Sunday, September 18, 2016

Is Ordering COD Fuel Oil the Newest Trend? Safest Bet? Most Economical?

After researching many of the "full service" oil Company Websites and heating oil "Institutes". After visiting these Websites you can actually see a pattern.  They all have similar content. They state that "full service" oil dealers offer more choices to their customers than discount fuel oil dealers (C.O.D Fuel Companies). 

I would agree with their statements if we were still in the 1970's. Fortunately, for the C.O.D Oil Dealers and the incredible growth that we've experienced over the last two decades, we offer all of the choices that the self proclaimed "big guys" offer.

In fact, what I've come to realize after watching "our" industry, you will see one particular word that really stands out. The word I am referring to is "Acquisition". In a nutshell, an acquisition happens when one Company purchases another Company. This is common ground within the "full service" oil industry. Trade magazines are filled with advertisements for Companies wanting to acquire others.

Why do we care if one Company purchases another?

It's not for us to say or pass judgment on, BUT; what about the customer? Where have all of their choices gone? With the dozens of acquisitions that happen annually, who does the customer choose?

Take Long Island, NY for example. There was once dozens of large full service oil dealers, all competing with each other. This gave consumers plenty of choices as they had not only a variety of full service Companies to select from, but they also could choose to purchase oil on a C.O.D basis as well. Over the past several years, C.O.D Oil Dealers have seen a constant influx of new customers that have switched from Full Service to C.O.D especially via where tens of thousands of customers have already registered to order oil from their FREE service.

Now, most of the large oil dealers have been gobbled up by the larger ones, thus leaving the unsuspecting customer to deal with the same oil Company that they may have "dumped" from the previous year. From a customers standpoint, if they left one oil Company for another and their new oil Company has been acquired by their old one, not only have they lost their choice, but they are not even aware that they are under a contract with their old Company because there is no disclosure to the customer regarding the acquisition.

Finally, and to my point of this article ( I know, I tend to get carried away), C.O.D Fuel Oil Dealers offer more choices because we are not getting acquired by other dealers, plus new dealers are sprouting up every year. Customers who purchase Discount heating oil have plenty of choices to pick from on

With, you take control of your own oil bill. You can order when you want and how much you want. There are never obligation to fill your tank or sign a contract. You can order online with our easy and safe ordering system and you can pay by credit card or get cash heating oil. The choice is always yours!

It's Time to Tune-Up & Clean Your Heating System


Don't wait until it's cold outside to think about a heating system tune up. Now is the best time to schedule your system check up. Don't let a year go by without cleaning your heating system and replacing your nozzle and filters.

ALSO, it is very important to have the technician look over the entire system while doing the annual maintenance. The main purpose of this maintenance is not only to clean and tune your heating system for optimal efficiency, but also to find potential problems or safety issues before they become a larger problem. The last thing anyone needs is to be without heat on a frigid winter night.

If you live in New York, on Long Island, please visit today to schedule your annual tune up online. Hurry before the early bird specials fly away! also has the best oil prices and oil company's who are competing for your business everyday!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Below FREEZING Weather is expected over the next 7-10 days during the evening hours. PLEASE check your oil tank and order oil on in advance, before you run too low.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Oil Price Increase

Oil Price Increase Alert: As of this post, oil prices are projected to increase approx. 7 cents per gallon. Now may be a good time to order BEFORE prices increase on

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Long Island website partners with Visa

(North Babylon, NY) and UMB Bank have partnered to launch the CODFUEL co-brand Visa® Platinum Rewards credit card.

Qualifying Visa card holders, shop smart by earning rewards points on anything they purchase. Rewards are redeemable towards Free Fuel Oil on Card holders earn 1 point per dollar on all Visa card purchases. For every 5,000 points, card holders receive a $50 certificate in the mail automatically. Visa® Platinum Rewards can be used anywhere Visa is accepted. Every purchase you make all summer can reward you in Winter!

Using the CODFUEL Visa® Platinum Rewards credit card for everyday purchases is an easy way to earn rewards and reduce your heating oil bill. Use your Visa card at the Movies, on Vacation, Dinner, School Shopping & more!

Find out more about the Visa® Platinum Rewards card by visiting

Est. in 2001, by John Franco, is the ORIGINAL price comparison website designed EXCLUSIVELY for consumers to find instant, discount heating oil prices.

Our goal is to provide a fast, convenient and safe way to shop, order and schedule heating oil deliveries, oil burner repair and central air conditioning service from the convenience of any computer connected to the Internet. is FREE for all consumers. You can choose your own oil price and select your own oil supplier. You decide which is right for you. is the most convenient and safest way to order home comfort services. is PCI compliant which offers consumers a safe shopping experience by employing TWO third party scanning companies to scan our Website DAILY for over 45,400 known vulnerabilities. is also an A+ rated Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Heating Oil and The New York Yankees

It's Spring and Baseball is in the air. Triboro Energy is giving away Yankee tickets on Simply order a fuel oil delivery and you will be entered into their drawings automatically. It's that simple. Please visit today and look for Triboro Energy for dates, eligible areas and full details.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pure, 100% BioDiesel (B100) is NOW available on

Those of you who are doing their part to go green can now order B100 BioDiesel on in the NYC area. B100 is 100% pure biodiesel. This can be used in your current oil tank right now (even if you have #2 fuel oil in there now), plus it will work with your current heating system without modifications.

B100 Biodiesel is not a petroleum based product so it is safe and also biodegradable and it has no harsh fuel oil smell. It does act as a solvent which will clean the debris from the bottom of your fuel oil tank. It is possible that your oil filter refill may need to be changed after a B100 delivery as it does its job in cleaning the fuel tank.

A FREE OIL FILTER change comes with your first B100 delivery from Tri-State Biodiesel when your order via

Advantages of B100 Biodiesel over standard #2 fuel oil are:

  • It is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar. 
  • Less expensive price per gallon (up to 25 cents less per gallon)
  • New York State tax rebate of 20 cents per gallon
  • Reduce asthma causing emissions by up to 90%
  • Cleans your oil tank over time
  • B100 is biodegradable and is not a petroleum product
  • Reduces the need for foreign oil
  • Creates American jobs which helps our environment 

To order B100 BioDiesel on, look for Tri-State BioDiesel