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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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Study: Oil and Gas Stocks are High Performers in College Endowments

Oil and natural gas company stocks outperformed all other asset classes held by college and university endowments, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Robert Shapiro, chairman of the economic consulting firm Sonecon, for API. “America’s colleges and universities have seen strong returns from their investments in America’s oil and natural gas renaissance,” said API Vice President for Regulatory ...

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FYI: New England Coalition Formed to Push Natural Gas Expansion

New England is facing significant economic consequences if electricity and natural gas infrastructure is not built over the next five years, claims a study commissioned by the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy. The study, conducted by Boston consulting firms La Capra Associates and Economic Development Research Group, claimed that failure to expand the region’s energy infrastructure will lead to higher ...

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AEC: Methane Leaks in Natural-Gas Supply Chain Far Exceed Estimates, Study Says

  A little-noted portion of the chain of pipelines and equipment that delivers natural gas is responsible for a surprising amount of methane emissions, according to a study reported by The New York Times. “Natural-gas gathering facilities, which collect from multiple wells, lose about 100 billion cubic feet of natural gas a year, about eight times as much as estimates ...

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Valley Energy Welcomes Michael Vertetis

Valley Energy located in Claverack, N.Y., has hired Michael Vertetis as their new general manager. Vertetis has spent his whole life in Columbia County, presently lives in Greenport. He has been involved and active in the local community; he was Chairman of The Hudson Development Corporation, the Hudson Planning Board, the Hudson Development and Planning Agency and was president of ...

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Uponor’s New Pre-insulated PEX Pipe Offering Meets ASHRAE and IECC Energy-code Requirements

Uponor North America is extending its current pre-insulated crosslinked polyethylene pipe offering to include insulation thicknesses up to 2″ to comply with the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Energy Code and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The new offering includes both Uponor AquaPEX® pipe for potable plumbing applications as well as Wirsbo hePEX™ oxygen-barrier pipe for hydronic heating and cooling applications. ...

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Taco Introduces Viridian 3452, ECM Circulator for Commercial Systems

Taco’s now-expanded ECM, wet rotor Viridian line includes the VR3452 high efficiency wet rotor variable speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications, offering up to 34 feet of shut-off head and 52 gpm flow.  All settings are accomplished with the user-friendly interface. The permanent magnet ECM motor saves up to 85% of the electrical energy compared to conventional pumps.  ...

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TruTech Tools, LTD Acquires FieryChill, INC

TruTech Tools, LTD has announced not only the acquisition of FieryChill, Inc., but also the addition of a sales counter to its Akron, Ohio office. FieryChill, Inc. an e-commerce wholesaler serving the HVACR industry formerly based in Bedford Heights, Ohio, previously owned and operated by Daniel D. Hunter and Bill Spohn. It will continue to operate as a unique brand ...

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