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F. F. Hitchcock Oil Acquires Superior Fuel

F. F. Hitchcock Oil Co., Cheshire, Conn., acquired Roberts Energy’s residential heating oil delivery business, marketed under the trade name Superior Fuel (along with its companion brand Amodeo Fuel) based in Waterbury, Conn., Cetane Associates announced. Superior Fuel, founded in 1947 by Salvatore Lantieri, provides heating oil delivery and HVAC installation and maintenance services to its Connecticut customers. In 2018, ...

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Silverline Solutions Acquires The Energy Engine

Silverline Solutions of Winterville, NC., a provider of IT and software solutions to fuel dealers, announced that it acquired The Energy Engine. The acquisition enhances Silverline’s presence in the retail energy industry and supports its mission of delivering innovative solutions and smart, secure, and reliable technology for customers. The Energy Engine, based in Stroudsburg, PA, was founded in 2011, providing ...

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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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