NYOHA Helps NYC Students Learn the Science of Bioheat® Fuel

NYOHA supports interdisciplinary program at Bronx Design and Construction Academy
(November 20, 2015)
The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is helping a teacher in Bronx, NY, incorporate clean-burning Bioheat® fuel as a teaching tool in an interdisciplinary approach to HVAC training. Peter Gonzalez is teaching the science of Bioheat® fuel – as well as math, chemistry and English – to 17 Bronx Design and Construction Academy juniors this fall, with NYOHA’s support.… FULL ARTICLE >>

MA Attorney General Says Region Does Not Need More Natural Gas Pipelines

MEMA & NEFI Applaud Findings of Study
Following an extensive study of the New England region’s energy needs, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced yesterday that the region does not need new natural gas pipelines to meet New England’s electricity demands. Her study “found that through 2030 the region’s power system reliability will be maintained during our coldest winter months.” The study’s findings will certainly help derail… FULL ARTICLE >>
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HERO BX Purchases Alabama Biodiesel Plant

Biodiesel Refiner Expands into Southeast
(November 18, 2015)
Erie, PA – Biodiesel producer Lake Erie Biofuels LLC d/b/a HERO BX announced Tuesday that it has acquired the assets of the former Veros Energy biodiesel refinery in Moundville, AL. The plant will be operated under the name HERO BX Alabama LLC. HERO BX Chairman and CEO Samuel “Pat” Black III said “We are excited to be expanding into Alabama.… FULL ARTICLE >>

Heating Oil price outlook

EIA expects households heating primarily with heating oil to spend an average of $459 (25%) less this winter
(October 19, 2015)
The US. Energy Information Administration expects households heating primarily with heating oil to spend an average of $459 (25%) less this winter than last winter, reflecting retail prices that are 47 cents/gal (15%) lower and consumption that is 11% lower. In the 10%-colder-weather scenario, projected expenditures are $288 lower than last winter, with prices that are 39 cents/gal lower than… FULL ARTICLE >>

Field Controls names new executive

Tim Barton promoted to Director of Wholesale Sales & Marketing
(October 6, 2015)
Field Controls, manufacturers of indoor air quality products, announced the promotion of Tim Barton to Director of Wholesale Sales & Marketing. Barton will manage and support the regional sales team and direct all wholesale-related marketing programs, advertising and product development initiatives. “Tim has proven himself as a leader on our team,” said Patrick Holleran, President. “His ideas, product knowledge, work… FULL ARTICLE >>

NORA: Oil heated homes enjoying lower prices

Homeowners can expect lower heating prices both short and long-term
(October 5, 2015)
The following is a statement released by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA): Homeowners who heat their houses with heating oil will see lower prices this winter and for the foreseeable future. Dramatic increases in production combined with ample and increasing inventories have driven the price of home heating oil down to levels not seen in years. Prices have dropped… FULL ARTICLE >>

General Filters names new President/CEO

Assumes leadership of IAQ products and fuel oil filters manufacturer
(October 1, 2015)
General Filters, Inc., manufacturer of indoor air quality products and fuel oil filters under brands such as GeneralAire and Gar-Ber, announced the appointment of Bob Abraham as the company’s new President & CEO, effective immediately. “For over 75 years, the position of President has been held by one of the owners of General Filters, Inc.  While this has served the company… FULL ARTICLE >>

Changing the Landscape

A sit-down with Nancy Coop, Founding Chair of the NPGA Women in Propane Council
(September 29, 2015)
As part of our ongoing series of articles featuring discussions with influential figures in the liquid fuels and HVAC industries, ICM sat down with Nancy Coop, Business Development Executive with Ferrellgas and Founding Chair of the National Propane Gas Association’s (NPGA) Women in Propane Council. Greg Dool: Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be… FULL ARTICLE >>

Melvin Dubin, Slant/Fin Founder, Dies at 92

(September 23, 2015)
Melvin Dubin, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Slant/Fin Corp, passed away last week at the age of 92. Dubin started Slant/Fin from the back of a Coney Island, NY bakery in 1949 and oversaw its growth into the international supplier of boilers, baseboards and other radiant heating equipment it is today. Born and raised in New York, Dubin was a… FULL ARTICLE >>

Inside the Mind of Today’s Home Heating Oil Customer

Groundbreaking research provides critical insight into how customers think of your product, services and the competition...
September/October cover story For many years, the oilheat industry has struggled to maintain market share in the face of significant challenges. Not surprisingly, differences of opinion have risen regarding how those in the industry should focus our efforts to fight for our future. Now, for the first time in years, we have substantial, quantifiable data to illuminate a pathway forward.… FULL ARTICLE >>
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New Mercury Recycling Law in Massachusetts

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Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse Returns

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