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Truck Start-Up to Build Hydrogen Fueling Station Network

Nikola Motor Company of Salt Lake City, Utah, announced plans to construct 364 hydrogen-refueling stations. The announcement promptly followed the development of the Nikola One hydrogen fuel cell electric semi-truck, which utilizes a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries and has a range of up to 1,200 miles. Construction of the new fueling stations is slated to begin ...

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Oil Heat Cares Foundation Donates New Boiler and Installs It for NYC Family

Pictured on home page, left to right: Ed Puncar of Advanced Hydrolics; Pete Gonzalez and his students: Joshua Diaz, Tyrese Jordan, and Justin Gonzalez. Photo courtesy of Oil Heat Cares Foundation   The Oil Heat Cares Foundation, an initiative of the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP), brought much more than New Year’s well-wishes to an appreciative family ...

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The Case for Autogas

Is propane the motor fuel of the future? By Maura Keller Proponents of propane as a motor fuel, aka autogas, say it is “greener,” costs less than gasoline or diesel, is almost entirely domestically produced—and today’s vehicles can be designed or converted to use it. Because the fuel burns efficiently and inflicts less wear and tear on engines than gasoline ...

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Kentucky Marketers Launch Bioheat Campaign

The Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association launched a statewide campaign to promote Bioheat at its third annual Tank & Technical Conference. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the benefits of Bioheat and educate Kentuckians about using Bioheat to heat their homes and businesses. The centerpiece of the campaign is a fleet of Bioheat-branded trucks that began traveling Kentucky’s roadways in ...

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Safe Handling

By Stephen Bennett If fuel oil leaks or spills, do you know what to do? There are “very specific” federal laws that apply to reporting a leak or spill, and among states, Massachusetts has detailed reporting requirements as well, says Marc Nerino. Nerino conducts training sessions for fuel oil companies and groups such as the North Shore Oil Heat Association, ...

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AltWheels Highlight

Propane As a Motor Fuel By Stephen Bennett Jim Proulx has his sights set on the propane market. Propane as a motor fuel, that is. The market is in its infancy, but it has big potential, Proulx says. The president of Proulx Oil & Propane, Newmarket, N.H., gave a talk on the future of the market at the AltWheels conference ...

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Connecticut Drops Plan to Expand Natural Gas Capacity

Connecticut is cancelling its request for proposals to expand natural gas in the state, in what appears to be a reversal of an energy policy that it had been pursuing, and that the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association opposed. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said it cancelled a request that sought “proposals for natural gas resources, including liquefied natural gas, ...

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NORA Technical Workshop

Industry professionals, including representatives of the heating oil industry in Europe, exchange information about the latest developments in fuels and technology By Stephen Bennett A technical workshop hosted by the National Oilheat Research Alliance, led by its president, John Huber, featured a program devised by Dr. Thomas Butcher, NORA’s director of research. Presenters discussed topics in four categories: Advanced Burner Concepts; Ultra-Low ...

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Report: Southern New England Energy Conference

Education on a range of subjects was on offer in Newport, R.I. By Stephen Bennett Informational and educational seminars, including a session on building a biofuels business, and another on leveraging service contracts to boost revenues, filled the program of the Southern New England Energy Conference. Organized by the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association, and the ...

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Heating Season Fuels Outlook: 2016-2017

By Stephen Bennett Fuel inventories are plentiful going into this heating season. What does that signify for this final quarter of 2016 and the first four months of 2017? Fuel Oil News interviewed three experts for their thoughts: Philip J. Baratz, president of Angus Energy, a firm that helps companies manage fuel price volatility, and offers business consulting services and ...

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