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Energy providers from around Maine will top off customers’ oil tanks for free 

BRUNSWICK, Maine — February 12, 2021 — Select members of the Maine Energy Marketers Association (MEMA), a trade group with 300 members including 125 heating oil, propane, biofuel, pellet, electric and motor fuel providers as well as convenience store owners, are gearing up to deliver a little extra warmth and savings to unsuspecting customers this Valentine’s Day.

Augusta Fuel Company (of Kennebec County), Colby & Gale (of Lincoln County), Dead River (of Androscoggin, Oxford, and Penobscot Counties), Murray-Heutz & Oil of (Androscoggin County), Maine Energy (of Penobscot County), Maine Standard BioFuels (of Cumberland County), RH Foster (of Penobscot County), and VL Tamarro (of Washington County) will hit the road in various parts of Maine to top off several customers’ oil tanks for free.

Customers are selected by participating companies, with some choosing to randomly select customers, others collecting nominations from neighbors and community members, and others selecting based on need.

This is year six of the Maine Energy Fact’s Fuel Your Love Program. Building upon the successful program from years past (see reactions from homeowners here).

“Your local fuel delivery companies have been keeping Mainers warm during Maine’s harshest storms each year. This year, we felt it was even more important to add some more warmth and heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors on this Valentine’s Day,” said Charlie Summers, president and CEO, Maine Energy Marketers Association.

About Maine Energy Marketers Association

MEMA has more than 300 members including 125 heating oil, propane, biofuels, pellets, electricity, motor fuels providers as well as convenience store owners who serve more than 415,000 Maine households and keep nearly 1 million Maine people warm and cozy. MEMA also has more than 175 associate members who provide goods and services to Maine’s petroleum dealers and their customers.

In addition, our members own and operate 70% of Maine’s 1,300 convenience stores, through which we sell more than 1 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel. Our members also sell more than 90% of all the propane sold in our state each year.

About MEMA Technical Education Center

 MEMA members own and operate the state’s leading non-profit 501c(3) HVAC-R training facility, MEMA Technical Education Center (MTEC). Overseen by an all-volunteer Education Committee comprised of business owners and associates currently working in the industry, MTEC’s curriculum continually evolves to reflect relevant trends, advancements and industry best practices, ensuring your employees possess the qualifications necessary to provide unsurpassed service to your customers.