Iran Starts Exporting Natural Gas To Iraq

Security concerns delayed exports for 4 years
(June 23, 2017)
By Irina Slav, OilPrice.com— Iran has finally started exporting natural gas to its neighbor Iraq, after a four-year delay due to the challenging security situation in war-torn Iraq. The exports have started at a daily rate of 7 million cu m, according to a deputy oil minister who spoke to IRNA, as quoted by Reuters, but should reach 35 million… FULL ARTICLE >>

Happy National HVAC Tech Day

June 22 designated to salute industry technicians
(June 22, 2017)
Facility Executive— This Thursday, June 22 is the second annual National HVAC Tech Day, a day set aside to highlight the work of technicians in the HVAC industry — and their impact on buildings and homes. HVAC training is also highlighted as the Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified that a 14% industry growth in employment rates of technicians is expected… FULL ARTICLE >>

Wilson Oil Company sold to Dehn Oil

Minnesota family business since 1945
(June 21, 2017)
By Samantha Bengs, Red Wing (MN) Republican Eagle— For the first time since its inception in 1945, Wilson Oil Company will be transitioning out of the Wilson family. “I was born and raised in this business,” owner Mike Wilson said. “It was time to step out of it.” Wilson recently sold the company to Dehn Oil of Ramsey, Minn. He… FULL ARTICLE >>

Fuel industry heads to Worcester for NEFI

Biannual event at DCU Center
(June 13, 2017)
WORCESTER, MA– The 2017 NEFI Expo is about to begin at the DCU Center with meetings later today; a full agenda of training, seminars and a trade show is set for Wednesday and Thursday. The program includes marketing strategies, regulatory, health and safety compliance, hands-on equipment training and NORA classes. Trade show floor will be open Wednesday 10-4 and Thursday 10-3.… FULL ARTICLE >>

Vermont to require inspections of heating oil storage tanks

Not determined who will pay for inspections
(June 6, 2017)
By Mike Polhamus, vtdigger.org Vermont homeowners with above ground heating oil storage tanks must obtain tank inspections before July 1, 2020, according to new rules that officials hope to have in place by the beginning of next month. Under the rules, all heating oil tanks must be inspected at least once every three years, beginning in July. Tanks will also… FULL ARTICLE >>

Jason Mangos Receives Board of Director’s Award

Inaugural award presented at EEE in Hershey
(May 31, 2017)
Article courtesy: HeatingHelp.com OESP (National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals) hosted its annual awards banquet during the Eastern Energy Expo held at The Hersey Lodge, Hershey, PA. Jason Mangos, Field Support Representative for ECR® International, was honored by receiving the inaugural Board of Director’s Award, presented by Ralph Adams, president of the National Association of Oil and Energy… FULL ARTICLE >>

ThompsonGas acquires Burkardt’s LP Gas

Illinois family business sold to Maryland company
(May 25, 2017)
By Vinde Wells, [email protected], Shaw Media Polo, IL – A Maryland company bought Burkardt’s LP Gas from its longtime owners, who are retiring after 35 years in business. Burkardt’s LP Gas “is our first acquisition in the state of Illinois, and we are encouraged by the quality of the business that Bill and Bev [Burkardt] have built,” George Koloroutis, ThompsonGas chief… FULL ARTICLE >>

Exhibitors gear up for Eastern Energy Expo

Second edition of show hits Hershey
(May 22, 2017)
Hershey, PA–The second edition of the Eastern Energy Expo is getting started tonight at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, long time site of OESP’s annual shows. Following a successful debut last May in Connecticut, the EEE in its present format is in Hershey for the first time. Show hours are Tuesday 12-6 pm and Wednesday 10 am-2 pm, Monday… FULL ARTICLE >>

Plans underway to ship ethanol from Port of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan

(May 19, 2017)
Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A Wisconsin-based petroleum distributor is planning to construct a $3 million pipeline at the Port of Milwaukee that will allow the company to ship bulk supplies of ethanol over the Great Lakes. The project by U.S. Oil to ship the flammable colorless liquid would represent the first shipments of a fuel or fuel additive from… FULL ARTICLE >>

Bradford White Canada Moves To New Facility

(May 9, 2017)
HALTON HILLS, ON–Bradford White Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of Bradford White Corp., recently relocated all operations from the former Mississauga, Ontario facility to a much larger facility in Halton Hills, Ontario. The company commenced operations at the Halton Hills location on May 1. “When a customer calls Bradford White Canada, our goal is to be able to say, “We have… FULL ARTICLE >>
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As businesses and industries mature, several different types of…
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NORA Moving Forward

As the best winter in years draws to a…
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