Oil Tank Safety ComplianceIn Vermont, oil tanks generally need replacing after about twenty years of service. New state regulations now require more rigorous inspection to assure that your tank is safe and secure. These regulations were put into place to prevent spills in homeowners basements.

Our technicians inspect oil tanks on every service call and recommend replacements whenever they detect weaknesses or instability and to keep your tank in compliance with the new regulations. Our new oil tanks are UL listed, made from 12 gauge steel and have all been inspected and pressure-tested to make sure they don't leak, so you stay safe and warm through cold Vermont winters. Financial Assistance of $250 for above ground fuel tank replacement is currently available through the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association. Rebates are also sometimes available from the State of Vermont.

If you have an underground oil tank, especially one that has been in place for twenty years or more, you should consider replacing it with a new basement tank. Through the Petroleum Clean-Up Fund, VT's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) offers Vermont homeowners grants of up to $3,000 towards the cost of removing, replacing or upgrading both underground and above ground residential heating oil tanks. Click here for a list of contractors who can remove your old buried fuel tank. 

The Energy Co-op's oil tank installers have the skills and tools needed to remove your old tank and install the new one quickly and efficiently. For more information about replacing your oil tank, contact our service manager Joe Cobb at (802) 860-4090 or request a quote.

Our Member Testimonials

  • A Good Option for Fuel Oil

    The Energy Co-op of Vermont is always a good option for fuel oil. Check out the SMART CHOICE plan.You can lock in your price and if it goes lower, you get the lower price.

    Daniel S., Underhill, Vermont

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    Capped Price Plans, Oil Tank Compliance