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Sean Cota to Head NEFI

Sean Cota is to head the New England Fuel Institute, according to industry sources. Cota succeeds Martha Leshine, who had been serving as NEFI’s acting president and chief executive officer since April. Cota has held several major positions in the industry, including chairman of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America. He is known for representing the industry for commodity trading ...

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Independent Technologies to Acquire EnerTrac

Independent Technologies, Blair, Neb., is acquiring EnerTrac, a fuel delivery and monitoring system, from Senet Inc., Portsmouth, N.H., the companies announced. The Wesroc division of Independent Technologies will be adding EnerTrac to its portfolio of monitoring solutions for companies that store and distribute propane and refined fuels, with capabilities to measure, monitor, track and report. Further, Wesroc and Senet will ...

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Trucking Groups: Assessment of RhodeWorks Toll Plan Should be Rejected

An environmental assessment of a plan to charge tolls on trucks in the littlest state is flawed and should be rejected by federal regulators, a national trucking group and its Rhode Island affiliate said. The American Trucking Associations and the Rhode Island Trucking Association called on the Federal Highway Administration to reject the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s assessment of ...

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New Hampshire Oil Heat Council: State is Weighing ‘Massive’ Toll Hike

There is a proposal to raise tolls on New Hampshire’s turnpike system, reports Robert J. Sculley, executive director of the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire. “According to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, this toll proposal will generate an additional $36 million in revenue for the ‘acceleration and expansion of Turnpike capital projects,’” Sculley writes in a Nov. 29 ...

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Dead River Co. Acquires Breggy Oil Service

Maine-based Dead River Co., announced its acquisition of 71-year old family-owned Breggy Oil Service, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Maine. In purchasing Breggy Oil Service, Dead River Co.—itself family-owned since 1909—continues to realize the growth envisioned by president and CEO Deanna Sherman. “We are actively looking to expand our business through acquisitions in New England and the surrounding areas,” Sherman said ...

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NATSO, NACS, SIGMA Commend EPA

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) commended Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for soundly rejecting proposals to change the current compliance structure under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “We are gratified that Administrator Pruitt and his team at EPA ...

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AEC Update: Report Suggests Manipulation by Utilities

A recent report issued by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) entitled “Vertical Market Power in Interconnected Natural Gas and Electricity Markets” has drawn the attention of both Connecticut and Massachusetts Utility Regulators, and both have opened investigations into allegations contained in the report. The first to respond to the report was Connecticut through its Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, or PURA, ...

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Biodiesel Producers, Retailers Call for Extension, then Phase-Out of Blenders’ Tax Credit

A diverse group of biodiesel producers, fuel retailers, and trucking interests sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee in support of extending and phasing out the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit, and outlining their opposition to efforts to shift the credit to a producers’ credit, as the tax-writing committees consider tax reform legislation. NATSO ...

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Recycling Mercury Thermostats in Massachusetts

Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC), Fort Washington, Pa., and New Hampshire-based Wheelabrator Technologies are collecting mercury-containing thermostats in Massachusetts. The collection program is part of the “Mass Save” energy efficiency installation and weatherization program, funded by a coalition of utility companies, according to a statement issued by TRC and Wheelabrator. “We are excited to partner with Wheelabrator to encourage and ensure the safe collection ...

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Sprague Resources LP Agrees to Acquire Coen Energy

Sprague Resources, Portsmouth, N.H., announced that its operating subsidiary, Sprague Operating Resources, has signed an agreement to purchase the membership interests of Coen Energy, and Coen Transport, as well as four bulk plants and underlying real estate. Coen Energy, Washington, Pa., provides energy products and complimentary energy field services to over 7,000 customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The ...

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