Oil Heat’s Exciting Future

Oil Heat’s Exciting Future

Mark Gagnon

Dear Friends,

This will be the first winter that virtually every gallon of heating oil burned in Maine will have ultra-lowsulfur content. That’s good for homeowners and for the environment. And as our state strengthens its commitment to cleaner-burning fuels, it will be great for our economy too.

Through pilot projects, Maine-produced biofuels made from wood waste (something we have plenty of) have been successfully tested for heating homes. They were also tried at Bates College in Lewiston, with good results. Imagine locally sourced renewable heating oil that benefits the forest industry!

Meanwhile, the heating oil industry is on a path to make an equal blend of advanced biodiesel and ultra-low-sulfur diesel the standard within the next 25 years. According to the National Oilheat Research Alliance, the resulting fuel would yield carbon-free heating.

On our end, the heating oil that we deliver typically includes Bioheat®, a renewable blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and biodiesel that produces nearly zero particulates. It also burns more efficiently, helping you keep heating costs down.

The bottom line: You can feel good knowing that we’re here for you, delivering clean, efficient fuel when you need it, no matter what the season brings.

Mark Gagnon, President