Industry News

AEC: U.S. Senators Don’t Want Natural Gas Pipeline

New York’s two U.S. senators came out last week against the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline and urged federal regulators to reject it, according to an article in the Albany Times Union. In a joint letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Norman Bay, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged rejection of the pipeline for environmental, health ...

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Biofuel Trade Associations Ask Congressional Leaders to Extend Advanced Biofuel Incentives

Six biofuel trade associations sent a letter to House and Senate leaders asking Congress for a multiyear extension of advanced biofuel tax credits. The Advanced Biofuels Business Council, Algae Biomass Organization, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Growth Energy, National Biodiesel Board and Renewable Fuels Association sent the request in a letter to Senate and House leaders, Senate Committee on Finance leaders, ...

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API: Administration’s Policy Shuns American Consumers, National Security, and Weakens Energy Future

Inconsistent with the will of American voters, governors and members of Congress who overwhelmingly support offshore oil and natural gas exploration and development. “The decision appeases extremists who seek to stop oil and natural gas production which would increase the cost of energy for American consumers and close the door for years to creating new jobs, new investments and boosting ...

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Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association Donates $4,500 to the Salvation Army

The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association donated $4,500 to both the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army on Feb. 18, 2016, with each corps receiving half of the total donation. Since 2006, the BSOHA annual charitable donation has directly helped the heating needs of local residents to a total contribution of $50,540. Kevin Polito,Pottsville Corps; Mary Metzger Pottsville Corps; Tony Calafaty,  ...

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AEC: Utility Charges Ratepayers Extra Because the Weather Was Warm

December 2015 was unusually warm on New York’s Long Island, so a local natural gas utility is imposing a surcharge on customers to help make up for a revenue shortfall caused by reduced energy sales, according to a News 12 Long Island article. The station reported that the utility PSEG will charge customers a “revenue decoupling adjustment,” which will raise ...

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American Energy Coalition Launches New Website

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) has unveiled its newly updated website, www.AmericanEnergyCoalition.com. Now viewable across virtually all computer and smart device platforms, the site was reconstructed using a responsive design that allows each page’s text, images and videos to be displayed on screens of any size. The result is a website that is more accessible, functional and favorable to Google’s ...

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Westmor Industries, LLC. Purchased Advanced Tank Systems, Inc.

Westmor Industries, LLC, recently acquired Advanced Tank Systems, Inc. to create an extended network of fuel-handling products and services.  Aside from providing their customers with an extended product portfolio, the companies have strengthened their purchasing power, expanded service capabilities and improved lead times with united manufacturing efforts. The companies also benefit from each other’s experienced management group who encourage new ...

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Diesel Technology Forum: Clean Diesel Buses to Power Maryland’s Transit Future

The Maryland Transit Administration is now in line to receive almost $100 million to invest in 172 advanced clean diesel buses after receiving approval by the state’s spending board. The Baltimore Business Journal reported the new clean diesel buses will replace older vehicles – some which have been service for 15 years. “The Maryland Transit Administration made a strong and ...

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API: Administration’s Budget Launches Assault on American Consumers

The administration’s final budget proposal, which includes new energy taxes, signals a lame duck assault on American consumers, jobs and our nation’s economy, according to API President and CEO Jack Gerard. “No longer constrained by electoral considerations, the administration has shifted from a balanced all-of-the-above strategy on energy to an extreme policy objective: to choke off America’s energy renaissance and ...

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