The New Green: Oil
by Staff ◊ Aug 06, 2010
Much has been written about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. So much, that President Obama would like to use this disaster to change energy use in this country. However, is oil really that bad for the environment and the U.S.? Does it really make sense to permanently transform the way we drive, heat our homes, and sup¬ply our electricity? And, what about the local oil dealer? How will this affect their business and customers? Gene Guilford, President of ICPA, an oil dealer trade organization, and Ed Ryan, owner of Ryan Oil in Hamden, were able to give their side of the story and how the future success of oil is tied to the success of America.
The transformation of oil heat to a renewable clean burning fuel has been in the works for many years. According to Mr. Guilford, “Oil consumption is not going anywhere any¬time soon. Ninety-four percent of all energy consumed in this country is from oil, gas, coal, and nuclear power. It just isn’t possible to replace these sources in a sound economic way for the next several decades.” What has the oil industry done to decrease consumption, reduce emissions, and reduce costs? The answer, according to Mr. Guilford, is bioheat. “Bioheat is biodegradable with organic materials such as soy¬bean oil that is now approved for use in CT homes and businesses. With its unique blend of low sulfur heating oil and biodiesel, it will reduce sulfur emissions by up to eighty percent, nitrogen oxides are lowered about twenty percent, and carbon dioxides also are lowered about twenty percent. Because of its clean burning capabilities, the homeowner will notice a substantial drop in their oil consumption. The homeowner will not have to replace any current equipment, but in the long run will see a reduction in their oil bill.”
With the industry now producing a renewable, cleaning burning fuel source, it then becomes the job of your local oil dealer to educate, install, and deliver the right product to their customers. That’s where Ed Ryan comes in.
Anyone who meets Ed will notice right away his great sense of humor, generous spirit, and his commitment to serving his customers with the best service and products on the market. In the old days, oil dealers wanted their customers to consume as much oil as possible. That’s how they made their living. Today, however, the opposite is true. They constantly strive to lower consumption because that how they develop long term, satisfied customers. They do this through continuing education about the industry, utilizing the best technology, and delivering the cleanest, most efficient heating source on the market.
Ryan stated, “The oil companies that delivers in these areas will be the companies that will thrive in the future as consumers become more conscious of the environment, as well as their checkbook.”
In the end, it still takes oil to, literally, run our country. It’s not going away and, with business owners like Ed Ryan, it looks like families will be well cared for in the future.
For more information, call Ryan Oil at 203.248.6984 or visit www.ryanoilcompanyinc.com.