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Welcome to Dead River Company's Newsroom- our central resource area for the latest releases, product fact sheets and company overview, including an archive of imagery and video.

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03.12.2014 DEAD RIVER COMPANY JOINS WITH GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD BANK TO BRING MOBILE FOOD PANTRY TO FARMINGTON, ME
250 plus Farmington families benefit from Mobile Food Pantry stop.

02.27.2014 DEAD RIVER COMPANY JOINS WITH GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD BANK TO BRING MOBILE FOOD PANTRY TO CALAIS, ME
100 plus Calais area families benefit from Mobile Food Pantry stop.

01.29.2014 RSU 10 students encouraged to start thinking about careers early
Twenty-six elementary school students were presented $100 scholarships from the Maine College Circle program Thursday night in front of family members and educators at Black Mountain lodge.

01.23.2014 Twenty-six students to receive $100 scholarships during Jan. 28 ceremony
Twenty-six students from the River Valley region will receive Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarships from the Maine College Circle and Dead River Company at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Black Mountain Ski Lodge.

01.6.2014 Maine heating oil companies face greater delivery challenges with freezing temperatures, winter storms
Truck drivers for heating oil companies are facing “a nightmare” on their deliveries as they deal with frantic freezing customers, icy driveways and oil tanks buried by snow and ice, according to one company owner.

01.4.2014 As temperatures drop, central Mainers struggle to heat homes
Unprecedented demand has taxed fuel deliveries and social service agencies, leaving even those with emergencies without fuel.

01.4.2014 Heating oil companies work to keep up with demand
The Dead River Company in Brewer has been receiving around 4,000 calls a week from customers in need of heating oil. To keep up with that demand, it's been sending around 20 trucks out a day, making around 900 deliveries Friday.

12.23.2013 Habitat starts statewide weatherization effort
With the help of a $50,000 grant from the Dead River Corporation, Habitat has been training volunteers from six of its chapters around Maine to do weatherization work.

12.11.2013 DEAD RIVER COMPANY SUPPORTS MAINE COLLEGE CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIPS TO YOUNG COBSCOOK BAY AREA STUDENTS
Maine College Circle reaches out to elementary school students, building aspirations for education beyond high school

12.10.2013 DEAD RIVER COMPANY SUPPORTS MAINE COLLEGE CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIPS TO YOUNG ST. CROIX VALLEY AREA STUDENTS
Maine College Circle reaches out to elementary school students, building aspirations for education beyond high school

12.9.2013 Dead River Company signs on as sponsor for 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships
Dead River Company, a one hundred and four year old family-owned energy company, has stepped forward to support the Nordic Heritage Center as a local sponsor of the 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships.

11.14.2013 Dead River Co. and President and CEO Robert Moore to be honored at Boy Scouts dinner
Horace Horton, president of the Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America, has announced that Dead River Co. and President and CEO Robert Moore, will serve as the honorees for the council’s 36th annual Distinguished Citizen’s Award Dinner.

11.4.2013 Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras renew partnership with Dead River Company and Good Shepherd Food-Bank
Through a continuing partnership with BSYO season sponsor Dead River Company and the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, the concert will double as a food drive. Admission is free, but audience members are asked to bring donations of non-perishable food items.

10.4.2013 Rockland Dead River Company office holds open house for public
As part of its continuing outreach to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, Dead River Company is hosting a community open house and food drive at its Rockland office to benefit Area Interfaith Outreach in Rockland.

09.24.2013 XNG building, expanding CNG hubs
Boston-based Xpress Natural Gas is increasing its footprint in Maine with plans to build a second compressed natural gas distribution hub in Eliot by early next year and increase capacity at its Baileyville operation by 40% this year.

09.14.2013 Somersworth Dead River Company office holds open house for public
As part of its continuing outreach to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, Dead River Company is hosting a community open house at its Somersworth office to benefit the local food pantry.

