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U.S. Joins Agreement to Phase Out GHGs

The U.S. Senate on Sept. 21 voted to join an international agreement to phase out hydrofluorocarbons commonly found in refrigerators and air-conditioners, news outlets reported. Per the 69-27 vote, the United States joined the 2016 Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, are greenhouse gases that trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere. President Joe Biden said in a statement ...

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Federal Court Blocks RhodeWorks Toll Scheme

A U.S. District Court ruled Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan, RhodeWorks, unconstitutional.“We told Rhode Island’s leaders from the start that their crazy scheme was not only discriminatory, but illegal,” American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said in a Sept. 21 statement.  “We’re pleased the court agreed. To any state looking to target our industry, you better bring your ...

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NEFI: Senators Call for Release from Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

New England senators sent a bipartisan letter to the Biden administration “calling for federal action to help bring down heating costs for households in our region, including releasing stockpiles from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve,” reports NEFI in its newsletter. The Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve (NHHOR) is a one-million barrel supply of ultra-low sulfur distillate set aside to ...

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Obituary: Jack Sullivan, Former NEFI Leader

John Francis “Jack” Sullivan II, NEFI’s executive vice president and CEO from 1995 to 2007, died at his home in Waltham, Massachusetts, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 86 years old. “As a dedicated and consummate gentleman representing the liquid heating fuels industry, Jack made a profound impact on us all,” Sean Cota, president and CEO of ...

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Blossman Gas Acquires Wigley Propane

Blossman Gas of Ocean Springs, Miss., acquired the full-service propane delivery business of Wigley Propane of Jasper, Ga., Cetane Associates announced. Founded in 2011 by Jeff Wigley and Renay Wigley, Wigley Propane sells and delivers propane to residential and light commercial customers in and around Pickens County from its Jasper, Ga., facility, which includes a 60,000-gallon propane bulk plant. Co-founders ...

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NEFI Issues Analysis of Proposed Inflation Reduction Act

NEFI reported that Senator Joe Manchin has reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on a 725-page bill called the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that includes $369 billion of energy and climate policies. “A bill of this size and scope demands detailed analysis and nuanced discussion. It might pass or might not — no single energy or climate group will ...

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Granite State Saves with Oil Rebates

The success of the 2021 Granite State Saves with Oil rebate program was on the program at a gathering of the Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire. This NORA-funded upgrade opportunity allows homeowners to save hundreds on the installation of a new high-efficiency oil furnace, boiler, or storage tank, Alex Burns of Consumer Focus Marketing and P3 Propane Safety told ...

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Vetoed: Vermont’s Proposed Clean Heat Standard

A Clean Heat Standard proposed in Vermont will not become law, reports Matt Cota, executive director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association. Gov. Phil Scott’s veto was sustained by a single vote, Cota says. “Despite a flurry of activity to get one representative to reverse [the] vote, all 51 House members that voted with the Governor (including three Democrats) refused to ...

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R.W. Beckett and Sid Harvey’s Offer 25% Matching AEC Contribution

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) is pleased to announce that Sid Harvey’s and R.W. Beckett have partnered to offer a challenge to their peers, customers and suppliers to contribute to the American Energy Coalition’s (AEC) Spring Fundraising Campaign. Together, Beckett and Sid Harvey will match all contributions to the AEC Spring Fundraising Campaign with twenty-five cents on every dollar contributed. ...

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