Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

NYPGA Conducts Training

More than 40 participants received NYPGA Emergency Response training at the New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls, N.Y., in September. The association offered a 24-Hour Emergency Responder Training Program, Sept. 10-12, and an Emergency Responder Refresher Training Program held Sept. 12. The refresher training is an OSHA requirement for all responders who have taken the original 24-hour (3-day) ...

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ENTECH Hires HVACR Instructor

ENTECH hired Berk Little as its day instructor to lead S and B license programs. Little is a former 2017 Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) national Instructor of the Year and brings extensive HVACR experience from his work in the field and in the classroom. His most recent experience includes several years as the HVAC Department Supervisor at Porter ...

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OHILI and NYOHA to Merge

OHILI and NYOHA approved a merger of their associations. The merged organizations will be known as the New York State Energy Coalition or NYSEC, the groups said in a statement. A special general membership meeting of the Oil Heat Institute of Long Island will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 to announce details of the merger and the transition. The meeting will ...

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Submit Your Stories to Women in Energy

2020 is the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. Women in Energy would like to celebrate this occasion by recognizing women that have contributed to the energy industry over the past 100 years. These could be women who contributed in the way of designing a new product, building a company along with their partner, taking over the business from their spouse ...

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Bruce L. Whitney Named NYPGA’s Executive Director

The new executive director of the New York Propane Gas Association is Bruce Whitney, a former director of marketing for many years at gas equipment wholesaler Ray Murray Inc. (RMI) and senior director at Unitil electric and gas utility’s Usource energy management and procurement division. Whitney also co-founded a Vermont business association decades ago. Whitney has held senior management roles ...

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Marci Gagnon: The Benefits of Integrated Payments

Once a company gets to a certain size, they begin to look at software options to assist in route management and back office operations. Also likely is that the chosen software provider has its own payment option or partnerships with a variety of other entities to support payment processing, including payment processors, payment gateways and other payment solution providers. Using ...

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Milestone for an Oilman

Bob Landis, Jr., president of Leon C. Landis, Inc., and his father, Bob Landis, celebrated a huge milestone in September: the elder Bob’s first fuel delivery in 1959, 60 years ago. On Labor Day weekend that year, a young Bob—just 16 years old and driving on a stamped learner’s permit–made his first fuel delivery to John and Joann Irwin at ...

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What’s with the Attitude?

If you are a business owner or manager thinking about having “the attitude talk” with an employee, Ellen Rohr has a tip for you: Skip it. “I never talk about someone’s attitude,” says Rohr. “It’s none of my business and there’s nothing I can do about it. Having conversations about attitude is a waste of time. Their attitude is their ...

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Industry Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

The Northeast’s heating oil industry resolved to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. The goal was set at a Northeast Industry Summit, “Responding to the Climate Agenda,” held Sept. 16 during the Heating & Energizing America Trade Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. More than 300 participants from New England and New York attended the summit and ...

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R.W. Beckett Advanced Renewable Fuel Burner

R.W. Beckett, North Ridgeville, Ohio, announced that its AFG burner will be rated for R95+ fuel, which is a 95% renewable diesel, by 2020. This new capability will provide communities, fuel dealers, and service technicians a pathway to a net-zero carbon solution for the heating industry, the manufacturer said in an announcement on Sept. 16 Initial adoption is anticipated in ...

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