Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Biofuel Leaders Urge Courts to Hold EPA Accountable

Biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, asking the court to enforce a 2017 decision. The decision requires the Environmental Protection Agency to address its waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel demand in the 2016 renewable volume obligation (RVO). The coalition, which includes Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels ...

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Mirabito Donates $50,000 to Cure Rare Disease

Mirabito Energy Products and Mirabito Convenience Stores donated $50,000 to Cure Rare Disease, a Boston-based non-profit organization committed to the development of precision medicine therapeutics that combat select rare diseases impacting millions of people nationwide. Each June, Mirabito holds the Mirabito Golf Classic in Syracuse, N.Y.  The event typically hosts over 300 golfers and business partners over the course of ...

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Paraco Gas Acquires F M Popovich & Sons

Paraco Gas Corp. acquired F M Popovich & Sons, Ashland, Massachusetts. Paraco acquired the Popovich business on Oct. 14, as owners Fred and Hildegard Popovich retired, Paraco said in a Nov. 18 announcement. The Popovich family business was founded by Fred and Wilma Popovich in 1946 and grew to serve approximately 850 propane customers. Fred Popovich, president of F M ...

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Casey Energy Acquires Marandola Fuel Service

Casey Energy of Ridgefield, Conn., acquired the fuel business of Marandola Fuel Service of New Milford, Conn., Cetane Associates announced. Established in 1995, Marandola Fuel sells and delivers heating oil to residential customers in and around Litchfield County, Conn. The company also performs maintenance and installation of oil-fueled heating equipment. Robert “Bob” Marandola said, “When I started the business I ...

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Massachusetts Opens Investigation Assessing Future of Natural Gas

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an order opening an investigation into the role of local natural gas distribution companies in the future of the Commonwealth’s energy portfolio following the Baker-Polito Administration’s determination of net zero greenhouse gas emissions as Massachusetts’ legal emissions limit for 2050. As part of the investigation, the DPU will assess the role of gas ...

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CEMA Golf Outing: ‘Ideal Conditions’

The annual golf outing of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association drew more than 80 members who enjoyed ideal playing conditions Oct. 27 at Great River Golf Club in Milford, Connecticut, reports David Chu, the association’s vice president: “partly cloudy, around 60 degrees, dry. Best day of the week. Players enjoyed themselves, playing in such conditions, on a beautiful, scenic course, whose ...

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NYSEC and NORA Launch ‘Net-Zero Hero’ Marketing Campaign

The New York State Energy Coalition and National Oilheat Research Alliance announced the launch on Oct. 26 of a new marketing campaign, “I’m a Net-Zero Hero,” running throughout the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. The campaign features a cast of multi-ethnic characters, each proclaiming their status as “a Net-Zero Hero” because ...

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What’s it Worth to Save Our Industry?

The heating oil industry is in the fight of its life. We are in danger of continuing to lose market share to other energy sources while under threat of being legislated out of business. As an industry we have recognized many of our shortcomings. We know that for our descendants, we want them to live on a cleaner greener planet ...

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Quarles Petroleum Acquires Dixie Gas & Oil

Quarles Petroleum, Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial fuels headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, purchased the propane and petroleum operations of Dixie Gas & Oil Corp., a third-generation family-owned propane, commercial fuels and home heating oil distributor in Verona, Virginia. Paul Giambra, president and CEO of Quarles Petroleum, said, “We look forward to working with Dixie’s associates and welcoming them and ...

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Santoro Oil Acquires Hometown Heating

Santoro Oil Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total Energy Capital Corp., Providence, R.I., acquired the heating oil delivery and HVAC equipment installation and maintenance business of Hometown Heating, Brooklyn, Conn. Hometown Heating, founded in 1998, sells and delivers heating oil and performs installation and maintenance of heating and cooling equipment to residential and light commercial customers in and around Brooklyn. ...

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