Heating Oil


Heating Oil Tank Safety

Our Richmond, Virginia customers can rest assured that they're safe with heating oil.

  1. Today's oil tanks are designed with corrosion-resistant materials for long life and safety.
  2. Comprehensive and affordable tank protection is available.
Legal Issues
  1. In the U.S., all underground residential heating oil tanks regardless of size are exempt from all federal regulations.
  1. A tank on a homeowner's property puts him/her in charge of supply.
  2. The homeowner pays only for heating oil received and uses only what is needed.
  3. Automatic delivery assures that the homeowner won't run out of heating oil.
  1. Tanks can be located in the basement, garage, underground or next to the home.
  2. New tanks are compact in size, and can be hidden away in small nooks.
  3. Attractive tank enclosures can be custom-built.

Virginia Petroleum Storage Tank Fund (VPSTF)

Whether you use standard heating oil or biofuel, Virginia provides additional protection for homeowners and businesses in the rare case of a petroleum release from a tank. The Virginia Petroleum Storage Tank Fund (VPSTF) is a state legislated reimbursement fund from which you can recover the costs of cleaning up an oil leak.

What this means to you:
In the unlikely event of a heating oil release from a tank, you are protected from high remediation costs. As the homeowner, your financial responsibility requirement is only $500.* The fund covers all pre-approved, eligible cleanup costs above your deductible to $1,000,000.

* Some conditions apply, ask Woodfin for details.

To receive more information on this valuable program for our Richmond Virginia area heating oil consumers, please contact us.

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