Industry News

Congress OKs Extension Of NORA

Congress has approved and sent to the President a federal Farm Bill that includes a 10 year reauthorization of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) in which 25 percent of the funding will be escrowed each year that can be accessed on year 11. Passage of the bill is a huge victory for heating fuels […]


PPA Training Center Receives Multiple Upgrades

The training center recently received multiple equipment and technology upgrades for the 2018 season. The purpose of these updates is to provide the possible educational experience with some of the most advanced equipment to stay on top of today’s technology. A full recap can be found below. New HVAC Equipment in Training Lab The old […]


Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association Donates $4,625 to the Salvation Army

Kutztown, PA – 2/15/18 – The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association (BSOHA) donated $4,625 to both the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army on Thursday, February 15, 2018 with each Corps receiving half of the total donation. Since 2006, the BSOHA annual charitable donation has directly helped the heating needs of local residents to a total […]


15 PPM Sulfur Limit On Fuel Oil Recommended By DEP Committee

The DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee Thursday unanimously recommended DEP proceed with the adoption of a regulation change lowering the sulfur limit on heating oil sold in the Pennsylvania from 500 ppm to 15 ppm to conform to the limits of many surrounding states. The proposed schedule of adopting the change is– — June […]


Voicing both sides of the Laurel pipeline reversal debate

The Laurel pipeline has transported fuel products from Southeastern PA refineries to the greater Pittsburgh region for 60 years. The pipeline plays a prominent role for how the petroleum market is shaped within our state. A proposed pipeline change would reverse a current portion of the pipeline flow between Pittsburgh and Altoona. There are two […]


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