How Much Heating Oil is in My Tank?

Have you ever wondered, “How much heating oil is in my tank?”  Well you’re in luck. Your favorite Genie is here to help. And no abacus…oops, I mean calculator…necessary! You can just use the helpful tables below to get the answers you need!

Size Matters

So let’s take a look at tank size for starters. The most common home heating oil tank holds 275 gallons of heating oil when filled to capacity.   Keeping that in mind, use the gauge on your tank and the table below to estimate how many gallons of heating oil are in your tank.

Tank Gauge ReadingApproximate Number of Number of Gallons Remaining

 

Full275
7/8241
3/4206
5/8172
1/2138
3/8103
1/469
7/834

 

But, Genie, what if my oil tank gauge isn’t working?  

No need to waste a perfectly good wish on a mere tank gauge! You can still get an accurate reading of your oil level by measuring the depth of the oil in your tank.  If you have a vertical fill pipe, all you need is and a long, clean measuring stick or dowel. Just lower the stick into your tank until it gently touches the bottom. Remove the stick from the tank and measure how many inches up the stick the oil reached. Then simply use the chart below to convert inches into gallons.

 Important!

Make sure the stick you choose is as long as your tank is deep, plus the length of your fill pipe, plus another 12 inches or so for a good grip. You don’t want the stick falling into your tank!

Here in Maryland, the majority of aboveground oil tanks are a standard 275 gallons and measure 60″ long x 27″ wide x 44″ deep.  But if your tank measures differently, the pros at Aladdin Heating Oil can help you identify the size of your tank.

Now that you know how much heating oil you do have, you’re probably ready to check our lowest heating oil price and place an order for the amount of heating oil you actually need! I mean, why spend more than you have to? With Aladdin, you’re in control of your heating oil deliveries!

www.aladdinheatingoil.com/todays-heating-oil-prices/

 275 gallon (44″ depth)550 gallon (49″ depth)
Oil depthGallons RemainingGallons Remaining
1″33
2″87
3″1514
4″2321
5″3223
6″4228
7″5348
8″6358
9″7469
10″8681
11″9892
12″110104
13″122117
14″135129
15″148143
16″160156
17″172169
18″184183
19″196197
20″207211
21″217225
22″228239
23″246254
24″255268
25″264283
26″270297
27″275312
28″326
29″340
30″354
31″368
32″382
33″395
34″408
35″422
36″434
37″447
38″459
39″470
40″482
41″493
42″503
43″513
44″522
45″530
46″537
47″544
48″548
49″550

 

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