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NEFI: No More ‘Heating Oil’ Industry

NEFI Resolves to Call It ‘Renewable Liquid Heating Fuels’ Industry NEFI will henceforth refer to the heating oil industry as the “renewable liquid heating fuels industry.” So resolved the New England Fuel Institute at its annual membership meeting June 5 at MGM Springfield in Springfield, Massachusetts. The trade group said the name change is a move “to better reflect [NEFI’s] ...

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Women in Energy Honor Industry Professionals

Women in Energy presented its first Mentorship Awards to Dee Perla, Celeste Moquin, and Autumn Schreiber during its annual conference, held in conjunction with the Eastern Energy Expo in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The goal of the award is to invest in the industry’s future by providing students with valuable connections and tools for success, as well as highlighting the outstanding career opportunities available ...

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NEFI Advises Administration on ‘IMO 2020’

A new international regulation requiring low-sulfur marine fuel could affect the U.S. distillate market, including prices for heating oil, the New England Fuel Institute and other trade groups wrote the Trump administration. The regulation goes into effect at the end of this year. At issue is a global regulation established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under treaty that requires ...

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Shipley Energy Establishes CDL Scholarship

Shipley Energy, York, Pennsylvania, is partnering with HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, to establish the Shipley Energy CDL Scholarship Fund. The partnership is designed to help meet the needs of students entering a career in transportation and to bring awareness to the transportation industry, Shipley Energy said in announcing the scholarship fund. The demand for CDL drivers is very high ...

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REG, Broco Oil to Create Biodiesel Blending Hub for Northeast

Renewable Energy Group and Broco Oil Co. announced a partnership to provide cleaner fuel options to heating oil dealers in the Northeast. The companies are working together to provide a state-of-the-art blending facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. “Angela and I are thrilled to be partnering with a biofuels producer like REG to continue to grow our business,” said Robert Brown, owner ...

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Cargas Promotes Cory Grimm

Cory Grimm, formerly the consulting manager for Cargas Energy’s business unit, was promoted to director of consulting, the company announced. In his new role Grimm will expand his management responsibilities, leading Cargas Energy’s systems consultants and project managers. He will also focus on scaling the team’s implementation methodology and strategic initiatives like new product releases. Cory Grimm Prior to joining Cargas, ...

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NORA Plots Future

​The National Oilheat Research Alliance is charged by Congress with the “development and demonstration of clean and efficient oilheat fuel utilization equipment, including research to develop renewable fuels.” With NORA’s recent reauthorization extending into 2029, the Alliance needs to identify and address long and short-term areas of concern. Keeping these goals in mind, NORA hosted a Technical Review and Research ...

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Sharp Energy Triples Size of a Propane Rail Terminal

Sharp Energy completed construction upgrades to its propane rail facility in North Dover, Delaware, the company announced. The enhanced rail facility triples Sharp Energy’s propane supply capacity to serve tens of thousands of end-users throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The rail facility includes a state-of-the-art rail platform that provides safe access to unloading fuel, and a convenient transport loading ...

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Sprague Launches Venture to Install Solar Panels Atop Storage Tanks

After installing thin, lightweight solar panels atop a petroleum storage tank at a terminal in South Portland, Maine, Sprague Operating Resources and Pictricity plan to install solar panels on tanks at other Sprague terminals, the companies said. Sprague has more than 20 refined products and materials handling locations in the Northeast. Picktricity, a Massachusetts-based installer of thin-film solar panels, originally ...

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