NYPGA-PGANE-NJPGA Summer Meeting at The Sagamore on Lake George NY

(April 28, 2016)
Clifton Park, NY–New York, New Jersey and New England Association have teamed up for a joint Summer Meeting in Bolton Landing, New York at The Sagamore Resort on June 22-24. Attendees will get to enjoy informative and lively meetings, delicious food, beautiful views of Lake George, maybe a spa treatment or two, hiking in the Adirondack State Park and shopping… FULL ARTICLE >>

DiversiTech Acquires Quick-Sling LLC

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(April 27, 2016)
(achr, the NEWS) ATLANTA — DiversiTech Corp., a leading manufacturer and supplier of HVACR parts and accessories, announced that it has purchased Quick-Sling LLC., a manufacturer of mounting products for residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC equipment. DiversiTech said the acquisition provides wholesalers and contractors with greater accessibility to a suite of products that makes installation of air handlers and furnaces… FULL ARTICLE >>

Star Gas Partners, L.P. to Host Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Webcast and Conference Call May 5

(April 26, 2016)
STAMFORD, Conn., April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Star Gas Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership” or “Star”) (NYSE:SGU), a home energy distributor and services provider, today announced that it will release its fiscal 2016 second quarter results after the close of trading on May 4, 2016. Members of Star’s management team will host a webcast and conference call at 11:00 a.m.… FULL ARTICLE >>

Strong El Niño helps reduce US heating demand and fuel prices

(April 25, 2016)
Written by Phil Allan – Energy Voice Above-normal temperatures during the 2015-16 winter were a key factor in lowering heating demand and winter fuel expenditures. Compared with the 2014-15 winter, propane and heating oil demand decreased by 16% and 45%, respectively, and residential electricity demand decreased by 6%, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. The 2015-16 winter season… FULL ARTICLE >>
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OHCC, NYOHA and NORA Celebrate Opening of Research and Training Center

(April 15, 2016)
The heating oil industry now has a place to call home in New York. The New York Oil Heating Association, the Oil Heat Comfort Corp. and the National Oilheat Research Alliance held a grand opening Wednesday for their new shared facility in Plainview, NY. For the two New York associations, it is known as the NYOHA/OHCC Technical Training Institute. For NORA… FULL ARTICLE >>

Greensboro, Reidsville HVAC Companies To Merge

(April 14, 2016)
Triad Business Journal– Greensboro-based Berico Heating & Air Conditioning has reached a merger agreement with Willis & Willis Heating & Air in Reidsville. The agreement adds to Berico’s service area footprint, which already includes Greensboro, High Point, Eden and Burlington. Berico will honor all service agreements and warranties currently in place with Willis & Willis customers, according to Will Berry,… FULL ARTICLE >>

New Putnus system delivers smaller amounts of fuel at a low cost

(April 1, 2016)
Oil distributer Jeffrey Suntup has designed Putnus (Suntup spelled backwards), a new system for delivering smaller amounts of heating oil, such as 25 gallons, to customers. The unit is comprised of a 118.9 gallon tank, a Smith meter, a Veeder Root register and a 150 foot Goodyear Redwing hose, one inch in diameter, including an electric rewind. It was created… FULL ARTICLE >>

Research shows propane irrigation engines cut costs by 58 percent

(March 31, 2016)
High Plains/Midwest/AG Journal, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Producers who irrigated with emissions-compliant, propane-powered irrigation engines reduced fuel costs by 58 percent in 2015, according to research results from the Propane Education & Research Council’s Propane Farm Incentive Program. Through the 2015 program, producers from 20 states installed and tested 56 propane-powered irrigation engines from seven different manufacturers. Over the course of… FULL ARTICLE >>

Colonial Pipeline to auction 45,000 barrels of high sulfur heating oil

(March 29, 2016)
Houston (Platts)–28 Mar 2016 424 pm EDT/2024 GMT Colonial Pipeline has a surplus of 77/88 grade (high sulfur heating oil) and 45,000 barrels will be available for purchase during three auctions Wednesday at the Dorsey Junction in Maryland, the company said in a notice to shippers Monday morning. Each auction will offer 15,000 barrels deliverable at South Baltimore or Curtis… FULL ARTICLE >>

Nebraska Soybean Board “Revolutionizes” Heating Oil Industry

(March 23, 2016)
BY Nebraska Soybean Board | March 23, 2016 The air above New York City is a little cleaner thanks to Nebraska soybean growers. Heating oil dealers in the Big Apple are blending more biodiesel into their product because it reduces harmful emissions. But the initial push to use biodiesel in heating oil came from the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB). The… FULL ARTICLE >>
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