About NORA

John Huber President

John Huber

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.[/ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half_end]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.[/ezcol_1half_end]

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


John Huber

Traci Ross

Richard Sweetser
Research & Development

Dr. Thomas Butcher
Research & Development

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Bob Hedden
Education & Training

John Levey
Education & Training

Don Farrell



NORA Board of Directors[ezcol_1third]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

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

Tom Devine
Devine Brothers,.Inc

Tom Devino
Mercury Fuel

Dan Donovan
Peroleum Heat & Power

Mike Estes
Estes Oil & Propane

Bruce Harris
Harris Comfort LLC.

Larry Galgoci
Galgoci Oil Company

Susan Hammond
J.W. Pierson[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]

Bruce Harris
Harris Comfort

Allison Heaney
Energy Conservation Group LLC

Michael Januario
Sunshine Oil Co.

Jeff Jenkins
Jenkins Fuel Oil Co.

Joe Keenan
Keenan Energy Company

Barry Knox
REG Energy Services, LLC

Bob Long
Long Enery

Quincy Longacre
Buckeye Energy Services, LLC.

Jeff Lykins
Lykins Oil Company

Roger Marran
Energy Kinetics, Inc

Steve McCracken

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

David Neill
MJ Neill, Inc.

Ted Noonan 
Noonan Energy Corp

Joe Phillips
Creedmoor Fuel Service

Ken Russ
Tri Gas and Oil Company[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]

Stephen Sack
Sack Distributors, Corp.

Tom Santa
Santa Energy

Susan Santopietro
Baribalut Oil Co.

Ed Scott

Daniel Singer
Robison Oil

Charles Uglietto
Cubby Oil Co.