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NORA Education Center has Relocated to Virginia

The NORA Education Center is an online database that allows technicians to complete educational curriculum to enhance service in the oil heat industry. This curriculum includes classes for technicians, drivers, customer service representatives, management, insurance agents & underwriters, home inspectors, and real estate professionals. Traditionally, the NORA Education Center has been operated in Watertown, Massachusetts by New England Fuel Institute; ...

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‘Gus” Signore of Brookline Ice & Coal Co. Passes

The New England Fuel Institute passed along the sad news of the passing of Augustine “Gus” Signore of Brookline Ice & Coal Co. (Brookline, Mass.) noting the fond memories of Gus and the ice sculptures he would donate for many of its conferences, banquets and other events: ‘Gus was an important part of our NEFI family and he will be ...

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Legislation Introduced to Support NORA

New bipartisan legislation to renew and strengthen the National Oilheat Research Alliance has been introduced in the United States Congress. Home heating oil associations around the country are praising the development, calling it “an expression of the oil heat industry’s commitment to bring to consumers the most environmentally responsible, efficient and domestically-produced home heating fuel possible.” Since the federal law ...

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Biodiesel Industry Applauds USDA Advanced Biofuel Payments

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Tuesday applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it will award millions of dollars in bioenergy payments to spur the production of advanced biofuels such as biodiesel. The payments, authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill, are going to more than 160 producers in 41 states, including dozens of biodiesel companies across the country. ...

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EIA: Cost of Crude Is Up, Refinery Margins Are Up, Average Price Is Up

The annual average regular-grade gasoline retail price, which averaged $2.78 per gallon in 2010, will increase to $3.56 per gallon in 2011, and will average $3.54 per gallon in 2012, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook. The increase in retail prices in 2011 reflects not only the higher cost of crude oil but also ...

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Lawmakers Offer New Plan to Curb Gas, Oil Price Volatility

In a move supported by both the New England Fuel Institute and the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (as part of an association of over 250 groups) new legislation has been introduced to solidly clamp down on the potential for excessive speculation in the oil markets. As noted by NEFI, the federal agency tasked with regulating the commodity derivatives already ...

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Rick Bologna of Westmore Fuel Named Marketer of the Year

  [Cromwell, CT]  The Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association [ICPA] is pleased to announce that its 2011 Marketer of the Year is Rick Bologna of Westmore Fuel in Greenwich, Connecticut.  The ICPA Marketer of the Year award is awarded once a year during the association’s annual meeting and represents the vote of the membership for the person who best exemplifies the ...

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Mass. Oil Heat and Propane Heat Energy Efficiency Program

The Northshore Oil Heat Association will have a roundtable discussion during its scheduled meeting on Sept. 19, 2011, to discuss HOUSE   Bill No. 00879. This bill would set an assessment of $.025 cents (two and one-half cents) per gallon on all gallons of oil and propane heating fuel sold in Massachusetts in order to establish the Oil Heat and Propane ...

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