Operations

Selling Fuel Oil Online

Automated selling as a way to compete on price By Stephen Bennett The will-call business has changed, according to some in the fuel oil industry. For starters, they don’t call it will-call. “On-demand” is the preferred term. Mark A. Stillman, president of Energy Edge Advisory Group, moderated and participated in a session on E-commerce at the NEFI Visions conference in ...

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OHILI, NYOHA, Leave ESEA, Make NYSEC

New York’s downstate and upstate fuel oil associations go their separate ways By Stephen Bennett Two trade associations that represent fuel oil companies in New York City and Long Island, and fuel marketer Petro, have quit the Empire State Energy Association, citing dissatisfaction with its performance. The Oil Heat Institute of Long Island and the New York Oil Heating Association, ...

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FAS 2.0

A major upgrade to NORA’s highly successful Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator By Keith Reid   NORA’s Fuel Savings Analysis calculator has been a useful tool throughout the industry since 2008. A salesperson or technician can use the calculator to provide a homeowner with an estimate of the cost savings involved with upgrading to more efficient oil heat equipment. However, as ...

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Eastern Energy Expo Hits a Hot Start

A lot of questions were answered when the doors opened for the show The inaugural Eastern Energy Expo concluded last week to accolades from attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. Attendance at last week’s show exceeded 4,000 industry representatives. More than 250 companies exhibited at the two-day trade show which was housed in three areas at the Foxwoods, CT venue and included ...

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New Small Business Tax Reform Bill Announced

The Job Creators Network announced its support for the Bring Small Businesses Back Tax Reform Act (H.R. 5374), announced today by U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL), which would reduce the tax burden on the nation’s small business job creators. U.S. small businesses account for half the nation’s jobs and two-thirds of its new jobs. The Act would: Lower the tax ...

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CITGO Celebrates 30th Anniversary of National Partnership with MDA

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association are celebrating a 30-year partnership that has raised nearly $200 million for the nonprofit health organization since the two began working together in January 1986. As MDA’s largest corporate sponsor, CITGO and its employees, along with its network of locally-owned Marketers and Retailers, will celebrate this milestone all year long through fundraisers ...

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HeatingHelp.com Passes Torch to Next Generation

HeatingHelp.com has named Erin Holohan Haskell as its new president. She will take over for her parents, Dan and Marianne Holohan. HeatingHelp.com is an online resource for information about heating systems. Dan and Marianne founded the company in 1997 and it has since blossomed into a vibrant online community. As marketing director, Erin’s expertise helped the website engage nearly 1.9 ...

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NPGA Urges Congress to Resolve Hours of Service Issue

NPGA joined a coalition of nearly 100 organizations in urging Congress to support a technical fix that retains the use of the truck driver 34-hour restart.  The Senate is beginning consideration of the Department of Transportation appropriations bill, and currently included in that legislation is language that clarifies the status of the 34-hour restart.  This is necessary due to ambiguity ...

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Ray Landry Joins Scully Signal Company as Canadian Sales Manager

Scully is pleased to announce Raymond Landry as our new Canadian sales manager. Landry has over twenty years of experience in sales and territory management. He annually improved sales and margins while developing new markets. He also comes with extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industries. We look forward to improving our Canadian Customers’ experience. Landry previously worked at ...

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