Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Tremcar Names United Tank Trailer as Its Distributor in Michigan

Tremcar named United Tank Trailer as its distributor in Michigan. United Tank Trailer, owned by Rich Garbacik, is a full-service certified tank inspection and R-Stamp certified repair facility, which allows Tremcar to provide for regional customers with repairs, maintenance for all required tests, including DOT, other related tests and a direct sales team. “Tremcar specializes in building multi-axle tankers, very ...

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NEFI Offers Online Regulatory Support

Employers must conduct the required annual query of CDL drivers under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse by Jan. 5, reports the National Energy & Fuels Institute. For more information on this and other regulatory updates NEFI (nefi.com) announced a newly updated Coronavirus Action & Resources Webpage for members, including a section called “COVID Regulatory Relief.” NEFI member benefits ...

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Eastern Energy Expo 2021: Online Educational Event

Eastern Energy Expo announced that its 2021 event will be held May 24-26, in an online format: Eastern Energy Expo Education Summit at EasternEnergyExpo.com. Acknowledging the reality of restrictions of mass gatherings and travel restrictions, Eastern Energy Expo 2021 will offer a range of educational programs for owners, managers, service managers and technicians through a virtual online platform. Eric DeGesero, ...

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New Hampshire Customers Received Almost $1 Million in Equipment Rebates in Four Years

“Granite State Saves with Oil,” a consumer oil equipment rebate program funded by the National Oilheat Research Alliance, supported replacement and upgrading of 1,670 heating systems and 1,265 oil tanks in New Hampshire over the past four years, the Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire announced. The rebates generated almost $1 million for the equipment and labor on behalf of ...

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AEC Calls Electric Vehicle Mandates Wrongheaded

An executive order issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom bans sales of new fossil-fueled vehicles by 2035. It is no surprise that this executive order emanated from California. Incentives — tax credits and rebates — failed to get the desired results, so the state turns to mandates to impose its will on citizens. Even with $12,000 in state and federal ...

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‘Fred’ is Threatened: Competition Turns Ugly

Everyone has competition, and how the competition deals with one another, or conducts themselves “out in the open,” speaks volumes. In early November I was chatting with the gent who delivers fuel to my home in Vermont about the competitive dynamic between local fuel companies. I commented that the fuel industry is relatively small, particularly here in Vermont where we ...

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What to Do After a ‘Carding’ Attack

In recent months utility companies, including fuel marketers, have increasingly become targets of carding attacks. In the August 2020 issue of Fuel Oil News, we explored how to identify and protect your business against this type of fraud. Below are the steps you should take if you find yourself a victim. As a refresher, carding is an automated bot used ...

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Biofuel Leaders Urge Courts to Hold EPA Accountable

Biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, asking the court to enforce a 2017 decision. The decision requires the Environmental Protection Agency to address its waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel demand in the 2016 renewable volume obligation (RVO). The coalition, which includes Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels ...

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Mirabito Donates $50,000 to Cure Rare Disease

Mirabito Energy Products and Mirabito Convenience Stores donated $50,000 to Cure Rare Disease, a Boston-based non-profit organization committed to the development of precision medicine therapeutics that combat select rare diseases impacting millions of people nationwide. Each June, Mirabito holds the Mirabito Golf Classic in Syracuse, N.Y.  The event typically hosts over 300 golfers and business partners over the course of ...

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Paraco Gas Acquires F M Popovich & Sons

Paraco Gas Corp. acquired F M Popovich & Sons, Ashland, Massachusetts. Paraco acquired the Popovich business on Oct. 14, as owners Fred and Hildegard Popovich retired, Paraco said in a Nov. 18 announcement. The Popovich family business was founded by Fred and Wilma Popovich in 1946 and grew to serve approximately 850 propane customers. Fred Popovich, president of F M ...

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