What Is Heating Oil?

Posted: November 21, 2022

Where It Comes from, How It Keeps You Warm If you’ve kept your home warm with heating oil for a while, you probably already know that heating oil, like many other products, comes from the refinement of crude oil. Through the process of distillation, hydrocarbons are removed from the crude oil and become a substance that can be further purified and blended to make the heating oil that we ultimately deliver to your heating oil tank. Wilson Oil and Propane just doesn’t just deliver heating oil though. We deliver premium B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel. Bioheat Plus fuel is a blend of […]

What Is Propane Made Of?

Posted: November 7, 2022

Affordable Energy for Everyone Since propane was first identified as a volatile compound in gasoline in 1910, businesses and scientists have worked diligently to make propane the viable fuel source it represents today. The process itself of making propane has evolved over the last century or so. Today, there are two primary ways propane is produced. Because propane is created through the processing of natural gas and crude oil, it is a fuel that is largely a domestic product. In fact, about 90% of the American propane supply is generated right here in the United States! That abundant, right-at-home supply […]

Benefits Of Whole House Generators

Posted: October 24, 2022

When the Power Goes Out, Let Propane Take Over We’ve all experienced a number of uncomfortable power outages in the Delaware Valley over the years. To stay prepared for such disruptive events, some people keep gasoline-powered portable generators in their garages for power outage emergencies. But these units have the capacity to deliver only a limited amount of power. They can also be dangerous if not vented properly. On the other hand, many people have opted for a propane generator installation instead. A whole-house propane generator allows you to enjoy all the comforts of home and keeps you safe when […]

Shocking Spike in Fuel Prices

Posted: October 14, 2022

Dear customer, On October 5, OPEC announced it was slashing production by two million barrels a day. As a result, the price of heating oil has spiked over $1.00 per gallon, as of the time of this writing. This is not just impacting heating oil. Expect natural gas, electricity, and diesel to move higher too. (Fortunately, propane prices have been more stable.) Of course, this is not simply about supply and demand. We’ve learned that when prices move this far this fast, you can always see the impact of Wall Street firms that jump to take advantage of the momentum […]

What Is a Heat Pump?

Posted: October 10, 2022

A Heat Pump Can Keep Your Home Warm and Cool Thanks to evolving technology, heat pumps have become more practical in colder climates like the Delaware Valley. Here’s how a heat pump works. Unlike a furnace that creates heat and distributes it through your home, a heat pump doesn’t create heat. Instead, it captures existing heat energy from the outside (yes, even in cold temperatures) and transfers that heat to inside your home. In warm weather, a heat pump does another important job: it functions just like a central air conditioning system does. The heat pump system absorbs the heat […]

What Is Renewable Propane?

Posted: September 12, 2022

It’s a Clean-Burning Fuel with a Small Carbon Impact Propane is already environmentally beneficial since it burns cleanly with negligible greenhouse gas emissions. The advent of renewable propane gas, however, takes the propane industry’s effort to become more sustainable a big step further. While it is not in common use yet, renewable propane gas has positioned itself to be a major part of the clean fuel conversation in the years ahead. Just as conventional propane is a coproduct of crude oil and natural gas extraction, most renewable propane can be considered a coproduct of biofuel creation. Many of the same […]