You can rely on Vaughn Oil for your fleet’s fueling needs!

diesel fueling Providence County, RI If your business relies on a fleet of vehicles or equipment powered by diesel fuels, you’re well aware of the importance of dependable diesel fuel delivery and service.

Vaughn Oil’s diesel fuel services can significantly enhance your business’s efficiency and productivity, resulting in a substantial boost to your bottom line. With our expert services, you can optimize operations and maximize profitability.

We specialize in bulk diesel delivery directly to your business, farm, or job site. As a locally based company, we pride ourselves on offering personalized and responsive service that larger national fuel companies simply cannot match. Whether you require an urgent delivery to meet sudden demand or need to adjust your delivery schedule, we are committed to promptly addressing your needs.

When you select Vaughn Oil as your trusted onsite fuel supplier, you benefit from accurate monitoring and measurement of your fuel consumption. By analyzing historical trends, patterns, and data points related to fueling demand, you can confidently plan for future refueling expenses. This comprehensive approach allows for strategic decision-making, ensuring efficient and cost-effective operations.

Your fleet operations become more efficient, as your drivers have a full tank every day and don’t lose valuable work time because they need to find a filling station. Fuel theft is also dramatically reduced, reducing your fuel costs in another way.

How is diesel fuel used?

Diesel fuel serves a multitude of purposes beyond powering large transport trucks.

Diesel-powered standby generators offer crucial emergency backup power to ensure continuous operation of lighting, HVAC systems, and vital medical equipment in hospitals, healthcare facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other institutions. These generators play a vital role in maintaining the uninterrupted functioning of these essential services.

Government agencies depend on diesel fuel to operate essential vehicles such as school buses, snowplows, and road maintenance vehicles.

Diesel vehicles and equipment are crucial for our local farms and aquacultural businesses.

The difference between on-road and off-road diesel

There are no chemical differences between the two types of diesel fuels; the only distinction lies in their specific applications.

On-road diesel is specifically designed for vehicles that operate on public roadways, including trucks, buses, and shuttles. As a result of this classification, on-road diesel is subject to the federal excise tax.

Off-road diesel is primarily utilized in non-transportation machinery, including backhoes, bulldozers, diesel generators, and agricultural equipment like tractors and harvesters. Since it is not intended for transportation purposes, off-road diesel is exempt from excise tax. This exemption applies due to its specific use, allowing for cost savings in industries that rely on these equipment types.

On-road diesel fuel is not dyed, whereas off-road diesel fuel is intentionally tinted with a red dye to deter its use in on-road vehicles. This measure serves to discourage drivers from evading excise taxes. Penalties for misusing off-road diesel for on-road purposes can result in substantial fines for each violation. In Rhode Island, the penalty is a minimum of $10 per gallon or $1,000 per violation.

Vaughn Oil is Rhode Island’s leader for dependable commercial diesel fuels services. Contact us today for a consultation.

Get dependable and efficient water heating with Vaugh Oil!

water heaters Smithfield, ri Your water heater is often overlooked since it functions quietly in the background of your home, providing you with hot water for various activities such as bathing, cleaning, and cooking.

You should be paying attention to your water heater because if it fails, you may have to deal with cleanup, home repairs, and replacement which can cause a lot of hassle and expenses.

If you know when to replace your water heater, you’ll have time to research and plan the replacement. This way, you won’t have to rush through the stressful process in case of a sudden water heater failure.

Vaughn Oil is here for you with a selection of top-quality, high-efficiency water heaters! We provide expert water heater installation, maintenance, and repair services from our team of trained and skilled service technicians. Our affordable service plans help keep your water heater operating at peak performance and energy efficiency while helping to shield you from big repair bills.

Here are five signs that it’s time to contact us to upgrade to a new, high-efficiency water heater.

Your water heater is 10 years old or older

If your storage-type water heater is over 10 years old, it’s time to start planning to replace it as the average life expectancy for this type of water heater is between 10 to 12 years.

Are you unsure about the age of your water heater? Use the serial number on the manufacturer’s sticker to find out. The first letter in it corresponds to its month of production. The first two numbers are the year it was made. That means if the serial number on your water heater is H092738598, “H” is the eighth letter in the alphabet and corresponds to August, the eighth month of the year. The “14” stands for the year. That means that the water heater was manufactured in August of 2014. 

Higher energy costs

One-fifth of a household’s energy usage is dedicated to heating water. If you have noticed an unexplained increase in your energy bills, it could be attributed to an old, ineffective water heater. Upgrading to a new, efficient water heater can dramatically cut your energy costs!

Rusty water

If your faucet is producing rusty water when using hot water, it may be due to sediment buildup inside your water heater tank. This could indicate an impending tank failure. Please contact us immediately.

Weird noises

If you hear banging or rumbling while your water tank is heating up, there might be sediment build-up and solidification at the bottom of the tank. Regrettably, it implies that your water heater might not be repairable and needs to be replaced quickly before the tank fails.

Wet floor around the water heater

Small leaks in your water heater may not be easily visible but are indicated by a wet floor or small puddle around or under the water heater It’s important to contact us immediately to have it inspected.

Are you in need of a new water heater? Contact Vaughn Oil today and we’ll get to work for you!

Check out these 4 benefits of upgrading this year!

new water heater rhode islandHow old is your water heater? If it is 10 years old or older, you are living on borrowed time with it because 10 years is the average life expectancy of a water heater.

Now is the time to get started on replacing it, as you have the time to research your options and work with the equipment professionals at Vaughn Oil to make sure you get the best one for your home.

