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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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A Fuel Supplier Sells Service

Standard Petroleum Logistics founder Misty Sexton makes it her business to help your business. After 13 years in the petroleum industry, Sexton saw an opportunity to strike out on her own, starting Standard Petroleum Logistics (www.standardpetroleumlogistics.com) in Ellicott City, Maryland, to be more than just another downstream fuel supplier. “You get more than a load of heat when you buy ...

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Como, Micheletti Inducted into R.I. Hall of Fame

The Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island held its 2019 Lobster Bake Aug. 8 at the Fort Getty Pavilion in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Photos by Shane Sweet Nicholas Micheletti, retired from Micheletti Oil Service, Johnston, R.I., and a member of the board of directors of the Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island, and Ron Como, who was an instructor for ...

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Conferring About Energy’s Future

NORA eminences Tom Butcher and Rich Sweetser prognosticated about the future. Butcher addressing biofuels and the future of fuel, Sweetser covering the future of electricity. Theresa Lavoie of energy marketer BantamWesson delved into hiring and retaining in a low-unemployment market. Barry Knox of REG, Kevin Grant of Sprague and Tim Keaveney of Hero BX reported on low-carbon liquid fuels; and ...

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Booster Fuels: Fleet Fueling Via App

Fleets are ordering fuel from a smart phone, using a mobile application developed by a company called Booster Fuels. Fleets on the East Coast will be able to order from Booster when it expands to the East coast within 12 months, the company says. Booster announced its expansion into fleet fueling services at the 2018 National Association of Fleet Administrators ...

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PGANE Goes to Washington

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bill that would exempt propane shipments from the Jones Act, Peter Iacobucci told members of the Propane Gas Association of New England during the group’s Summer Meeting at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, Connecticut, June 26-28. A PGANE delegation teamed up with members of the Rocky Mountain Propane Gas Association to ...

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NORA Releases 2020-2021 Budget for Comment

The proposed 2020 and 2021 biennial Budget for the National Oilheat Research Alliance has been under development for several months.  The NORA Finance Committee and the Executive Committee have reviewed the budget and it is now being released for public comment. At the conclusion of the public comment period, the budget will be forwarded to the Department of Energy. Anyone interested in commenting on ...

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Address Change for Automated Wireless Environments

Automated Wireless Environments has moved to: 30 Park Place Newton, NJ  07860 AWE specializes in energy operations software and vehicle hardware (delivery/service), including Android or Windows CE supported rugged mobile devices. Software suites include AWE Enterprise-System (E-System), Wireless Delivery, Wireless Service, On-Site Refueling, Wireless Transport, Route Optimization Dispatch, and GPS Vehicle tracking. The company specializes in integration of its clients’ ...

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