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Dead River Acquires A.D. & G. Fuel

Dead River Co., LLC of South Portland, Maine, acquired the heating oil, diesel, and service business of A. D. & G. Fuel Co., Inc. of Franklin, N.H., Cetane Associates announced. In 1984, Andrew Desrochers, David Desrochers, and Gary Therrien partnered to acquire a heating oil delivery business associated with the lease of a gas station and convenience store. By 1998, ...

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New Hampshire’s ‘Consumer Choice’ Law

On Oct. 24, a new law takes effect in New Hampshire, allowing consumers to choose what heating fuel they use in new residential construction. Bob Sculley, executive director of the Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire, Leslie Anderson, president and CEO of the Propane Gas Association of New England, and fuel marketers Dead River Co., and Palmer Gas & Oil ...

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Tolls Proposed in Pennsylvania

To address an “acute transportation funding challenge,” Pennsylvania’s Transportation Revenue Options Commission recommends, among other steps, implementing tolls on bridges. The proposal for bridge tolls is included in a report that the Commission submitted to Gov. Tom Wolf. Here, lightly edited for clarity and length, is an excerpt: The Major Bridge P3 Initiative is the first alternative funding initiative of ...

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Old Mill to House Biorefinery in Maine

Biofine Developments Northeast Inc. of Maine, the town of Lincoln, Maine, and the Lincoln Lakes Innovation Corp. announced that a tentative agreement has been reached for BDNE to locate its multi-phase biofuels refinery on the former mill site in the town. “We are very pleased and genuinely excited about launching our industrial scale refinery project in Lincoln,” BDNE founder and ...

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R.W. Beckett Acquires Westwood Products

R.W. Beckett Corp. announced that it acquired the assets of Westwood Products Inc. of South River, New Jersey. Westwood Products is a national supplier of specialty heating products for the oil heat and HVAC industries. Its extensive product offering includes Tigerloop fuel de-aerators, fuel filters, electrodes, tank accessories, and many other HVAC service and repair items. The amount of the ...

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Connecticut, R.I., Enact New Biodiesel Requirements

Governors in Connecticut and Rhode Island signed legislation that requires higher blends of biodiesel in home heating oil in coming years, the National Energy & Fuels Institute reports in the July 20 issue of its weekly newsletter, NEFI Energy Online News (NEON). On July 12, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed HB6412, a bill to require B5 in 2022, B10 in ...

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Europe Plans Move Away from Fossil Fuels

The European Commission announced that it adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies “fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. “Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 ...

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NEFI Proposes Industry Survival Fund

Half-cent-per-gallon rack fee to protect, grow industry for future generations. 70% funds state association efforts, 30% national. Opt-out program would run Q3 2021 to Q4 2024. By Sean Cota, NEFI & Tom Tubman, AEC Since 2000, economic and political forces have driven some 3.5 million homes to convert from heating oil to other fuels, primarily natural gas and electricity.             ...

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OBITUARY: Earle C. ‘Clay’ Booth, Jr.

Earle C. ‘Clay’ Booth, Jr., husband of ESEA Past Chairperson and Main Care Energy Vice President Marcia Booth, died on June 9, the Empire State Energy Association announced. He was 69.  In addition to Marcia, he is survived by his children Sean Michael Booth, Kerry Lynn Metcalf (Scott Rudman), Stephen Blake Booth (Kayla Mickey-Frichette); as well as grandchildren, siblings, and ...

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Colonial Pipeline CEO: Industry Needs to Join Fight Against Cybercrime

Colonial Pipeline Co. President and CEO Joseph Blount praised federal investigators and urged private industry to cooperate in fighting cybercrime in a June 7 statement following  news by the U.S. Department of Justice that law enforcement had recovered DarkSide cryptocurrency funds. Colonial paid more than $4 million in cryptocurrency to a Russian hacking collective known as DarkSide, according to news ...

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