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HVOEC Honors Women in the Industry

“Women in Our Industry” were recognized at the 29th annual “Person of the Year” dinner dance held by the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council. The event raised $1,500 for “Tools & Tiaras,” an organization based in New York City that encourages girls to pursue careers in the mechanical, industrial, technical, trades. Judaline Cassidy, a tradeswoman and the founder and ...

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OPINION: A History of Accidents

News accounts over the years have chronicled many natural gas accidents, including what happened on Sept. 13 in the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. Thomas J. Tubman, executive director of the American Energy Coalition, delves into the details.   ON SEPT. 13 A SERIES OF NATURAL GAS EXPLOSIONS AND FIRES rocked the Massachusetts communities of Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, forcing residents ...

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NHTSA: ‘Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks’

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council in partnership with San Francisco ad agency Pereira O’Dell produced new PSAs (public service advertisements) for “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” It is a campaign to remind drivers that distracted driving is never acceptable. According to the most recent NHTSA data, at any given time during daylight hours, an ...

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Winter Weather Outlook

John Bagioni, a meteorologist and owner of Fax-Alert Weather Service, delivered his winter forecast to members of the New England Fuel Institute and the New York Propane Gas Association in recent weeks—and then he shared with Fuel Oil News. “The big point that everybody in the forecasting field has been stressing is that we are going to be experiencing what ...

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Lost and…Found?

Some of you might find the headline on this column strange, but I can assure you that by the end you will have a clear understanding of its meaning.  Let’s look at the “lost” part first. It refers to lost employees, and how or why a fuel dealer loses them. There are many reasons, of course, but I often hear ...

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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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