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2015 NEFI Set to Open Doors

WORCESTER, Mass. — The doors are about to open on the 2015 NEFI Energy Expo which is held every other year, and is scheduled to run June 10-11. This year brings some notable changes, not the least of which was a change in venue from Boston to Worcester, Mass. In a recent FON interview with NEFI’s new Chief Operating Officer ...

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Roberta J. Fagan Appointed Executive Director of the Oil Heat Institute, Inc.

The Oil Heat Institute, Inc. (OHI) has appointed Roberta J. Fagan of Jamestown, as the new Executive Director. The Oil Heat Institute, Inc. is a non-profit member driven organization that represents the interests of fuel dealers in Rhode Island while protecting and fostering the best interests of the consumers it serves. Fagan has worked in the oil industry since 2005 ...

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Independent Technologies, Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary

BLAIR, Neb. — Independent Technologies, Inc., organized as a Federation of Companies in diverse fields of business, celebrates its 30th year of providing business solutions to its many customers. The corporate office, located in Blair, NE, was founded in 1985 as a voice and data communications, research and development company and has evolved into a multi business entity. ITC designs, ...

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Propane Bills Successful in State Legislatures

Courtesy of PGANE While NPGA’s State Affairs program has focused on industry priorities such as preventing natural gas expansion and capitalizing on autogas opportunities, there are a collection of propane-specific bills that have been watched closely over the past months. With almost half of the legislatures now adjourned for the year, there are some positive things to report.  Congratulations to ...

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Westmor Redesigns Stock Listing Webpage for Smoother Product Browsing

MORRIS, Minn. – Westmor Industries, one of North America’s largest suppliers of fueling equipment and services, re-launched its new and used stock inventory website today to make browsing easier for individuals and companies researching bobtails, refined fuel trucks, lube vans and transport trailers. Users can visit www.westmor-ind.com/stock to interact with the new webpages. According to Westmor, the site hosts new ...

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AP: Exxon Shareholders to Vote on Climate Change, Fracking

Shareholders are considering whether Exxon Mobil should put a climate-change expert on its board, according to the Associated Press. That is one of several environmental and company-governance resolutions on the agenda at the oil giant’s annual meeting in Dallas. CEO Rex Tillerson said he sees prices will remaining low over the next two years because of large global supplies and ...

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NORA Releases ‘Biodiesel in Home Heating’ Report

The National Oilheat Research Alliance released it’s comprehensive report on biodiesel and greenhouse gasses. The report details the increased use of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and finds several benefits from lower maintenance costs, improved efficiency and reduced pollution from heating systems. It also notes that biodiesel blends at 20%  with ultra-low sulfur heating oil are lower in greenhouse gas emissions than natural gas ...

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OESP Honors Judy Garber at Hershey Convention

OESP (National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals) hosted its 61st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Hershey, PA from May 17-21, 2015. OESP honored Executive Director Judy Garber for her outstanding contributions to our industry. It was a bittersweet celebration, marking Garber’s final Convention at Hershey. The Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 19 was a special night. Garber ...

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Trucks Powered by Natural Gas: Help or Hindrance to Emissions-Reduction Efforts?

Courtesy of the American Energy Coalition Replacing diesel with natural gas in truck fleets does not benefit the environment because of the climate-damaging effects of methane, which is the primary ingredient in natural gas, according to a recent study reported by the Wall Street Journal. The study by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is important to heating oil customers, because ...

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