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2014-09-03 16:22:35

Owners of Swimming Pools and Home Heating Oil Tanks Should Take Caution HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autumn is less than a month away and DEP would like to remind citizens about important precautions to take as they are closing their pools and filling their home heating oil tanks. Pool wastewater, if not disposed of properly, can contaminate local waterways, while poorly maintained home heating oil tanks can leak. When chlorinated water is drained from a swimming...

2014-05-05 08:23:16

UMEC acquires substantial heating oil business previously owned by Direct Energy Business NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Metro Energy Corp. (UMEC) of Brooklyn is positioned to become the largest supplier of heating oil and motor fuels in the New York City metropolitan area as result of a major acquisition. John A. Catsimatidis, Chairman and CEO of UMEC, announced today that UMEC has acquired the New York City heating oil business of Direct Energy Business, LLC. which...

2014-02-19 08:24:06

BREWSTER, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Envirostar Corp., a leading environmental remediation company, announced an expanded service offering designed to address the alarming increase in ruptured residential fuel-oil tanks. Record climatic conditions have been playing havoc with aging underground storage tanks (UST) and resulted in a significantly higher failure rate of these tanks leading to an undetermined number of spilled gallons of hazardous oil. Home heating fuel oil...

2014-02-05 12:23:02

One-of-a-Kind Program Has Helped More Than 1.8 Million People Since 2005 HOUSTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Citizens Energy Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of the ninth annual CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program today. The CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program, the only of its kind in the United States, has donated more than 235 million gallons of heating oil to more than 1.8 million people since 2005. As in previous years, this program...

2014-01-28 16:20:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Governor Corbett, PennDOT has extended the temporary waiver on certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for continued smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes. "Winter shows no signs of easing its barrage of bitterly cold weather, and we are extending the waiver to prevent any possibility of people being left without deliveries of fuel," said...

2014-01-10 16:20:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Friday thanked Governor Tom Corbett for his prompt action to temporarily waive certain restrictions on commercial drivers to help ensure uninterrupted deliveries of heating oil and propane gas. "We want to thank Governor Corbett taking this action to help petroleum product distributors meet our customers' demand for heating oil and propane as a result of the recent frigid temperatures and the snow...

2014-01-10 12:21:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To ensure that much-needed heating fuel can reach Pennsylvanians with no interruptions, PennDOT has temporarily waived certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes. "With the repeated winter-weather events and bitterly cold temperatures Pennsylvania has endured recently, Governor Corbett has acted quickly so homeowners...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'