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A Growing or Shrinking Industry: You Decide

We’ve come far in the past two years, but don’t forget what we’ve lost over the last 10. By Sean Cota, NEFI & Tom Tubman, AEC Since September 2019, the liquid heating fuel industry’s federal and state advocacy efforts have resulted in some big wins. Unfortunately, our opponents have seen even bigger victories. Today, we have reasons to be excited ...

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Additional Fees: Friend or Foe

Some companies charge additional fees for various items such as deliveries of fuel or tank rentals. Other companies don’t charge any fees and they think fees should be included in the price of the fuel or service. I would like to state that I don’t have a strong feeling either way.  Business owners need to do what they feel is ...

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Annual Cargas Energy Summit

The 13th annual Cargas Energy Summit was held virtually this year for the second time in its history. This format allowed energy customers and partners from across the country to safely participate in educational sessions, get a sneak-peek at upcoming features, and connect with one another. A total of 337 people registered for the event, and 207 logged on and ...

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Global Partners Raises $21,000 for Cure Rare Disease

Cure Rare Disease, a nonprofit biotechnology research organization on a mission to develop precision medicine for rare diseases, today announced Global Partners LP and its family of convenience stores has raised more than $21,000 to support its cause through a cashbox collection campaign. During the month of August, donation boxes were placed at approximately 300 Global Partners stores, including Xtra ...

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Tremcar Names Distributor in Maine

Tremcar named Keith’s Meter Service its distributor in Maine. Daniel Tremblay, president of Tremcar, said, “We built many tanks for customers in the state of Maine over the years. With the acquisition of Boston Steel in 2014, we wanted to offer proximity service. We want to be closer to our customers on a daily basis. Keith’s Metering Service is strategically ...

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Granby Industries Acquires ECR International

Granby Industries LP, a division of TerraVest Industries Inc., has announced its acquisition of ECR International Inc., a division of BDR Thermea. ECR is a manufacturer of heating and cooling products under a family of brand names in North America, including Utica, Dunkirk, and Olsen. The acquisition furthers Granby Industries’ goal of bringing reliable and efficient heating appliances to the ...

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Do You Want Visa Credit on Your Payroll?

Navigating interchange, the pricing matrix behind credit card pricing, is complex enough, writes Fuel Oil News contributor Larry Richmond, but now that complexity has been compounded by unexpected program changes and price increases from Visa Credit. It’s not good news for the heating fuels industry, Richmond says: Simply put, your Visa credit processing rates increased 25% – 50% overnight. The ...

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HOP Energy Acquires Dominick Fuel

HOP Energy, White Plains, N.Y., acquired Dominick Fuel, a full-service heating fuels delivery business located in Norwalk, Connecticut, Cetane Associates announced. A. Dominick & Sons was founded in 1945 by Andrew “Andy” Dominick, Sr., with the intention of turning it into a family business. His three sons were each given a chance, at age 16, to accompany their father on ...

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Harrington Oil Sold to Brideau Energy

Brideau Energy Corp., Fitchburg, Massachusetts, acquired substantially all the operating assets related to Harrington Oil, Inc., a full-service heating oil business in Holden, Massachusetts, announced Cetane Associates. The Harrington brothers, Pat, Joe, and Brian, learned the ropes of the oil heat industry from their father Joseph Harrington, founder of Holden Heating Company in 1953. (Holden Heating was sold in the ...

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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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