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Employers: The Deadline to Register for Connecticut Paid Family Leave Is Dec. 31

The Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL) program applies to all employers with one or more employees and is accessible to all employees who have met certain earned-wage thresholds. Those who are self-employed or are sole proprietors are also eligible to opt-in to the program.  The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association emailed information about the program to its members, including what steps employers ...

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Slick Energy Launches ‘Tank Tracker’ App

Slick Energy unveiled Tank Tracker, a remote and contactless data collection application for the home energy industry. With health and safety top-of-mind because of the coronavirus pandemic, heating oil tank inspections are a challenge, the company says. Tank Tracker is designed to enable heating oil tank inspections to be performed remotely.  “Asking a customer to be home [within] a certain ...

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Trucking Seeks Approval of Electronic Documents for Hazmat

The American Trucking Associations and the National Tank Truck Carriers petitioned the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for a rulemaking to allow motor carriers to use electronic shipping documents for hazardous materials, according to news reports. In a letter to PHMSA, the trade groups ask that the agency “begin a rulemaking to allow offerors and transporters of hazardous materials ...

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Tremcar Names United Tank Trailer as Its Distributor in Michigan

Tremcar named United Tank Trailer as its distributor in Michigan. United Tank Trailer, owned by Rich Garbacik, is a full-service certified tank inspection and R-Stamp certified repair facility, which allows Tremcar to provide for regional customers with repairs, maintenance for all required tests, including DOT, other related tests and a direct sales team. “Tremcar specializes in building multi-axle tankers, very ...

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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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What to Do After a ‘Carding’ Attack

In recent months utility companies, including fuel marketers, have increasingly become targets of carding attacks. In the August 2020 issue of Fuel Oil News, we explored how to identify and protect your business against this type of fraud. Below are the steps you should take if you find yourself a victim. As a refresher, carding is an automated bot used ...

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Mirabito Donates $50,000 to Cure Rare Disease

Mirabito Energy Products and Mirabito Convenience Stores donated $50,000 to Cure Rare Disease, a Boston-based non-profit organization committed to the development of precision medicine therapeutics that combat select rare diseases impacting millions of people nationwide. Each June, Mirabito holds the Mirabito Golf Classic in Syracuse, N.Y.  The event typically hosts over 300 golfers and business partners over the course of ...

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Paraco Gas Acquires F M Popovich & Sons

Paraco Gas Corp. acquired F M Popovich & Sons, Ashland, Massachusetts. Paraco acquired the Popovich business on Oct. 14, as owners Fred and Hildegard Popovich retired, Paraco said in a Nov. 18 announcement. The Popovich family business was founded by Fred and Wilma Popovich in 1946 and grew to serve approximately 850 propane customers. Fred Popovich, president of F M ...

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Casey Energy Acquires Marandola Fuel Service

Casey Energy of Ridgefield, Conn., acquired the fuel business of Marandola Fuel Service of New Milford, Conn., Cetane Associates announced. Established in 1995, Marandola Fuel sells and delivers heating oil to residential customers in and around Litchfield County, Conn. The company also performs maintenance and installation of oil-fueled heating equipment. Robert “Bob” Marandola said, “When I started the business I ...

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Santoro Oil Acquires Hometown Heating

Santoro Oil Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total Energy Capital Corp., Providence, R.I., acquired the heating oil delivery and HVAC equipment installation and maintenance business of Hometown Heating, Brooklyn, Conn. Hometown Heating, founded in 1998, sells and delivers heating oil and performs installation and maintenance of heating and cooling equipment to residential and light commercial customers in and around Brooklyn. ...

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