How Are Heating Oil Prices Determined?

As you may have noticed, the price you pay for home heating oil can change – sometimes quite a bit – from one heating season to the next. The question is, why does this happen?

Clear vs. dyed diesel fuel?

There was a time when all diesel fuel sold in the U.S. was dye-free. But times have changed. The U.S. government now requires diesel gas to be sold in one of three ways: clear, and colored with red or blue dye. If you are new to buying diesel, it is critical to understand the tax and legal differences among these three varieties of fuel. Here is the low-down: Clear diesel – Clear diesel is an on-road vehicle-grade fuel that is available for sale at gas stations throughout the U.S. This type of fuel is meant for use by the vehicles that […]

Please let us know how we’re doing

At Southville Petroleum, our expert technicians, friendly customer service team, and dedicated drivers work hard every day to deliver on our commitment to provide excellent and personal heating service and peace of mind throughout the fall, winter, and early spring. The question is: how well are we doing it? If you’ve had a visit from the Southville Petroleum crew recently – whether for a heating oil delivery for your home, an ultra-low-sulfur diesel delivery for your Long Island business, expert heating equipment service for your oil-fired furnace, boiler, or burner, or any of the other convenient services we offer, we would […]

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Having a No-Heat Holiday? Troubleshoot before Calling for Service

The 2018 holiday season is here, and most of us are eager to get in some quality time with our friends and family in our warm and comfortable Long Island homes.

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Preventing a Heating Oil Run-Out

As busy as we seem to get these days, it’s easy enough to forget a “little thing” like remembering to check the fuel gauge on our heating oil tank. The only problem is running out of heating oil isn’t a “little” problem.