09.9.2013 Dead River open house to benefit food bank
As part of its continuing outreach to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, the Dead River Company is hosting a community open house at its Somersworth office to benefit the local food pantry.

09.7.2013 Manchester Dead River Company office holds open house for public
As part of its continuing outreach to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, Dead River Company is hosting a community open house at its Manchester office to benefit the local food pantry.

09.5.2013 "Blue Jeans Wednesdays" at Dead River Company
If you walk into a Dead River Company office any Wednesday in September, don’t be confused. It’s not “casual Friday.” It’s “Blue Jeans Wednesday.”

08.31.2013 "Score 4 for Hunger" Raises $14,000
The Portland Sea Dogs partnership with Dead River Company, "Score 4 for Hunger" resulted in a $14,000 donation to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

08.31.2013 Local company donates $14K to help fight hunger
Dead River Company presented a check for $14,000 to Good Shepherd Food Bank at Hadlock Field on Saturday.

08.31.2013 Local company donates $14K to help fight hunger
Dead River Company presented a check for $14,000 to Good Shepherd Food Bank at Hadlock Field on Saturday.

08.31.2013 Local company donates $14K to help fight hunger
Dead River Company presented a check for $14,000 to GoodShepherd Food Bank at Hadlock Field on Saturday.

08.27.2013 Dead River Company to Make $14,000 Donation to Good Shepherd Food Bank
Dead River Company will present a check for $14,000 to GoodShepherd Food Bank at Hadlock Field on Saturday, August 31st when the Sea Dogs host the Trenton Thunder (Yankees) in a doubleheader starting at 5:00 PM.

08.23.2013 Dead River Company to Host Food Drive at Hadlock Saturday
Food Drive Benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank and Kicks-Off National Hunger Action Month

07.26.2013 Dead River Company Open House to Benefit Local Food Bank
Hallowell Dead River Company office holds open house for public

07.12.2013 Dead River Company Open House to Benefit Local Food Pantry
Bridgton Dead River Company office holds open house for public

07.4.2013 Good people abound in Maine
I want to commend someone for a job well done and beyond the call of duty.

06.28.2013 Dead River Company Open House to Benefit Local Food Pantry
Brunswick Dead River Company office holds open house for public

06.26.2013 Presque Isle Dead River Company office holds open house for public
Dead River Company is hosting a Community Open House from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 580 Main Street in Presque Isle

06.22.2013 DEAD RIVER COMPANY JOINS WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE FOOD BANK TO BRING MOBILE FOOD PANTRY TO MANCHESTER, NH
200 Manchester area families benefit from Mobile Food Pantry stop

06.21.2013 Woodstock Dead River Company office holds open house for public
As part of its continuing outreach to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, Dead River Company is hosting a community open house at its Woodstock office to benefit the Woodstock Community Food Shelf.

06.21.2013 Woodstock Company Hosts Free Barbecue Benefit
Dead River Company fed the people of Woodstock for a good cause at an event Friday.

06.20.2013 Dead River Hosts Community Open House BBQ on Friday
Community Open House to benefit Woodstock Community Food Shelf

06.17.2013 Maine College Circle awards six scholarships to Wallagrass students
Six students at Wallagrass Elementary school received $100 scholarships Tuesday, June 4 from the Maine College Circle program, a community-led initiative with support from Dead River Company.

06.16.2013 Maine College Circle awards four scholarships to Eagle Lake students
Four students at Eagle Lake Elementary received $100 scholarships from the Maine College Circle program, a community-led initiative with support from Dead River Company.

05.16.2013 Country Oil to hold benefit Saturday
Country Oil will have food, entertainment, kids’ activities and more at 540 Northfield Road. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food donation for the Center for Self Reliance’s food pantry.

04.30.2013 Dead River Company Supports Maine College Circle Scholarships to Young Area Students
Maine College Circle reaches out to elementary school students, building aspirations for education beyond high school.

