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Gault Companies Acquires Rural Fuels

Gault Family Companies of Westport, Conn., has acquired the business assets of Rural Fuels headquartered in Trumbull, Conn., Cetane Associates announced. The transaction closed on September 22, 2021. Rural Fuels is one of the largest family owned residential propane delivery business in Connecticut. Originally founded in 1947 as The Rural Gas Company by entrepreneur Howard Rowan, the company grew steadily ...

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Ray Energy Completes Expansion of Propane Terminal

Ray Energy has completed an expansion of their propane rail and transport facility on the border of New York and Vermont to meet the increased demand of their Northeast customers. The company has installed two new 60,000-gallon propane storage tanks increasing total fixed storage capacity to 360,000 gallons. Combined with the 480,000 gallons that can be stored on rail cars, ...

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Palmer Gas & Oil Opens Storage Facility

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, Senate President Chuck Morse, State Senator David Watters and Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard were all on hand this week to help Palmer Gas & Oil owner Bill Ermer and his team cut the red ribbon on the company’s newest fuel storage facility in Somersworth, N.H. This latest storage facility ensures that there will be plenty ...

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BSOHA Gathers at Muhammad Ali Training Camp

The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Assn (BSOHA) gathered at Fighter’s Heaven, the former Muhammad Ali Training Camp in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 16 for a social mixer and night of food, music, and comradery within its membership. Oil dealers and guests from surrounding associations and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association also joined in. Fighters Heaven is currently owned by Mike Madden (son ...

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NYSEC’s ‘Net-Zero Hero’ Campaign Promotes Bioheat Fuel

Consumers and community leaders are urged to “Be a Net-Zero Hero” in the New York State Energy Coalition’s new marketing campaign running through April, 2022. The new campaign, launched Sept. 5, highlights Bioheat fuel’s path to a net-zero carbon future, as “The Renewable Home Heating Fuel” that promotes cleaner air … is better for our planet …  is better for ...

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2021 NEFI Legends Awards Dinner Honors Leading Women

The NEFI Legends Awards Dinner honored some of the leading women of the liquid heating fuel industry. The dinner was held at the HEAT Show, Tuesday, September 14. Each of these honorees has helped promote the success of women in the industry, as well as the success of the industry itself. Their achievements are nothing short of legendary. The honorees ...

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Kenworth New Medium Duty Models in Production

The Kenworth new medium duty models are now in production at the PACCAR assembly plant in Ste-Thérèse, Québec.  The vehicles serve a variety of applications including fuel oil and propane, cargo and reefer van, beverage, tow and recovery, utility and government, landscaping, fire, mechanics/service, dump and mixer. “It’s great to launch this new lineup into production at the PACCAR Ste-Thérèse plant,” said Kevin ...

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NEFI, Industry: Make Renewable Fuels Part of National Energy Strategy

NEFI and 18 allied trade associations penned a letter to Congress this week urging inclusion of renewable fuels as part of a national strategy to reduce emissions in the residential energy sector. The National Energy & Fuels Institute issued a statement that reads, in part: “Democrats are working on a filibuster-proof $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that could include a myriad ...

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Diane Quesnelle Heads EMARI

In her new job as executive director of the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island, Diane E. Quesnelle says, the biggest issues are stopping electrification, growing the biodiesel market, educating consumers on the green benefits of biodiesel, and recruiting young people to careers as technicians. The biodiesel effort got a boost recently. Diane E. Quesnelle, executive director of the Energy ...

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NORA Releases Heat Pump Controls Strategy Study

Modern low-ambient, mini-split heat pumps offer the promise of providing both heating and cooling without the cost associated with duct retrofit. It is common for these heat pumps to be installed alongside an existing hydronic heating system, often oil-fired. The National Oilheat Research Alliance’s (NORA) just released Development of a Best Practices Guide for Integrated Hydronic and Ductless, Air-source Heat ...

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