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Granite State Saves with Oil Rebates

The success of the 2021 Granite State Saves with Oil rebate program was on the program at a gathering of the Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire. This NORA-funded upgrade opportunity allows homeowners to save hundreds on the installation of a new high-efficiency oil furnace, boiler, or storage tank, Alex Burns of Consumer Focus Marketing and P3 Propane Safety told ...

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Start-Up: NetZero Biofuels

NetZero Biofuels, a startup on the banks of the Hudson River, is making biodiesel from soybean oil. DuMond Farms, Union Springs, N.Y., a grower of soybeans and other crops, produces soybean oil and trucks it to the NetZero plant in New Windsor, N.Y., on the western side of the Hudson. NetZero received the first delivery of soybean oil on April ...

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NORA Issues New Tech Manual for Liquid Heating Fuel

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) recently released the Technicians Manual for Liquid Heating Fuels, replacing the previous instruction manual, Oilheat Technicians Manual -Silver Edition. The new manual is the most comprehensive and up-to-date learning resource for understanding the principles and practices of today’s liquid heating fuel, controls, systems and service. It is the basis for NORA’s Technician Certification program and serves as the textbook ...

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Dead River Names New CEO

Dead River Company, South Portland, Maine, will soon be under new leadership as its current COO, Casey Cramton, becomes President and CEO. Thirty-six years after first walking through the doors, Deanna Sherman announced she will retire as President and CEO at the end of June and transition to the role of Senior Advisor. Cramton has over 35 years of experience ...

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Vetoed: Vermont’s Proposed Clean Heat Standard

A Clean Heat Standard proposed in Vermont will not become law, reports Matt Cota, executive director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association. Gov. Phil Scott’s veto was sustained by a single vote, Cota says. “Despite a flurry of activity to get one representative to reverse [the] vote, all 51 House members that voted with the Governor (including three Democrats) refused to ...

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Boston Steel at Eastern Energy Expo

Boston Steel, a Tremcar USA Division, will be at the Eastern Energy Expo 2022 – Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. At Booth T11 at the Eastern Energy Expo May 24th and 25th, representatives of Boston Steel and Bethlehem Truck & Body in Pennsylvania will be available to answer questions regarding the Tremcar tank truck model, a 2,800-gallon single compartment aluminum ...

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Hedging in a Volatile Market

Offering the consumer price protection from rising oil prices has been part of many an energy marketer’s offerings since the late 1980’s. I believe Wyatt Energy, a Connecticut-based wholesaler, was the first to offer the heating oil dealer the tools to hedge in the form of so-called wet barrel contracts in future months. Heating oil marketers quickly adopted this unique ...

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Dead River Acquires Whiting Oil

Dead River Company, South Portland, Maine, acquired Whiting Oil Corporation, which does business as Whiting Energy Fuels.  The sale, which closed in April, was announced May 4 by Dead River. Whiting Energy Fuels operated under five generations of family ownership.  Whiting was founded in 1870 in Holyoke, MA as a horse-drawn coal delivery business. Owner and President Rick Whiting, who ...

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Energy Distribution Partners Acquires Liberty Propane

Energy Distribution Partners, Chicago, Ill., acquired the multi-state, full-service energy businesses Liberty LP Gas and Liberty Community Gas, (together doing business as Liberty Propane), and the full-service heating oil business Meadows Petroleum Products, (Meadows Petroleum), Cetane Associates announced. The operation hubs of the acquired businesses are in Ottsville, Pa., Downingtown, Pa., and Georgetown, Del. Liberty Propane, founded in 2002 by ...

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How to Reduce Card Acceptance Rates

It’s been a long-held practice that the card brands make rate adjustments twice a year in April and October. After delaying some interchange fee increases because of the pandemic, the card brands have implemented the planned 2022 increases this April.  This year’s pricing updates are less noticeable than past years with most changes impacting dues and assessments, which are tiny ...

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