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API: Senate Democratic Energy Plan Could Threaten Consumers, Energy Renaissance

A plan to raise taxes on energy and pick winners and losers in the marketplace released by Senate Democrats is backward-facing and could threaten America’s energy revolution and harm consumers, according to API Executive Vice President Louis Finkel. “API supports an all-of-the-above energy strategy based on America’s vast resources that will provide affordable and reliable energy to consumers here at ...

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Conservation & Citizen Groups Call on FERC and NJ DEP to Deny PennEast Pipeline

Conservation and citizen groups called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to deny PennEast’s application to build a proposed pipeline that would cut through Mercer and Hunterdon Counties, according to the group causing irreparable harm to over 4,000 acres of preserved open space and farmland, 31 of the state’s cleanest and most ecologically ...

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Renewal—Cohler Fuel Profile

By Stephen Bennett Cohler Fuel Oil Co. was established 76 years ago and now Allan Cohn, the third generation of his family to run the business, said he is looking to Bioheat as “the gateway to a renewable energy future.” Cohn said, “I actually trademarked that line.” He had the line included on custom-made decals to promote Bioheat. He trademarked ...

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Fuel Oil News and the Industry at 80

Note: Offered below is an update to the industry history provided for FON’s 75th Anniversary, with an interview with the son of FON founder Curtis Klinger and a special section on former FON Editor George Schultz. It’s difficult to imagine how revolutionary oil heat was when it came on the scene. Wood had provided heating from the campfire in humanity’s ...

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Activists Fight Proposal for Natural Gas Pipeline Through New Jersey

Conservation and citizen groups called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to deny PennEast’s application to build a proposed pipeline that would cut through Mercer and Hunterdon counties. They said it would cause irreparable harm to over 4,000 acres of preserved open space and farmland, 31 of the state’s cleanest and ...

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Advanced Fuel Solutions Announces New Territory Manager

Mark Smith has been named Territory Manager by Advanced Fuel Solutions’ president and founder, Paul Nazzaro. Smith’s responsibilities include the new customer sales, marketing, and sales strategic planning. Mark will also act in a supporting role to assist our current clients, as he can share his experience in sales and marketing within the residential and commercial heating oil business. AFS’s ...

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Amthor International Expands Production, Adds New Jobs and Introduces Amthor University Job Training Program

Amthor International is adding 30 new jobs to its 100-person workforce at its 86,000 square foot plant in Gretna, Va., in order to meet the company’s production requirements. At the same time, the company is introducing a customized training program, “Amthor University,” in partnership with Virginia Technical Institute to assist job seekers in gaining the required skills to be successful ...

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API: Administration Truncates Review of Potentially Most Costly Regulation Ever

API is concerned the Obama administration is rushing potentially the most expensive regulation in history through a shortened review process, API Senior Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman said after the rule went to the White House for final review. We are surprised the administration is limiting interagency review of what could be the most expensive regulation ever,” ...

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NYOHA: Maniscalco Retires

John Maniscalco held the top job at the New York Oil Heating Association for more than 24 years By Stephen Bennett John Maniscalco was caught by surprise. It was at the Atlantic Region Energy Expo in Atlantic City, N.J., last May, during the keynote session, and Maniscalco was called onto the stage and given a plaque honoring him for more ...

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NYOHA’s New Leader: Rocco J. Lacertosa

Before he became CEO of the New York Heating Oil Association (NYOHA) in August, Rocco Lacertosa worked in the heating oil business for nearly 50 years. “I started in 1966 as a kid who knew nothing, and came up through the retail ranks, driving a truck and doing service and so on–the same way as John did,” he said, referring ...

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