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Welcome to NORA eNews, providing association, member and industry news for companies involved in the responsible recycling of used oil and related materials. To submit information for NORA eNews, contact NORA at or (703) 753-4277.

2015 NORA Winter Meeting and EH&S Forum

The 2015 NORA Winter Meeting and EH&S Forum will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana February 18-20, 2015 at the Roosevelt Hotel.  Over 175 industry leaders are expected to attend.  Use the link below to register for the event, view the agenda, or for sponsorship and advertisement information.

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NORA's Latest Liquid Recycling Magazine Now Available

The latest edition of NORA's Liquid Recycling Magazine is now available for viewing online.  Members can expect to receive the magazine via mail within the next two weeks.

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Kline’s November Index of Base Stock Production and Re-refining Cash Margins Shows Improved Margins, as Feedstock Prices Fall Faster than Product Prices

NORA Member Kline & Company, Inc. released their latest monthly Base Stock Margin Index.  The Index estimates cash margin contributions associated with U.S. Group II base stock production. It simulates EBITDA before the deduction of corporate SG&A expenses for typical VGO-based virgin base stock plants and RFO-based re-refineries.

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2015 NORA Advertising Opportunities Now Available

NORA's 2015 Media Kit is now available online for print and download.  This kit includes all advertising opportunities with NORA, including those on  An order form is included for you to create an easy, customized advertising plan with volume discounts.  This kit will assist you in preparing your 2015 advertising budget. If you are interested in an annual advertising package that can help you save up to 25%, contact

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NORA Member Vertex Energy Completes Acquisition Of Heartland Group Holdings

NORA Member Vertex Energy, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all the assets of Heartland Group Holdings, LLC (“Heartland”). The $16.5 million price includes $8 million in contingent earn-out payments that Heartland may receive if certain EBITDA targets are met in the second year following the closing of the acquisition. The consideration payable by Vertex in the acquisition consisted entirely of common stock.

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Light Sweet Crude Oil Opportunity

NORA would like to inform members of an opportunity to move some light sweet crude oil from a pipeline site. Chlorinated solvents are at 3ppm and the flash point is just below 100f.  Contact with inquiries.

Advertise in the 2015 Membership Directory

Don't miss out on this opportunity to make your company stand out to over 1,000 associates in the liquid recycling industry.  This publication contains detailed contact information for each member company and its personnel, making it a valuable tool that people retain and reference year-round.  The 2015 Membership Directory will be printed in early 2015 and mailed to over 1,000 NORA member contacts. The directory is also available for purchase by non-members. 

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The Hidden Story Behind Drain Intervals

In Lubes'N'Grease's December 2014 publication, Roberto Rangel discusses the rising of drain intervals and the falling of engine oil sales.  In this article, Rangel suggests using mathematical tools to uncover the hidden factors and niche opportunities.

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NORA Marketplace

The NORA Marketplace is the liquid recycling industry's destination for companies looking to buy, sell or find items and materials. Companies that would like to place a listing in the NORA Marketplace should contact NORA at or (703) 753-4277.

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For Sale

2001 Peterbilt Model 330
2013 Freightliner 108SD Truck
Alfa Laval MOPX207 Hi-Speed Disc Type Centrifuge
Alfa Laval WHPX513 Hi-Speed Disc Type Centrifuge
Flash Point Tester
Harlingen, Texas Terminal Facility for Sale
Off-Spec Used Oil For Sale
Recycled #5 Fuel Oil For Sale
Tank Farm in Phoenix, Arizona
Three Compartment 25,000 Gallon Tank


Flash Point Tester Wanted
Recycled Mineral Spirits Wanted
Used Oil Needed

One New NORA Member Since Last eNews

Welcome to NORA's newest member listed below. NORA relies heavily on word of mouth marketing. If you know a company that should be a NORA member, email

•  Transcourt (Oakville, Ontario) 

Classic Used Oil Generator: 1959 Ford Retractable Hardtop

Read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1959 Ford Retractable Hardtop.

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