Fuels

Electronic Payments: Tips to Keep in Mind This Winter

With over ten years of experience in payment processing for the fuel industry, the AVATAS team understands that the electronic payment process can seem complex at first. However, it’s extremely beneficial to your bottom line to promote these types of payments over traditional forms, such as checks. Electronic payment options can drastically reduce the amount of time spent waiting for ...

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Getting (Google) Glassed

By Shane Sweet You exhale. It’s the kind of cold that you can see. Water vapor from your breath freezes and falls to the ground like snow. Your service department is “out straight.” Service calls are backed up ten deep in the queue. In a few hours the sun will be up, and then the fun will really start. Time ...

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Awards, Insight Abound at Southern New England Energy Conference

By Stephen Bennett The Southern New England Energy Conference, sponsored by the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island associations, was first held two years ago, noted David Chu, CEMA’s member services director. (The Sept. 22-23 event doubled as the 64th Annual Meeting of CEMA.) Conference attendance from Massachusetts and Rhode Island has grown, Chu said in an email. Holding this year’s ...

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Heating Season Fuels Outlook Update

A significant development has occurred since we released last month’s Heating Season Fuels Outlook for 2014—a crack has appeared in OPEC’s price support wall. Historically, a lack of long-term discipline in OPEC was the order of the day for many years. Regardless of a commitment to hold prices at a certain level, invariably a member (often Venezuela) would decide to ...

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Fuel Quality + or –

Over the years, I think many of us have hoped to find the perfect fuel that would keep our customers warm and reduce service calls during the harshest of winters

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