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Massachusetts EMA Webinar on Biofuel Energy Credits: March 6

On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association will host a webinar for the association and the state’s heating oil industry with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) that will focus on explaining details of the recently enacted Alternative Energy Credits program under the Commonwealth’s Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). The webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and will ...

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U.S. and Other Producer Nations Could Challenge OPEC’s Aim on Surplus

An acceleration of U.S. production growth is occurring, primarily from the Permian Basin. Coupled with the growth in other non-OPEC production from Canada, Brazil, and Kazakhstan, non-OPEC production in 2018 has the potential exceed the growth in world oil demand, which would reverse OPEC’s success in reducing surplus OECD oil inventories, writes analyst Paul Kuklinski, founder of Boston Energy Research. ...

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API Sees Bright Outlook

The United States currently stands as the world’s largest producer of oil, refined products and natural gas, in part because of industry innovations and technological breakthroughs, said Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (API). Leading the world in production, the U.S. petroleum industry looks to boom times, reports Contributing Writer Maura Keller. “We’ve taken the nation from ...

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Propane’s Prospects

As the propane industry continues to evolve, propane companies and the public need to be educated about the issues facing the industry. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) leads safety and training efforts among propane retailers and consumers, educates consumers about propane’s many uses and benefits, and drives technology development to expand adoption of propane as a clean, affordable, ...

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NYC Council Votes for Study of Alternative Fuels for Ferries

A bill designed to encourage use of alternative fuel and fuel technologies in New York City ferries unanimously passed the City Council. The legislation requires a two-year study of the feasibility of using alternative fuel, including biodiesel, and fuel technologies, including hybrid electric or fuel-cell electric, in city ferries, according to a statement issued Dec. 28 by the office of ...

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An Electrified Future?

Arthur Marin, executive director of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), sketched out scenarios for an energy future in the region, including one that focused primarily on electrification of heating. It would feature air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps, Marin says. Referring to “the burgeoning air-source heat pump industry,” Marin notes, “Many of the major companies ...

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NATSO, NACS, SIGMA Commend EPA

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) commended Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for soundly rejecting proposals to change the current compliance structure under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “We are gratified that Administrator Pruitt and his team at EPA ...

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Clean Diesel Strives for Prime Role in Commercial Vehicle Market

Building on clean diesel technology, diesel engine and vehicle manufacturers are now pushing commercial engine efficiency and systems integration to achieve greater fuel economy and other benefits, said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. Appearing on a panel at the 10 Integer Emissions Summit USA 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Schaeffer shared with the audience insights on the ...

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Propane Exports Change the Retail Business

Today’s domestic propane supply is more subject to global pressures, and that means U.S. marketers of the fuel have to monitor international influences and be more responsive in their business practices, an analyst and trading expert told attendees at the New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference in Canandaigua, N.Y. “This is an international market, and now there are more ...

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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas: Jan. 22-25

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 22-25. The conference features educational sessions on a range of topics. The National Biodiesel Board, Jefferson City, Mo., the organizer, will hold its 25th anniversary gala during the conference. For more information, and to register, go to http://www.biodieselconference.org/.

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