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 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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