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The State of American Energy: API President Mike Sommers

Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the 2020 State of American Energy at the Anthem. This is quite a different venue from the Reagan Building downtown where we held the previous State of American Energy events. Being here on stage – on the very spot where Bob Dylan has played – gives this event a whole different feel. Like the ...

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NEFI Announces 2020 Advanced Education Programs

NEFI Advanced Education will again offer  Management Development and Energy Leaders programs in 2020. These sessions have been updated to reflect current market conditions and help industry leaders steer their companies to a “Net-Zero Carbon by 2050” future — a goal the Northeast heating fuel industry embraced with the September 16, 2019, Providence Resolution. NEFI Advanced Education programs are open ...

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Who Pays and Who Benefits From Toll System Revenue?

Nearly half of toll revenue is diverted for uses other than transportation and transportation infrastructure, according to research by the American Transportation Research Institute. The new research documents the collection and distribution of $14.7 billion in U.S. toll revenue, representing 82% of U.S. toll collections. The study examines how much toll revenue is generated versus reinvested in toll facilities, and ...

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Industry: Federal Tax Credit Will Help Advance Higher Blends of Bioheat Fuel

In an important move that will help the heating oil industry achieve its goals of higher blends of renewable fuel and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), President Trump on Dec. 20 signed into law a year-end spending bill (H.R.1865) that includes a five-year extension of the federal biodiesel tax credit. Industry trade groups including the New England Fuel ...

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CEMA Holiday Party

Gary Sippin of Sippin Energy Products in Monroe is the newly installed chairman of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association. Outgoing chairman Peter Russell of Santa Energy in Bridgeport, Robert Barrieau of Barrieau Oil Co., West Hartford, and Stephen Sack of Sack Energy in West Hartford, were honored at the Association’s annual meeting, which doubled as a holiday party, Dec. 18 ...

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OESP Accepting Applications for Dave Nelsen Scholarships

Applications for the Dave Nelsen Scholarships are being accepted through March 12, OESP announced. The association seeks sponsors willing to donate $2,500 to recipients; OESP provides matching funds for three to six annual scholarships of $5,000 each. A technician’s scholarship is also available for a maximum of $2,000. Applications for the award for technicians are being accepted on a rolling ...

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REG, Broco Oil Supplying Heating Fuel to City of Boston

Family owned, veteran-operated fuel company Broco Oil has been contracted to provide heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities, Renewable Energy Group announced. Broco Oil’s heating oil is a B20 Bioheat fuel blend containing 20% biodiesel, a renewable liquid fuel with reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel and ...

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Coast Guard Begins Icebreaking Operations

The Coast Guard launched its ice breaking season Monday, Dec. 16, as winter’s cold temperatures are anticipated to impact every port, waterway, and harbor in the Northeast. Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OpRENEW) is the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies, energy, and emergency resources they need throughout the winter. Of the heating ...

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OHIRI Becomes EMARI

The Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island is re-inventing itself. The trade association announced Oct. 30 that it changed its name to the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island (EMARI). The board of directors voted in favor of the name change at its monthly meeting Oct. 16 at Maria’s Cocina in Providence. The new logo of the renamed Rhode Island ...

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CEMA/ENTECH Scholarship to Support Honor Students

CEMA’s School Advisory Board (SAB), chaired by Ed Ryan of Ryan Oil, Hamden, Conn., voted to create a scholarship in memory of former ICPA director Charlie Isenberg for his role in creating the association’s HVAC school in 1978 (now known as ENTECH). “Charlie was there when it all began, and we wanted to help remember him and the industry’s commitment ...

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