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Industry Urges Congress to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

Fuel marketing companies were urged to add their company logos to a Nov. 14 letter advocating for the biodiesel tax credit. The tax credit lapsed in December 2017. The New England Fuel Institute is working closely with the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) to advocate for an extension before the end of 2019. The letter, ...

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OHIRI Becomes EMARI

The Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island is re-inventing itself. The trade association announced Oct. 30 that it changed its name to the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island (EMARI). The board of directors voted in favor of the name change at its monthly meeting Oct. 16 at Maria’s Cocina in Providence. The new logo of the renamed Rhode Island ...

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CEMA/ENTECH Scholarship to Support Honor Students

CEMA’s School Advisory Board (SAB), chaired by Ed Ryan of Ryan Oil, Hamden, Conn., voted to create a scholarship in memory of former ICPA director Charlie Isenberg for his role in creating the association’s HVAC school in 1978 (now known as ENTECH). “Charlie was there when it all began, and we wanted to help remember him and the industry’s commitment ...

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NEFI Legends Awards Dinner & Reception

The New England Fuel Institute’s Legends Awards Dinner & Reception at the 2019 HEAT Show honored families that have served their communities and the industry for multiple generations. “Family businesses remain the backbone of Main Street America’s fuel delivery trade,” NEFI noted in its program for the event, which was held Sept. 17 in the Biltmore Ballroom in the Graduate ...

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NYPGA Conducts Training

More than 40 participants received NYPGA Emergency Response training at the New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls, N.Y., in September. The association offered a 24-Hour Emergency Responder Training Program, Sept. 10-12, and an Emergency Responder Refresher Training Program held Sept. 12. The refresher training is an OSHA requirement for all responders who have taken the original 24-hour (3-day) ...

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Submit Your Stories to Women in Energy

2020 is the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. Women in Energy would like to celebrate this occasion by recognizing women that have contributed to the energy industry over the past 100 years. These could be women who contributed in the way of designing a new product, building a company along with their partner, taking over the business from their spouse ...

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Milestone for an Oilman

Bob Landis, Jr., president of Leon C. Landis, Inc., and his father, Bob Landis, celebrated a huge milestone in September: the elder Bob’s first fuel delivery in 1959, 60 years ago. On Labor Day weekend that year, a young Bob—just 16 years old and driving on a stamped learner’s permit–made his first fuel delivery to John and Joann Irwin at ...

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What’s with the Attitude?

If you are a business owner or manager thinking about having “the attitude talk” with an employee, Ellen Rohr has a tip for you: Skip it. “I never talk about someone’s attitude,” says Rohr. “It’s none of my business and there’s nothing I can do about it. Having conversations about attitude is a waste of time. Their attitude is their ...

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NEFI Announces New Advanced Education Programs

After a successful launch in 2019, NEFI Advanced Education announced that it will again offer its Management Development and Energy Leaders programs for 2019-2020. The sessions have been updated to reflect current market conditions and help industry leaders steer their companies to a “Net-Zero Carbon by 2050” future — a goal outlined in NEFI’s recent resolution, “Renewing Our Commitment to ...

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CHS Builds Propane Business in Northeast

Despite the conversion of commercial and home heating systems to natural gas in recent years, U.S. Census Bureau data show that, throughout Maine and the East Coast region, propane use is on the rise—a trend that CHS responded to by building a terminal in Biddeford, Maine, in 2012 and, more recently, expanding it. “A little over three years ago, CHS ...

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