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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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ATA Appeals Dismissal of Challenge to Truck Tolls in Rhode Island

The American Trucking Associations and three motor carriers appealed a decision by the federal district court in Rhode Island to dismiss a challenge to RhodeWorks, the state’s truck-only toll scheme. In its challenge, ATA contends that Rhode Island’s toll scheme unconstitutionally discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce. In a March 19, 2019 decision dismissing ...

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CEMA Goes to Hartford

Support for ULSD and biodiesel, and opposition to carbon pricing and tolls are critical to Connecticut fuel marketers, and they told legislators so in a day of lobbying at the state capitol in Hartford. Sharon Peterson of Apple Oil Co., West Haven, briefed fuel marketers on a proposal to establish a “thermal renewable energy credit program” designed to incentivize the ...

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Atlas Oil Offers Emergency Fuel Service

Atlas Oil Co. is highlighting its integrated “StormProof” campaign at Data Center World 2019, conference and trade show running March 19-22 in Phoenix. “StormProof” is a service designed to ensure that companies are prepared for fuel supply challenges that arise from unexpected power outages. “Mission critical businesses across the nation have been hit with immense emergency fueling challenges this past year,” ...

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ATRI: Pot Plus Driving Poses Safety Challenge

With more states legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana, professional truck drivers are more likely to be sharing the roadway with car drivers operating under the influence of marijuana, the American Transportation Research Institute said upon releasing research on the subject. ATRI said its research sought to document the most promising methods to identify and deter marijuana-impaired driving. The study ...

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Work Truck Show Draws Record Crowd

A record 14,256 industry professionals from 28 countries attended The Work Truck Show 2019, event producer NTEA reported. Event highlights included vehicle introductions, equipment demonstrations, educational opportunities, and a broad display of vocational trucks and equipment. Having maxed out its traditional display space within Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, The Work Truck Show 2019 expanded to include a New Exhibitor Pavilion across the hall ...

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New York’s ESEA: All Hands On Deck

Jan. 1 brought new fuel marketer leaders to the Empire State Energy Association in the form of a new chairman and president. Tasked with leading this New York energy trade group for the next two years were Joe Alonzo, president of Wever Petroleum, a multi-fuel marketer based in Mechanicville, and Eli Van Etten, vice president of multi-fuel marketer VEO Energy ...

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Motor Fuel Marketers Oppose EPA’s RIN Market Proposal

Motor fuel marketers criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations that would reform the market for Renewable Identification Numbers. The proposed changes to the market for RINs, which are the “credits” that EPA uses to ensure that refiners satisfy their obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), would create chaos in the RIN market and reduce incentives for fuel retailers ...

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