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Sharp Energy Triples Size of a Propane Rail Terminal

Sharp Energy completed construction upgrades to its propane rail facility in North Dover, Delaware, the company announced. The enhanced rail facility triples Sharp Energy’s propane supply capacity to serve tens of thousands of end-users throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The rail facility includes a state-of-the-art rail platform that provides safe access to unloading fuel, and a convenient transport loading ...

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Sprague Launches Venture to Install Solar Panels Atop Storage Tanks

After installing thin, lightweight solar panels atop a petroleum storage tank at a terminal in South Portland, Maine, Sprague Operating Resources and Pictricity plan to install solar panels on tanks at other Sprague terminals, the companies said. Sprague has more than 20 refined products and materials handling locations in the Northeast. Picktricity, a Massachusetts-based installer of thin-film solar panels, originally ...

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ATA Appeals Dismissal of Challenge to Truck Tolls in Rhode Island

The American Trucking Associations and three motor carriers appealed a decision by the federal district court in Rhode Island to dismiss a challenge to RhodeWorks, the state’s truck-only toll scheme. In its challenge, ATA contends that Rhode Island’s toll scheme unconstitutionally discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce. In a March 19, 2019 decision dismissing ...

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CEMA Goes to Hartford

Support for ULSD and biodiesel, and opposition to carbon pricing and tolls are critical to Connecticut fuel marketers, and they told legislators so in a day of lobbying at the state capitol in Hartford. Sharon Peterson of Apple Oil Co., West Haven, briefed fuel marketers on a proposal to establish a “thermal renewable energy credit program” designed to incentivize the ...

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ATRI: Pot Plus Driving Poses Safety Challenge

With more states legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana, professional truck drivers are more likely to be sharing the roadway with car drivers operating under the influence of marijuana, the American Transportation Research Institute said upon releasing research on the subject. ATRI said its research sought to document the most promising methods to identify and deter marijuana-impaired driving. The study ...

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Work Truck Show Draws Record Crowd

A record 14,256 industry professionals from 28 countries attended The Work Truck Show 2019, event producer NTEA reported. Event highlights included vehicle introductions, equipment demonstrations, educational opportunities, and a broad display of vocational trucks and equipment. Having maxed out its traditional display space within Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, The Work Truck Show 2019 expanded to include a New Exhibitor Pavilion across the hall ...

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Coalition Launches Campaign to Expand Route 17 in NY State

A coalition representing more than 100 stakeholders assembled in Albany, N.Y., to launch a campaign for expanding Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan counties. 17-Forward-86, a group of business, industry, trade and tourism interests, seeks $500 million from New York state to add a third lane each way on the heavily traveled corridor between Harriman and Exit 103 in Monticello. Coalition members say there is a critical need to ease congestion, ...

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Women in Energy Special Event at NORA Research Center: April 2

Women in Energy and the National Oilheat Research Alliance will hold a special event at the NORA Liquid Fuels Research Center in Plainview, N.Y. on April 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Since 2001, NORA has been the leading voice for the oil-heating industry and its consumers. Two of NORA’s most impactful industry initiatives are: The industry transition from ...

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Alliance AutoGas Displays New Technologies at Work Truck Show

Alliance AutoGas and Prins Alternative Fuel Systems displayed a new propane autogas system installed on a 2019 Chevy Silverado at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, March 5-8. The system on the Silverado is one of many new technologies that it released in 2018, Alliance AutoGas said. Examples of the new technologies brought to the marketplace in 2018 include 58 ...

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BSOHA Donates $4,690 to Salvation Army

The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association donated $4,690 to both the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army, with each Corps receiving half of the total donation. Since 2006, the BSOHA annual charitable donation has directly helped the heating needs of local residents to a total contribution of $64,780. Cpt. Sharon Tressler of the Reading Corps and Envoy Gina Harris of the Pottsville Corps of ...

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