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R.W. Beckett Oil Burners Approved for B100/R100 Blends

Kevin Beckett, CEO & President of R.W. Beckett Corp., announced today at the Clean Fuels Conference sponsored by the Clean Fuels Alliance America (CFAA) that next week, R.W. Beckett will produce the first production run of burners with B100 compliant components with their full warranty. This supports the company’s alignment with the Providence Resolution adopted by the liquid fuel heating ...

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Federal Tax Credits for Bio-fuel Powered Heating Appliances

With the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Congress has created a $600 consumer income tax credit for the installation of renewable fuels compatible liquid fuel appliances, NORA explains in a Jan. 16 news release: With this act, low-carbon liquid fuel heating appliances have been identified as a viable path for GHG reductions. The heating appliance qualifies by ...

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Westmor Industries Acquires Metzler Bros Tank, Truck, and Trailer

Westmor Industries, LLC, one of North America’s most comprehensive energy storage, transportation, and dispensing equipment manufacturers and suppliers, announced their acquisition of Metzler Bros, Tank, Truck, and Trailer.  The new location has been rebranded as Westmor Industries and expands Westmor’s ability to sell and service refined fuel and propane transportation products in the mid-Eastern US. Westmor’s Eastern customers will now ...

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Foster Fuels Acquires Candler Oil Co.

Foster Fuels, Inc. purchased fuel provider Candler Oil Company based in Lynchburg, Va. Cohorts Watt R. Foster, president and CEO of Foster Fuels, and J. Cole Candler, President of Candler Oil, see this as an opportunity for both families. “I’ve known Cole Candler for many years,” Foster said. “I’m honored that he has entrusted me to carry on his family’s ...

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EDP Acquires High Grade Gas Service

Energy Distribution Partners (EDP) announced the acquisition of High Grade Gas Service, which is headquartered in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. This transaction marks EDP’s first operation in the state, further expanding the company’s footprint into the Northeast.  A third-generation family-run business, High Grade Gas Service was founded in 1957 and has been owned by the Aiken family its entire 65 years. ...

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NYSEC Warns of Potential Scam

Someone posing as a fuel dealer tried to order $10,000 worth of Fujitsu units from a supplier, using the fuel dealer’s purchase order, reports the New York State Energy Coalition. “The scammer arranged to pick up the material on Saturday November 12th,” NYSEC’s CEO, Rocco J. Lacertosa, writes in an email to members. “In addition, the scammer gave a cell ...

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NEFI Update on Developing Winter Fuel Supply Crisis

“The industry is facing supply and price disruptions at a level we have never seen before,” Sean Cota, president and CEO of the National Energy & Fuels Institute, writes in a NEFI Update to members. “If we have warmer than average weather throughout the season, while tight, the market will be adequately supplied. However, we need to plan for the ...

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Obituary: Bill Montgomery

William (Bill) Montgomery, age 64, of Madison, CT passed away suddenly on Tuesday November 1, 2022. Born on May 28, 1958, he was a graduate of East Lyme High School and received his BS Degree in Journalism/Marketing from the University of Bridgeport. Bill worked for C. Cowles and Company in North Haven for almost 30 years and held various management ...

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Paraco Expands into HVAC Services

Rye Brook, NY-based Paraco Gas has entered into a strategic partnership with NY-based Thuesen Mechanical to deliver HVAC services. Paraco said its joint venture with Thuesen Mechanical—Paraco Energy and Home Services—will offer plumbing, heating system installations, water treatment systems, air conditioning and conservation in the counties of Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess in New York, along with Fairfield County, Connecticut.  “Selecting ...

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Dead River Acquires Charlie Burnham Energy & Heating

Dead River Co. of South Portland, Maine, acquired the full-service propane and heating oil delivery business and HVAC business of Charlie Burnham Energy & Heating Service, based in Freeport, Maine, Cetane Associates announced. HVAC industry experts Charlie Burnham and George Gyorgy founded Charlie Burnham Heating Service in 1991. In 2009, Jim Enrico joined the company and the implementation of software ...

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