Distillate Advisory Board

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The Distillate Advisory board is governed by CGS Section 16a-21b, Biodiesel blend requirement for heating oil. 


  • James Vitali, Chairman - Tuxis-Ohr's Fuel Inc.
  • Paul Hoar, Member - Agrifuels LLC
  • Thomas Devino, Member - Mercury Fuels
  • Michael Devine, Member- Earth Energy Alliance, LLC
  • Randy Petroniro, Member - Musco Fuel & Heating, LLC
  • Thomas Santa, Member - Santa Energy Corporation
  • Elias J, Petersen, Esq. - Kolmar Americas, Inc.


Meeting Minutes:


The Board consists of the following members appointed by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection:
  • Two representatives of the producers or suppliers of biodiesel in this state,
  • Two representatives of the retail heating oil industry in this state, and
  • Two representatives of the wholesale distillate supply industry in this state.
Each member of the board shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner and without compensation. No funds are made available to the board. The charge of the Board is to advise the Commissioner on industry and market progress in meeting and enabling compliance with the requirements of Public Act 10-74.


On or before April 1, 2011, and on or before April 1, 2012, the Commissioner, in consultation with the Distillate Advisory Board must, within available appropriations, determine whether there is sufficient in-state production of biodiesel, to comply with the provisions of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subdivision (1) of Substitute Senate Bill No. 382 Public Act No. 10-74.

Not later than February 1, 2012, and each year thereafter, the Commissioner, in consultation with the Distillate Advisory Board, must submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the Connecticut general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to energy and the environment on the progress in meeting the requirements of Act and on any effect that such requirements may have on the price or supply of heating oil in this state.