Tag Archives: February 2015

Catching Rays: Oil Dealer, Entrepreneur Team Up to Sell Solar

By Stephen Bennett Arden Steiner, a fuel oil dealer, and Dries van Wagenberg, an entrepreneur active in the petroleum industry, share a sunny outlook about their new venture. They are partners in a distribution company, Rayviance, that is marketing a solar-powered system of the same name for space heating and domestic hot water. Steiner, a principal in Affordable Fuels, a ...

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Call it a Wrap!

By now, I know most of you have noticed that several oil, mechanical companies and even Dunkin Donut’s have been wrapping their vehicles with some pretty fancy and eye catching advertising designs.

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Lawyers Gone Wild

By Steve Abbate  There is a classic holiday movie called A Christmas Story. The story revolves around Ralphie, a young boy who wants a Daisy Red Ryder Range Model 1938 Air Rifle BB Gun for Christmas. In one scene, Ralphie’s younger brother is dressed by his mother to go to school. The mother puts several sweaters and coats on the brother ...

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APP-Propriate

Our industry workforce has long been what many deem as “traditional.” Relationships between employees and employers have been (and remain in some cases) decades long, built on one-on-one associations grounded in trust, respect, family ties and the like.  I know dozens of people that have not only been in the fuel business for 40+ years, but half of them have ...

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My, How Things Have Changed

By Keith Reid I first started reporting on the petroleum industry in 1999. At that time, the conventional wisdom was fairly well established. The United States would never again be a major oil producer. Demand for refined products, particularly gasoline, would continue an inexorable increase. Conventional oil throughout the world would become scarce. Prices would continue to rise upward. That ...

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