Celebration of Ground Breaking of Roth Industries, Inc. Expansion

(July 26, 2016)
Local, state and federal officials joined Roth Industries, Inc. to celebrate the company’s $6.0 million expansion project ground breaking at its Watertown, NY  facility in the City Center Industrial Park. Manfred Roth, Chairman and CEO of the company, was in town from Germany for the event and kicked off the ceremony by welcoming guests and local/state representatives. “Watertown is very… FULL ARTICLE >>

NORA Technical Workshop

(July 20, 2016)
On Sept. 14th 2016, the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) will hold a Technical Workshop in Newport, Rhode Island in conjunction with the Southern New England Energy Conference. This is the first NORA Technical Meeting following their reauthorization and it is a great opportunity to share detailed information on the latest results of the NORA research projects and other technical… FULL ARTICLE >>

Lower costs for heating oil to slow natural gas conversion

(July 18, 2016)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A newly released report shows that about a third of households in interior Alaska won’t make the switch to natural gas once it’s more widely available because of low heating oil prices. The Interior Energy Project’s study says about 1,000 homes will convert to natural gas in 2018, the year it’s expected to start being distributed.… FULL ARTICLE >>

OSHA Confined Space Rule: Atmospheric & Temperature Hazards

(July 12, 2016)
From the July/August Indoor Comfort Marketing– Bill Spohn, TruTech Tools, LTD, TruTechTools.com Techs in the HVACR industry are no stranger to working in cramped spaces with varying job site conditions that can often be deemed hazardous. Although practicing safe habits and protocols on the job comes with the territory, a recent Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) ruling now includes attics and crawlspaces as confined spaces in many cases. This will require… FULL ARTICLE >>

Maine Town Debates Locking In Heating Oil Deal

Officials already monitoring price for winter deliveries
(July 8, 2016)
By Wm. Duke Harrington, Kennebunk (ME) Post Staff Writer KENNEBUNK — It may be the middle of summer, but selectmen are already planning for something that happens every year – winter. At their most recent meeting on June 28, selectmen voted unanimously to forgo a formal bid process on supplying the town with No. 2 heating oil for the coming… FULL ARTICLE >>

Melrose buying HVAC maker Nortek for $2.8 billion

(July 6, 2016)
By Lisa Brown, St. Louis Post-Dispatch British turnaround firm Melrose Industries is buying Nortek Inc., whose furnace and air-conditioner unit is based in O’Fallon, Mo., in a deal worth $2.81 billion. Nortek’s shares rose nearly 40 percent at $87.26 in morning trading on Wednesday, the highest in more than 10 months. Pending shareholder and regulatory approval, the sale is set to… FULL ARTICLE >>

Hedge funds to U.S. refiners: produce more diesel, less gasoline: Kemp

(July 5, 2016)
Oil & Companies News–Hedge funds and other money managers are betting diesel and heating oil will take over from gasoline as the main driver of U.S. refinery profitability in the second half of the year. For the past 18 months, refiners have been rewarded for maximizing output of gasoline and minimizing production of diesel, but that could all be about… FULL ARTICLE >>

Eastern Energy Expo Combines Three Industry Events Into One

OESP Names Officers and Awards
(June 30, 2016)
The Urban Dictionary defines “buzz” as “Anything that creates excitement or stimulus.” It might as well have been talking about the Eastern Energy Expo. Held in Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut in May, this three-way venture had “buzz” before, during and after. With a crowd of more than 4,000 (larger than seen in many years), more than 250 exhibitors and 50 education programs, the Eastern Energy Expo… FULL ARTICLE >>

Propane Industry Launches New $10 Million Consumer Campaign

WASHINGTON – June 29, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The Propane Education & Research Council has launched a nationwide multimedia campaign aimed at improving consumer perceptions of clean, reliable propane, a fuel that allows Americans to live wherever and however they want. The PROUDLY PROPANE Clean American Energy™ campaign features a character called Blue the Dog who has learned a lot about… FULL ARTICLE >>

P3 Announces Eric Leskinen As New Executive Vice President

(June 28, 2016)
Portsmouth, NH – P3 has announced that Eric Leskinen will be joining its team as Executive Vice President. P3 has developed a unique patient pending software that, among other features, analyzes propane safety inspection forms for accuracy and completeness. “Eric is one of the best safety consultants in the industry and we are very pleased to have him as part… FULL ARTICLE >>
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