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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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Hop Energy Acquires Cernak Fuel Corp.

HOP Energy of White Plains, N.Y., acquired the assets of Cernak Fuel Corp. of Easthampton, Mass., announced Cetane Associates, which served as the sole arranger and financial advisor to the seller. Cernak Fuel Corp. is a marketer of heating oil, kerosene, and diesel fuel to residential and small commercial customers throughout central Massachusetts. All of Cernak’s employees will continue to work from the existing ...

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Obituary: Paul S. Marston, Founder of Abenaqui Carriers

Paul Stuart Marston, founder and president of P.S. Marston Associates, dba Abenaqui Carriers in North Hampton, N.H., and an advocate for tanker truck transportation, died on July 31 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire. He was 75 years old. A self-made man and serial entrepreneur, Marston started the former Abercrombie & Finch Restaurant, Candia Woods and The Oaks golf ...

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Shipley Energy Launches Seth Energy in Wake of Worley & Obetz Bankruptcy

Shipley Energy announced the launch of a new division in cooperation with Seth Obetz called Seth Energy that will be focused on growing the company’s presence in Lancaster and other southeastern Pennsylvania counties. The creation of the new division is one result of a bankruptcy filing by Worley & Obetz, Manheim, Pa., parent company of Amerigreen Energy Inc., Amerigreen Propane Inc., ...

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New Hampshire Sets 15 ppm Sulfur Level: Effective July 1

Effective July 1, all heating oil imported into the state of New Hampshire must be at the 15-ppm level, reports the Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire. A bill signed on June 27 by Gov. Christopher T. Sununu established the requirement along with an amendment that the association requested, Robert J. Sculley, executive director of the association, wrote in an ...

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NATSO Testifies Before Congress on Biodiesel Policy

A travel center executive testifying on behalf of NATSO told a House panel that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is successfully incentivizing travel centers to incorporate advanced biofuels such as biodiesel into their fuel supply, but also warned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent practice of exempting certain refiners from their renewable fuels obligations undermines the law’s intent and decreases ...

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OBITUARY: Kevin Rooney, CEO of OHILI

Kevin Rooney, CEO of the Oil Heat Institute of Long Island for more than 35 years, died on June 9, the Institute announced. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, according to an obituary published online by the Branch Funeral Home, Smithtown, N.Y. Rooney was 68 years old. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am deeply saddened to announce ...

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F.W. Webb Acquires North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply

F.W. Webb Co., Bedford, Mass., acquired North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply, a wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and HVAC equipment, parts and accessories in Riverhead, N.Y. Established in 1982, North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply has been serving residential and commercial contractors across Long Island from Montauk to Queens. It is the first F.W. Webb wholesale store on the ...

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What’s Behind the Rise in the Price of Oil?

Back in the day, before hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” and the Shale Gas and Oil Revolution, the U.S. imported a lot of crude oil from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries, as well as North African nations and Venezuela. In those days that weren’t really very long ago, U.S. oil production was down to about five million barrels per ...

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Energy Distribution Partners Acquires Washington State Propane Marketer

Energy Distribution Partners (EDP), Chicago, Illinois, acquired a privately-owned propane marketer that operates in four counties in the greater Seattle area under the names Kitsap Propane and Jefferson Propane. EDP said the companies, acquired from Larry Brooke and his wife Leah Henry, provide propane and propane equipment to residential and commercial customers in Kitsap, Jefferson, Mason and Clallam Counties. The ...

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