Fuels

NEFI Responding to Senate Dems’ Climate Plan

Senate Democrats released their version of a national climate plan, reports Jim Collura in NEFI Energy Online News. The 263-page report was released by the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, an ad hoc committee established by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) to examine the climate change issue and make recommendations for policy change. “The report provides valuable ...

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Old World Industries Joins Diesel Technology Forum

Old World Industries, manufacturer and distributor of BlueDEF, a diesel exhaust fluid, joined The Diesel Technology Forum. “DEF is a critical component of many of today’s advanced clean diesel engines, vehicles and equipment, which makes OWI a great addition to our growing membership,” Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Forum, said in announcing that OWI was joining the Forum.  In its ...

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ExxonMobil, Global Clean Energy Holdings Sign Renewable Diesel Deal

ExxonMobil announced an agreement with alternative fuels developer Global Clean Energy Holdings to purchase at least 12 million barrels of renewable diesel over five years. The engine-ready fuel will be partially derived from camelina, a plant, ExxonMobil said. Global Clean Energy Holdings, Long Beach, California, is a renewable energy company focused on the production and commercialization of non-food-based feedstocks for ...

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Biodiesel is Tackling the Climate Crisis

This summer, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its final report and recommendations for legislative and regulatory measures to address carbon emissions. The report provided an action plan, including a national Low Carbon Fuel Standard that would reach the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Robert Morton, chairman of Newport Biodiesel, Inc., and a board ...

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Suntup Receives Patent for Putnus

Jeff Suntup received a patent for Putnus, equipment that can be installed in the back of a cargo or pickup truck for delivering small amounts of heating oil and other fuels. The resident of New London, Connecticut, and former operator of Bernie’s Fuel Oil Co. Inc. and Anytime Oil LLC, received the patent in April for “Apparatus for Dispensing Small ...

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Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, citing ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which they said threaten the economic viability of the project. Here’s more, slightly edited, from a statement issued by the companies: Despite last month’s overwhelming 7-2 victory at the United States Supreme Court, which vindicated the project and decisions made by permitting agencies, ...

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IRRC Approves 15 PPM Sulfur Standard for Heating Oil in Pennsylvania

On June 18, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission voted unanimously to approve a regulation reducing the sulfur content of heating oil from 500 ppm to 15 ppm, Ted Harris of the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association announced in an email to members.The IRRC canceled meetings in March, April, and May on the regulations due to COVID-19 restrictions and a provision in their ...

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The Costs of Going Green in the Green Mountain State

A Global Warming Solutions Act being debated in Vermont’s General Assembly could result in hardships for many Vermonters, says Matt Cota, executive director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association. The legislation, H.688, has been passed by the Vermont House, and now is before the Senate’s Natural Resources Committee. Under the legislation, the state would be required to formulate a plan ...

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Coronavirus, Contango, and Crude

What might we expect to happen in the oil markets as the Covid-19 pandemic continues? To begin with, writes Thomas J. Tubman, executive director of the American Energy Coalition, we can examine what has transpired to date. During the first quarter of 2020, international air travel virtually shut down, idling hundreds of airplanes, and reducing jet fuel consumption by millions ...

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Boston Steel Tank Trucks

Boston Steel Tank Trucks are built in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The company’s 2,700-gallon tank is described in a video that Boston Steel’s parent company, Tremcar, based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richlieu, Quebec, Canada, posted on YouTube. See the video at: https://youtu.be/HbFN8irvP4c. For more information visit www.tremcar.com.

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