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Fuel Oil News - January 2017

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4 JANUARY 2017 | FUEL OIL NEWS | www.fueloilnews.com DATELINE BREAKING NEWS The report is organized around activi- ties in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle and their potential to impact drinking water resources. The stages include: (1) acquiring water to be used for hydraulic fracturing (water acquisition), (2) mix- ing the water with chemical additives to make hydraulic fracturing fluids (chemical mixing), (3) injecting hydraulic fracturing fluids into the production well to create and grow fractures in the targeted produc- tion zone (well injection), (4) collecting the wastewater that returns through the well after injection (produced water handling), and (5) managing the wastewater through disposal or reuse methods (wastewater disposal and reuse). EPA identified cases of impacts on drinking water at each stage in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle. Impacts cited in the report generally occurred near hydraulically fractured oil and gas production wells and ranged in severity, from temporary changes in water qual- ity, to contamination that made private drinking water wells unusable. T h e r e p o r t p r o v i d e s v a l u a b l e information about potential vulner- abilities to drinking water resources, but was not designed to be a list of docu- mented impacts. Data gaps and uncertainties limited EPA's ability to fully assess the potential impacts on drinking water resources both locally and nationally. Generally, comprehensive information on the location of activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle is lacking, either because it is not collected, not publicly available, or prohibitively difficult to aggregate. For a copy of the study, visit www.epa.gov/hfstudy. GENERAL FILTERS GIVES TO FAMILIES IN NEED AT THANKSGIVING General Filters, Inc., Novi, Mich., decided to make a difference in the lives of oth- ers during Thanksgiving by collecting items that would provide a complete holiday meal for three local families in need. Each family received a turkey, the roaster in which to cook the tur- key, stuffing, canned vegetables, a can opener, dinner rolls, a bag of potatoes, a bag of apples, butter, cookies, turkey broth, and more. In addition, everyday items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper towels, toilet paper, soap, forks, and lip balm were included. Families were selected by the city of Novi's Youth Services Organization, who also delivered the boxes on General Filters' behalf. "It's easy to take for granted all the blessings one has during the holidays. It's important to remember others less fortu- nate. General Filters is pleased to be able to do this, and we plan to continue this tradi- tion each Thanksgiving and Christmas," said Paige Freeland, marketing manager. "We would like to thank the City of Novi, and Barbara Shonibin of Youth Services for helping us locate families that could benefit from such a gift." General Filters, Inc. manufactures whole house residential indoor air quality (IAQ) products (humidifiers, dehumidi- fiers, air cleaners, UV light purifiers and ventilation systems) and residential heating fuel oil filters. The company has a man- ufacturing plant in Novi, and offices in Canada. Visit www.generalfilters.com for more information. l F O N UPDATES Two entries in the Product & Services Guide in the December issue contained outdated information. Here are the entries, updated: ADVANCED FUEL SOLUTIONS 85 Flagship Drive, Suite K North Andover, MA 01845 Contact: Lou Nazzaro Email: lou@yourfuelsolution.com Phone: 978-258-8360 Web: www.yourfuelsolution.com Product(s): 185 SPRAGUE OPERATING RESOURCES, LLC 185 International Drive Portsmouth, NH 03801 Contact: David Daoust Phone: 888-440-4944 Email: RP@spragueenergy.com Product(s): 103, 22, 39 JANUARY 2017 2017 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo January 16–19 San Diego, Calif. Website: www.biodieselconference.org International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) January 30–February 1 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. Website: www.ahrexpo.com. MARCH 2017 The Work Truck Show March 14–17 Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind. Website: worktruckshow.com or call 800-441-6832 New York Propane Gas Association Spring Conference & Annual Meeting March 28–29 Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Albany, N.Y. Website: nypropane.com or call 518-383-3823 MAY 2017 ADD Systems 2017 User Conference May 16–19 Disney's Boardwalk Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Website: www.addsys.com JUNE 2017 NEFI Energy Expo June 14–15 DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. Website: www.NEFI.com or call 617-924-1000 E-mail: martha.leshine@nefi.com

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