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Fuel Oil News May 2016

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THE PROPANE MINDSET Don't assume a move into propane will be as simple as a few extra training classes for technicians and a new truck. www.fueloilnews.com MAY 2016 Read more: page 18 the PROPANE MINDSET TO HEDGE OR NOT TO HEDGE pg. 29 QUALITY COMPANIES COMMAND PREMIUM VALUES pg. 33 THE NORA REBATE PROGRAM pg. 37 A Propane Veteran Discusses How the Propane Business Is More Unlike than Like the Fuel Oil Business FUEL OIL NEWS (ISSN 0016-2396), Canada Publication Mail Agreement #1588621, is published monthly by EPG/Media & Specialty Information, 75 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY 12271. Circulated free of charge to qualified individuals in the oil heating industry in the United States. Additional and/or personal copies are available on a paid subscription basis only. 1-year subscription rates: $28.00 USA. $40.00 Canada and Mexico via service postage. $90.00 other foreign coun- tries via air-mail postage. Single copies: $8.00 U.S. via first-class postage. $12.00 other Canada/Mexico/ Foreign via airmail postage. Payable in US currency. Periodical postage paid at Port Jervis, NY and additional mailing offices. Copyright 2015 by EPG/ Media & Specialty Information. Reproduction of any portion or portions of this publication is specifically prohibited without written consent. Postmaster: Send address changes to FUEL OIL NEWS, PO Box 2123, Skokie, IL 60076-7823. DEPARTMENTS 3 Dateline 8 Editorial 10 State by State 12 Fuels/EIA 26 Business Operations 35 HVAC/Hydronics 46 Classifieds 49 Ad Index FUELS 18 The Propane Mindset 21 NYPGA Spring Meeting 23 Steel Tank Institute Hits 100 BUSINESS OPERATIONS 28 Jurisdictional Systems Columnist Shane Sweet 29 To Hedge or Not to Hedge 33 Quality Companies Command Premium Values Columnist Steve Abbate 34 Profiles of Success: Unique Welding HVAC/HYDRONICS 37 The NORA Rebate Program 39 Tools Roundup 44 Two-Stage Columnist George Lanthier 50 Degree Days Columnist Charles Bursey Contents ON THE COVER MAY 2016 | VOL.81 NO.5 6 MAY 2016 | FUEL OIL NEWS | www.fueloilnews.com 39 18 23

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