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How Long Does It Take to Sell Your Business in 2021?

As part of celebrating our 15th year in business, we posted 15 articles I had written over the last several years.  The number one article opened of the 15 was titled “How Long Does It Take to Sell Your Business.”  When I saw this, I was concerned.  I wrote that article over seven years ago and the financial and transaction ...

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Introducing ‘Renewable Revolution’

A new column by Tom Tubman of the American Energy Coalition and Sean Cota of the National Energy & Fuels Institute The oil heat industry came together on September 16, 2019 to adopt the Providence Resolution during NEFI’s HEAT Show (Heating & Energizing America Trade Show). It was an easy decision at the time, given the multitude of state legislative ...

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Bouchard Named OMA Chair

The Oilheat Manufacturers Association announced Jan. 4 that its chairman for a two-year term is Mario Bouchard, Granby Industries. Bouchard will serve the organization in that capacity until November 2022. Bouchard, looking forward to the next two years, said, “In keeping with its mission to promote the health and well-being of the renewable liquid heating fuel industry, OMA members will ...

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New Hampshire Customers Received Almost $1 Million in Equipment Rebates in Four Years

“Granite State Saves with Oil,” a consumer oil equipment rebate program funded by the National Oilheat Research Alliance, supported replacement and upgrading of 1,670 heating systems and 1,265 oil tanks in New Hampshire over the past four years, the Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire announced. The rebates generated almost $1 million for the equipment and labor on behalf of ...

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AEC Update: Learning from Experience

The American Energy Coalition routinely and continually assesses threats to the heating oil industry and responds to identified threats through its various messaging platforms. Over the last decade or more, the biggest threats have come from natural gas utilities and their efforts to convert oil-heated homes to gas. In the last couple of years, a new threat has emerged: the ...

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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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Survival

Ask him what’s the biggest, most pressing industry issue he is dealing with in his position as executive director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association and Matt Cota answers with one word: “Survival.” And then of course, being the head of a state association, he elaborates. The specific challenge for VFDA members, he says in a phone interview with Fuel ...

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Joseph A. Porco of Porco Energy: 1961 – 2020

Joseph Anthony Porco, who with his brother Dominick operated Porco Energy, died Sunday, June 7, after falling ill at his home and being transported to Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the New York Propane Gas Association announced. Joe Porco with a treasured vintage Corvette. Photo courtesy of NYPGA. The Porco brothers operated Porco Energy in Marlboro and Wurtsboro, ...

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Transportation Regulation Update

FMCSA Modernizes Hours of Service Rules The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The updating of existing regulations is designed to increase safety on roadways.     The new regulations will go into effect on September 29, 2020, according to ...

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