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Santoro Oil Acquires Hometown Heating

Santoro Oil Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total Energy Capital Corp., Providence, R.I., acquired the heating oil delivery and HVAC equipment installation and maintenance business of Hometown Heating, Brooklyn, Conn. Hometown Heating, founded in 1998, sells and delivers heating oil and performs installation and maintenance of heating and cooling equipment to residential and light commercial customers in and around Brooklyn. ...

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The Pros and Cons of Fees

Convenience fees and surcharges might be right for your business, but do seek expert advice before making a decision, advises Marci Gagnon of Qualpay: Over the past few years, there has been a lot of conversation within the energy industry about charging customers surcharges and convenience fees to reduce the cost of credit card acceptance. As with credit card payments ...

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PMAA Becomes EMA: Energy Marketers of America

Energy Marketers of America is the new name of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America. Rob Underwood, president of the association, talked with columnist Shane Sweet, who filed this report. The name change is “reflective of the group’s growing portfolio of affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly liquid fuels and other alternative energy sources that are helping to reduce emissions while ...

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Prepping for Peak Propane Demand

Paraco Gas Corp.’s preparations for the season’s peak don’t normally vary a great deal from year to year, but this year is different, said Art Ravo, vice president of supply chain for the company, which is based in Rye Brook, N.Y. “There’s plenty of product—we’re a next exporter,” Ravo said of the U.S. A challenge is getting product to supply ...

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2021 Southeastern Expo in Atlanta is Moving to October

The 2021 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo will be held in Atlanta, October 18-20, 2021, rather than in April, NPGA Chair Denis Gagne announced. “Between many member companies restricting travel, ongoing public health concerns, and international attendees hampered with travel restrictions to the United States, NPGA’s Conventions Committee and Executive Committee universally felt this decision was in everyone’s best ...

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REG Plans to Expand Renewable Diesel Plant

Renewable Energy Group announced that it plans to expand production at its Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery by 250 million gallons annually to 340 million gallons per year. Construction should begin in mid to late 2021 with completion expected in late 2023, REG said in a statement issued Oct. 6. The REG biorefinery in Geismar, Louisiana, is slated for expansion. Photo courtesy ...

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DCC Propane Acquires Northeast Oil and Propane, Saveway Petroleum

DCC Propane of Roberts, Illinois, acquired the full-service energy business of NES Group, consisting of Northeast Oil and Propane, and Saveway Petroleum, Cetane Associates announced. NES Group is headquartered in Brooklyn, Connecticut. “Northeast Oil and Propane and Saveway Petroleum presented us with an opportunity to enter the New England market in a big way,” said Matt Dantinne, chief executive officer ...

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Superior Plus Propane Partners with Feeding America

Superior Plus Propane announced a new charitable giving partnership with Feeding America to help customers save on propane while giving to families in need. Every new customer who signs up with Superior by Jan. 31, 2021, will receive a $200 credit, and Superior will donate $25 to a food bank in the customer’s community through Feeding America, the company said. ...

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NEFI: Eliminate Fossil Energy for Heating by 2050

The National Energy & Fuels Institute, with management consulting firm Kearney, announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. The plan outlines how the trade association aims to carry out a pledge made last year when more than 300 heating oil industry professionals committed to achieve 15% carbon reductions by 2023, 40% reductions ...

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NEFI: Eliminate Fossil Energy for Heating by 2050

The National Energy & Fuels Institute, with management consulting firm Kearney, announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. The plan outlines how the trade association aims to carry out a pledge made last year when more than 300 heating oil industry professionals committed to achieve 15% carbon reductions by 2023, 40% reductions ...

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