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What Is ULSHO?

Did you know that today’s heating oil burns 95 percent cleaner than it did 50 years ago? One major reason that’s true is because so much sulfur has been removed from the fuel – a process that has happened slowly over time, but more quickly in recent years. Today’s super-clean, ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) contains 15 parts-per-million (ppm) of sulfur or less – down from the 500 ppm levels established in 2014 (and 3,000 ppm before that). What do those numbers mean though? Those numbers mean a lot for the environment, and ultimately for you, since ULSHO produces 90% percent […]

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Service Your Heating System Before You REALLY Need It

Sure, we’ve had a mild start to fall 2020 here in Suffolk County, but we all know that the cold weather will be here momentarily – and with all of us still being home far more than usual, we certainly want to keep our heating systems running like clockwork in the coming months. The key to doing that, of course, is to have your furnace or boiler serviced by a heating professional every year. Why Annual Tune-Ups Matter Just like your car, your heating system needs routine maintenance to keep it running well and reliably. An annual tune-up – included in […]

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Automatic Heating Oil Delivery: FREE Peace Of Mind

With everything that’s happening in the world these days, it’s easy to let little tasks like checking your fuel gauge or calling for a heating oil delivery slip through the cracks. The only problem is that you can pay a heavy price for forgetting to do those “little” tasks, especially once temperatures start dipping later in the fall. Besides the inconvenience and potential dangers of being trapped in a cold house on a frigid day, a heating oil runout can cause problems with clogged filters and fuel lines as sediment from the bottom of your heating oil tank enters your […]

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Refer A friend And Save $100!

At Southville Petroleum, we work hard every day to deliver quality fuel and expert heating service to our loyal customers – and peace of mind to everyone in Nassau and Suffolk County who we serve throughout the fall, winter, and early spring. The question is, are we doing it well enough for you to recommend us to someone you know? If you like us enough to Refer a Friend, we will post a $100 credit to your account for each person you recommend who signs up as a Southville Petroleum customer. * The more people you bring into the Southville family, […]

Diesel Fuel: A Q&A For Trucking Weight Limits

How knowledgeable are you when it comes to diesel fuel? If you have your own trucking company, you know that you rely on diesel fuel every day to get your loads where they need to go. You also know that weighing your truck comes with the territory. But do you know how much your diesel fuel weighs, and how that weight might affect your planning? Here’s a quick Q&A to give you the basics. Q. How much does a gallon of diesel fuel weigh? A. Each gallon of diesel fuel sold in the U.S. weighs just less than seven pounds. […]