2020 Vermont Tank Rebate Program Launch

When: Thursday, February 20 at 4pm

Where: Montpelier Room, Capitol Plaza Hotel 

Approximately half of Vermont homes rely on fuel oil for heat and hot water. Vermont’s fuel oil tank inspection regulations ensure that this fuel is delivered safely. VFDA, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), oilheat providers and heating service companies are working collaboratively to make sure all tanks are inspected before the August 15, 2020 deadline. 

While the goal is to make sure Vermonters repair or replace tanks that are not safe to fill, the inspection program also provides an opportunity for heating service companies to check the heating equipment and make sure boilers and furnaces are cleaned and tuned.

“This partnership will continue to make sure fuel arrives safely and is used efficiently,” said VFDA Executive Director Matt Cota. 

Vermonters are heating safely with fuel oil thanks to two different incentive programs. The first is an assistance program offered through the Agency of Natural Resources with funding from the Vermont Petroleum Cleanup Fund. The state run program offers financial assistance to residential tank owners if they meet certain income criteria. The second program is offered through VFDA and provides a $250 rebate to any Vermonter who replaces a non-compliant tank with a new tank. Since 2018, the VFDA Tank Rebate Program has distributed more than $200,000 which has helped replace over 800 fuel oil tanks in Vermont.

More than 60 members of VFDA will be in attendance for the launch event. Governor Phil Scott is also expected  along with representatives from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.

More information can be found at

What are the tank rules?  

Click here to watch a one minute video explaining Vermont’s Tank Regulations.

For more information contact:

Matt Cota

802-223-7750 office

802-318-2190 cell 

VFDA represents companies in the energy service business. VFDA members sell heating oil, BioHeat®, diesel, biodiesel, gasoline, kerosene, wood pellets and propane. VFDA is the leading provider of education and training for heating technicians in Vermont.

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