About NORA

 

John Huber President

John Huber
President

NORA stands for The National Oilheat Research Alliance, it was authorized by Congress in 2000 to provide funding that would allow the oilheating industry to provide more efficient and more reliable heat and hot water to the American Consumers. As a government sanctioned “check-off” program, $0.002 is collected at the wholesale level on every gallon of heating oil sold. While it is mandatory, the benefits greatly outweigh the minimal cost.

The four key arms of NORA are Consumer Education, Professional Education, improving energy efficiency and safety, and Research Consumer Education allows NORA to reach out to the consumer and show that oilheat is a clean, safe, efficient and modern form of heating.  This communication is essential to the industry’s survival. Professional education, through the Technician Certification Program, provides continuing education, training and certification for oilheat service technicians. Lastly, NORA funding has helped a number of manufacturers to develop highly efficient heating equipment, such as condensing boilers and furnaces, variable speed furnaces, variable burners and number of other technologically advanced, highly efficient products.

Additionally, improving the basic fuel has been one of NORA’s highest priorities and has resulted in Bioheat® fuel…clean, environmentally friendly, American grown.

NORA also funds a number of projects at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Brookhaven National Laboratory researches new heating methods and fuels as well as addresses tank and storage issues, delivery and fuel quality.


NORA
Phone:(703) 340-1660
600 Cameron Street, Suite 206, Alexandria, VA 22314

John Huber
President
jhuber@noraweb.org.

Traci Ross
Education
tross@noraweb.org

Richard Sweetser
Research & Development
rsweetser@noraweb.org

Dr. Thomas Butcher
Research & Development
tbutcher@noraweb.org


Bob Hedden
Education & Training
bobh@vermontel.net

John Levey
Education & Training
jlevey@noraweb.org

Don Farrell
Communications

dfarrell@noraweb.org

 


NORA Board of Directors
Greg Anderson
Anderson Farm

Justin Andress
Woodfin Oil

Peter Aziz
Bantam Fuel

Al Breda
Sippin Energy

Walter Brickowski
Gulf Oil LP

Jay Buehler
Jacobus Energy

Peter Buotte
CEC Fuel

Greg Childs 
Main Care Energy

Kate Childs
Tuxis-Ohrs Fuel

Steve Clark
Genesee Fuel & Heating

John Combs
Southern Maryland Oil

Kevin Conti
Conti Oil

Christopher Daly
Suburban Propane, L.P.

Kirk Darby
Huguenot Fuels

Eric Degesero
Fuel Merchants Association of NJ

Mike Estes
Estes Oil & Propane

Larry Galgoci
Galgoci Oil Company

Scott Hacker 
Woodford Oil Company

Susan Hammond
J.W. Pierson

Allison Heaney
Energy Conservation Group LLC

Michael Januario
Sunshine Oil Co.

Quincy Longacre
Buckeye Energy Services, LLC.

Roger Marran
Energy Kinetics, Inc

Steve McCracken
Amerigreen

John McCusker
Global Petroleum

Matt Meehan
Mirabito Energy Products

George McQueeney
East River Fuels

John Miles
Putnam Fuel

Charles Miller
Miller Oil Co.

Natalie Mondsini
Hilltop Fuel

Ted Noonan 
Noonan Energy Corp

Joe Phillips
Creedmoor Fuel Service

Ken Russ
Tri Gas and Oil Company

Stephen Sack
Sack Distributors, Corp.

Tom Santa
Santa Energy

Susan Santopietro
Baribalut Oil Co.

Ed Scott
Energi

Daniel Singer
Robison Oil

Charles Uglietto
Cubby Oil Co

Joe Wills
SMO Energy.