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Maker of Engine Oils Is Producing Hand Sanitizer

Lubrication Specialties Inc., manufacturer of engine oils and additives under the brand Hot Shot’s Secret, is making alcohol-based hand sanitizer at its Mt Gilead, Ohio, manufacturing facility to assist with preventive care during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Last week, LSI began offering 4 oz. bottles of Hot Shot’s Secret hand sanitizer for free to their local hospital and healthcare workers, nursing ...

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Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc

The dire risk to public health posed by the coronavirus pandemic is forcing changes in workplace policies, including in the offices of fuel marketers. And to try to limit its spread, organizers of industry expos, conventions and conferences have announced postponements. The National Propane Gas Association canceled an upcoming conference and expo. Further details on those changes appear below. Meanwhile, ...

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Emergency Declaration to Include Fuel Deliveries

O​n March 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service and other regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the New England Fuel Institute reported in a Regulatory Alert emailed to members. “In keeping with NEFI’s request from earlier this week, the ...

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FMCSA EMERGENCY DECLARATION

An emergency declaration has been issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Here is the complete text of the emergency declaration, which was issued on March 13: The President has declared an emergency under 42 U.S.C. 5121, et seq., and pursuant to 49 CFR 390.23(a)(l)(i), an emergency exists that warrants an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the ...

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NPGA Cancels Convention & Expo in Nashville

“Following our U.S. President’s advice, NPGA is officially cancelling the Southeastern Convention & International Propane EXPO, scheduled for Nashville, TN, April 5-8,” NPGA President and CEO Steve Kaminski announced March 13. “This decision was made unanimously by me, each of NPGA’s officers, and the Chair of NPGA’s Convention Committee,” Kaminksi said, pointing out that the decision was made after President ...

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Rhoads Energy Acquires Mack Oil

Rhoads Energy Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, acquired the full-service heating oil business of Mack Oil Company, Inc., in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The acquisition was announced by Cetane Associates, which served as the arranger and financial advisor for Mack Oil Co. Founded in 1931, Mack Oil, operating under the name Mack Services Group, delivers heating oil and HVAC services to residential customers ...

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Update: Slick Energy

Online fuel marketer Slick Energy, launched in the fall of 2017, has more than 20 participating fuel marketers, reports co-founder and CEO Chris Buchanan. About half of Slick Energy’s market is in Massachusetts, with the balance in southern New Hampshire and northern Rhode Island, Buchanan said. The online platform (www.slickenergy.com) pools heating oil orders based on geographic regions; the company ...

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Bergquist Names New President, Assigns Three Others to New Roles

Bergquist, Inc., appointed Lauren Clark as president. Bergquist also announced new roles for three other employees: Bob Barry was named chief financial officer; Joe Montroy was named vice president of sales; and Scott Biggs, director of outside sales. Lauren Clark is the newly named president of Bergquist, a wholesale distributor of propane equipment. Photos courtesy of Bergquist, Inc. Formerly, as ...

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Biodiesel Tax Credit Wins Five-Year Extension

President Trump signed into law a year-end spending bill that includes a five-year extension of the federal biodiesel tax credit, the New England Fuel Institute said in an email to members today. The Institute called the extension “an important move that will help the heating oil industry achieve its goals of higher blends of renewable fuel and significant reductions in ...

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Agreement Calls for Extension of Biodiesel Tax Credit Through 2022

The biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit would be extended by five years under an agreement reached by Congressional leaders, according to reports by the New England Fuel Institute and the Empire State Energy Association. Under the agreement, reached Dec. 17, the tax credit would be retroactively extended at $1 per gallon for the 2018 and 2019 tax years, according ...

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