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Prepping for Peak Propane Demand

Paraco Gas Corp.’s preparations for the season’s peak don’t normally vary a great deal from year to year, but this year is different, said Art Ravo, vice president of supply chain for the company, which is based in Rye Brook, N.Y. “There’s plenty of product—we’re a next exporter,” Ravo said of the U.S. A challenge is getting product to supply ...

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2021 Southeastern Expo in Atlanta is Moving to October

The 2021 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo will be held in Atlanta, October 18-20, 2021, rather than in April, NPGA Chair Denis Gagne announced. “Between many member companies restricting travel, ongoing public health concerns, and international attendees hampered with travel restrictions to the United States, NPGA’s Conventions Committee and Executive Committee universally felt this decision was in everyone’s best ...

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REG Plans to Expand Renewable Diesel Plant

Renewable Energy Group announced that it plans to expand production at its Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery by 250 million gallons annually to 340 million gallons per year. Construction should begin in mid to late 2021 with completion expected in late 2023, REG said in a statement issued Oct. 6. The REG biorefinery in Geismar, Louisiana, is slated for expansion. Photo courtesy ...

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Superior Plus Propane Partners with Feeding America

Superior Plus Propane announced a new charitable giving partnership with Feeding America to help customers save on propane while giving to families in need. Every new customer who signs up with Superior by Jan. 31, 2021, will receive a $200 credit, and Superior will donate $25 to a food bank in the customer’s community through Feeding America, the company said. ...

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CANCELLED: 2021 AHR Expo

AHR Expo show management announced the cancellation of the 2021 AHR Expo after working with McCormick Place to tentatively reschedule to March 2021. With roadblocks set in place by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting current state and local restrictions that prohibit mass gatherings over 50 people, an in-person event will not take place in 2021, International Exposition Co., which ...

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NEFI: Eliminate Fossil Energy for Heating by 2050

The National Energy & Fuels Institute, with management consulting firm Kearney, announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. The plan outlines how the trade association aims to carry out a pledge made last year when more than 300 heating oil industry professionals committed to achieve 15% carbon reductions by 2023, 40% reductions ...

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Biodiesel-Powered Vehicles Wrap and Roll

Newly branded vehicles highlighting biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling along city streets and interstate highways in Washington, D.C., Texas oil country, the California coast and throughout the Midwest. The National Biodiesel Board announced that eight biodiesel users from across the country received matching funds to share their biodiesel success stories with wraps, decals or other vehicle branding ...

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Virtual Heat Show Presents Live Webinars: Sept. 22-23

The Virtual HEAT Show presentation schedule features more than 20 webinars in multiple educational tracks. HEAT Show offers attendees, exhibitors and sponsors a full schedule of live sessions designed to bring heating and energy industry stakeholders together safely. Session descriptions are available online with individual webinar sign-up links. Click here to see the webinar schedule.

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Fleets Use Pure Biodiesel

Fleets of all sizes and across all industries have long used diesel fuel, but in recent years some have turned to B20—a blend containing 20% biodiesel, 80% petroleum diesel—to take advantage of environmental and sustainability benefits it is designed to offer. And now fleet operators including the Washington, D.C., Department of Public Works and the city of Ames, Iowa, are ...

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Old World Industries Joins Diesel Technology Forum

Old World Industries, manufacturer and distributor of BlueDEF, a diesel exhaust fluid, joined The Diesel Technology Forum. “DEF is a critical component of many of today’s advanced clean diesel engines, vehicles and equipment, which makes OWI a great addition to our growing membership,” Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Forum, said in announcing that OWI was joining the Forum.  In its ...

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