Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Affordable Fuels Launches Simeon Fuel

Affordable Fuels, a full-service fuel distributor in Middleburg, Pennsylvania, is marketing its own brand, Simeon Fuel, treated with an additive called The Fuel Ox. The Simeon Fuel brand includes diesel, gasoline and heating oil, which Affordable Fuels delivers to customers throughout Central Pennsylvania. The fuel dealer is incorporating the additive into its products as a new ultra-low sulfur diesel standard ...

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Biodiesel is Tackling the Climate Crisis

This summer, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its final report and recommendations for legislative and regulatory measures to address carbon emissions. The report provided an action plan, including a national Low Carbon Fuel Standard that would reach the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Robert Morton, chairman of Newport Biodiesel, Inc., and a board ...

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CEMA Announces 70th Annual Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Mohegan Sun

The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association announced that it will hold its 70th annual meeting at the Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Conn., on Oct. 13. For event information, including exhibiting, sponsorships and registration, visit www.cemaannualmeeting.weebly.com/. The association’s golf outing is scheduled for the day before the meeting—Monday, Oct. 12—at the Great River Golf Club in Milford, Conn. For more information, visit ...

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Suntup Receives Patent for Putnus

Jeff Suntup received a patent for Putnus, equipment that can be installed in the back of a cargo or pickup truck for delivering small amounts of heating oil and other fuels. The resident of New London, Connecticut, and former operator of Bernie’s Fuel Oil Co. Inc. and Anytime Oil LLC, received the patent in April for “Apparatus for Dispensing Small ...

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Chevron Announces Agreement to Acquire Noble Energy

Chevron Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Noble Energy, Inc. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Noble Energy in an all-stock transaction valued at $5 billion, or $10.38 per share. Based on Chevron’s closing price on July 17, 2020, and under the terms of the agreement, Noble Energy shareholders will receive 0.1191 shares ...

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W.B. Hill Expands

W.B. Hill, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, purchased property adjacent to its existing facility, gaining 45,000 sq. ft. of building space and more than 4.5 acres. With the addition, the company’s total floor space is 66,000 sq. ft. on more than eight acres. The added space will be used to ramp up production, manufacturing, parts, and sales, the company said. The white ...

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Eastern Energy Expo Concludes ‘On Demand’ Event

In a year that has been anything but normal, Eastern Energy Expo looked and felt different. This week the Expo concluded its month-long “On Demand” event sponsored by Atlantic Region Energy Expo, Oil & Energy Service Professionals and Pennsylvania Petroleum Association. Eric DeGesero, executive vice president, Food Merchants Association of New Jersey, representing Eastern Energy Expo said, “This year marked ...

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Alaska Fuel Services Implements ADD Systems Software

Alaska Fuel Services, a fuel service in Fairbanks, Alaska, that specializes in commercial and residential oil delivery, including heating oil, equipment fueling, and bulk fuel, implemented Advanced Digital Data’s back office and mobile delivery software, ADD Systems said. Ben Wilker, owner of AFS, said “The biggest thing I was going after was the ease of routes and trying to be ...

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Is There a Future for Hydronics?

Consolidation, new products, and improved efficiency are reshaping the hydronics segment, says Mike McDonnell. “Is There a Future for Hydronics?” was the title of a talk McDonnell gave to the Heating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration Distributors International, a trade group of wholesaler distributors. And he talked further on the subject in a recent phone call. “Many people in the industry look at ...

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Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, citing ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which they said threaten the economic viability of the project. Here’s more, slightly edited, from a statement issued by the companies: Despite last month’s overwhelming 7-2 victory at the United States Supreme Court, which vindicated the project and decisions made by permitting agencies, ...

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