Blog : Meet a Green Business: Proulx Oil and Propane featured in news article

By John | Apr 27, 2015 | in

What: In the last year, Proulx Oil & Propane has acquired another heating company and expanded service into central southern New Hampshire from its headquarters in Newmarket, furthering the growth of BioHeat in the region.

It's not an unfathomable feat for a company that is considered a leader in biofuels and its green sister company, Proulx AutoGas. Proulx Oil & Propane is a successful home heating company that specializes in BioHeat, a renewable-based alternative to standard No. 2 home heating oil, and cleaner burning propane and natural gas, all products that help home owners reduce carbon emissions.

When Joe Proulx founded the company in 1944, the impetus was a changing of the energy guard: from the soot and smoke of coal to something more efficient. Eventually, the next generation of the Proulx family brought propane gas into the company fold, cementing its reputation as a forward-thinking and environmentally minded company. Today, Proulx, still a family-run company, remains a leader in sustainable initiatives and efficient home heating. Some of Proulx’s latest progressive offerings include the Heat Force additive, which helps fuels to burn cleaner, and a transition to paperless billing for all of their fuel customers.

Where: 1 Simons Lane, Newmarket

Web: www.proulxoilandpropane.com

Call: (800) 287-1921

What makes it green:

  • Uses Heat Force technology to ensure customers burn cleaner fuel.
  • Pioneered offering BioHeat, a renewable-based alternative to standard heating oil.
  • Offers propane, a cleaner burning fuel.
  • Developed AutoGas company that reduces vehicle emissions and is 70 percent cleaner than standard gasoline; 90 percent of company's service fleet uses AutoGas.
  • Transitioning to 100 percent paperless billing by 2016.

All Green Alliance businesses are green certified. Read Proulx Oil & Propane's full certification documents and learn more about its sustainability initiatives and those of more than 100 other local green businesses at www.greenalliance.biz.