Industry News

Our goal is to keep you updated on the latest energy industry news in Pennsylvania. Read the latest by clicking any of the links below. If you’d like to learn more about a particular subject, contact a dealer member near you.


NEFI Regulatory Alert: DOL – Required Paid Leave Poster

March 27, 2020

You Must Post or Distribute this Paid Leave Notice If You Employ Fewer than 500 People 1. Where do I post this notice? Since most of my workforce is teleworking, where do i electronically “post” this notice?  Each covered employer must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a […]

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Federal LIHEAP Supplemental Details

ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE.  For an additional amount for ‘‘Low Income Home Energy Assistance’”, $900,000,000, to remain available through September 30, 2021, to prevent, prepare for, or respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally, for making payments under subsection (b) of section 2602 of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 […]

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Finance Article in Uncertain Times

March 26, 2020

This is a very informative article provided by associate member Angus Energy. Very worthwhile read and a good reference on how to navigate the uncharted waters of this Pandemic. Thank You!   Angus Finance – Special Article – Developing a Financial Battle Plan in Uncertain Times (March 2020)

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Resources for COVID-19 Labor & Employment Questions

March 23, 2020

Information to Assist PPA Employers The PPA has received numerous inquiries on how COVID-19 will impact their employment policies. They have partnered with three organizations who are hosting upcoming webinars focused on small business employers. Information on how to register for these webinars can be found below. Earlier this week they created a Coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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Angus/ PriMedia/ Consumer Focus/ AFS Online Educations Webinars

March 19, 2020

Educational Webinar Series Overcome Adversity With Education!  As we all know, COVID-19 has required our industry to cancel many events.  This includes the planned series of educational seminars presented by Angus Energy, PriMedia, Consumer Focus and AFS. THE GOOD NEWS is that all the associations above have come together to jointly sponsor an ONLINE Education Webinar Series as an […]

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FMCSA Expands Emergency Declaration for Coronavirus Relief Efforts to Include Fuel Deliveries

On March 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an expanded national emergency declaration  to provide hours-of-service and other regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In keeping with NEFI’s request from earlier this week, the expanded declaration includes relief for fuel delivery.  FMCSA’s declaration […]

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Angus Energy Seminars Postponed

March 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the CDC’s recommendations the Angus Energy Seminars will be postponed to future dates. We take the safety and health of our attendees and presenters seriously. With the facts as we know them today, we will move the seminars to the future when we know more and can have a greater sense […]

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NEFI Announces New Advanced Education Programs

January 20, 2020

Updated Management and Executive Courses Address Leading Companies to a Successful Net-Zero Carbon Future (SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., January 21, 2020) After a successful launch in 2019, NEFI Advanced Education is pleased to announce that it will again offer the Management Development and Energy Leaders programs for 2020. These sessions have been updated to reflect current market […]

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FMSCA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Website Now Working

January 9, 2020

PMAA Regulatory Alert PMAA Contact: Mark S. Morgan, Regulatory Counsel mmorgan@pmaa.org  PMAA received the following update today on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) driver drug and alcohol Clearinghouse online portal: By yesterday afternoon a series of fixes and upgrades were completed. The servers are running smoothly and there has not been any downtime […]

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New FMCSA requirements go into effect January 6th, 2020

December 31, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new requirements for a Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse go into effect on January 6, 2020. On and after that date, all companies that use drivers who have a Commercial Driver’s License or a Commercial Learner’s Permit must do four things: Register with the FMCSA to use the Clearinghouse. Registration […]

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REG Blending Partner Becomes Boston’s Official Heating Oil Provider

December 17, 2019

Broco Oil to provide biodiesel-blended heating oil for city’s municipal buildings HAVERHILL, MA (December 17, 2019) — Family owned, veteran operated fuel company Broco Oil has been contracted to provide heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities. Broco Oil’s ’s heating oil is a B20 Bioheat® […]

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PPA Road Travel Restrictions Policy Webinar Now Online; Help Evaluate Information

December 16, 2019

The November 26 PA Travel Restriction and Ban webinar is now available online to view at any time.  Click Here to watch. The PA Business Emergency Operations Center held the webinar to review the final draft of the Vehicle Trail Restriction and Ban affecting commercial vehicles during inclement weather. Click Here for a copy of […]

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National Oilheat Research Alliance Asking Your Help On Biodiesel Blends In Heating Oil Survey

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) is asking for your opinion on biodiesel blends in heating oil in a new survey.  The deadline for completing the survey is December 23. The use of biodiesel blends in heating oil continues to increase and as we move towards a low-carbon future, biodiesel blends are currently the best […]

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Reminder: Overtime Rule Goes into Effect on January 1

December 13, 2019

Final Rule Issued on Calculating ‘Regular Rate’ of Pay PMAA would like to remind everyone that the new overtime rule goes into effect on January 1. Earlier this year, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited final rulemaking on employee overtime pay. The final rule updates earnings thresholds that must be reached to exempt […]

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PA Climate Related Costs Estimated at $261 Million

November 25, 2019

Climate change and the severe weather events becoming increasingly common because of it pose a threat not only to the quality of life of taxpayers but also their wallets, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said in a new report. Pennsylvania racked up an estimated $261 million statewide in climate-related costs in 2018, according to DePasquale’s […]

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City Council Supports Clean Use for PES Refinery Site

November 22, 2019

City Council took a stand Thursday on the future of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. The 1,300-acre complex is for sale in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington after the catastrophic fire and explosion five months ago that led the company to file for Chapter 11. In a resolution introduced and passed unanimously Thursday, Council expressed […]

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NextGen Leadership Planning Session to Be Held December 3

November 18, 2019

NextGen, a NEFI initiative aimed at connecting and inspiring young energy industry professionals, is holding a Leadership Planning Session on December 3, 2019 in Framingham, MA. The NextGen group will be comprised of young business owners and executives, as well as future owners and executives. The goal of the initiative is to enhance young energy […]

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