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Next-Generation Panel at HEAT Show

Appearing on the Next Generation Panel at the Heat Show in Providence, R.I., on Thursday, Sept. 29: Derek Lamparelli of Frank Lamparelli Fuel; Jacqueline Hart of Hart Home Comfort; Kyle Price of Tevis Energy; Mallory Corse of Jack F. Corse, Inc.; and John Bowman of F.F. Hitchcock Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. Attendees were invited to “Hear About the Future of ...

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U.S. Joins Agreement to Phase Out GHGs

The U.S. Senate on Sept. 21 voted to join an international agreement to phase out hydrofluorocarbons commonly found in refrigerators and air-conditioners, news outlets reported. Per the 69-27 vote, the United States joined the 2016 Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, are greenhouse gases that trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere. President Joe Biden said in a statement ...

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Federal Court Blocks RhodeWorks Toll Scheme

A U.S. District Court ruled Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan, RhodeWorks, unconstitutional.“We told Rhode Island’s leaders from the start that their crazy scheme was not only discriminatory, but illegal,” American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said in a Sept. 21 statement.  “We’re pleased the court agreed. To any state looking to target our industry, you better bring your ...

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PPATEC HVAC Program Graduates Inaugural Class

On July 11, 2022 PPATEC (Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center) launched its inaugural 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program. This program was the result of a multi-year effort that included a building expansion, Pennsylvania Department of Education certification, and Veteran Affairs approval. Course curriculum for the 400-hour program includes electric, air conditioning, gas/oil heating, and propane training. The initial ...

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EIA: Distillate Stocks Fall to Low Levels in New England, Central Atlantic

Distillate fuel oil stocks at refineries, bulk terminals, and natural gas plants in New England states were the lowest in several years as of June 2022, according to EIA’s latest Petroleum Supply Monthly (PSM). Among the six states in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), distillate stocks ranged from 90% less than the five-year (2017–21) average in ...

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Tapping the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

Will the Biden Administration release fuel oil from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve? As of this writing the industry, and consumers, were still waiting for the president to respond to a letter from New England senators requesting that Biden do so. The Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve (NHHOR) is a one-million-barrel supply of ultra-low sulfur distillate set aside to ...

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Obituary: James Limauro, James Heating Oil Owner

CEMA Pipeline reported the death of James A. Limauro, age 65, of Bethany, Connecticut. He was the owner and operator of James Heating Oil from 1983-2017. Limauro died on August 23, 2022, the newsletter reported. He was the husband of Patricia Simko Limauro. He was born in New Haven on January 14, 1957. The newsletter described him as “a very ...

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Best Practices to Win Chargebacks

Disputes, also known as Chargebacks, have seen an increase within the delivered fuel space and pose a potential threat to fuel marketers this heating season. A dispute is when a customer contacts their credit card company or bank after a purchase is made requesting a refund for the goods or services purchased using their card. Compared to other industries, Fuel ...

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John Casper Joins Energy Distribution Partners as CFO

Chicago, Illinois-based Energy Distribution Partners announced that John Casper has joined the company as chief financial officer. John Casper/Photo courtesy of EDP. Casper comes to EDP with extensive financial leadership experience. He most recently served as chief financial officer of a Chicago-based toll road concession company where he led the financial planning, reporting, treasury and compliance functions including oversight for ...

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NEFI: Senators Call for Release from Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

New England senators sent a bipartisan letter to the Biden administration “calling for federal action to help bring down heating costs for households in our region, including releasing stockpiles from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve,” reports NEFI in its newsletter. The Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve (NHHOR) is a one-million barrel supply of ultra-low sulfur distillate set aside to ...

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