Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Superior Plus Propane Partners with Feeding America

Superior Plus Propane announced a new charitable giving partnership with Feeding America to help customers save on propane while giving to families in need. Every new customer who signs up with Superior by Jan. 31, 2021, will receive a $200 credit, and Superior will donate $25 to a food bank in the customer’s community through Feeding America, the company said. ...

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CANCELLED: 2021 AHR Expo

AHR Expo show management announced the cancellation of the 2021 AHR Expo after working with McCormick Place to tentatively reschedule to March 2021. With roadblocks set in place by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting current state and local restrictions that prohibit mass gatherings over 50 people, an in-person event will not take place in 2021, International Exposition Co., which ...

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NEFI: Eliminate Fossil Energy for Heating by 2050

The National Energy & Fuels Institute, with management consulting firm Kearney, announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. The plan outlines how the trade association aims to carry out a pledge made last year when more than 300 heating oil industry professionals committed to achieve 15% carbon reductions by 2023, 40% reductions ...

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NEFI: Eliminate Fossil Energy for Heating by 2050

The National Energy & Fuels Institute, with management consulting firm Kearney, announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. The plan outlines how the trade association aims to carry out a pledge made last year when more than 300 heating oil industry professionals committed to achieve 15% carbon reductions by 2023, 40% reductions ...

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The COVID Bump

When the pandemic first wreaked havoc in the business community, no one could have predicted what it would mean for company profitability and values. Since then we have seen some bumps up and bumps down in value depending on geography and product mix. Marketers in tourist areas such as Orlando, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Maine and have seen a reduction ...

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2021 AHR Expo Postponed

The 2021 AHR Expo in Chicago, originally planned for Jan. 25-27, has been postponed, International Exposition Co., the organizer, announced. “AHR Expo, ASHRAE and AHRI continue to explore the feasibility of hosting the event March 15-17, 2021, however, no final decisions have been made,” International Exposition, based in Westport, Connecticut, said in a Sept. 23 statement. “A final decision regarding ...

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Biodiesel-Powered Vehicles Wrap and Roll

Newly branded vehicles highlighting biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling along city streets and interstate highways in Washington, D.C., Texas oil country, the California coast and throughout the Midwest. The National Biodiesel Board announced that eight biodiesel users from across the country received matching funds to share their biodiesel success stories with wraps, decals or other vehicle branding ...

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NYPGA Hails Restart of Enbridge Line 5 Segment

Enbridge announced the restarting of the east segment of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac after receiving authorization from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and approval from the Michigan Circuit Court. “This is relieving news to propane companies dependent upon supply from Sarnia [Ontario], especially NYPGA members in the Western half of New York,” Bruce Whitney, executive director ...

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R.W. Beckett Announces B20 Burner Certification

R.W. Beckett Corp., North Ridgeville, Ohio, announced that it certified all AF and AFG burners produced after September 8, 2020, to use biodiesel blends of up to 20% (B20)— aligning with the first step of the Providence Resolution of B20 by 2023. “We are excited to offer dealers and their customers an important step in their carbon reduction efforts while ...

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Brideau Oil Acquires Montuori Oil

Brideau Oil Corp. acquired the heating oil, diesel, and bulk gasoline delivery businesses of Montuori Oil Delivery and related entities. Cetane Associates (www.cetane.net), Kent, Conn., which served as advisor to Montuori Oil, announced the acquisition. Both enterprises are based in Fitchburg, Mass. Montuori Oil, founded in 1926, delivers heating oil and diesel to residential and light commercial customers in northern ...

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