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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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Cargas Promotes Cory Grimm

Cory Grimm, formerly the consulting manager for Cargas Energy’s business unit, was promoted to director of consulting, the company announced. In his new role Grimm will expand his management responsibilities, leading Cargas Energy’s systems consultants and project managers. He will also focus on scaling the team’s implementation methodology and strategic initiatives like new product releases. Cory Grimm Prior to joining Cargas, ...

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NORA Plots Future

​The National Oilheat Research Alliance is charged by Congress with the “development and demonstration of clean and efficient oilheat fuel utilization equipment, including research to develop renewable fuels.” With NORA’s recent reauthorization extending into 2029, the Alliance needs to identify and address long and short-term areas of concern. Keeping these goals in mind, NORA hosted a Technical Review and Research ...

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Sharp Energy Triples Size of a Propane Rail Terminal

Sharp Energy completed construction upgrades to its propane rail facility in North Dover, Delaware, the company announced. The enhanced rail facility triples Sharp Energy’s propane supply capacity to serve tens of thousands of end-users throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The rail facility includes a state-of-the-art rail platform that provides safe access to unloading fuel, and a convenient transport loading ...

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Sprague Launches Venture to Install Solar Panels Atop Storage Tanks

After installing thin, lightweight solar panels atop a petroleum storage tank at a terminal in South Portland, Maine, Sprague Operating Resources and Pictricity plan to install solar panels on tanks at other Sprague terminals, the companies said. Sprague has more than 20 refined products and materials handling locations in the Northeast. Picktricity, a Massachusetts-based installer of thin-film solar panels, originally ...

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ATA Appeals Dismissal of Challenge to Truck Tolls in Rhode Island

The American Trucking Associations and three motor carriers appealed a decision by the federal district court in Rhode Island to dismiss a challenge to RhodeWorks, the state’s truck-only toll scheme. In its challenge, ATA contends that Rhode Island’s toll scheme unconstitutionally discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce. In a March 19, 2019 decision dismissing ...

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CEMA Goes to Hartford

Support for ULSD and biodiesel, and opposition to carbon pricing and tolls are critical to Connecticut fuel marketers, and they told legislators so in a day of lobbying at the state capitol in Hartford. Sharon Peterson of Apple Oil Co., West Haven, briefed fuel marketers on a proposal to establish a “thermal renewable energy credit program” designed to incentivize the ...

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