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Fuel Oil News - March 2017

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www.fueloilnews.com | FUEL OIL NEWS | MARCH 2017 3 DATELINE BREAKING NEWS LAST CHANCE: OESP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS OESP's Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program was established in 1999 to provide scholar- ships to students interested in pursuing their careers in the energy service industry. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Thursday, March 16, 2017. Since 1999, more than $250,000 in awards has been presented. To be consid- ered a candidate, applicants are required to write a 500-word essay telling the com- mittee about themselves, including their background that has prepared them for the success in their chosen field of study. Each year we receive hundreds of applications that are reviewed by our dedicated scholar- ship committee. For eligibility requirements and to download an application, go to http:// thinkoesp.org/education/future-energy- professionals. Corporate sponsors can help continue this worthwhile program, OESP said. OESP awards $5,000 per qualifying stu- dent per year. The Association contributes $2,500 and is seeking sponsors to match that award. Scholarship sponsors receive: Your logo on the scholarship page for the year Your logo in OESP's e-blast solicita- tion of applicants Your logo in OESP's monthly e-blasts and newsletter whenever the scholarship program is mentioned Your name in press releases of schol- arships following the conference Featured article of scholarship spon- sors in printed conference issue of the OESP News Recognition & signage at the OESP awards dinner, May 23, 2017, in Hershey, Pa. Contact OESP at 888-552-0900 or lstrug@thinkoesp.org to confirm your company's sponsorship of the Dave Nelson Scholarship program. ADD SYSTEMS SIGNS ON AS A TOP SPONSOR FOR 2017 EASTERN ENERGY EXPO ADD Systems has signed on as a sponsor for the 2017 Eastern Energy Expo, May 21-25 in Hershey, Pa. The Eastern Energy Expo is co- sponsored by the Oil and Energy Service Professionals, the Atlantic Region Energy Expo, and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association. ADD Systems, founded in 1973, pro- vides back office and mobile software to the heating oil, propane, HVAC, wholesale petroleum, lubricants distribution, and convenience stores industries. ADD Systems joins Beckett and Federated Insurance as the Expo sponsors of the conference. This year's Diamond Sponsors are: Angus Energy; Buckeye Energy Services; Gulf Oil; Renewable Energy Group; Sunoco, LLP; Valero Marketing and Supply. Other sponsors include Citgo Petroleum as a Platinum Sponsor, RE Michel as exclusive sponsor of the charging stations on the trade show floor and Petrocom Energy as a Food Court Sponsor. OESP sponsors include Weil McLain, Roth and Taco Comfort Solutions as "Premier Education Sponsors" and Honeywell and F.W. Webb as "Own the Classroom Sponsors." As of this writing, there are still open sponsorship opportunities in which companies can have their logo on offi- cial conference signage, as well as print ads, web ads, complimentary confer- FEATURED NEWS DATELINE • Last Chance: OESP Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships • ADD Systems Signs on as a Top Sponsor for 2017 Eastern Energy Expo • Bob Renkes to Retire from PEI; Rick Long Named His Successor • Propane Council CEO Willis to Retire FUELS/EIA – pg 10 • KleerBlue Solutions Debuts Fleet and Retail DEF Dispensers • EIA: Residential Heating Oil Prices Up from Last Year • EIA: Propane-by-Rail Data Gives Insights to Changing Markets • EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook: Forecast Highlights BUSINESS OPERATIONS – pg 18 • Cargas Launches Mobile Delivery Solution for Android and Windows Devices • AquaMotion Names Sales Rep and 'Trailblazer' of the Year • Paraco Gas Corp. Hires COO • Bergquist Assigns Matt Brock to Sales Position for Tank Monitoring • Mid:Com Hires Jeff Christiansen as IT Administrator/Engineer • Ralph Amadeo Retires from Powderhorn Agency • Eric Leskinen to Lead Consulting Division of P3 Propane Safety • Katharine Morgan Becomes President of ASTM International • General Filters Presents 'Soaring Eagle' Award to Edmunds & Associates HVAC/HYDRONICS – pg 44 • Cargas Named to Bob Scott's VAR Stars List • Fujitsu General America Names Andrew Armstrong Vice President of Sales and Marketing • Product: Westmor Industries Redesigns Blueline Bobtail Piping • More Selected Products Exhibited at 2017 AHR Expo

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