Like many of our customers, you may not like the fact you have to use heating oil, but you also know you’ve no other option due to your location and the current heating system in your property.

So, if you’re wondering how you might balance the use of your heating oil with caring for the planet, you’re in the right place.

There is a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint while still using heating oil. It’s called carbon offsetting, and it’s your new ally in the fight against climate change. Plus, it’s easier than you think.

What is Carbon Offsetting?

In a nutshell, carbon offsetting is a way to counterbalance the CO2 emissions that come from your heating oil usage. Whenever you order your tank top-up, our partners supply your home with kerosene – just as they’ve always done.

But here’s the difference. We buy an equivalent amount of Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) on your behalf. These VCUs directly fund projects designed to absorb or prevent the same amount of environmental impact done by the CO2 your heating oil produces.

What are VCUs?

In the clearest terms, think of VCUs as ‘green badges’ for the planet. They’re provided by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program, which operates under the umbrella of Verra — a globally recognised body working hard to make carbon offsetting credible and effective.

One VCU equates to one tonne of CO2 that has been reduced, removed, or avoided from the atmosphere.

So, after your fuel has been delivered, we’ll drop you a message detailing how many VCUs we’ve bought on your behalf and how much carbon you’ve helped offset. We will also share some cool info about the carbon reduction initiatives you’ve helped fund so you can see your work in action.

Why should you Consider Carbon Offsetting?

Just think – you can heat your home while taking a big step towards a more sustainable lifestyle. You’re directly contributing to the global green initiatives, helping to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. And you’re also supporting local communities by creating jobs and economic opportunities.

More than that, seeing the direct impact of your contributions can be enormously satisfying. It’s one thing to know you’re making a difference. It’s quite another to see the tangible results spelt out for you.

And the best part? It’s all possible with Tank Topper.

By choosing us as your heating oil provider and selecting the carbon offsetting option when you check out – you’re reducing your carbon footprint and contributing to projects that aim to make our world cleaner and greener.


As a Greenarc company – Tank Topper is a heating oil supplier that cares about the environment. We believe in doing our part to make the world a better place, and we’re committed to helping you do the same. That’s why we offer a range of products and services designed to help you reduce your carbon footprint while saving money on your heating bills.

Looking forward to offsetting the burn with you, one tank top-up at a time!