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Palmer Gas & Oil Acquires Lamprey Energy

Palmer Gas & Oil of Atkinson, N.H., acquired the assets of Lamprey Energy of North Hampton, N.H., announced Cetane Associates, which said it served as financial advisor to the buyer. Established in 1923 as Lamprey Brothers to sell wood, coal, and ice, Lamprey Energy is a full-service energy business offering the delivery of heating fuels and home comfort services in ...

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Fuel Oil Dealers Are Converting Some Gas Customers in Merrimack Valley

After a series of fires and explosions on Sept. 13 in communities in the Merrimack Valley, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts said it would pay for conversions to other fuels for customers that lost natural gas service and wanted to switch. The number of Columbia Gas customers that have opted to switch is unclear, Michael Ferrante, president of the Massachusetts Energy ...

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Court Vacates Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, news outlets reported. The Oct. 2 decision “dealt a major blow to the West Virginia pipeline project,” Politico reported. Mountain Valley Pipeline, Pittsburgh, Pa., said it was “disappointed with the ...

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Columbia Gas Will Pay for Conversions to Other Fuels

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts says it will pay for conversions to other fuels, “such as electric, propane or fuel oil,” for customers that lost natural gas service after a series of fires and explosions on Sept. 13 in communities in the Merrimack Valley. The gas-fueled fires and explosions in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover killed one person, injured dozens and ...

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Columbia Gas to Replace Merrimack Valley Distribution System After Fires, Explosions, a Death and Dozens of Injuries

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts committed to a complete replacement of the natural gas distribution system in the Merrimack Valley after gas-fueled fires and explosions in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover on Thursday, Sept. 13. One person was killed, dozens were injured and thousands were displaced by the fires and explosions, The Boston Globe and other news outlets reported. Columbia Gas is ...

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Star Group Offers 25% Matching AEC Contribution

The American Energy Coalition announced that for the sixth straight year, Star Group L.P. (comprising Petro, Meenan, Champion, Griffith, Carroll and others) will match all contributions to the AEC Fall Fundraising Campaign with 25 cents on every dollar contributed. The decision by Star Group President and CEO Steven J. Goldman, first announced by Star Group Senior Vice President of Acquisitions ...

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Energy Distribution Partners Acquires Carolina Propane

Energy Distribution Partners, based in Chicago, Ill., acquired Carolina Propane Gas Corp. of Orangeburg, S.C. EDP announced the acquisition on Aug. 30. Carolina Propane was established by the Watford family in 1994 and has served residential, commercial and agricultural customers for nearly 25 years. Besides its headquarters in Orangeburg, Carolina Propane has a second location in St. Matthews, S.C. Carolina ...

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DataOnline Acquires Independent Technologies

DataOnline announced that it acquired Independent Technologies, whose largest division, Wesroc, is a provider of tank monitoring systems to the North American propane market, offering cellular, satellite, and LoRa technology. Along with DataOnline’s recent acquisition of Germany-based Wikon GmbH, the combined businesses will serve more than 1,000 customers in more than 75 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, DataOnline ...

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Feds to Seek Comment on Revising HOS; NEFI Hails Move

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it is seeking public comment on revising hours-of-service regulations, which limit the operating hours of commercial truck drivers. Regulations related to short-haul operations, adverse driving conditions, 30-minute breaks, and split sleeper-berths could change as a result. “The New England Fuel Institute applauds FMCSA Administrator Raymond P. Martinez for his leadership in pursuing ...

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​Diesel Direct Acquires Volta Oil Co.

Diesel Direct, Inc. of Stoughton, Mass., acquired the commercial and marina fuel services assets of Volta Oil Co., Inc. of Plymouth, Mass., Cetane Associates announced Aug. 16. Cetane Associates served as the sole arranger and financial advisor to the seller. Volta Oil is an energy services provider operating in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company provides gas station fuel dealer services and support, and ...

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