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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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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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