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IEA: World Has Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions in 2050

The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, the International Energy Agency said in a landmark special report released today. Climate pledges by governments to date – even if fully achieved – would ...

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Colonial Pipeline: ‘We have restarted our entire pipeline system.’

Update by Colonial Pipeline: Thursday, May 13, 4:40 p.m. Colonial Pipeline has continued to make substantial progress in safely restarting our pipeline system. We can now report that we have restarted our entire pipeline system and that product delivery has commenced to all markets we serve. Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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NEFI: FMCSA Issues Emergency Waiver for Colonial Pipeline Relief

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an Emergency Declaration in response to the unanticipated shutdown of the Colonial pipeline system, reported the National Energy & Fuel Institute in its May 11 newsletter, NEFI Online News. The declaration was prompted by network issues that affect the supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, heating oil and other refined petroleum ...

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Colonial Pipeline System Disruption

May 10, 2021 FBI Update: The FBI confirms that the Darkside ransomware is responsible for the compromise of the Colonial Pipeline networks. We continue to work with the company and our government partners on the investigation. Update — Sunday, May 9, 5:10 p.m. On May 7, Colonial Pipeline Company learned it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack and has since determined ...

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NEFI & ABFA Partner in ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ Pledge

The National Energy & Fuels Institute and the Advanced Biofuels Association will work together to promote government policies and industry initiatives that support use of biofuels in the home energy market, the groups announced. The liquid heating fuel retailers comprising NEFI and the biofuel producers comprising ABFA said they want to promote solutions that will help to achieve net-zero economy-wide ...

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Fracking Prohibited in Delaware River Basin

The Delaware River Basin Commission approved a final rule prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in the river’s basin, it announced Feb. 25. In a separate action, the Commissioners directed the executive director to propose amendments to update the Commission’s rules concerning importation of wastewater from outside the basin and exportation of basin waters. The first action was adopted with the ...

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Coast Guard Continues Ice-Breaking Operations Throughout Northeast

The Coast Guard is continuing ice breaking operations as colder temperatures and winter weather impact waterways throughout the Northeast. The ice breaking operations are in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OPRENEW), the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure communities across the Northeast from New York to Maine have the security, supplies, energy and emergency resources they need ...

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Renewable Diesel Plant to Produce 470 Million Gallons Per Year

Darling Ingredients Inc. and Valero Energy Corp. said they will build a renewable diesel production facility to be located at Valero’s refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.  The companies said in a Jan. 28 statement that their 50/50 joint venture, Diamond Green Diesel, has received approval from both companies’ boards to proceed with construction of the DGD facility, whose capacity is ...

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Dead River Acquires Northern Essex Fuel

Dead River Co., South Portland, Maine, acquired Northern Essex Fuel Co., Merrimac, Massachusetts, and will operate it under Buxton Oil, one of Dead River’s independent brands. The acquisition, announced by Dead River on Jan. 25, gives the company a greater footprint in northern Massachusetts. NEFCO owners Barbara and Mark Bird are retiring after 34 years of operating their family business. ...

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Sail Energy Acquires Roberts Energy

Sail Energy of Portsmouth, N.H., acquired Roberts Energy’s residential heating oil delivery business, marketed under the trade name Martini’s Oil, based in Johnston, R.I., Cetane Associates announced. The transaction closed on Jan. 11. Since 1972, Martini’s Oil has served residential and light commercial customers. Roberts Energy acquired the central Rhode Island business in April 2019. Frank Roberts, president of Roberts ...

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