Why have propane prices increased this year?

Demand for propane has hit record levels. It surged this fall due to an increased agricultural need in the Midwest, which sent propane use to a record level in November. Then, with an extremely cold winter and the “Polar Vortex” demand for the fuel spiked even more! Click here to […]

High Demand Leaves Many Customers in the Cold

With all of the extreme cold and snowy weather we’re having, and no signs of a thaw in sight, oil companies in Maine have been struggling to keep up with the demand for fuel. We here at Giroux Energy have your back! Neither snow, sleet, or ice will stop us […]

State struggles to reduce threat of home heating oil spills

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The cold night air that swept into Maine late last week was a reminder that another heating season is bearing down, and for a few unlucky homeowners, filling up the oil tank this fall will have disastrous results: a costly and damaging leak or spill.
Every year, between 450 and 500 home heating oil spills are recorded in Maine, a number that has not declined since 1998, when the state launched a program to replace leaking or unsafe tanks.
More than 7,000 tanks have been replaced under the program, which is expected to cost $800,000 this year, with the funds coming from a surcharge on oil deliveries.