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Bergquist Names New President, Assigns Three Others to New Roles

Bergquist, Inc., appointed Lauren Clark as president. Bergquist also announced new roles for three other employees: Bob Barry was named chief financial officer; Joe Montroy was named vice president of sales; and Scott Biggs, director of outside sales. Lauren Clark is the newly named president of Bergquist, a wholesale distributor of propane equipment. Photos courtesy of Bergquist, Inc. Formerly, as ...

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Mahoney’s Goal: Add Members to HVOEC

Rob Mahoney, newly installed president of the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council, seeks to expand membership. To those who deliver fuel oil or supply the fuel oil industry in New York’s Hudson Valley, Mahoney extends this invitation: Join the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council. “Your first meeting’s on us,” Mahoney said. (For information and to contact the Council, ...

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NEFI Announces 2020 Advanced Education Programs

NEFI Advanced Education will again offer  Management Development and Energy Leaders programs in 2020. These sessions have been updated to reflect current market conditions and help industry leaders steer their companies to a “Net-Zero Carbon by 2050” future — a goal the Northeast heating fuel industry embraced with the September 16, 2019, Providence Resolution. NEFI Advanced Education programs are open ...

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Who Pays and Who Benefits From Toll System Revenue?

Nearly half of toll revenue is diverted for uses other than transportation and transportation infrastructure, according to research by the American Transportation Research Institute. The new research documents the collection and distribution of $14.7 billion in U.S. toll revenue, representing 82% of U.S. toll collections. The study examines how much toll revenue is generated versus reinvested in toll facilities, and ...

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REG CEO Praises Passage of Tax Credit

Extension of the biodiesel tax credit through 2022 is “a big win for the environment, for agriculture, and for U.S. motorists,” REG President and CEO CJ Warner said. On Dec. 20, President Trump signed legislation including a retroactive reinstatement and extension of the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit (BTC) from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2022. “For too long the ...

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Biodiesel Tax Credit Wins Five-Year Extension

President Trump signed into law a year-end spending bill that includes a five-year extension of the federal biodiesel tax credit, the New England Fuel Institute said in an email to members today. The Institute called the extension “an important move that will help the heating oil industry achieve its goals of higher blends of renewable fuel and significant reductions in ...

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REG, Broco Oil Supplying Heating Fuel to City of Boston

Family owned, veteran-operated fuel company Broco Oil has been contracted to provide heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities, Renewable Energy Group announced. Broco Oil’s heating oil is a B20 Bioheat fuel blend containing 20% biodiesel, a renewable liquid fuel with reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel and ...

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Marci Gagnon: The Benefits of Integrated Payments

Once a company gets to a certain size, they begin to look at software options to assist in route management and back office operations. Also likely is that the chosen software provider has its own payment option or partnerships with a variety of other entities to support payment processing, including payment processors, payment gateways and other payment solution providers. Using ...

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Milestone for an Oilman

Bob Landis, Jr., president of Leon C. Landis, Inc., and his father, Bob Landis, celebrated a huge milestone in September: the elder Bob’s first fuel delivery in 1959, 60 years ago. On Labor Day weekend that year, a young Bob—just 16 years old and driving on a stamped learner’s permit–made his first fuel delivery to John and Joann Irwin at ...

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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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