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Vetoed: Vermont’s Proposed Clean Heat Standard

A Clean Heat Standard proposed in Vermont will not become law, reports Matt Cota, executive director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association. Gov. Phil Scott’s veto was sustained by a single vote, Cota says. “Despite a flurry of activity to get one representative to reverse [the] vote, all 51 House members that voted with the Governor (including three Democrats) refused to ...

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R.W. Beckett and Sid Harvey’s Offer 25% Matching AEC Contribution

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) is pleased to announce that Sid Harvey’s and R.W. Beckett have partnered to offer a challenge to their peers, customers and suppliers to contribute to the American Energy Coalition’s (AEC) Spring Fundraising Campaign. Together, Beckett and Sid Harvey will match all contributions to the AEC Spring Fundraising Campaign with twenty-five cents on every dollar contributed. ...

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Roberts Energy & Brown Bear Transportation Acquire Abenaqui Carriers

Roberts Energy and Brown Bear Transportation announced the acquisition of New Hampshire-based transportation company, Abenaqui Carriers. Roberts is one of the largest direct fuel suppliers and petroleum common carriers in the Northeast. Brown Bear is the company’s transport division. Abenaqui Carriers has 100 employees and has served the northeast region since 1973. It is a family-run company. The Roberts acquisition ...

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Russia Invades Ukraine; Oil Prices Surge

Russian forces invaded Ukraine today, and oil surged above $100 a barrel, news outlets reported. The price of oil increased to as much as $105 per barrel, news outlets reported. European natural gas futures climbed sharply, and stock indexes fell, according to news reports.

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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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