague terminals, the companies said. Sprague has more than 20 refined products and materials handling locations in the Northeast. Picktricity, a Massachusetts-based installer of thin-film solar panels, originally ...

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DataOnline + Wesroc + Wikon + iTank = Anova

DataOnline, a provider of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions to remotely monitor and manage industrial assets, announced on April 2 that the company has formally rebranded as Anova. The new brand incorporates DataOnline and its wholly-owned businesses, Wesroc, Wikon and iTank, businesses that have collaborated since coming together in 2018. Rebranding as Anova formalizes the relationship to optimize resources ...

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Care to Ride: Registration & Fundraising

Once again, Oil Heat Cares is using an online fundraising site to help you seek donations and to help you manage your campaign. Those donating can do so directly by credit card, relieving the burden of collecting money and submitting it to Oil Heat Cares. A minimum pledge of $100 by all individual participants and $600 for a team is ...

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