Paycheck Protection Program info for small businesses

Loan info for Feb. 15-June 30
(2020-04-01 18:41:24)
A note from the Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey March 31, 2020 Last Thursday 26, 2020 President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. One of the provisions in the CARES Act is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP makes eligible for Small Business Administration loans employers with 500 or fewer employees.… FULL ARTICLE >>

Emerson’s Sensi smart thermostats earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR moniker

Can save 23% on energy usage
(2020-04-01 14:53:25)
ENERGY STAR, a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy, has named Emerson a 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its Sensi smart thermostat suite. Emerson noted Sensi is the first smart thermostat brand to receive this honor. The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award honors organizations that have made… FULL ARTICLE >>

Update to CISA guidance on critical infrastructure workers

(2020-03-30 18:28:16)
Notice from Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) March 30, 2020 CISA Further Clarifies Essential Workforce Guidance Over the weekend, the “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response Version 2.0” was updated. This guidance is important to petroleum marketers, convenience stores and heating oil dealers because it will help ensure that all… FULL ARTICLE >>

PERC to hold webinars; launches COVID-19 informational webpage

Webinars replace convention series
(2020-03-30 14:41:37)
Due to the cancellation of the Southern Convention & International Propane Expo in April, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) plans to still hold an educational series, however in the form of six webinars. The webinars include: April 6, 11:00 a.m. (EDT) – PERC Update Live! Presenter: Tucker Perkins April 7, 11:00 a.m. (EDT) – Propane Autogas Can Do… FULL ARTICLE >>

Massachusetts Coronavirus Update from MEMA

(2020-03-23 16:58:16)
Massachusetts Governor announced today that all non-essential businesses across the state must shut-down as of 12 noon on Tuesday, March 24. Please note: This order does not impact the heating oil and propane industries. Providing energy to homes and businesses is considered essential. Read the complete list of essential businesses and services here. On the list of essential services for… FULL ARTICLE >>

FMCSA issues udated emergency (HOS) waiver for commercial drivers transporting propane

Responds to COVID-19 outbreak through April 12
(2020-03-19 13:53:51)
On March 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an updated national emergency declaration to provide a hours of service (HOS) waiver for commercial drivers transporting fuel and propane and other emergency relief in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. FMCSA WAIVER: The updated FMCSA HOS waiver declaration can be found here:  FMCSA issued a new CDL driver HOS… FULL ARTICLE >>
Rich Carrione

Managing your Marketing for Success in 2020

At a recent association meeting, I found myself engaged…
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Phillip J. Baratz

Back to basics

The heating oil industry isn’t the same as it…
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Michael Trunzo

Greenhouse gas reductions update

Michael Trunzo is the Director of Government Affairs at…
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