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Fuel Oil News May 2016

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12 MAY 2016 | FUEL OIL NEWS | www.fueloilnews.com FUELS EIA NE WS BIODIESEL RANKS FIRST IN ALTERNATE FUEL USE BY FLEETS According to a new 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook study con- ducted by the NTEA—The Association for the Work Truck Industry – biodiesel is now the most commonly used alternative fuel option on the market. Survey data show 18% of fleets use biodiesel now—up from 15% in 2015. And in terms of future alternative fuel interest, biodiesel also takes top honors, with more fleets planning to acquire or continue using biodiesel than any other alternative fuel option. Spanning the United States and Canada, the 2016 survey respondents included a diverse pool of fleet professionals rep- resenting a broad range of fleet sizes, vehicle weight classes and vocational truck applications, from government and municipal fleets, to construction, delivery and utility sectors, to agriculture and private industry sectors. As an example, the city of Moline, Ill., has operated its fleet of more than 102 diesel vehicles and other power units on B20, a 20 percent blend of biodiesel with ultra-low sulfur diesel, since 2006. In everything from fire trucks and ambulances, to trash trucks and tractors, the B20 biodiesel blend has helped Moline enhance the per- formance and minimize the maintenance of its vehicles' fuel systems - all at a lower cost than diesel fuel and without a single fuel-related maintenance incident in the ten years of its use, the city fleet said. J.D. Schulte, fleet manager for Moline, said "air quality is paramount to our quality of life. We made the switch to clean, domestically produced plant-based biodiesel ten years ago, not only because it was a good choice for our fleet, but also because it was a good choice for our community. My advice to other fleet managers is, if you are conscious of and serious about air quality and looking for an easy and cost-effective solution to make a posi- tive difference in your community, biodiesel is a natural choice." SPRAGUE MARKS 10 YEARS OF BIODIESEL IN ALBANY, N.Y. In March, Sprague Operating Resources LLC celebrated 10 years of offering biodiesel in Albany, N.Y. The company's biodiesel storage and injection system was inaugurated at Sprague's Albany terminal on March 30, 2006, and represented Sprague's first major capital investment designed to increase the availability and distribution of biodiesel blended fuels in the Northeast, the company said. Sprague said it began supplying biodiesel to customers in 2000, and was the first National Biodiesel Board Certified BQ-9000 terminal marketer in the United States. A storage and injection system later strengthened Sprague's ability to supply the fuels, and extended the range of availability to customers in upstate New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts. The investment provided a more consistent supply of high-quality biodiesel to customers and afforded a solution to difficulties customers faced when transfer- ring biodiesel from railcars and transport trucks into their delivery fleet. In addition, Sprague's facility enabled customers to adjust biodiesel blend percentages to meet their unique needs. Sprague has expanded availability to other locations in its network, remaining one of the leading suppliers of biodiesel in the region. Sprague recently completed an investment in its Bronx terminal that gives its customers access to dozens of varieties of biodiesel blends. BEN DOYLE JOINS SENET Ben Doyle joined Senet Inc., as the vice president of EnerTrac sales. Doyle is a 20-year veteran of the networking industry. EnerTrac aims to con- tinue its growth in the fuel delivery automation space. Through Senet Inc.'s extensive network, EnerTrac provides retailers with reliable and low-cost tank data capture. Senet Inc.'s eSensor technology saves an average of 30% on fuel delivery costs. Doyle can be reached at bdoyle@senetco.com or 603-821-0003. www. senetco.com www.enertrac.com SCULLY NAMES NEW CEO AND MANAGEMENT TEAM Scully Signal Company, a fluid handling prod- ucts manufacturing company, announced the appointment of Eric Kirleis as CEO. Kirleis previously worked at Gefran Corp., a family-owned worldwide industrial sensor and controls manufacturing company, where he was in charge of the North American Division. While at Gefran, he had full profit and loss responsibilities for the division and was instrumental in numerous business and new product development initiatives. Kirleis holds an MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. "I'm excited to be joining Scully and honored to be leading such a historic and valuable brand," Kirleis said. "I plan to engage Scully's customer base, strengthen Scully's role in the market- place and position the company for significant growth." Robert G. Scully, who has served as president and CEO since 1964, will remain chairman of the board. "I am pleased to tran- sition the full operational responsibilities to Eric and our new management team," said Scully. "He was the unanimous choice of the Scully family and our board of directors. While I will continue in a strategic role in the company, I enthusiastically welcome Eric as our new leader and am confident in his abilities and a bright future for the company." Robert Scully has also announced several key additions to the management team. Katrina Scully Ohl, the daughter of Robert Scully and the former director of marketing, recently returned to the company. She has been named executive vice president. Beth Bauman joined Scully Signal Company in 2015, and she will be responsible for operations, focusing on product devel- opment and manufacturing. Bauman, a MIT MSME graduate engineer, came from Harvard BioScience where she led global en oy le ic ir leis

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