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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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Tri Gas & Oil Completes Rail Propane Terminal in Baltimore

Tri Gas & Oil completed a new propane terminal in Baltimore for its newest affiliate, Mid-Atlantic Rail Services (MARS), Tri Gas & Oil announced July 16. Mid Atlantic is hosting a grand opening at the new terminal on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. The event includes tours of the terminal. Tri Gas & Oil (www.trigas-oil.com), Federalsburg, Maryland, serves the eastern ...

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Marshall, Muise Join Firedragon Academy

Firedragon Academy announced that Bruce Marshall and Paul Muise have been added as instructors. Marshall is acting as adjunct supervising instructor, teaching during the summer training season, and is responsible for seminars in eastern Massachusetts. In addition, he is an adjunct laboratory instructor at Firedragon’s training facility at the Beckett Training Center in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Marshall (pictured, below) began his ...

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Quarles Petroleum Acquires Papco’s Propane Business

Quarles Petroleum, Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial fuel headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, acquired the commercial and residential propane business of Papco, Inc. Quarles will transition Papco propane customers to Quarles’ service centers in the Southeastern and Central Virginia market areas, it said in a June 27 announcement. Papco is divesting from its propane businesses. It will continue ...

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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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