04.24.2013 College Aspirations Scholarships to be awarded April 30
On Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Region 9 on Route 2, Maine College Circle, with support from Dead River Company, will award 17 local student’s Western Maine Foothills Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarships.

04.7.2013 Society Notebook: Hungry for change
Good Shepherd Food Bank bestows its humanitarian award at a dinner for friends and supporters who help in its mission to ease hunger in Maine.

04.5.2013 Top Chefs Serve Up Dinner At the Food Bank
The dinner was in honor of Dead River Company, which received the food bank’s JoAnnPike Humanitarian Award to recognize the company’s Share the Warmth charitable giving program.

04.5.2013 Dead River Co. honored at annual JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award dinner in Auburn
Dead River Co. was honored with the JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award at the annual Good Shepherd Food-Bank gala dinner Thursday night.

03.27.2013 CMP Rebate Program Spurs Interest in Electric Thermal Storage Heating
Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports growing consumer interest following its launch of a rebate program for customers who install new electric thermal storage (ETS) heating units in their homes.

03.21.2013 Keep ME Warm campaign receives over $220,000
More than 1,100 individual donors and 20 corporations and foundations contributed to this year's Keep ME Warm campaign, together raising $220,617 to provide approximately 2,750 Mainers with emergency heating assistance.

02.27.2013 Washington County Students receive scholarships from Maine College Circle and Dead River Company
The community celebrates student achievement at a special awards ceremony for the St. Croix Valley Maine College Circle program

02.25.2013 Project linking UMaine students with IT employers launches first events
University of Maine computer science students rubbed elbows with potential employers Monday evening during the first in a series of statewide events geared toward doubling the number of Maine information technology graduates in four years.

02.12.2013 Food Bank Selects Dead River Company as Honoree for 2013 JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award
Good Shepherd Food Bank Selects Dead River Company as Honoree for 2013 JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award

01.31.2013 XNG Partnering with Dead River Company to Deliver Compressed Natural Gas
It's expensive to do business in Maine, in part because of heating and energy costs.

01.31.2013 Dead River Company Partners with Xpress Natural Gas
A new partnership between two Maine energy companies could mean more benefits both to a wider array of customers, and the environment.

01.30.2013 Dead River Company partners with natural gas to further expand its energy portfolio
Dead River Company and Xpress Natural Gas bring the option of compressed natural gas to commercial and institutional customers

01.30.2013 Dead River, Boston company to offer compressed natural gas via truck in Maine
Dead River Co. is partnering with Xpress Natural Gas to make compressed natural gas, or CNG, available to commercial customers in Maine for the first time using cutting-edge technology that’s new to North America, according to company officials.

01.30.2013 Dead River to offer natural gas option to central Maine businesses
Dead River Co., the largest retailer of home heating products in northern New England, is teaming up with Xpress Natural Gas to offer compressed natural gas to businesses in central, northern and eastern Maine, the companies announced in a news release.

01.30.2013 Dead River to offer natural gas option to central Maine businesses
Dead River Co., the largest retailer of home heating products in northern New England, is teaming up with Xpress Natural Gas to offer compressed natural gas to businesses in central, northern and eastern Maine, the companies announced in a news release.

01.30.2013 Dead River, XNG target commercial natural gas market
The Boston-based Xpress Natural Gas expects to displace 30 million gallons of heating oil or propane in Maine markets with trucked-in natural gas by the end of 2013, working with Bangor-based Dead River Co.

01.30.2013 In Maine? Need CNG? Truck Loads Will Soon Be Available
Energy services firm Dead River Co. and Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) have formed a partnership that will make CNG widely available to large fleets and other customers in Maine.

01.30.2013 Dead River, Boston company to offer compressed natural gas via truck in Maine
A newly finished truck belonging to Xpress Natural Gas, which is making compressed natural gas, or CNG, available to Maine commercial and institutional customers for the first time.