Here are four reasons that upgrading to a new water heater is a great call.


If your water heater is taking longer to heat water, meaning you have a longer wait to take a shower, that’s a sign it’s time to replace it. An older water heater often is not able to heat the hot water as quickly as it used to. A new water heater will get your water hot faster, so those long waits are over.


As time goes on, your water heater has gotten less and less efficient. To heat your water and keep it hot, it needs more energy than before. You can reduce your environmental impact without giving up a bit of comfort by upgrading to a new, more energy-efficient water heater!

Saving money

A new water heater’s increased efficiency will help you save money on your energy bills. You’ll see the results in a big way because water heating makes up about 20% of your home’s energy costs. Right now, we’re offering a special with a $200 rebate/discount for HTP SuperStor or The Laars-Stor® indirect-oil water heaters. Vaughn Oil also offers transparent and competitive financing.


An older water heater’s vent pipe might deteriorate with time, posing a higher risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in your house. During a power outage, older water heaters may not turn off automatically, posing a fire hazard.

Get comfort, security, and safety with a new, high-efficiency water heater from Vaughn Oil! Get in touch with us to get started and to learn more about our financing options.

Jennifer BorsareDear Friends,
These days, it’s hard to find a heating oil and service company that isn’t part of a national chain or a major corporation. So it’s no surprise when our customers tell us how much they appreciate working with a local, neighborhood company like Vaughn Oil.

Your experience is so important to us, and we always want to ensure that you feel appreciated as one of our loyal customers. Being big enough to serve you and small enough to know you goes to the heart of why we do what we do.

In our business, we believe in the Golden Rule: Treat your customers the way you’d like to be treated. People tell us they value our fair and transparent pricing as well as all of the services we offer that make their lives a little easier.

And you can rely on us for dependable, on-time deliveries and fast emergency service no matter how bad the weather gets. Just let us know what we can do to help throughout the heating season. You know that with Vaughn Oil, you can always count on Service, Quality and Value — Guaranteed.

Jennifer Borsare
General Manager

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Electricity is considered a “clean” fuel by many. Although electric appliances and electric heat pumps don’t produce any emissions at a home, the power plant that generates the electricity probably does. In fact, those power plants, many of them coal-fired or powered by natural gas, are among the largest sources of greenhouse gas pollution in the United States.

Contrast that to the ultra-low-sulfur Bioheat® fuel we deliver. Because of the industry’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Bioheat fuel burns more cleanly, with fewer emissions.

Consumers also benefit from better heating efficiency and easier maintenance, since highly refined, renewable and ultra-low-sulfur Bioheat fuel creates fewer deposits on heat exchangers.

Looking ahead, the heating oil industry is committed to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. As higher blends of Bioheat fuel become more common in the coming years, home heating oil blended with biofuel will continue to move closer to becoming a carbon-neutral fuel.

This and other innovations within the industry will help keep heating oil as a leader in America’s clean energy evolution!

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Q: When is the right time to replace an oil tank?

A: if your tank is in 25-year-old range, it’s probably time to think about an upgrade. Older, single-walled heating oil tanks typically corrode from the inside out due to trapped moisture and sediment. That’s why you probably won’t see visible leaks, rust or any other signs of degradation before the tank begins to fail. Today’s tanks are light-years ahead of the old models. They’re corrosion-proof, and many feature a double-wall construction that makes them far tougher than their predecessors.

The best aboveground tanks are virtually leakproof and some offer warranties of up to 25 years. We can help you determine whether it’s time for a new oil tank, and we’ll guide you to the best choice for your needs and your budget.

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Sharon Ribeiro, who joined our customer service team six years ago, takes pleasure in her job.

“My main responsibility is to answer the phone and give assistance to customers, whether it’s scheduling a fuel delivery or a service call.”

Sharon especially enjoys interacting with customers who visit our office.

“It’s been such a long time since we saw many of them because of the pandemic,” she says. “It was so good to see them and reconnect. Some will come in, say hello and hand us a doughnut. They’re so wonderful, they can always make me smile.”

Off the job, Sharon likes to shop, read and spend time with her grandchildren.

“I’m very big on creating stuff too, especially around Halloween. We always come to the office dressed up that day.”

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If your home heating habits have changed over the past year, please let us know before the weather gets cold. Without this information, our automatic delivery projections could be thrown off, which could affect your deliveries.

Factors that may impact your heating fuel consumption include working from home, (or returning to the office full-time), a change in the number of people living in your home or any other substantial change to your daily routine.

And if you’ll be out of town for an extended period of time, please let us know that as well. Contact us by using the form on our website or call us anytime.

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We encourage you to take advantage of our many programs and services! If you haven’t had a tune-up in the past year, set up your appointment now. If a repair or an equipment upgrade is needed, you’ll have time to take care of it before it gets really cold.

We also recommend that you sign up for automatic delivery to reduce the risk of a run-out. If you’re already on automatic delivery and your home heating patterns have changed over the past year, please let us know so we can make adjustments to your delivery schedule.

Lastly, if you are not already participating in one of our payment plans or service plans, contact us. These are both great ways to take away worries.

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Your Go-To Company for Warmth, Safety and Savings

If your car needs a repair, it’s a good feeling knowing “you’ve got a guy” who can be trusted to get the job done right—at a fair price. Many Rhode Islanders feel the same way about their home comfort needs. They want to be able to say, “I’ve got a guy” who will: Vaughn Oil does all of that—and much more—for you!