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Obituary: Matthew Larabee

Matthew J. Larabee, a longtime employee of his family’s business, Larabee Fuel Co. in New Lebanon, N.Y., died at Berkshire Medical Center on February 7. He was 55. He was born on August 21, 1966, in Pittsfield, Mass., to Malcolm and Susan (Miller) Larabee. He was a graduate of St Joseph’s High School in Pittsfield. As a youngster he collected ...

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NORA’s New President: Michael Devine

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has announced the appointment of Michael Devine as incoming President following the retirement of current President John Huber effective March 1, 2022. Devine comes to NORA after having served as Vice President of Sales & Business Development for World Energy. As part of the Senior Management Team, he managed day to day activities for ...

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NBB Is Now Clean Fuels Alliance America

The National Biodiesel Board unveiled its new name and new brand, Clean Fuels Alliance America, during the opening session of the 2022 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The transformation to Clean Fuels helps further the organization’s position as a proven, innovative part of America’s clean energy mix and helps the industry represent all its industry members: biodiesel, renewable diesel and ...

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NY Governor Signs Biodiesel Blending Law

New York State took a major step forward on the path to net-zero emissions when Governor Kathy Hochul on Dec. 23 signed a bill phasing in a requirement for all heating oil sold in-state to contain 20% biodiesel. Once fully implemented, the new law will reduce New York’s annual petroleum diesel consumption by approximately two hundred million gallons per year, ...

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USDA Pledges Support for Biofuel: Up to $800 Million

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will make up to $800 million available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. The announcement includes $700 million to provide economic relief to biofuel producers and restore renewable fuel markets affected by the pandemic. The Department will make the funds available through the new Biofuel Producer Program authorized by ...

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ISO New England: Harsh Winter Weather Could Challenge New England’s Power System

Well-documented natural gas pipeline constraints, coupled with global supply chain issues related to deliveries of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG), are placing New England’s power system at heightened risk heading into the winter season, according to ISO New England Inc., operator of the region’s power grid. The ISO expects to have the resources needed to meet consumer demand if ...

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EPA Proposes Changes to Biofuels Program

To strengthen the role of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in advancing greater use of low-carbon renewable fuels, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a package of actions setting biofuels volumes for years 2022, 2021, and 2020, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives. In addition, EPA is seeking public comment on a proposed decision to deny petitions ...

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Suntec Acquires Webster Fuel Pumps

Suntec Industries announced its acquisition of the assets of Webster Fuel pumps & valves, of Frankfort, Kentucky. Webster Fuel pumps & valves is a manufacturer of fuel oil pumps and valves for the oil heat industry with a wide variety of pumps, regulating valves, oil safety valves, duplex pump sets and supply pumps for residential, industrial and commercial burner applications. ...

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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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