Storage Tanks

What You Should Know about New Oil Storage Tanks


It can be difficult to get excited about a topic like heating oil storage tanks. But there are plenty of reasons you should, especially if you are ready to replace your old fuel storage tank.

The newest generation of aboveground fuel storage tanks is so much better than the tanks available from 20–30 years ago that there’s really no comparison. Not only are these new fuel storage tanks virtually leak-proof, their standard features give more flexibility, protection and value than ever before:

  • They are double-walled, which means that the inside tank holds the oil and the outside tank serves as added protection. The outer tank is often made from corrosion-resistant galvanized steel.
  • They are built with alarms and discharge-detection systems, so that homeowners will know immediately if there has been leakage from the inner tank to the outer tank.
  • They come with tank warranties that can last for 20 or 30 years. That’s a real benefit if you’re selling your home!
  • The sleek designs of these tanks make them more attractive and give homeowners more flexibility to place them outside of the house or in their basement.

The bottom line: Today’s tanks are light-years ahead of older models! If your existing fuel storage tank is 30 years old or more, it’s probably time to consider replacing it. Contact your local heating oil company to explore your options in new oil storage tanks.

Find out how to save up to $500 with consumer rebates through the Maine Energy Marketers Association.