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About ctcema

President, CEMA

What Is the Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection Hiding?

On December 24, 2012 the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association [formerly ICPA], filed a Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] request on the Office of the Commissioner of the Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Executive Secretary of the Public … Continue reading

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ICPA Becomes the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association [CEMA]

On January 1, 2013 the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association [ICPA] becomes the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association [CEMA]. We maintain the same dedication and commitment to outstanding service to the Connecticut petroleum industry and its associated companies as we have since … Continue reading

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A Simple Act of Kindness

Mark and Jackie Barden recently lost their 7 year old son Daniel in the Sandy Hook tragedy. On Thursday last week, Sippin Energy of Monroe, CT received a phone call from them with a heating system problem. Sippin’s technician Bill … Continue reading

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Connecticut Needs an Energy Policy That Is Balanced, Responsible and Market-Driven, Not One Focused only on Natural Gas

On behalf of Connecticut’s 600 heating oil and propane retailers and their Connecticut-based 13,000 employees, we are pleased to offer our initial reaction to Governor Malloy’s announcement today regarding the beginning of the state’s energy policy plan.  We welcome the … Continue reading

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State of Connecticut’s Looming Energy Policy Debacle

There is much being made of an evolving state energy plan. While we support encouragement for energy conservation as we encourage it with our customers every day, we do not support government making choices for consumers or picking winners and … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Are Too High – Why and What We Can Do

This week the U.S. Department of Energy announced that America has seen the largest decline in demand for refined petroleum products since 1997. In fact, as a nation we have reduced our demand for gasoline every year since 2007, and … Continue reading

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NYT Wrong On Heating Oil

An article in the Sunday, January 22, 2012 edition of the New York Times comparing heating oil and natural gas prices betrayed a bias and naiveté that could cost homeowners thousands of dollars chasing savings which may never materialize. In … Continue reading

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