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Electricity prices spike due to natural gas shortage
CEMA
The U.S. Energy Information Agency reported that the unusual cold snap in January has caused natural gas prices to spike since gas supply from pipelines is critically constrained coming into New England. This in turn affects electricity prices since power plants in New England primarily rely on gas to run their equipment.
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New DMV requirements effective Jan. 30
CEMA
In order to comply with new federal law, Connecticut DMV recently put up instructions on their website requiring all CDL drivers to submit a form to self-certify the class of driver you are by Jan. 30. It's free to fill out this form. The form asks for your license information, name, date of birth and email address and whether you drive out of state or only within state.
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Revised hours of service waiver in effect through Feb. 11
CEMA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an hours of service waiver for "home heating fuels" (including heating oil and propane) for Connecticut and several other states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
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New ice and snow removal law effects truck drivers
CEMA
A new law went into effect requiring truck drivers to remove snow and ice from their trucks. "The law says drivers 'shall remove any accumulated ice or snow from such motor vehicle, including the hood, trunk and roof of such motor vehicle, so that any ice or snow accumulated on such vehicle does not pose a threat to persons or property while the vehicle is being operated on any street or highway of this state.'"
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VISA/MC litigation settlement preregistration
CEMA
From PMAA — Marketers that accepted Visa or MasterCard cards between Jan. 1, 2004 and Nov. 28, 2012 and did not opt-out of the pending class action settlement will be eligible to claim funds when and if the settlement clears legal challenges. Marketers can now preregister to recover funds on the settlement website.
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Beer in c-stores
CEMA
In December, we were alerted to a gas station that recently obtained a permit from the Department of Consumer Protection to sell beer. After CEMA's examination of the application, it appears that the applicant applied for the beer permit under a separate corporation from the one that they sell gasoline under. It appears that the beer permit application was granted by DCP because one corporation was formed for gasoline sales and the other corporation was formed for the c-store sales. It is unclear if DCP was aware that both corporations were utilizing the same facility and the same employees.
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Pump top price sign regulations
CEMA
The Department of Consumer Protection drafted pump top price sign regulations in November. Although the changes are not controversial, they seem to have stalled at the Governor's Office as they are moving through the approval process. CEMA has been in touch with DCP about this issue and they indicated that they remain confident that they will be approved, but they could not predict when.
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Benefit to help a friend
CEMA
A dear friend of CEMA is in need of your support. Cathy Barber formerly of LE Belcher and Drake Petroleum/XtraMart has been a dedicated servant to our industry who now finds herself in need of our assistance because of a sudden and serious illness. If you can help in any way, you will have an opportunity at upcoming fundraising dinner and auction.
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CEMA answer to the Affordable Care Act
CEMA
The Affordable Care Act continues to raise questions and frustrate employers. Many employers are seeking alternative methods of offering employee benefits while complying with the ACA and your association is here to help you with this new challenge. The staff here at CEMA recently enrolled in the "CEMA Health & Employee Benefit Market Place" and is currently enjoying a simple way to obtain health insurance and other benefits as each of us see fit to our individual circumstances.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Storm sends natural gas prices higher
The Wall Street Journal
The price of natural gas delivered to New York City and the mid-Atlantic states soared to a record high, as a snowstorm brought freezing temperatures to the Northeast U.S., and traders worried about a potential drop in supplies of the heating fuel. Natural gas for delivery soared to $135 per million British thermal units at Transco Zone 6, a pipeline delivery point in New Jersey where New York City gas prices are set, according to IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc.
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Kindness of strangers warms heart, home of WWII veteran
WTIC-TV
World War II veteran Harvey Bullis is relieved. His Waterbury home is warm, and it should stay that way. A local charity, compelled by Harvey's story, donated and installed a brand new heating system recently. And Harvey and his family are moved by the generous act.
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Study finds 5,893 natural gas leaks in Washington, DC
American Energy Coalition
Scientists from Duke University and Boston University have discovered more than 5,800 leaks from aging natural gas pipelines under the streets of Washington, D.C., including some issuing explosive levels of methane, according to an article in USA Today. Researchers dispatched a car equipped with measuring instruments across the city last January and February. Their findings appear in the most recent issue of Environmental Science & Technology.
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Warm weather pushes natural gas to power forefront
Hartford Business Journal
Once the warmer weather returned following the extreme cold conditions, natural gas once again became New England's electricity generation fuel of choice. Recently when the cold temperatures strained supplies of natural gas for heating and electricity generation, usage of the fuel in power plants faded. Nuclear power became the fuel of choice in the region, and more coal and oil plants fired up to make up for the loss of the natural gas plants. Nuclear, coal, and oil plants combined made up 58 percent of the power generated in New England.
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Analysis: Arctic chill exposes weakness of US natural gas system
American Energy Coalition
The recent spell of frigid weather has driven up natural gas prices in New England and New York, exposing the region's vulnerability to price shocks caused by a shortage of pipeline capacity, according to an analysis by Reuters. Rises in the spot gas market for natural gas forced buyers in New York and New England to pay prices as much as 20 times higher than the rest of the nation. "The volatility shows that nearly a decade into a drilling boom that has flooded much of the country with gas, a lack of pipelines has left some areas vulnerable to shortages this year and potentially for years to come," the article states.
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Cold winter setting record for natural gas withdrawals
Hartford Busness Journal
The cold winter is setting records in the U.S. natural gas market for demand, storage withdrawals and prices, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The week of Jan. 10 led to a record-high net withdrawal of 287 billion cubic feet from underground, natural gas storage facilities — the largest for the 20 years for which data exists.
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