The first thing to know about Heating Oil is that it is exactly the same as Kerosene. Heating Oil is used to heat millions of homes across the UK and is an alternative to other sources of energy such as Electricity and Gas. Heating Oil has a huge history and has a very delicate manufacturing process to prepare it for use in your home heating systems. Let us tell you a little more about Heating Oil.

There are a couple of types of Heating Oil, these are:

Gas Oil

Gas Oil is slightly different and often goes by the name of ’35 second oil’ rather than ’28 second oil’ that kerosene is commonly called. These names derive from the distillation process. Gas oil is most commonly known as ‘Red Diesel’ and is much less combustible than Heating Oil; used often in agricultural vehicles.

Gas oil is one of many heavy oils which are made from the fractional distillation of petroleum. For the purpose of heating, it’s mainly known as gas oil, in plant applications and automotive it’s referred to as diesel fuel. What is gas oil and what are its uses?

History of Heating Oil

Kerosene has been in production since 1846, originally produced by a company called ‘kerosene Gaslight Company’. This form of energy / oil was the UK’s most prominent fuel used to heat our country, keeping us warm and toasty – especially through the cold winter months. Heating Oil was soon overtaken in popularity by domestic gas back in the 1920’s but has remained a domestic and commercial fuel ever since.

What Makes Up Heating Oil

A fairly technical one to explain, but it is formed from a mixture of hydrocarbon chains which is 6 to 16 carbon atoms in length.

How Is Heating Oil Produced?

Heating Oil is produced through a distillation process where petroleum is heated to temperatures between 150 and 275 degrees. This allows the components within petroleum to break up and separate with lighter components rising and more dense components sinking.

Heating Oil Costs

The cost of heating oil is ever changing and depends on a whole range of varying factors but you can always give us a call and we will update you with the latest, and greatest, prices!

We cover the north west of England focusing our fuel oil deliveries predominantly in Rochdale, Oldham, all of Greater Manchester, Bury, Lancashire, and Merseyside. We can even deliver over the Pennines into Calderdale and Kirklees.

If you need supplies of Heating Oil in any of these areas then feel free to call us on 0800 917 7493

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