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Trucking Groups: Assessment of RhodeWorks Toll Plan Should be Rejected

An environmental assessment of a plan to charge tolls on trucks in the littlest state is flawed and should be rejected by federal regulators, a national trucking group and its Rhode Island affiliate said. The American Trucking Associations and the Rhode Island Trucking Association called on the Federal Highway Administration to reject the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s assessment of ...

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New Hampshire Oil Heat Council: State is Weighing ‘Massive’ Toll Hike

There is a proposal to raise tolls on New Hampshire’s turnpike system, reports Robert J. Sculley, executive director of the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire. “According to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, this toll proposal will generate an additional $36 million in revenue for the ‘acceleration and expansion of Turnpike capital projects,’” Sculley writes in a Nov. 29 ...

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Dead River Co. Acquires Breggy Oil Service

Maine-based Dead River Co., announced its acquisition of 71-year old family-owned Breggy Oil Service, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Maine. In purchasing Breggy Oil Service, Dead River Co.—itself family-owned since 1909—continues to realize the growth envisioned by president and CEO Deanna Sherman. “We are actively looking to expand our business through acquisitions in New England and the surrounding areas,” Sherman said ...

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NATSO, NACS, SIGMA Commend EPA

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) commended Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for soundly rejecting proposals to change the current compliance structure under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “We are gratified that Administrator Pruitt and his team at EPA ...

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AEC Update: Report Suggests Manipulation by Utilities

A recent report issued by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) entitled “Vertical Market Power in Interconnected Natural Gas and Electricity Markets” has drawn the attention of both Connecticut and Massachusetts Utility Regulators, and both have opened investigations into allegations contained in the report. The first to respond to the report was Connecticut through its Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, or PURA, ...

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Biodiesel Producers, Retailers Call for Extension, then Phase-Out of Blenders’ Tax Credit

A diverse group of biodiesel producers, fuel retailers, and trucking interests sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee in support of extending and phasing out the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit, and outlining their opposition to efforts to shift the credit to a producers’ credit, as the tax-writing committees consider tax reform legislation. NATSO ...

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Recycling Mercury Thermostats in Massachusetts

Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC), Fort Washington, Pa., and New Hampshire-based Wheelabrator Technologies are collecting mercury-containing thermostats in Massachusetts. The collection program is part of the “Mass Save” energy efficiency installation and weatherization program, funded by a coalition of utility companies, according to a statement issued by TRC and Wheelabrator. “We are excited to partner with Wheelabrator to encourage and ensure the safe collection ...

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Sprague Resources LP Agrees to Acquire Coen Energy

Sprague Resources, Portsmouth, N.H., announced that its operating subsidiary, Sprague Operating Resources, has signed an agreement to purchase the membership interests of Coen Energy, and Coen Transport, as well as four bulk plants and underlying real estate. Coen Energy, Washington, Pa., provides energy products and complimentary energy field services to over 7,000 customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The ...

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Oliver Hazard Perry in a Mishap

The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry was set to be towed to its home berth on Oct. 16 after crash landing at a dock in Newport, R.I., on the night of Oct. 15, according to news reports. The Oliver Hazard Perry was featured on the cover of the September 2017 issue of Fuel Oil News. Newport Biodiesel in Newport provides ...

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Online Oil Marketer Launches in Massachusetts

Slick Energy, an online heating oil marketplace, launched on Sept. 27, announcing that it is serving consumers in Massachusetts, with plans to expand throughout New England next year. “Consumers can now purchase home heating oil quickly, online and at the absolute best price,” the company, based in Newburyport, Mass., says in a statement. Slick estimates residential customers will be able ...

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