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Fuel Oil News and the Industry at 80

Note: Offered below is an update to the industry history provided for FON’s 75th Anniversary, with an interview with the son of FON founder Curtis Klinger and a special section on former FON Editor George Schultz. It’s difficult to imagine how revolutionary oil heat was when it came on the scene. Wood had provided heating from the campfire in humanity’s ...

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NYOHA: Maniscalco Retires

John Maniscalco held the top job at the New York Oil Heating Association for more than 24 years By Stephen Bennett John Maniscalco was caught by surprise. It was at the Atlantic Region Energy Expo in Atlantic City, N.J., last May, during the keynote session, and Maniscalco was called onto the stage and given a plaque honoring him for more ...

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Oil? Dirty? Not Anymore

By Dan Vastyan Corbin Fuel Co. started out as an ice and coal delivery service nearly 100 years ago, but now they focus on oil and propane delivery. Suffice to say the block ice trade isn’t booming these days. In the 1930s, they started swapping ice wagons for fuel tankers and made the leap from keeping ice boxes cold to ...

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Eight Stages of Oil Input

By John Vastyan It’s not often that you’ll find more than two oil-fired boilers serving the same hydronic system.  With a little creativity and a lot of technical aptitude, professionals at Petro Home Heating & Air Conditioning were able to provide a unique commercial solution in rural Rhode Island. This staged-fire oil installation recently proved its worth at the Brothers of ...

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Going Greener with Soy-Based Lubricants

Fuel oil marketers and dealers who already market Bioheat® blends can extend their “green” franchise by adding soy-based lubricants and cleaners to their lineup of deliverables (if they distribute lubricants), as well as using them in their own maintenance operations, manufacturers of the products and a former fleet manager said.

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Heating Season Fuels Outlook Update

A significant development has occurred since we released last month’s Heating Season Fuels Outlook for 2014—a crack has appeared in OPEC’s price support wall. Historically, a lack of long-term discipline in OPEC was the order of the day for many years. Regardless of a commitment to hold prices at a certain level, invariably a member (often Venezuela) would decide to ...

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Taco names new COO

CRANSTON, R.I. – At company employee meetings at Taco facilities in Cranston and Fall River, Taco President & CEO John Hazen White, Jr. introduced Wil VandeWeil as the new COO of Taco, effective Monday, December 15. As the new COO of Taco, Mr. VandeWeil will oversee daily operations of Taco and work with John White, Jr. and his board of ...

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