Does Heating Oil or Electric Home Heating Cost More?

The Answer Might Surprise You! The cost of heating your home is a big part of your annual expenses. Especially in the Northeast, and here on Long Island, where we can get the brunt of raw, blustery storms sweeping up the coast. We understand how important it is to manage those costs, especially when energy prices across the board can fluctuate so much from year to year. That’s why it’s important to make decisions about how to heat your home based on heating power and efficiency, not just a price. Because while the cost of any type of fuel can […]

Commercial Fuel Options for Your Fleet

For Commercial Dual-Fuel Needs, Trust Southville When it comes to convenient commercial fleet fueling services, Southville is the partner you’ve been looking for. We’re proud of our commercial and business partnerships and we’re proud to support the local economy. From agriculture to warehouses, and from construction to hospitality, businesses large and small across from central Suffolk county to eastern Nassau county count on us for the gasoline and diesel fuels they need to get the job done. Why? Our commercial customers know we’re committed to delivering real value that goes beyond competitive prices. We provide easy ordering and on-time deliveries […]

Ready For Winter? Get A Heating Oil Delivery!

Have a Warm and Hassle-free Season with Southville’s Winter Prep List If you think waiting for the first frost to order a heating oil delivery might save you some money, think again. Why? As temperatures fall, demand for heating oil goes up, and prices increase. Filling your tank now may help you avoid an expensive fill up later in the season. We’ve got two more reasons why waiting to call for a heating oil delivery isn’t a great idea. First, fall is a busy time of year, and as it gets closer to the holidays the pace doesn’t slow down. […]

How To Reduce Fleet Fueling Costs

Let Southville Help You Save Time and Money When your business depends on fuel to keep a fleet on the road, that fuel is more than just a line item in your budget. As a company that depends on our delivery fleet to serve our customers, we get it—and that’s why we understand how important it is for your business. If you operate a fleet of service vehicles, sending drivers to the gas station for a fill-up is not the smartest option. Let us show you all the ways diesel fleet fueling service can help you save time and money. Save […]

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 […]