Chemours debuts new low GWP refrigerants

New Opteon refrigerants to replace those de-listed by the EPA
(August 31, 2015)
Chemours, the company recently formed as a spin-off of DuPont’s performance chemicals business, announced the commercialization of two new low GWP refrigerants in the U.S. Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A) and Opteon™ XP10 (R-513A), recently received Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   These are the first in a growing portfolio of low GWP stationary refrigerants that… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Mobile home residents fume over conversion policy

Heating oil users asked to switch fuels to avoid spill liability
(August 26, 2015)
Residents at a mobile home park in Longswamp Township, PA expressed frustration after being asked to convert their home heating systems from heating oil to “an alternative” by December 1. Located about 15 miles southwest of Allentown, Mountain Village Community has been home to some residents for nearly 40 years, according to 69 News. “I have always burned either kerosene or… FULL ARTICLE >>

Angus debuts BRITE 2.0

New version of analytic software for fuel dealers
(August 25, 2015)
Angus Analytics released the newest edition of its BRITE software, version 2.0, along with a newly designed website, BRITEinfo.com. The software, designed for fuel dealers, promises to track margin trends against a budget, maximize delivery efficiency, monitor and analyze customer gains and losses, and monitor weather patterns for accurate staffing and hedging, among other features. It is the only software of its… FULL ARTICLE >>

Testo announces combustion analyzer rebate

Now through Jan. 31, purchasers receive $150 back
As part of the company’s Great Leaders promotion, purchasers of a new Testo 310, 320 or 330 Combustion Analyzer will receive a $150 rebate. The promotion began on Aug. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2016. Click here to view and print out the form. Note: According to the terms and conditions, forms must be filled out by hand. FULL ARTICLE >>

New heating oil tank rules in Canadian province

Newfoundland and Labrador updates tank requirements
(August 12, 2015)
  The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that it has adopted the 2015 version of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)-B139 code referenced under the Heating Oil Storage Tank System (HOST) Regulations, effective July 29. The new code does not affect homeowners who have already registered their tanks and upgraded or replaced their oil tank systems to meet the current… FULL ARTICLE >>

NORA releases proposed budget

Two-year proposal now open for public comment
(August 3, 2015)
  The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) Finance Committee and Executive Committee released the proposed 2016 and 2017 biennial Budget for public comment. At the conclusion of the public comment period, the budget will be forwarded to the Department of Energy. Anyone interested in commenting on this should forward comments to John Huber at [email protected] The 2016 and 2017 budget responds to… FULL ARTICLE >>
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R.W. Beckett promotes Jonathan Beckett

Third-gen. Beckett unanimously elected VP, Sales & Marketing
(July 24, 2015)
The R.W. Beckett Corp.’s Board of Directors unanimously elected Jonathan Beckett to the position of VP, Sales & Marketing. Jonathan, the grandson of company rounder Reg Beckett, son of Chairman John and brother of President & CEO Kevin, has been with the company since 2000. Over the past 15 years, he’s gained experience in marketing, product management and general management… FULL ARTICLE >>
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NORA releases recommended procedures for above-ground oil tank securement

(July 22, 2015)
During severe flood events, such as those resulting from Hurricane Irene and Super-Storm Sandy, many coastal and low elevation inland areas were subjected to high water conditions. As a result, a number of outdoor above-ground home heating oil tanks were dislodged and, in some cases, caused property damage. In response to the combined effects of these events, the Oil Heat… FULL ARTICLE >>
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NORA Report to Congress: Bioheat blends more effective than natural gas for GHG reduction

(July 20, 2015)
By Jenna Higgins Rose, National Biodiesel Board (NBB) The promise of a cleaner burning oilheat containing a domestically produced renewable fuel helped propel the oilheat checkoff into reauthorization last year. As part of that reauthorization, Congress required the National Oilheat Research Alliance to prepare a report on the utilization rate and analysis of the use of biofuels in Oilheating equipment.… FULL ARTICLE >>

Propane expert joins Warm Thoughts

Tom Jaenicke to serve as VP, Propane Marketing Services
(June 29, 2015)
Warm Thoughts Communications announced that Tom Jaenicke has joined its staff as VP, Propane Marketing Services. Jaenicke will lead the company’s efforts in expanding its footprint in the propane industry. Jaenicke brings 30 years of sales and marketing experience with leading propane retailers, manufacturers and service providers. He founded NRG Distributors, a wholesale propane heating equipment distribution company, in 1988… FULL ARTICLE >>

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Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Event Schedule

Winter is coming, and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association’s (PPA)…

New Mercury Recycling Law in Massachusetts

In an effort to boost mercury recycling in the…
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