UHAB Fuel leverages HDFC buying power to get discounted prices on heating oil.

UHAB has partnered with Marathon Energy Corp to negotiate discounted fuel prices for HDFC member buildings.  Even if you already use Marathon, you can pay less through UHAB Fuel. With rising prices, don’t wait to switch!

Signing up for UHAB Fuel is easy; application, approval, and the first delivery can happen within a week.  Buildings can decide to sign up for automatic delivery, and there is an optional service contract that includes emergency boiler service and annual inspections.  Best of all, there is no charge to switch! Make sure you complete the process by the 15th if you want to start saving by the 1st of the upcoming month.

If you would like to sign up please contact David at avina[at]uhab.org or 212-479-3374.

Ambassador has merged with Marathon:

Ambassador Fuel & Oil Burner Corp hs merged with Marathon Energy Corp and now offers more services! Click here to see their latest brochure. UHAB Fuel still offers the following services to new customers:

  • Performance of an efficiency test on your building's boilers.
  • Instruction of super/owner on how to operate the boiler and how to perform weekly maintenance.
  • A check of settings on your building's heat timer.
  • Answers to any of your building's heat distribution questions.
We track our prices for fuel oil daily- to compare us with your current vendor, make sure that you compare the price listed with the delivery date on your bill. View recent prices for UHAB Fuel here.

Have you heard of Biodiesel?

Heating oil in New York City is now a renewable resource derived from plant and food products. Today’s heating oil contains 6% biodiesel (B6) and the fuel oil is now the cleanest it has ever been with a low sulfur content of 15 parts per million. Residential customers may claim an income tax credit for each gallon of heating oil used. Please refer to NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance for more info and consult your tax advisor.

Marathon Energy already offers B6 and B20 to our customers. Your heating system or tank does not need to be retrofitted to accept biodiesel as heating oil has been comprised of 2% biodiesel since July 2010. Presently B20 is available and priced comparatively with B6. B6 is a viable option and these standards make New York City a “national leader” in biofuel use for home heating.

Oil Assistance Program

While The Citizens Energy / CITGO Oil Assistance Program is unfortunately no longer running, for the past eight years it provided qualifying HDFCs with oil grants of up to 50 gallons per unit. This beneficial program encouraged HDFCs to prepare for rising energy costs by requiring that they spend part of their oil savings on energy efficiency improvements in the buildings.