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Appeals Court: Challenge to RhodeWorks Can Proceed

A lawsuit challenging Rhode Island’s truck-only tolls can proceed in federal court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled Dec. 5 that the lawsuit, by the American Trucking Associations and other groups, was not barred by the federal Tax Injunction Act, ATA said. The act generally prohibits federal courts from hearing challenges to state taxes. The First ...

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FMCSA to Seek Delay to Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: NEFI

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is set to announce a two-year delay to its Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Rule scheduled to go into effect Feb. 7, 2020, reports the New England Fuel Institute. “The ELDT rule is important to heating oil dealers because it requires rigorous new training for both new CDL license applicants and current CDL holders ...

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Buckeye Partners Is Acquired by IFM Investors

IFM Investors announced that it acquired Buckeye Partners. Buckeye’s assets include 6,000 miles of pipeline, with over 100 delivery locations and 115 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate tank capacity of over 118 million barrels, and a network of marine terminals located primarily in the East and Gulf Coast regions of the United States, as well as in the Caribbean. ...

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OHILI and NYOHA to Merge

OHILI and NYOHA approved a merger of their associations. The merged organizations will be known as the New York State Energy Coalition or NYSEC, the groups said in a statement. A special general membership meeting of the Oil Heat Institute of Long Island will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 to announce details of the merger and the transition. The meeting will ...

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Industry Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

The Northeast’s heating oil industry resolved to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. The goal was set at a Northeast Industry Summit, “Responding to the Climate Agenda,” held Sept. 16 during the Heating & Energizing America Trade Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. More than 300 participants from New England and New York attended the summit and ...

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16 Trade Groups Challenge EPA’s Refinery Exemptions

Sixteen trade groups are calling for Congress to pass legislation that would change the EPA’s process for granting small refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuels Standard. The EPA’s awarding of exemptions has been a bone of industry contention. The groups signed a letter to Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Rep. Collin Peterson ...

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R.W. Beckett Acquiring Fida

R.W. Beckett Corp. announced July 24 that it is acquiring Fabbrica ltaliana Dispositivi d’ Accensione, a company in Venice, Italy, that manufactures ignition transformers and accessories. Built since 1945 by two generations of the Graziati family, Fida provides innovative technical solutions while remaining committed to the local community, R.W. Beckett Corp. said in announcing the acquisition. Francesco De Simone will ...

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New York State Expected to Pass Strict Climate Plan

An ambitious climate plan is expected to be passed by New York State lawmakers.  The Senate Democratic majority on June 19 passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CCPA) to address and mitigate the effects of climate change by drastically cutting greenhouse gases, diverting the state’s energy reliance to renewable sources, and creating green jobs to promote environmental justice, ...

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Foster Fuels Wins Contract to Supply FEMA

Foster Fuels, Inc., won a five-year contract to provide emergency fuel support to FEMA, the company announced. The contract is to provide emergency fuel delivery with a maximum price of $475 million, Foster Fuels said in a news release. Foster Fuels also held the previous contract, awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense in July 2014, which covered the continental ...

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