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Mid-Summer Mythbusting

- 11:58 am - August 5th, 2015

Word always gets around fast in New York City, and sometimes the truth has a habit of getting lost in the shuffle. We’re committed to making sure that you stay have all of the facts about Oilheat. In that spirit, we’re here to debunk some myths about Oilheat well in advance of the heating season, so you know ahead of time that Oilheat is always the best choice.

Myth: Oilheat is dirty and poses a health hazard.

Truth: The Oilheat in your tank is Bioheat® fuel, a combination of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and renewable biodiesel. B2 Bioheat® fuel (2% biodiesel – the current minimum level allowed in New York City) is not only 95% cleaner than the Oilheat of just twenty years ago, but also produces lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) than natural gas over 20 years. Plus, B20 Bioheat® fuel (20% biodiesel, which the city is seriously considering making the new minimum), produces lower GHG emissions than natural gas over 100 years!

Myth: Oilheat explodes.

Truth: Oilheat is not explosive or flammable in its liquid form. In order to light Oilheat on fire, you have to heat it above 140 degrees, the temperature at which it begins to vaporize.

Myth: Oilheat is not a good value.

Truth: Oilheat has fantastic value, and increases in value even further through simple heating system upgrades. Additionally, competition among local Oilheat companies helps ensure you get the best value for your energy dollars, year after year.

Myth: Oilheat is not dependable.

Truth: With over 50 oil-producing countries, the U.S. is not dependent on any one source for our supply. Oilheat customers can rest assured of an ample supply, and our dealers’ automatic delivery service helps ensure that your tank will never run dry.


The truth is, Oilheat is safe, clean, efficient, affordable, and always in great supply. To experience the benefits of Bioheat® fuel, find a dealer today. You can also conveniently browse our list of members by signing up for and logging onto our member area.