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Adding the Right Stuff

Cover Story Fuel additives, applied properly, can be a corrective for some chronic problemsBy Stephen Bennett Season to season, heating oil deliverymen encounter systems clogged to varying degrees by sediment or bacterial growth, which brings us to the use of fuel additives to treat such problems.The quality of No. 2 home heating oil and the presence of sediment and water ...

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Feature Story The New England Fuel Institute is fighting for transparency in emerging fuel trading marketsBy Stephen Bennett Excessive speculation and volatility on the energy commodity markets have impacted small business fuel dealers and the American energy consumer, Sean Cota, president of the New England Fuel Institute, told a Senate subcommittee. Cota’s testimony and an Op-Ed piece in The Boston ...

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A harsh winter?

Cover Story Post-hurricane refinery recovery is moving along, but distillates are in troubleby Keith Reid Hurricanes Katrina and Rita screamed ashore with all their fury and left devastation in their paths. The wreckage is still being cleared, and uprooted people remain homeless and often hopeless, and one of America’s great cities will never be the same. But for all of ...

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Katrina touches all

Feature Story Devastating hurricane leaves its mark on Americans from coast to coast By Chris Traczek While the physical devastation ‘ which is expected to cost over $100 billion ‘ and loss of life ‘ which could reach into the tens of thousands ‘ wrought by Hurricane Katrina was limited to the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, ...

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Industries prepare for tighter emissions regulations that go into effect in 2007

FeatureDiesel deadline looms By Mark Stasell With the deadline just 15 months away, tighter diesel-emissions regulations that will take effect in 2007 continue to the shape business plans and strategies of the fuel oil industry, diesel-engine manufacturers and United States commercial truck and school bus operators.These groups now share a defined commitment to clean-air initiatives not only because they are ...

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