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Fuel & Delivery FAQs

Below are a few commonly asked questions about Howard Energy products and services. Contact us if you have any additional or specific questions about commercial fuel service or fuel management systems.

What is your minimum delivery volume?

It depends on the delivery location, please contact us for more details.

What is the difference between heating oil and dyed diesel?

Heating oil and dyed diesel are now considered to be the same product in the state of Maryland. Both heating oil and dyed diesel are dyed fuels and require <15ppm sulfur content in the state of Maryland.

When do I need to start using winter blend diesel?

When the temperatures start dropping, it’s important to monitor the condition of your diesel fuel. When the temperature of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) drops to around 30°F the wax in liquid form will crystallize and the fuel will start to look cloudy. At 10-15°F, ULSD will begin to gel and clog your fuel tank and fuel filters. Winter blend diesel has additives that lower the gel point temperature.

What grades of gasoline do you sell?

Howard Energy provides 87, 89, and 93 octane grades of gasoline.

Will you monitor my fuel levels for me?

Ask about our wireless fuel tank monitoring system.

How often should I have my fuel tank cleaned?

We recommend annual cleaning for diesel and fuel oil tanks and biennial cleaning for gasoline tanks.

Where do you deliver?

We deliver in the greater DMV, as well as the following areas:

Maryland: Anne Arundel, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Talbot

Virginia: Northern Virginia. Please contact our team for your exact delivery location.

Washington D.C.

Is there an extra charge for weekend or holiday deliveries?

There is no charge for weekend or holiday deliveries.