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  • 7 predictions for the C-store of the future December 4, 2019
    Data and insights firm Nielsen is bullish about the future of convenience retail. Here are some factors shaping convenience retail and how they will change the industry, according to Nielsen.
  • Flavored-vape bans take center stage December 4, 2019
    At the White House on Nov. 22, President Donald Trump met with a variety of stakeholders and interested parties for a listening session to discuss costs and benefits of potential bans on flavored nicotine vapor products and to discuss initiatives short of outright bans that may reduce youth access to, or experimentation with, nicotine vapor […]
  • CMP's parent forms PAC to argue for bringing Canadian hydropower to New England December 4, 2019
    Central Maine Power anticipated smooth sailing for a proposal for bringing Canadian hydropower into New England after the so-called "Northern Pass" stalled in New Hampshire. After all, CMP already owned the entire path along existing utility corridors and through remote forests. But more than two years later, the project is still awaiting regulatory approvals, towns […]
  • US posts first month in 70 years as a net petroleum exporter December 4, 2019
    The U.S. solidified its status as an energy producer by posting the first full month as a net exporter of crude and petroleum products since government records began in 1949. The nation exported 89,000 barrels a day more than it imported in September, according to data from the Energy Information Administration Friday. While the U.S. […]
  • Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas December 4, 2019
    Maine could be a prime location for a pilot project that converts surplus electricity from wind farms and other renewable generators into a gas that can be stored in underground pipelines. Such a project would help solve a growing problem, a top gas company executive told lawmakers this month.
  • Dealer Meetings underway December 4, 2019
           The Dealer Meetings are well underway. Thank you to all who have and are planning to attend. And a special thank you to all our presenters.
  • NATSO urges EPA to 'reverse course' on small refinery exemptions December 4, 2019
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should obligate itself to align the volume of renewable fuel it waives under its "small" refinery exemption program with volume it reallocates to other obligated parties, NATSO said in comments filed with the agency.
  • NATSO, fuel retailers urge lawmakers to incentivize private investment in electric vehicle charging December 4, 2019
    NATSO, along with the National Association of Convenience Stores and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, urged members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to incentivize private sector investment in electric vehicle charging as they begin developing highway reauthorization legislation. The groups urged lawmakers to refrain from allowing regulated utilities to misuse […]
  • HOS state waiver clarification regarding travel across state lines December 4, 2019
    As members are aware, due to the impact of the CN strike and its impacts on rail deliveries in northern Maine, PGANE persuaded Gov. Janet Mills to issue an Hours of Service (HOS) waiver for the state of Maine on Nov. 26 lasting through Dec. 10. Since this waiver is a unique situation needed to […]
  • Dec. 17 webinar: 'FEPN: The Role of HR / Risk Managers' December 4, 2019
    This webinar will focus on how busy HR professionals and risk managers can take advantage of tools they already have to avoid mistakes and navigate generational changes.
  • Maine supsends HOS rules for propane in response to CN Rail Strike December 4, 2019
    Last week, the State of Maine issued an emergency declaration suspending hours of service (HOS) rules for propane delivery drivers. The state of emergency was declared in response to the CN Rail Strike, a labor dispute that had halted shipments of propane across Canada and into Maine. The strike has ended, but propane shipment delays […]
  • Upcoming classes December 4, 2019
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  • Holiday Open House at the MEMA Office in Brunswick December 4, 2019
  • Meet the grads December 4, 2019
    Join us on Dec. 19 to congratulate 13 Oilheat Technician Graduates! Click here for details.
  • Rebranding the term 'climate change' for greater shock value December 4, 2019
    Climate change alarmists are pushing for a change in vocabulary to scare people into taking global warming more seriously, starting with terms like "global meltdown" and "climate collapse."
  • FMCSA seeks 2-year, across-the-board delay of new entry level driver training rule December 4, 2019
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is set to announce a two-year delay to its Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) Rule scheduled to go into effect Feb. 7, 2020. The ELDT rule is important to heating oil dealers because it requires rigorous new training for both new CDL license applicants and current CDL holders […]
  • Infographic: Separating fact from fiction in the vaping industry December 4, 2019
    By understanding four of the most prevalent myths surrounding vaping, retailers can be reassured that what they read in the headlines isn't always fact. With the recent news highlighting flavor bans and lung injuries, it's important for both sellers and customers to know the truth. Education is the key to category success.
  • Governor signs executive order embracing energy efficiency, renewable energy measures December 4, 2019
    Joined by state officials, legislators and solar installers, Governor Janet Mills signed an executive order directing state government agencies to lead by example in pursing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability measures, all of which are expected to reduce operational costs and reduce state government’s carbon emissions. To underscore her administration's commitment to these goals, […]