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Paraco Gas Acquires Bay Gas

Paraco Gas Corp., Rye Brook, N.Y., announced the acquisition of Bay Gas in Shirley, N.Y. The family-owned propane company was founded by Jack O’Loughlin in 1968, and was most recently operated by his son, John O’Loughlin. “This is our second acquisition of 2017 and we are honored to welcome Bay Gas to our family of acquired companies,” said Christina Armentano, ...

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How to Thrive with Bioheat Blended Fuel

Fuel Oil News and REG held a webinar on Bioheat blended fuel, featuring Ray Hart, founder of Hart Home Comfort, a company that operates in Long Island and the New York metro area, and Barry Knox, director of the Northeast Region for REG. To hear audio of the complete webinar, go to www.fueloilnews.com, put your cursor on the “Webinars” pull-down ...

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AltWheels Fleet Day

Yale University is exploring the pros and cons of biodiesel amid a range of alternative fuels. Hocon Gas is supplying autogas, and using it too. By Stephen Bennett Yale University runs some vehicles fueled by a diesel-biodiesel blend and some vehicles fueled by propane as the university works towards creating a reduced-emissions, sustainable fleet, Ron Gitelman, Yale’s fleet program administrator, ...

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Making Inroads in the Biodiesel Market

T.H. Malloy & Sons and Black Bear Biodiesel are fueling changes in diesel fueling and home heating, reports Maura Keller, contributing writer for Fuel Oil News. Here is Keller’s feature article, from the December 2017 issue of Fuel Oil News: For many people, the idea of having a family business to join might sound like a walk in the park—the ...

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Superior Plus Energy Services Again Supports Breast Cancer Research

Superior Plus Energy Services, a provider of fuel and energy-related services, announced that it is continuing its partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), committing to donate at least $50,000 of its 2017 profits to fund breast cancer research. Since it began the partnership in 2010, Superior Plus Energy Services, based in Rochester, N.Y., has added five pink delivery trucks ...

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Roadside Inspection

Mark Knaul, a motor carrier investigator for the New York State Department of Transportation (in orange), and Adam Silverstein, a supervising motor carrier investigator (in denim shirt), performed a mock roadside safety inspection for attendees of the ESEA/UNYEA Convention, Aug. 28-29 in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (For more on ESEA/UNYEA, see, “ESEA Launches ‘Upgrade Your Lifestyle’ Program,” page 4 of the ...

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East River Energy Helps in Fort Myers After Hurricane Irma

After Hurricane Irma hit Fort Myers, Fla., causing extensive damage, East River Energy, Guilford, Conn., was subcontracted to help get Southwest Florida International Airport operating again, says Steve Sowka of East River Energy. On Sept. 13 East River Energy mobilized a number of trucks and drivers to the airport in Fort Myers. “They were there for a week, primarily to ...

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CEMA Honors Three for Efforts on Behalf of Industry

The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association held its 67th Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Southern New England Energy Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association and the Oilheat Institute of Rhode Island. During the Awards Luncheon on Sept. 18, CEMA honored three individuals for their work in promoting the industry and its causes: Greg Stafstrom of Springbrook Ice and ...

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Portable Propane

Hocon Gas, headquartered in Shelton, Conn., displayed a 1,000-gallon propane tank on a trailer at AltWheels Fleet Day. Hocon has two of the dispensing units, which are used “for temporary purposes,” Tim Brown, Hocon’s Autogas manager, said in a phone interview after the event. If an autogas dealer is awaiting a permit for a permanent fueling station to be installed, ...

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Eastern Delivery Trucks Run on Propane

Eastern Propane Gas is increasing the number of propane-fueled vehicles in its fleet. Half of the 300 vehicles in the Eastern Propane Gas fleet are now or soon will be running on propane. The propane-fueled trucks in the fleet include about 40 that are Freightliner Custom Chassis S2G models that Eastern started buying about three years ago, says Mike Gagne, ...

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