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Tower Energy Acquires Barrieau Oil

Tower Energy in Plainville, Conn., acquired the full-service energy business of Barrieau Oil Co. in West Hartford, Conn., Cetane Associates announced. Barrieau Oil, founded in 1971, provides heating oil delivery and HVAC and plumbing services to residential customers in much of central Connecticut under the brands Barrieau Oil Co., The James O’Toole Company, Ney Plumbing and Heating, and The Wm ...

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A Huge Victory in Massachusetts

By Shane Sweet It’s no secret to marketers of propane and heating oil: There are those who work daily to do us ill. This includes activists who seek our complete and utter demise, often with inflammatory, unsubstantiated claims. Some of these activists seem to believe every word they utter. Others, it seems, are pursuing an agenda, a means to a ...

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Chevron Announces Agreement to Acquire Noble Energy

Chevron Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Noble Energy, Inc. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Noble Energy in an all-stock transaction valued at $5 billion, or $10.38 per share. Based on Chevron’s closing price on July 17, 2020, and under the terms of the agreement, Noble Energy shareholders will receive 0.1191 shares ...

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Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, citing ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which they said threaten the economic viability of the project. Here’s more, slightly edited, from a statement issued by the companies: Despite last month’s overwhelming 7-2 victory at the United States Supreme Court, which vindicated the project and decisions made by permitting agencies, ...

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IRRC Approves 15 PPM Sulfur Standard for Heating Oil in Pennsylvania

On June 18, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission voted unanimously to approve a regulation reducing the sulfur content of heating oil from 500 ppm to 15 ppm, Ted Harris of the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association announced in an email to members.The IRRC canceled meetings in March, April, and May on the regulations due to COVID-19 restrictions and a provision in their ...

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Joseph A. Porco of Porco Energy: 1961 – 2020

Joseph Anthony Porco, who with his brother Dominick operated Porco Energy, died Sunday, June 7, after falling ill at his home and being transported to Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the New York Propane Gas Association announced. Joe Porco with a treasured vintage Corvette. Photo courtesy of NYPGA. The Porco brothers operated Porco Energy in Marlboro and Wurtsboro, ...

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Pennsylvania Launches LIHEAP Crisis Program

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller announced a Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Recovery Crisis Program to help Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 public health crisis. DHS said it started working with utility companies and deliverable fuel vendors in May to help Pennsylvanians at risk of losing access to electric, natural gas, or deliverable fuels such as ...

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USDA Announces $14 Million for Biodiesel Infrastructure

Up to $100 million in competitive grants to expand availability and sale of renewable fuels are to be made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the department announced. USDA plans to make available approximately $86 million for implementation activities related to higher blends of fuel ethanol, and approximately $14 million for implementation activities related to higher blends of biodiesel. ...

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CANCELLED: 2020 Northern New England Energy Conference; 2021 Event Set for June 13-15

The 2020 Northern New England Energy Conference has been cancelled, event organizers announced. The dates for the 2021 edition of the conference are June 13, 14, and 15, the New Hampshire Energy Marketers Association and the Maine Energy Marketers Association said in an announcement emailed to members on April 28. The associations are the organizers of the annual conference. “We ...

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House Passes $484 Billion Bill for Small Businesses, Hospitals, Testing

The House passed a $484 billion spending package on Thursday, April 23. ​The Senate had already cleared the bill, by voice vote, on Tuesday, April 21, and President Trump has promised to sign the bill immediately into law, the New England Fuel Institute noted in a Legislative Alert emailed to members. The bill includes $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection ...

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