According to Karl French, owner of French Heating & Cooling, Tri City Oil in Ferrysburg or Jerry's Citgo on the corner of Beacon Boulevard and Washington Avenue in Grand Haven will sell diesel out of their pumps and remove the road tax for off-road use only. It must be hauled in the customer’s approved containers.
“Otherwise, Tri City Oil does deliver home heating oil with the red dye, but I do not know if they have a minimum delivery quantity,” French added.
By the way, French estimates about 20 percent of homes in Ottawa County are heated by fuel oil.
“Fuel oil and propane are probably the most expensive, with electric heat real close to them,” he said. “Most of the users of fuel oil and propane are in rural areas that are not served by natural gas. The alternatives are wood burning, pellet stoves or geothermal heat pump systems.”
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