Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Global Reformulates Branded Diesel Fuel

Global Partners LP has reformulated its proprietary high-performance diesel fuel, Diesel One®, to address the compatibility concerns associated with today’s ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and advanced engine technology, the company announced. Global says the product—effective in all diesel-powered equipment and engineered to support the use of biodiesel in ultra-low sulfur fuels—is field tested and proven to restore efficiency, performance, and ...

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HVAC Company Promotes ‘National HVAC Tech Day’

American Residential Services (ARS), Memphis, Tenn., a privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, is promoting National HVAC Tech Day: Thursday, June 22. National HVAC Tech Day was pioneered by ARS as an official declaration to show appreciation to their hardworking HVAC technicians, the company says. The date chosen is significant as it marks the official first ...

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EIA: U.S. Refineries Running at Record-High Levels

Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before dropping slightly to 17.5 million b/d for the week ending June 2 and 17.6 million b/d for the week ending June 9, reports the Energy Information Administration. Product supplied to the ...

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Southern New England Energy Conference: Sept. 18-19 in Newport, R.I.

The Southern New England Energy Conference will be held Sept. 18-19 in Newport, R.I. Sponsored by the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association and the Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island, the event is primarily an education conference. The agenda features more than 20 breakout sessions, including: – Findings from EPA’s Hallmark Diesel Corrosion Study – What ...

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eSafe Driver Behavior Monitoring System Wins IT World Award

ERM Advanced Telematics, a designer, developer and manufacturer of vehicle tracking and security devices, announced that its eSafe driver monitoring product won the gold medal award for Best IT Solution for Transportation. The 12th Annual IT World Awards ceremony will be held June 26 in San Francisco. The eSafe accessory is used by fleet management and telematics services to provide driver behavior ...

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AEC: Utility Commissioners Push for Natural Gas

AEC is sounding the alarm about a new threat to oil heat that is far broader than any posed by an individual gas utility. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a Washington, D.C., group, has established a “Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force” to study ways to bring natural gas to “un-served” or “under-served” areas of the ...

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OESP 2016-2017 Award Winners

James Mahoney of Eastern Oil Co. in Peekskill, N.Y., received the Service Manager of the Year award at the OESP awards banquet, held during the Eastern Energy Expo in Hersey, Pa. Mahoney has worked at Eastern Oil for 37 years. He remembers attending monthly dinners sponsored by what was then the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers, where as ...

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Knowing the Codes

Working in the trades we find that issues related to codes can come up on a daily basis. I recently heard about a contractor that was doing a large commercial job involving several thousand dollars in equipment and material. The job was shut down for two reasons. One, code violations. The other was improper licensing. In another case a pool ...

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Proposed Rule on Minimum Motor Carrier Liability Insurance to be Withdrawn

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will withdraw a rulemaking designed to explore the pros and cons of increasing liability insurance minimums for motor carriers, news outlets and trade groups report. The agency is withdrawing the rule because of a lack of data from insurance providers and carriers, according to the reports. John V. Kulik, executive vice president of ...

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Cummins Announces Compatibility with Select Renewable Diesel Fuels

Engine maker Cummins Inc., Columbus, Indiana, announced that the B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with paraffinic renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification. Both On-Highway and Off-Highway versions of the B6.7 and L9 platforms and all vintages are approved to use paraffinic diesel fuels in North America, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of Cummins-powered bus, ...

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