We deliver heating oil to many homes and it is a question sometimes about where the heating oil comes from. The two sources of heating oil used by the United States are from domestic refineries and imports from foreign countries such as Canada, the Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.
Refiners and other suppliers bring heating oil to oil storage terminals. Heating oil may be delivered to a central distribution area where it is then redistributed throughout the United States by pipelines, barges, tankers, trucks and rail cars. Once heating oil has reached the general area where it will be consumed, it is redistributed by truck to smaller storage tanks near the retail dealers customers, or directly to residential customers.