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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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RFS Architects Call on Congress to Do More

Former Senators Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Jim Talent (R-Mo.), who played key roles in developing the Renewable Fuel Standard, called for Congress to investigate the EPA’s recent waivers to major refiners. The National Biodiesel Board, which says it supports “a strong Renewable Fuel Standard,” hailed the action by the former senators, in a statement issued April 25. “Who better to ...

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ATA Urges Congress to Act on Infrastructure Funding

Congress should set aside ideological partisanship and put forward a bold infrastructure investment package to address deteriorating roads and bridges, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said. “While ATA recognizes how difficult it is for members of Congress to commit to, or even openly discuss, the types of spending needed to address our ailing roads and bridges, as ...

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Massachusetts EMA Webinar on Biofuel Energy Credits: March 6

On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association will host a webinar for the association and the state’s heating oil industry with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) that will focus on explaining details of the recently enacted Alternative Energy Credits program under the Commonwealth’s Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). The webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and will ...

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Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire Announces Name Change

The Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire changed its name to Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire, and is sporting a new logo, too. “This new name has been created to encompass diversifying energy options across the state and better reflect the wide reach of homeowners, small businesses, and energy providers that the organization has served for over 40 years,” ...

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ATA Supports a Fuel-User Fee

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address: “America’s truckers commend President Trump for making infrastructure investment a priority of his presidency. While the state of our union is strong, the same cannot be said about the state of our roads and bridges. So therefore, we join the president ...

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Trump Imposes Tariffs on Solar Products

President Trump imposed steep tariffs on solar products, responding to a trade case that sought to protect U.S. industry from cheap imports, including from China, news outlets reported. Some fuel oil dealers that diversified into solar installations might be affected. Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, said on Jan. 22 that the president had decided to accept the recommendations ...

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