Operations

R.W. Beckett Acquires Westwood Products

R.W. Beckett Corp. announced that it acquired the assets of Westwood Products Inc. of South River, New Jersey. Westwood Products is a national supplier of specialty heating products for the oil heat and HVAC industries. Its extensive product offering includes Tigerloop fuel de-aerators, fuel filters, electrodes, tank accessories, and many other HVAC service and repair items. The amount of the ...

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Obituary: Francis X. Dupuis

Francis X. Dupuis of Dupuis Energy, and a former president of the Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island, died at his home in Lincoln, R.I. He was 86. His death, on July 4, was announced by Roberta Fagan, assistant executive director of the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island, the present-day name of the Oil Heat Institute of R.I. Francis ...

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Robert Barry of Bergquist, Inc. Appointed NPGA Chair

With over 36 years of involvement and leadership at Bergquist Inc., the industry leader in wholesale propane equipment distribution, Chief Financial Officer, Robert ‘Bob’ Barry, has assumed the role of chair of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). This role was confirmed at the NPGA’s Board of Directors Meeting in June. Barry entered the propane industry as controller for Bergquist, ...

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NEFI Announces 2021 Virtual Energy Leaders Program

NEFI announced the opening of a newly restructured Virtual Energy Leaders Program for fall 2021. This year’s Virtual Energy Leaders Program will again be hosted by Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth, and will be held virtually via Zoom with an updated focus on current issues. The theme for 2021 is “to better equip energy business leaders with the skills needed ...

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Koppy’s Acquires Propane Business from Miller’s Gas & Oil

Koppy’s Propane acquired the propane assets related to Miller’s Gas & Oil Service, a full-service heating fuels delivery business in central Pennsylvania. The transaction closed on June 15, announced Cetane Associates, which advised Miller’s Gas & Oil on the sale. With roots in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, since 1928, Miller’s Gas & Oil grew from a gas station with weigh scales and ...

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NBB: Biodiesel Study Highlights Fuel’s Ability to Make Health Impacts

The National Biodiesel Board, in partnership with Trinity Consultants, recently launched a new, landmark study sharing the mounting evidence that shows how biodiesel can move the needle on an issue important to all Americans – their health.This research shows that using B100 — or pure biodiesel — can have positive impacts on both the environment and our health. These health ...

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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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FuelCloud Launches ‘Truck System’ for Bulk Delivery

FuelCloud, Inc. launched FuelCloud Truck System, a fuel delivery system designed to speed and simplify fleet fueling, and make it more affordable for jobbers. Built on cloud-based technology, the FuelCloud Truck System supports accurate fleet fueling without on-truck hardware or manual delivery reconciliation, the company says. The core of the FuelCloud truck system is a software integration of FuelCloud’s transaction ...

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‘Law & Odor’ and Propane: May 20 Lecture

As part of the ongoing series Virtual Propane Expo, at noon EST on Thursday, May 20, John McCoy, a partner with McCoy Leavitt Laskey,  LLC will lecture on Odorant 49 CFR § 173.315 Compressed Gases In Cargo Tanks and Portable Tanks. Included in the lecture will be an explanation of the March 23, 2021, US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials ...

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