NEFI plans to eliminate heating oil industry fossil fuels by 2050

Announcement builds on last year's pledge
(2020-09-24 14:47:00)
At a national summit held Sep. 23, representatives from the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) and global management consulting firm Kearney announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. The announcement builds upon a pledge made last year when more than 300 heating oil industry professionals committed to achieve 15% carbon reductions… FULL ARTICLE >>

AHR postpones January 2021 Chicago expo

Show eyes March dates as possible replacement
(2020-09-23 19:08:21)
AHR has announced their originally planned show dates of January 25-27, 2021 are postponed. Also: AHR Expo, ASHRAE and AHRI continue to explore the feasibility of hosting the event March 15-17, 2021, however, no final decisions have been made. A final decision regarding the in-person hosting of the 2021 AHR Expo will be announced on or before October 15, 2020.… FULL ARTICLE >>

R.W. Beckett Announces B20 Burner Certification

(2020-09-22 16:36:56)
North Ridgeville, OH–R.W. Beckett Corp. announced that all AF and AFG burners produced after September 8, 2020 are certified to use biodiesel blends of up to 20% (B20) — aligning with the first step of the Providence Resolution of B20 by 2023.                         “We are excited to offer dealers… FULL ARTICLE >>

Massachusetts-based Brideau Oil buys Montuori Oil

Combines heating oil, propane, plumbing & HVAC
(2020-09-22 15:32:44)
Brideau Oil Corp. has acquired the heating oil, diesel and bulk gasoline delivery businesses of Montuori Oil Delivery, Inc., and related entities. Both family-owned businesses are located in Fitchburg, MA. Terms of the transaction, which closed Sept. 10, were not disclosed. Montuori Oil was founded in 1926 and delivers heating oil and diesel to residential and light commercial customers in… FULL ARTICLE >>

Webinar to help propane reps discover customer buying styles

Will run again Oct 6 at 10 am
(2020-09-21 15:53:23)
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is hosting a propane sales training webinar called “Propane Customers’ Buying Styles.” It is the last in a series by PERC. All webinars are being recorded for future broadcast in PERC’s Learning Center. This webinar ran September 24 and will run again October 6 at 10 am. The “Propane Customers’ Buying Styles” webinar… FULL ARTICLE >>

Manlius Oil Exits the Fuels Business

Illinois company sells c-store to Growmark affiliates
(2020-09-17 18:34:11)
Article courtesy: CSP By Greg Lindenberg on Sep. 16, 2020 MANLIUS, Ill. — Agview FS Inc. and Gold Star FS Inc. have acquired Manlius Oil Co., a fuel distributor, propane company and convenience-store operator. Agview, Princeton, Ill., and Gold Star, Cambridge, Ill., are affiliates of Growmark Inc., a Bloomington, Ill.-based agricultural cooperative serving cooperatives, retailers, businesses and customers in the United States and… FULL ARTICLE >>
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NEFI plans to eliminate heating oil industry fossil fuels by 2050
At a national summit held Sep. 23, representatives from the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) and global management consulting firm Kearney announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. The announcement builds upon a pledge made last… READ BLOG >>
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Massachusetts-based Brideau Oil buys Montuori Oil
Brideau Oil Corp. has acquired the heating oil, diesel and bulk gasoline delivery businesses of Montuori Oil Delivery, Inc., and related entities. Both family-owned businesses are located in Fitchburg, MA. Terms of the transaction, which closed Sept. 10, were not disclosed. Montuori Oil was founded… READ BLOG >>
Webinar to help propane reps discover customer buying styles
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