The Best Month to Buy Heating Oil

Fill Up Early to Save Money—and Protect Your Tank When you want to find a good price for a vacation, you often find it in the off season. Long Island Railroad tickets to the city? Cheaper when you can go off-peak. It all comes down to the basic idea that demand drives price. While there are many factors that drive the price of heating oil—weather, geopolitics, the price of crude oil—the same principle holds. When demand is lower, heating oil prices fall. That makes the months of April to September the best time to purchase home heating oil. Saving money […]

How Much Diesel Fuel Does a Semi Truck Hold?

Southville Knows—and Can Help Make Commercial Fleet Fill-ups Easier A typical semi-truck holds about 150 gallons of diesel fuel. Depending on what kind of loads your trucks are hauling, they’re getting about five or 6 miles per gallon. And with the price of fuel, it’s hard not to think about your bottom line. Southville has decades of experience serving commercial fleet operators across Suffolk and Nassau counties, and we understand your concerns and your operational needs. We provide on-road and off-road fleet fueling services designed to be convenient and dependable for trucking, construction and delivery business needs. Our ultra-low sulfur […]

What Color Is Diesel Fuel?

Does It Matter What Color I Use in My Vehicles? Not many passenger cars run on diesel, so for most people it’s the stuff the big rigs fill up on, and they don’t give it much more thought. Big trucks have diesel engines because they have more power, while gasoline engines offer more speed. But if you operate diesel-powered vehicles, you may have noticed that there’s two types of ultra-low sulfur diesel : on-road and off-road. From a chemical perspective, both fuels are identical. So what’s the difference? On-road diesel is clear, while off-road diesel is dyed a red color. […]

What’s Included in a Heating System Service Plan?

Our Gold Plan Includes Savings, Convenience and Peace of Mind Lots of times, customers ask us if a heating system service plan is worth it. The thing is, your heating system is one of the biggest investments you make in your home. You may think you’re saving a little money by passing on a service plan, but when you consider the cost of a single repair—on average, a furnace or boiler repair can cost between $300 and $400—there’s no smart argument against a service plan. Our Gold Service Plan is designed to help you save money, even if you never […]

What Determines the Price of Heating Oil?

There Are Several Important Factors to Consider While heating oil prices have come down compared to where they were just a year ago in 2022, they will always fluctuate. The last few years have been a bit of a roller-coaster, which we know all too well. And when prices fall, most people are just glad their bills are low. But it’s important to understand what influences heating oil prices, so you can be a better consumer. We know how important it is for you to have a dependable source for heating oil delivery that won’t break the bank. But it’s […]

On-Road vs. Off-Road Diesel

A Short Guide to Understanding Diesel Fuels If you operate a commercial fleet of large trucks, you likely fill them up with diesel fuel. That’s largely due to diesel offering more power, compared to the speed that comes with a gasoline engine. But have you ever wondered what the difference is between off-road and on-road diesel is? We’ll help show you the differences. The Difference Between On-Road & Off-Road From a chemical perspective, both fuels are identical except for one distinct aspect. On-road diesel is clear, while off-road diesel is dyed a red color. That’s because off-road diesel is only for […]

Why Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil Is Important

Better for the Air…Better for the Bottom Line! What makes ultra-low sulfur heating oil a better way to heat your home? Heating oil in general has a higher BTU output per gallon than other types of fuels. That means it will warm up your home faster than other types of fuels. It’s also true of ultra-low sulfur heating oil. But because it burns so cleanly, ultra-low sulfur heating oil is even more efficient, and it’s easier on your equipment. It’s also better for the environment, too. That all adds up make ultra-low sulfur oil the best choice for the damp […]

6 Safe & Easy Winter Delivery Tips

Help Us, Help You…No Matter What the Weather Brings! We’re proud to say our delivery drivers are the best on the road—and they’re out there in all kinds of weather to ensure you stay comfortable. And at this time of the year, they must deal with hazardous conditions, especially when there’s snow and ice on the ground, to make sure you get your heating oil delivery when you need it most. Needless to say, maneuvering with a heavy hose while navigating slippery surfaces can be challenging! But there are ways you can make heating oil deliveries safer for our drivers, […]

What Happens If I Skip My Heating Tune-Up?

5 Reasons Never to Skip Your Home Heating System Maintenance Every winter season, we have several customers ask us if they really need to get a tune-up for their home heating system every year. After all, if your heating system is running well, is it really necessary? The fact of the matter is that regular maintenance is probably why your equipment isn’t giving you problems! What’s more, regular maintenance can help you save money as well. As we head into another winter with ongoing oil price uncertainty, it pays to be sure your heating system is ready to go. And […]

Why Is Diesel Priced Higher Than Gasoline?

Understanding Diesel Fuels in the Current Marketplace If you manage a construction site, commercial vehicle fleet, or agricultural business, there’s a good chance that you’re constantly monitoring the price of diesel. As expensive as unleaded gasoline is these days, diesel is consistently pricier. But diesel was not always priced higher than gasoline. Even as recently as 2004, it was actually less expensive, but those days are behind us. As a company that offers diesel delivery to commercial clients across Long Island, NY, we have some insight into what factors affect the diesel’s cost. Here are answers to some frequent questions […]