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Nov. 9-12, 2016
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February 22, 2017
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February 22-24, 2017
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2017 MID-YEAR MEETING
June 21-23, 2017
2017 CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
November 7-11, 2017
Naples Grand Beach Resort
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NORA Trade Show in Hawaii 68% Sold; Room Block 50% Booked
The exhibit hall at the 2016 NORA Annual Conference & Trade Show is already 68% sold! The event will be held November 9-12, 2016 on the Big Island of Hawaii. To reserve your space, contact Casey Parker at 703-753-4277 or email@example.com.
5 New Exhibitors:
- Bedford Industries, Inc (Booth 413)
- Catalyst Trading Company (Booth 402)
- Erpek Engineering and Consulting/Fenix Processing (Booth 404)
- PESCO-BEAM Environmental (Booth 101)
- Petroleum Solids Controls (Booth 208)
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Roy Schumacher's "Where is the Used Oil Market Headed?" Presentation Now Available Online
NORA would like to thank Roy Schumacher of Schumacher Consulting LLC for giving this year's lunch presentation at the Mid-Year meeting. The presentation is now available to view and download on the NORA website. (NOTE: You must be logged in as a member to view.)
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UAE Group to Build Oil Recycling Plant in Romania
Chemie-Tech DMCC group, a company based in the United Arab Emirates, is planning to invest US$63 Million into an oil recycling plant in Romania.
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Photos from 2016 Mid-Year Meeting Available Online!
Over 160 industry leaders attended the Mid-Year event in Boston, Massachusetts. The photos from the meeting are now available for members to view online. (NOTE: You must be logged in to view the photos).
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California Proposing Changes to Used Oil Regulations
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is proposing changes to their Used Oil Regulations. NORA submitted brief comments and requested additional time for members to comment. According to CalRecycle, "The revisions will add clarity to the existing language where needed." NORA encourages its members to review the proposed changes and provide input to NORA.
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NORA Member TopSail Energy Announces Initial Acquisition and Future Expansion Plans
TopSail Energy, a newly-formed midstream energy company completed the acquisition of a 44 acre undeveloped industrial site in Texas to begin construction on a new used oil processing facility, to be operational by the beginning of 2017. The facility will have the ability to receive and process over 125,000 gallons per day of used motor oil.
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Space Heater Resolution from NORA Mid-Year Meeting
During NORA's Mid-Year Meeting in Boston, a NORA managed study related to health and safety issues and marketing claims regarding space heaters was proposed. The proposal was approved by the Used Oil Council, but was not ultimately approved by the NORA Board of Directors.
NAPA Reports Rebound in Asphalt Production
After years of declining or stagnant growth, the National Asphalt Pavement Association Reports a redound in the tons of asphalt produced in the U.S. In 2015, the industry had a nearly 6% growth rate to get back to levels last seen in 2010. On December 4th, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act was signed into law which includes $281 billion dollars for highways and road projects. NORA anticipates that this legislation, the first long-term highway bill since 1998, may stimulate demand for Recycled Fuel Oil in certain markets, particularly where natural gas is not as competitive.
U.S. Bill Introduced Related to Re-Refining
On April 15, 2016, Congresswoman Susan Brooks of Indiana introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives a bill (H.R. 4958) to direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil. It also seeks to increase the responsible collection of used oil and to promote sustainable reuse of used oil by Federal agencies. As of today, four members of Congress have signed on to H.R. 4958.
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- Hi-TECH of NWA (Greenwood, Arkansas)
- Petroleum Solids Controls (Signal Hill, California)
- Rich & Henderson, P.C. (Annapolis, Maryland)
- TopSail Energy LP (The Woodlands, Texas)
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