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 […]
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.