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Our Commitment to the Environment
Connecticut's petroleum marketers have removed or replaced more than 47,000 underground tanks since 1998 at a cost exceeding $540,000,000. We have dramatically improved all oil handling and storage procedures and reduced incidents of releases to the environment.
The Oilheat industry has reduced the carbon footprint of the average heating system by 40% in the last 30 years with increases in the efficiency of the equipment consumers use. No other industry can come close to matching that reduction in emissions. Oil heat has always provided a winning combination: high efficiency and low emissions. Now the latest in oil-fueled home heating systems are nearing zero emissions for smoke and combustion discharge. That means you get the most for your heating fuel money while helping to ensure cleaner air for your family, your community and generations to come.
- Residential oil burners produce less than one-third of one percent (.003) of total particulate emissions in the United States.
- The emissions from home heating oil are about the same as those from a similar-size natural gas burner.
- New oil heating systems boast energy efficiency ratings ranging from 83 to 94 percent. By contrast, the energy efficiency ratings for electric heat pumps range from 51 to 82 percent, depending on the technology used.