Operations

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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The Pros and Cons of Fees

Convenience fees and surcharges might be right for your business, but do seek expert advice before making a decision, advises Marci Gagnon of Qualpay: Over the past few years, there has been a lot of conversation within the energy industry about charging customers surcharges and convenience fees to reduce the cost of credit card acceptance. As with credit card payments ...

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DCC Propane Acquires Northeast Oil and Propane, Saveway Petroleum

DCC Propane of Roberts, Illinois, acquired the full-service energy business of NES Group, consisting of Northeast Oil and Propane, and Saveway Petroleum, Cetane Associates announced. NES Group is headquartered in Brooklyn, Connecticut. “Northeast Oil and Propane and Saveway Petroleum presented us with an opportunity to enter the New England market in a big way,” said Matt Dantinne, chief executive officer ...

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2021 AHR Expo Postponed

The 2021 AHR Expo in Chicago, originally planned for Jan. 25-27, has been postponed, International Exposition Co., the organizer, announced. “AHR Expo, ASHRAE and AHRI continue to explore the feasibility of hosting the event March 15-17, 2021, however, no final decisions have been made,” International Exposition, based in Westport, Connecticut, said in a Sept. 23 statement. “A final decision regarding ...

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Tower Energy Acquires Barrieau Oil

Tower Energy in Plainville, Conn., acquired the full-service energy business of Barrieau Oil Co. in West Hartford, Conn., Cetane Associates announced. Barrieau Oil, founded in 1971, provides heating oil delivery and HVAC and plumbing services to residential customers in much of central Connecticut under the brands Barrieau Oil Co., The James O’Toole Company, Ney Plumbing and Heating, and The Wm ...

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Grundfos Marks 75th Anniversary

Grundfos, which manufactured its first pump in 1945, is marking its 75th anniversary. Foss 1, the manufacturer’s first pump, was built in 1945 by founder Poul Due Jensen in Bjerringbro, Denmark. Grundfos’ first overseas subsidiary was established in 1973 in the U.S. The 75th anniversary is being observed by the company’s 19,280 colleagues all over the world. “We celebrate the ...

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Training Takes a Virtual Turn

Virtual training eliminates travel and other costs such as hotel rooms and meals, and so it is appealing to some companies, but it has limitations, too. Dave Latourell, director of safety and transportation for Paraco Gas Corp., Rye Brook, N.Y., who conducts training sessions–both the online kind and the in-person variety–said, “I do prefer face-to-face training for multiple reasons. Because ...

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Par for Py: A Fundraiser

Par for Py is set for Aug. 31 at the Brunswick Golf Club in Brunswick, Maine. In October 2019 Jamie Py, then president of the Maine Energy Marketers Association, suffered a severe stroke, causing him to be unable to work for the foreseeable future. MEMA will be using its annual golf tournament to show its admiration of and appreciation for ...

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Affordable Fuels Launches Simeon Fuel

Affordable Fuels, a full-service fuel distributor in Middleburg, Pennsylvania, is marketing its own brand, Simeon Fuel, treated with an additive called The Fuel Ox. The Simeon Fuel brand includes diesel, gasoline and heating oil, which Affordable Fuels delivers to customers throughout Central Pennsylvania. The fuel dealer is incorporating the additive into its products as a new ultra-low sulfur diesel standard ...

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