How Long Does Heating Oil Last?

Written on: March 27, 2023

Heating Oil Lasts Much Longer than Gasoline

heating oil expiration gloucester county, nj If you ended the season with plenty of heating oil in your tank, you may be wondering if your fuel will still be good when you turn your boiler or furnace on again in the fall.

No worries. Your heating oil will be fine. The average life span of home heating oil ranges between 18 and 24 months. In comparison, regular gasoline only has a shelf life of three to six months.

However, if you ended winter with a near-empty tank (a quarter full or less), you should get a fill-up to prevent warm-weather condensation from building up on your tank walls. This could damage your tank.

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Read on to find answers to more common questions we receive from our customers.

How Clean-burning Is Lawman’s Heating Oil?

Lawman’s Oil only delivers B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel. This is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil combined with premium biofuels made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant cooking oils, algae, and plant oils.

Our B20 Bioheat Plus fuel is derived from locally sourced products, which aids in reducing waste within our communities. As ultra-low sulfur Bioheat fuel becomes more widespread in the future, home heating oil will move closer and closer to becoming a carbon-neutral fuel.

Why Do You Call It B20 Bioheat Plus Fuel?

B20 stands for the percentage of the fuel that is made with biofuels. That means that our Bioheat fuel is blended with 20% biofuels, which the industry designates as Bioheat Plus Fuel. This high level of biofuel is why B20 Bioheat Plus fuel burns extremely clean.

How Does Bioheat Plus Fuel Compare with Natural Gas?

Let’s start with the environment. Our Bioheat Plus fuel burns cleaner than natural gas because it generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental issues continue to be raised about methane leaks coming from the processing of natural gas. (Methane is a greenhouse gas and the main component of natural gas.) Methane has the capacity to trap so much heat in the atmosphere that over one century, one ton of this gas causes 32 times as much warming as one ton of carbon dioxide.

Besides the environment, there is no question that heating oil with a biofuel mix is a much safer fuel option than natural gas.

With Bioheat Plus fuel, you can safely store fuel on your property with no dependence on underground pipelines. It cannot explode—even if you drop a lit match into it. Bioheat Plus fuel is also much safer in the case of a carbon monoxide leak because you will get a warning sign about a malfunction—unlike with natural gas.

The use of Bioheat Plus fuel has made home heating oil even safer! That’s because Bioheat Plus fuel has a higher flash point, also known as ignition temperature. It’s just one more thing that homeowners who use Bioheat Plus fuel can feel good about.

Finally, Bioheat Plus fuel is a much more efficient heating fuel because it generates about 40% more Btu of heat per gallon than an equivalent amount of natural gas.

Become a Lawman’s Oil Customer

You can make a difference by making Lawman’s Oil your preferred heating oil delivery company. For several years now, we have donated 1¢ of every gallon of heating oil we have delivered to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

We supply high-quality, discount heating oil to Gloucester, Camden and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania. Contact us today for your heating oil supply needs.