Operations

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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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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