01.20.2013 RSU 10 students get college scholarships
Dead River Company is pleased to support Maine College Circle. On January 17th, a was ceremony was held to recognize and provide $100 college scholarships to 10 students in RSU 10.

01.16.2013 Dead River Company Supports Maine College Circle Scholarships to Young Area Students
Maine College Circle reaches out to elementary school students, building aspirations for education beyond high school.

12.15.2012 Dead River Company Donates to Help County Families
More families in the county will be “heating” and “eating” this winter, after a big donation made by Dead River Company to Catholic Charities.

11.13.2012 Dead River, youth orchestras and food bank combine to make a recipe for good
Music feeds the soul; bread feeds the hungry. That simple truth underlies the Dead River Company’s sponsorship of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra 2012-2013 concert season and its partnership with Good Shepherd Food-Bank.

10.22.2012 CMP announces electric thermal storage heating unit rebate program
The utility's ETS program was developed in response to a new state law allowing transmission-and-distribution utilities to develop programs to reduce heating costs and provide energy-efficient heating options for consumers.

10.21.2012 Fracking for gas to thank for Maine's growing electricity market
It has taken a dozen years, but Maine residents and small-business owners can finally choose an electricity supplier the same way they choose a cellphone carrier or an oil company.

10.21.2012 Understanding your electricity bill
The development of a competitive electricity market only affects the supply side of your power bill.

10.12.2012 Dead River expands energy portfolio to include electricity
Dead River Company is expanding its energy portfolio to include electricity, according to a press release from the governor's energy office.

10.11.2012 Dead River Company Now Selling Electric Power & Heat
The Dead River Company...is expanding its portfolio to offer electricity to commercial and residential customers in Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro markets; and it plans to do so at below the "standard offer" rate, according to Dead River.

10.9.2012 Maine College Circle launches Washington County Effort with Support of Dead River Company
Maine College Circle reaches out to elementary students, building aspirations for education beyond high school.

10.6.2012 Dead River expands into electricity supply business
Dead River Co. has expanded its energy portfolio by entering the electricity supply business.

10.5.2012 Two Maine oil companies enter electric market
Dead River Co. and C.N. Brown Co. announce their intentions to begin providing electricity.

10.5.2012 Dead River Company Offers Customers Electricity
A lot of Mainers can now buy their electricity from the Dead River Company.

10.5.2012 Dead River to enter electricity market
The South Portland-based Dead River Co. announced it will begin selling electricity alongside its other energy services in a market that has grown significantly more crowded in recent months.

10.5.2012 Dead River Poised to Enter Electric Market
Dead River says it intends to use an energy-efficient technology called "electric thermal storage" -- converting off-peak, low-cost electricity in to heat.

10.4.2012 Dead River Co. expands into electricity market
Dead River's move into electricity comes 12 years after Maine deregulated its electric industry.

10.4.2012 Dead River Co. expands into electricity market
Dead River's move into electricity comes 12 years after Maine deregulated its electric industry.

10.4.2012 New electricity options offered to Maine consumers
Oil company launches new energy expansion

10.4.2012 Dead River Company Announces New Energy Options for its Customers
To provide its customers with more energy options, Dead River Company announced that it is expanding its energy portfolio to include electricity.

10.4.2012 Dead River Co. expands into the electricity market
Dead River's move into electricity comes 12 years after Maine deregulated its electric industry.

10.4.2012 Dead River expands into electricity supply business
Dead River Co. has expanded its energy portfolio by entering the electricity supply business.

09.14.2012 Dead River donates for hunger relief
Walk into a Dead River Company office any Wednesday in September, but don't be confused. It's not "casual Friday." It's "Blue Jeans Wednesday."

09.13.2012 Blue Jeans Wednesdays for Hunger Action Month
Through Sept. 26, Dead River Company will support "Hunger Action Month", giving employees an opportunity to donate a dollar to wear blue jeans to work. The money donated by employees will be matched dollar for dollar by Dead River Company.

