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  • EIA forecasts crude oil prices will fall in the first half of 2020, then rise through 2021 January 22, 2020
    In the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that the Brent crude oil spot price will average $65 per barrel (b) in 2020 and $68/b in 2021 and that the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) spot price will average $59/b in 2020 and $62/b in 2021.
  • USDA seeks input on new ethanol sales infrastructure incentive program January 22, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public input to help with the creation of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), a new program that will expand the availability of domestic ethanol and biodiesel by incentivizing expanded sales of renewable fuels.
  • Op-ed: Are fossil fuels an ethical investment? January 22, 2020
    Saudi oil giant Aramco — the world's most profitable company — issued its first public offering in December. The IPO has re-energized debate around whether it's ethical to invest in oil and natural gas companies. Green activists say no. Their organizations have worked for several years to encourage companies and individuals to "divest" from fossil […]
  • Electric school buses latest stop on Maine's climate-change journey January 22, 2020
    Just like cars, e-buses are more expensive than their internal-combustion peers — $300,000 or so compared with less than $150,000. Range is an issue, too. Today's batteries can power a school bus for roughly 100 to 130 miles.
  • Federated Insurance: January 2020 education articles January 22, 2020
    Listed below are links to articles provided for you by Federated Insurance designed to be short awareness pieces for member education: Risk Management Corner — Property/Casualty and/or Workers Compensation subjects HR Question of the Month — a Human Resources-related question and answer from independent HR legal professionals It's Your Life — concepts related to Life […]
  • Clearing up the Clearinghouse confusion January 22, 2020
    By now, if you have heard of the Clearinghouse regulation, you are either set up with an account or have run into problems with setting up the FMCSA portal account in order to create a Clearinghouse account. You are not alone! This update is to relieve concerns that you are not in compliance with FMCSA […]
  • Save the date: Propane Summit | April 22, 2020 January 22, 2020
    Save the date for our 4th Year Propane Summit!April 22, 2020Get ready! We're going back to the Hilton!
  • Update from Capitol Hill January 22, 2020
    The House is in recess this week. The Senate will convene Tuesday for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. There is no consensus on how long the trial could last, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to do his best to move the process along quickly
  • Save the date: Northern New England Energy Conference set for June 14-16 January 22, 2020
    Save the Date! The Northern New England Energy Conference is back again in 2020. Join us at the amazing Mount Omni Resort in Bretton Woods New Hampshire June 14-16. Stay tuned for more information. We are taking request proposals for speakers at our annual sponsor. If you are interested either in speaking or submitting a […]
  • Annual sponsorships now available! January 22, 2020
    If you sponsor one or more event or advertise with MEMA, we've just made your life a lot easier. Now you are able to select all your sponsorships and advertising in one single package. We hope this will help you with your budgets as well as save you a lot of time throughout the year. […]
  • Upcoming Classes January 22, 2020
    Our 2020 first quarter classes are filing up FAST. If you want to sign up, now’s the time! Give us a call here in the office at 207-729-5298 or click here to view all our classes and sign up online.
  • The MEMA Mag: Advertiser's guide January 22, 2020
    Sponsor our first edition of the year! The MEMA Mag is back with more great content. Help us keep it going and reach our membership at the same time! You can read the current edition of the MEMA Mag by clicking here.
  • Fuel Your Love January 22, 2020
    It's time to start thinking about Fuel Your Love! Last year was a huge success and this year for our fifth Anniversary we would love to get as many members participating as we can! Do you want to participate? Call us for details at 207-729-5298, and ask for Jen!
  • Welcome to our newest member: Gammon's HVAC & Food Equipment Repair January 22, 2020
    Gammon's HVAC & Food Equipment Repair is your locally owned one-stop shop for all your HVAC, refrigeration and food equipment service needs. They provide service and installations for residential home and commercial buildings. If you need heating or cooling for your home or business, refrigeration for your commercial kitchen, or someone to maintain and service […]
  • IRS issues guidance for retroactive biodiesel tax credit claims January 22, 2020
    The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance for companies seeking to file claims for biodiesel and Bioheat fuel blends during the 2018 and 2019 tax years. Congress reinstated the biodiesel tax credit for five years, or retroactively through 2022, as part of a year-end tax and spending deal.