Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Palmer Gas & Oil Acquires Lamprey Energy

Palmer Gas & Oil of Atkinson, N.H., acquired the assets of Lamprey Energy of North Hampton, N.H., announced Cetane Associates, which said it served as financial advisor to the buyer. Established in 1923 as Lamprey Brothers to sell wood, coal, and ice, Lamprey Energy is a full-service energy business offering the delivery of heating fuels and home comfort services in ...

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Sprague Supplies Renewable Diesel for NYC Pilot Project

New York City reached out to Sprague Operating Resources earlier this year, and the result was a pilot project in which the city used renewable diesel in its fleet, the company reports. With 30,000 owned and leased vehicles and 400 in-house fueling locations, New York City operates the largest municipal fleet in the United States, Sprague said in a Nov. ...

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EIA Winter Fuels Outlook

EIA expects that average household bills for most major energy sources of home heating will rise this winter because of higher forecast energy prices. Temperatures are expected to be roughly the same as last winter in much of the country. Forecast winter home heating expenditure changes vary significantly by both fuel and region. On average, EIA expects natural gas bills ...

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Eastern Energy Expo 2019: Speakers’ Deadline is Dec. 3

Eastern Energy Expo is currently accepting applications for speakers, presenters and programs. If you would like to be considered for a program or presenter at any of the business programs to be held during the show, download the Request for Presentation application on the website. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 3. Learn about it all at EasternEnergyExpo.com. Sponsorships and ...

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CEMA Honors Marketers of the Year

Jennifer Tracey-Carlo and Ralph Carlo of Tracey Energy in New Haven, Conn., and Ed Ryan and Paula Ryan, of Ryan Oil in Hamden, Conn., received Marketers of the Year honors at the Southern New England Energy Conference in Newport, R.I. Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, was honored as Associate of the Year. The awards were presented by ...

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Meet: Sack Energy’s ‘BioBeast’

Sack Energy’s “BioBeast” was created to promote Bioheat. This 1970 M35 A2 Kaiser Jeep is a two-and-a-half-ton cargo truck, in military parlance a “deuce-and-a-half.” It has a multi-fuel engine and runs on a mix of diesel fuel and B40 biodiesel, says Katie Baker of Sack Energy, a wholesale and commercial fuel supplier based in West Hartford, Conn. This photo shows ...

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Phillips 66 and REG Plan Renewable Diesel Plant on West Coast

Planning is underway for construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant on the U.S. West Coast, announced Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group. The plant would utilize REG’s proprietary “BioSynfining” technology to produce renewable diesel fuel. Planned feedstocks include a mix of waste fats, oils and greases, including regionally-sourced vegetable oils, animal fats and used cooking oil, the companies said ...

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Woolley Fuel Marks 10 Years in Biodiesel Service

Woolley Fuel, Maplewood, N.J., is marking its 10th year dealing biodiesel in New Jersey. Led by Norman Woolley, Jr., the company started with B5 blends, and now due to demand, it is selling B30 to customers, it said in a news release. “It is hard to believe that 10 years has passed since the opening of the first public biodiesel fueling ...

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Vermont Now Using Only ULSHO, Joining Other New England States, NY and NJ

All of Vermont will be using ultra-low sulfur heating oil this winter, notes the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association. As part of the 2011 Energy Act, the “Clean and Green Oilheat Initiative” mandated ultra-low sulfur heating oil, starting in the winter of 2018. The rest of New England, New York and New Jersey have also adopted the same 15 parts-per-million (ppm) ...

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NEFI’s New Era

Those of you on the fuel oil side of the business probably know the New England Fuel Institute, known by most as “NEFI.” If your company is a heating oil retailer in the Northeast, your company is, or at one time has been, a member of this association, writes columnist Shane Sweet: NEFI has been in the fight for a ...

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