09.3.2012 Why Dead River Co. isn't just an oil company anymore
Energy is dynamic. So is the energy industry with a myriad of factors affecting everything from what's acceptable to what's available.

08.28.2012 Dead River Company makes donation to NH Food Bank
Company presents $45,000 check during Fisher Cats game.

08.28.2012 Fisher Cats 'Score 4 for Hunger'
Proceeds are part of $45,000 donation by Dead River Co.

08.28.2012 Dead River Company donates $45,000 to NH Food Bank
The bats of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats connected this season for $13,600 in donations from Dead River Company to the New Hampshire Food Bank.

07.23.2012 New London Dead River Company Office Holds Open House for Public
As part of its continuing outreach to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, Dead River Company is hosting a community open house in its New London office to benefit the KLS Community Food Pantry.

07.23.2012 St. Johnsbury Dead River Company Office Holds Open House and Barbeque for Public
As part of its continuing outreach to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, Dead River Company is hosting a community open house in its St. Johnsbury office to benefit the local food pantry.

07.23.2012 No. Haverhill Dead River Company Office Holds Open House and Barbeque for Public
As part of its continuing outreach to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, Dead River Company is hosting a community open house in its No. Haverhill office to benefit the local food pantry.

07.7.2012 Bridgton Dead River Company Office Holds Open House and Barbeque for Public
As part of its continuing outreach to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves, Dead River Company is hosting a community open house in its Bridgton office to benefit the local food pantry.

06.28.2012 Dead River Company sponsors Mobile Food Pantry in Somersworth, NH
16 Dead River volunteers from the company's Maine and New Hampshire offices distributed food items such as white rice, potatoes, juice, and pancake mix to the roughly 100 to 200 individuals and families in attendance.

04.4.2012 Dead River Company Donates $115,000 for Truck Purchase to Good Shepherd Food Bank
Thanks to a major gift from Dead River Company, The Good Shepherd Food-Bank, Maine’s largest clearinghouse for donated food to local shelters and pantries, is now able to deliver more food to those who need it most.

03.28.2012 The Portland Symphony Orchestra, Dead River Company and Verrill Dana Collected 1,000 lbs of food for Good Shepherd Food Bank
On March 13, Dead River Company, along with Verrill Dana, sponsored the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Orchestra’s Feeding America concert, which helped collect 1,000 lbs of food as well as $500 for the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

02.23.2012 Private side of Degas draws big opening crowd at Portland Museum of Art
More than 200 members of the Portland Museum of Art turned out tonight for the opening reception of "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist."

02.7.2012 Dead River Company Provides Funds to Help New Hampshire Residents In Need Of Fuel Assistance
Granite United Way today announced that they will be receiving a donation of $20,000 from Dead River Company. The donation has been earmarked to support those in need of fuel assistance.

01.12.2012 Dead River to acquire Webber's retail fuels division
Webber Energy Fuels has agreed to sell its home-heating division to Dead River Company.

09.19.2011 NAPA Auto Parts and Dead River Company partnership
NAPA Auto Parts and Dead River Company partnership raises $16,645 for Camp Sunshine

09.15.2011 Local Oil Company Donates Diesel Trucks to Three Community Colleges
Dead River Company's donation of diesel trucks to The Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges will help enhance students' hands-on learning experience.

09.15.2011 Dead River gift to provide hands-on experience for community college students
Students enrolled in diesel, truck and heavy equipment technology programs now have a chance to work with some of the equipment they will encounter as the result of a major gift from Dead River Company to The Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges.

07.8.2011 Camp Sunshine Fundraiser
NAPA Auto Parts and Dead River Company partner with the goal to raise $25,000 in support of Camp Sunshine

02.22.2011 Dead River Company & United Way Team Up for Fuel Assistance
Dead River Co. and United Way of Greater Portland launched Share the Warmth, a campaign to raise funds for fuel assistance for families and individuals across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Dead River will match every dollar collected up to $100,000.

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