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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, please contact NORA at sparker@noranews.org or 703-753-4277.

2014 NORA Winter Meeting Registration Grows
More than 90 members have already registered for the 2014 NORA Winter Meeting, which will be held February 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion Tower in Dallas, Texas. Join your fellow members for this excellent opportunity to network, advertise, and discuss news and issues related to the liquid recycling industry.
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Warm-Mix Asphalt Use Reaches New Heights
A new survey from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) reports that "nearly one-fourth of asphalt tonnage produced in 2012 used energy-saving warm-mix."  Warm-mix asphalt requires a lower temperature, and less energy, than traditional asphalt mixes.  Click here to read NAPA's full article.

NORA Member Works with Alabama Green Lubricants on $49 Million Project
On January 22, 2014, it was announced that NORA Member Chemical Engineering Partners will be providing technology to Alabama Green Lubricants for a new $49 million re-refinery project in Childersburg, Alabama. The new re-refinery is due to be up and running by the middle of next year and is expected to handle about 32 million gallons per year.  Click here to read more.

Registration Strong for NORA's First Environmental Health & Safety Forum
There are already 27 members registered to attend the first ever EH&S Forum on Wednesday, February 26, immediately before the 2014 NORA Winter Meeting in Dallas, Texas. If your role (owner, manager, etc.) within your company significantly relates to EH&S issues, this forum has been tailored for you. You may register for the EH&S Forum (only $99 for members) as a stand-alone event or as an add-on to the NORA Winter Meeting Registration.

TSCA Reform Could Move Forward After West Virginia Spill
NORA's consultant Steve Shimberg has reported that Senator Joe Manchin (West Virginia) has spoken with Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer about moving Vitter's TSCA reform legislation after a chemical spill in West Virginia. Manchin states, "Hopefully this will get things kick-started and get things moving in the right direction again."

California Senate Bill No. 916 Introduced
On January 27, 2014, California Senate Bill No. 916 was introduced by Senator Correa. The bill states that "on and after January 1, 2016, every procuring agency that purchases lubricating oil shall only purchase biosynthetic lubricant that meets or exceeds minimal standards for biodegradability."  NORA experts are reviewing the bill, and it will be part of discussions held at the 2014 NORA Winter Meeting in Dallas, Texas this February.  Click here to view the full senate bill.

Open Call for NORA Committee Members
NORA is seeking participants to join the various committees that meet annually at the NORA Winter Meeting and the NORA Mid-Year Meeting. Committee members recommend issues of relevant interest to that group and assist in setting agendas for committees. If you are interested in playing a larger role with any of the NORA committees, please contact Executive Director Scott Parker at sparker@noranews.org or 703-753-4277.

Lawmakers Consider Future of Highway Trust Fund
Earlier this month, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing regarding the long-term shortfalls of the Federal Highway Trust Fund as a result of the failure of gas taxes to keep pace with improvements in fuel economy.  All witnesses urged lawmakers to pass a long-term highway reauthorization bill to provide certainty and confidence in investments.  The committee is requesting that House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-Mich.) hold a hearing on the Highway Trust Fund.

Kline & Company Announces Monthly Index of Base Stock Production 
On January 24, 2014, Kline & Company, a worldwide consulting and research firm, announced the publication of the monthly Kline Base Stock Margin Index.  The company states that this new index "estimates typical cash margin contributions associated with U.S. Group II base stock production, from both VGO-based virgin base stock plants and Recovered Fuel Oil (RFO)-based re-refineries, simulating EBITDA before the deduction of corporate SG&A expenses." The index will be published monthly and made available to Kline clients and media contacts.  Click here to read more.

NORA Marketplace

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

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1 New Member Joins NORA

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 sparker@noranews.orgClick here to view a current list of NORA member companies.

  • Duke's Oil Service, LLC (Bensenville, Illinois)
Classic Used Oil Generator: 1941 Buick Super
Click here to read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1941 Buick Super.  

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