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A Matter of Degrees: How Tank Temperature affects Bacteria Growth

A sharp difference in the temperature of fuel in a large tank and fuel being added to that tank can spell w-a-t-e-r, reported Brian Savage of Savage Associates, a bulk plant system designer based in Martinsville, N.J. “If there is a major difference in the temperature between B100 and diesel fuel or heating oil we see a phase separation and ...

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No. 2 Heating Oil Follows Crude Down

A minor rally on Friday didn’t boost oil prices by much. And the latest numbers from the Energy Information Administration have residential heating oil No. 2 hovering a paltry 2 cents above the lowest price of the year. The glut of supply is keeping oil extremely low despite fluctuations caused on the markets. In the past week, prices in New ...

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EIA: Refinery Outages Likely Won’t Disrupt Fuel Supply

Planned refinery maintenance during the first half of 2015 is not expected to adversely impact the supply of gasoline and distillate, according to a new survey by the Energy Information Administration. The impact of refinery outages on product supplies during the first half of 2015 depends on many factors, including petroleum product demand, the availability of product supplies from available ...

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Free Webinar Addresses Making Profit amid Falling Oil Prices

A new webinar from Warm Thoughts aims to help marketers make ends meet amid falling oil prices. The free webinar was conducted by senior consultant Ed Cardell. It aims to answer customer questions about how fast prices fall, higher fixed prices, and developing plans to adjust budgets. It also was designed to help customer service reps deal with unhappy customers ...

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Residential Solar Electricity Installations Growing

Residential solar installations have grown in 18 of the last 19 quarters, reports a solar industry trade group. The United States installed 1,354 megawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2014, up 41% over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, prepared by GTM Research, a research and consulting firm, and the ...

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New Hire at PGANE

PGANE has announced the appointment of Byron Breda as safety, training, and recruitment coordinator for PGANE.  Byron is a retired lieutenant from the Nashua Fire Rescue where he was an officer on the hazmat team. In addition he has over 30 years of experience in the fuel oil and propane industry serving as the company safety director for the past ...

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Amthor International Partners with Alkane on Alternative Energy Tanker Trucks

GRETNA, Va. – Amthor International, Gretna, VA is partnering with Alkane Truck Company, Myrtle Beach, SC to offer an alternative energy cab over chassis to the truck tank industry. Amthor International is a worldwide manufacturer of truck-mounted tanks serving the refined fuel, propane, mining, vacuum and septic, portable restroom, water, well drilling, and construction industries. Alkane Truck Company specializes in ...

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Pennsylvania Suspends 2% Biodiesel Content Mandate Until Midnight

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association just received a copy of a letter from state Acting Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding notifying Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday March 2 that he is partially suspending the state mandate for 2 percent biodiesel, as authorized under the state’s Biofuel Development and In-State Production Incentive Act, because a shortage exists. As of Monday, March ...

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Onspot Goes Global

Onspot of North America and VBG Group of Sweden (owner of the Onspot trademarks, designs and products) are pleased to announce the new GLOBAL list of Onspot distributors that now include 31 distributors in 26 countries. Since it’s origination in 1977, the Onspot automatic tire chain system has received worldwide acceptance for its benefits in providing drivers with increased safety ...

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Onspot Automatic Chains Releases Chain System Kit for Sprinter Chassis

Onspot Automatic Chains is pleased to announce an automatic tire chain kit for the Sprinter chassis with VB Air suspension. Produced in Europe, the VB air suspension is now becoming popular in North America on the Sprinter chassis used for ambulance service. Working with ambulance OEM Demers Ambulance of Quebec Canada, the automatic tire chain kit is now finished and ...

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