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Is fuel oil a dying industry?

                                                               An associate of mine told me that he recently attended a business meeting and was told that the oil industry was a dying industry. To say the least, I was somewhat defensive because, as I have said in the past, I have fuel oil in my blood. When I asked why this statement was made, my associate said ...

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Wow, a really diverse winter!

              In March, we talked about how the winter was like those of years gone by.  Long days, longer nights, getting home in time to go to bed and get up to do it all over again.  Since that conversation I have been contacted by a few technicians who tell me that I am crazy.  It seems that they ...

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Nothing says springtime like a meeting with our political representatives

  I’m on the soapbox once again this month ‘ I’m going to cover the need to become politically active. I’m not doing this because I have nothing else to comment upon (though some months tend to be more fruitful than others) but because Fuel Oil News’ Dateline news section contains another reminder of why this is not only important, ...

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Put Up or Shut Up

As noted in the lead news article and as we have covered in the pages of this magazine for several months now, the industry-favorable provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act are under heavy attack by the financial industry

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A SILVER LINING!

I have recently have talked to several professional equipment installers about chimneys and what effect the newly manufactured equipment will have on the existing masonry types, and I heard many opinions

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