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OHILI and NYOHA to Merge

OHILI and NYOHA approved a merger of their associations. The merged organizations will be known as the New York State Energy Coalition or NYSEC, the groups said in a statement. A special general membership meeting of the Oil Heat Institute of Long Island will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 to announce details of the merger and the transition. The meeting will ...

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Industry Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

The Northeast’s heating oil industry resolved to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. The goal was set at a Northeast Industry Summit, “Responding to the Climate Agenda,” held Sept. 16 during the Heating & Energizing America Trade Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. More than 300 participants from New England and New York attended the summit and ...

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16 Trade Groups Challenge EPA’s Refinery Exemptions

Sixteen trade groups are calling for Congress to pass legislation that would change the EPA’s process for granting small refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuels Standard. The EPA’s awarding of exemptions has been a bone of industry contention. The groups signed a letter to Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Rep. Collin Peterson ...

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R.W. Beckett Acquiring Fida

R.W. Beckett Corp. announced July 24 that it is acquiring Fabbrica ltaliana Dispositivi d’ Accensione, a company in Venice, Italy, that manufactures ignition transformers and accessories. Built since 1945 by two generations of the Graziati family, Fida provides innovative technical solutions while remaining committed to the local community, R.W. Beckett Corp. said in announcing the acquisition. Francesco De Simone will ...

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New York State Expected to Pass Strict Climate Plan

An ambitious climate plan is expected to be passed by New York State lawmakers.  The Senate Democratic majority on June 19 passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CCPA) to address and mitigate the effects of climate change by drastically cutting greenhouse gases, diverting the state’s energy reliance to renewable sources, and creating green jobs to promote environmental justice, ...

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Foster Fuels Wins Contract to Supply FEMA

Foster Fuels, Inc., won a five-year contract to provide emergency fuel support to FEMA, the company announced. The contract is to provide emergency fuel delivery with a maximum price of $475 million, Foster Fuels said in a news release. Foster Fuels also held the previous contract, awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense in July 2014, which covered the continental ...

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DataOnline + Wesroc + Wikon + iTank = Anova

DataOnline, a provider of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions to remotely monitor and manage industrial assets, announced on April 2 that the company has formally rebranded as Anova. The new brand incorporates DataOnline and its wholly-owned businesses, Wesroc, Wikon and iTank, businesses that have collaborated since coming together in 2018. Rebranding as Anova formalizes the relationship to optimize resources ...

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ATA Appeals Dismissal of Challenge to Truck Tolls in Rhode Island

The American Trucking Associations and three motor carriers appealed a decision by the federal district court in Rhode Island to dismiss a challenge to RhodeWorks, the state’s truck-only toll scheme. In its challenge, ATA contends that Rhode Island’s toll scheme unconstitutionally discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce. In a March 19, 2019 decision dismissing ...

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ATRI: Pot Plus Driving Poses Safety Challenge

With more states legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana, professional truck drivers are more likely to be sharing the roadway with car drivers operating under the influence of marijuana, the American Transportation Research Institute said upon releasing research on the subject. ATRI said its research sought to document the most promising methods to identify and deter marijuana-impaired driving. The study ...

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