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CEMA Holiday Party 

Over a hundred guests attended the annual Holiday Party of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association. The event this year was held at the swanky Delamar Hotel in West Hartford. Many out-of-town guests who stayed at the hotel overnight were very impressed by the accommodations. Mike Devino, Mercury Fuel, Waterbury, Conn., who usually supplies a jazz trio for entertainment, this year was at ...

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Congress Reauthorizes NORA for 10-Year Term

Congress reauthorized NORA for a 10-year term, twice the length of previous reauthorizations. ​The U.S. House of Representatives cast a final vote on Dec. 12 to reauthorize the National Oilheat Research Alliance. The measure was part of the final 2018 Farm Bill, which passed the House by a 369-47 vote; the Senate approved the Farm Bill on Dec. 11 by a ...

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Bulk Storage Faces Opposition

Local proposals to restrict bulk storage of heating oil and motor fuel in aboveground tanks is trending upward, especially in Vermont, but also in New York state, reports Contributing Writer Maura Keller. In January 2014, a chemical spill from an aboveground storage tank in West Virginia caused the shutdown of a public water system and left 300,000 residents without public ...

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AHR Expo: Atlanta, Jan. 14-16

AHR Expo will return to Atlanta for the first time since 2001 for its 2019 Show at the Georgia World Congress Center. HVACR accounts for billions of dollars in revenue and is a key economic driver for the state of Georgia, with U.S. Department of Labor projections indicating it will see nearly 20% growth in the coming years. With this ...

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HVOEC Honors Women in the Industry

“Women in Our Industry” were recognized at the 29th annual “Person of the Year” dinner dance held by the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council. The event raised $1,500 for “Tools & Tiaras,” an organization based in New York City that encourages girls to pursue careers in the mechanical, industrial, technical, trades. Judaline Cassidy, a tradeswoman and the founder and ...

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Sprague Supplies Renewable Diesel for NYC Pilot Project

New York City reached out to Sprague Operating Resources earlier this year, and the result was a pilot project in which the city used renewable diesel in its fleet, the company reports. With 30,000 owned and leased vehicles and 400 in-house fueling locations, New York City operates the largest municipal fleet in the United States, Sprague said in a Nov. ...

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EIA Winter Fuels Outlook

EIA expects that average household bills for most major energy sources of home heating will rise this winter because of higher forecast energy prices. Temperatures are expected to be roughly the same as last winter in much of the country. Forecast winter home heating expenditure changes vary significantly by both fuel and region. On average, EIA expects natural gas bills ...

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CEMA Honors Marketers of the Year

Jennifer Tracey-Carlo and Ralph Carlo of Tracey Energy in New Haven, Conn., and Ed Ryan and Paula Ryan, of Ryan Oil in Hamden, Conn., received Marketers of the Year honors at the Southern New England Energy Conference in Newport, R.I. Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, was honored as Associate of the Year. The awards were presented by ...

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Meet: Sack Energy’s ‘BioBeast’

Sack Energy’s “BioBeast” was created to promote Bioheat. This 1970 M35 A2 Kaiser Jeep is a two-and-a-half-ton cargo truck, in military parlance a “deuce-and-a-half.” It has a multi-fuel engine and runs on a mix of diesel fuel and B40 biodiesel, says Katie Baker of Sack Energy, a wholesale and commercial fuel supplier based in West Hartford, Conn. This photo shows ...

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Woolley Fuel Marks 10 Years in Biodiesel Service

Woolley Fuel, Maplewood, N.J., is marking its 10th year dealing biodiesel in New Jersey. Led by Norman Woolley, Jr., the company started with B5 blends, and now due to demand, it is selling B30 to customers, it said in a news release. “It is hard to believe that 10 years has passed since the opening of the first public biodiesel fueling ...

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