Industry News

New Hire at PGANE

PGANE has announced the appointment of Byron Breda as safety, training, and recruitment coordinator for PGANE.  Byron is a retired lieutenant from the Nashua Fire Rescue where he was an officer on the hazmat team. In addition he has over 30 years of experience in the fuel oil and propane industry serving as the company safety director for the past ...

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Pennsylvania Suspends 2% Biodiesel Content Mandate Until Midnight

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association just received a copy of a letter from state Acting Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding notifying Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday March 2 that he is partially suspending the state mandate for 2 percent biodiesel, as authorized under the state’s Biofuel Development and In-State Production Incentive Act, because a shortage exists. As of Monday, March ...

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Onspot Goes Global

Onspot of North America and VBG Group of Sweden (owner of the Onspot trademarks, designs and products) are pleased to announce the new GLOBAL list of Onspot distributors that now include 31 distributors in 26 countries. Since it’s origination in 1977, the Onspot automatic tire chain system has received worldwide acceptance for its benefits in providing drivers with increased safety ...

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Randy Kayser, Longtime Rep for Boston Steel & Mfg. Co., Tremcar Dies

MALDEN, Mass. — Boston Steel & Mfg. Co./Tremcar USA reports the death of Randall (Randy) Kayser, 81, Havertown, MD, a well known sales representative and astute resource for the  transport segment of the retail heating oil distribution industry, especially for the Mid-Atlantic states. Randy served Boston Steel & Mfg. Co. for over 25 years and was relied upon for his truck ...

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Power Prices Surge on Higher Natural Gas Prices

From American Energy Coalition  Electric ratepayers in the Boston and New York City markets are paying more for electricity due to increasing natural gas prices, and some power generators are switching from natural gas to oil, because oil costs less, according to a recent report by Bloomberg News. Natural gas spiked recently to its highest levels in 11 months, according ...

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API opens office in Colorado; Hires Tracee Bentley

WASHINGTON – The American Petroleum Institute today announced the establishment of a Colorado Petroleum Council that will focus on energy priorities in the state, including hydraulic fracturing and energy infrastructure, as the state seeks to create jobs, generate more revenue to the government, and produce more domestic energy. In making this announcement, API also has hired Tracee Bentley, a former ...

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Renewable Energy Group Announces Share Repurchase Program

AMES, Iowa — Renewable Energy Group, Inc.  announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program of up to $30 million of the Company’s shares of common stock. Under the program, REG may repurchase shares from time to time in open market transactions, privately negotiated transactions or by other means. The timing and amount of repurchase transactions ...

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Keep Michigan Warm Coalition Focused on Community Strategies

From Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm DETROIT — Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm members are meeting with state lawmakers onWednesday, Feb. 18, at the state Capitol to raise awareness about the energy assistance needs of Michigan’s low-income households. Earlier this month, Gov. Rick Snyder issued a formal proclamation designating February 2015 as Keep Michigan Warm Month. “The Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm ...

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