Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Paraco Gas Acquires Bay Gas

Paraco Gas Corp., Rye Brook, N.Y., announced the acquisition of Bay Gas in Shirley, N.Y. The family-owned propane company was founded by Jack O’Loughlin in 1968, and was most recently operated by his son, John O’Loughlin. “This is our second acquisition of 2017 and we are honored to welcome Bay Gas to our family of acquired companies,” said Christina Armentano, ...

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How to Thrive with Bioheat Blended Fuel

Fuel Oil News and REG held a webinar on Bioheat blended fuel, featuring Ray Hart, founder of Hart Home Comfort, a company that operates in Long Island and the New York metro area, and Barry Knox, director of the Northeast Region for REG. To hear audio of the complete webinar, go to www.fueloilnews.com, put your cursor on the “Webinars” pull-down ...

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AltWheels Fleet Day

Yale University is exploring the pros and cons of biodiesel amid a range of alternative fuels. Hocon Gas is supplying autogas, and using it too. By Stephen Bennett Yale University runs some vehicles fueled by a diesel-biodiesel blend and some vehicles fueled by propane as the university works towards creating a reduced-emissions, sustainable fleet, Ron Gitelman, Yale’s fleet program administrator, ...

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Making Inroads in the Biodiesel Market

T.H. Malloy & Sons and Black Bear Biodiesel are fueling changes in diesel fueling and home heating, reports Maura Keller, contributing writer for Fuel Oil News. Here is Keller’s feature article, from the December 2017 issue of Fuel Oil News: For many people, the idea of having a family business to join might sound like a walk in the park—the ...

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Pick Up Propane Implements Automated Filling

In the world of backyard barbecues, propane is America’s top fuel choice and 20lb propane cylinders dominate the retail marketplace. The empty cylinders are frequently exchanged for refilled replacements at local grocery stores, gas stations and big box retailers. These tank exchanges take place by the millions every year, and the numbers keep going up. In Jurupa Valley, Calif., Pick ...

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Engie and Clean Energy Collective to Develop Solar Energy in Northeast

Engie and Clean Energy Collective (CEC), Carbondale, Colo., a community solar developer and solutions provider, announced a plan to accelerate regional scaling of the community solar market in the Northeast U.S. Through a development agreement, the two companies will share financial and technological resources to develop and deploy a large-scale portfolio of community solar projects across several Northeastern states that will ...

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Biodiesel Producers, Retailers Call for Extension, then Phase-Out of Blenders’ Tax Credit

A diverse group of biodiesel producers, fuel retailers, and trucking interests sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee in support of extending and phasing out the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit, and outlining their opposition to efforts to shift the credit to a producers’ credit, as the tax-writing committees consider tax reform legislation. NATSO ...

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SMO Energy to Donate Home Heating Fuel

SMO Energy, a Wills Group company headquartered in La Plata, Md., will provide fuel certificates to nine organizations participating in a Safe Nights program. The certificates, each worth up to $500, will allow the organizations to secure home heating fuel for 17 locations in Charles County, Maryland, the company said. The nine organizations selected are all participants in Safe Nights ...

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Recycling Mercury Thermostats in Massachusetts

Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC), Fort Washington, Pa., and New Hampshire-based Wheelabrator Technologies are collecting mercury-containing thermostats in Massachusetts. The collection program is part of the “Mass Save” energy efficiency installation and weatherization program, funded by a coalition of utility companies, according to a statement issued by TRC and Wheelabrator. “We are excited to partner with Wheelabrator to encourage and ensure the safe collection ...

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Superior Plus Energy Services Again Supports Breast Cancer Research

Superior Plus Energy Services, a provider of fuel and energy-related services, announced that it is continuing its partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), committing to donate at least $50,000 of its 2017 profits to fund breast cancer research. Since it began the partnership in 2010, Superior Plus Energy Services, based in Rochester, N.Y., has added five pink delivery trucks ...

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