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OHCNH to Push for ULS heating Oil

As reported on last month, the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire has been considering supporting a move to bring a low-sulfur requirement to the state. A meeting held on Nov. 13 has set this as a formal policy goal. 

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SIGMA Elects Tom Gresham as President

On Nov. 12, 2014, the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America elected Tom Gresham as SIGMA President. Gresham was previously SIGMA first vice president and chairman of the SIGMA Legislative Committee. Gresham is president and CEO of Double Quick, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Journalism from Southern Methodist University.

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Northeast Braces for Extreme Winter

Schneider Electric has issued the following advice to heating oil customers, but it is certainly applicable as a caution and planning point for distributors as well: While consumers are more prepared for another extreme winter than year prior, conflicting weather forecasts for the winter of 2014-2015, in addition to changing sulfur specifications in states throughout the Northeast, have created a volatile atmosphere for the heating oil market.

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Two Upstate New York Heating Oil Associations Unite To Establish the Upstate New York Energy Association

The Oil Heat Institute of Eastern New York and Oil Fuel Institute of Central New York have merged to establish a new trade group that shall henceforth be known as the Upstate New York Energy Association. The merger brings together two heating industry institutes that had existed side-by-side since the 1960s. OHIENY was organized in 1964, following a consolidation of groups in Troy, Albany, Mohawk Valley, and Fulton and Montgomery counties. That association later expanded to include Oilheat dealers in 19 additional counties throughout upstate New York. The Oneida County based OFICNY had been registered as a domestic not- for-profit corporation just two years earlier, in 1962.

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Grundfos Launches CM, CME Pump Assembly in Pennsylvania

In an effort to better serve customers' needs through expanded capacity, Grundfos has begun assembling its CM and CME horizontal multistage close-coupled pumps at its facility in Allentown, Pa., which serves as the main distribution center for the North American region.

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