The American Energy Coalition (AEC) is pleased to announce that for the fourth straight year, Star Gas (Petro, Meenan, Champion, Griffith, Carroll and others) will match all contributions to the AEC Fall Fundraising Campaign with twenty five cents on every dollar contributed.
The decision by Star Gas President and CEO Steven J. Goldman and first announced by Star Gas Vice President of Operations and AEC Vice President Neil Bianco, challenges other Retail Dealers to also support the AEC effort to promote the benefits of Oilheat and keep a check on false and misleading messaging often heard from Gas Utilities and their Trade Associations.
This Matching Challenge has been hugely successful in prior years and has been used effectively by the AEC Investment Committee as they engaged their Fall Fundraising Campaigns. The Challenge has also benefited State Oilheat Associations who have seen their allocation of AEC Marketing Funds increase by 25% as they participated in the AEC Marketing Campaigns.
The Star Gas Match will apply to all donations received by the AEC beginning September 1st and running thus December 15th, and the AEC thanks Steve Goldman and his Organization for their continued generosity, Industry Leadership, and especially their strong support for the AEC.
Despite Heating Oil prices moderating over the last two years, and the price of Oil and Gas nearing parody, the Gas Utilities continue to aggressively pursue Oilheat Customers with false claims that promise cost savings and environmental benefits by converting to Natural Gas; claims that the AEC continue to refute thru Radio Commercials, Bill Inserts, Data Sheets, E-Mail Blasts, Social Media Outreach and a robust, well maintained Website americanenergycoalition.org. The Star Gas support, and the support of other Oilheat Industry Stakeholders is critical to supporting this effort.