Fuel Product Specification

Fuel Oil

No. 1 - Burning Oil (Kerosene)

Oil to be furnished shall conform to the Detailed Requirements for Fuel Oils, Table 1 Tentative Specification for Fuel Oils ASTM Designation D396 latest revision for No. 1 oil.

No. 2 - Fuel Oil

To conform to the requirements as above but for No.2 Fuel Oil and in addition the following requirements shall be met:

  • Ash content, maximum 0.02% by weight
  • Copper strip corrosion No. 3
  • Cetane No. (minimum) 40

No. 6 - Fuel Oil

To conform to the requirement above, and in addition the following requirements shall be met:

  • Sulfur - Max %: 2% max (unless otherwise specified)

Pricing

The rack used for No. 1 Kerosene and No. 2 Fuel Oil is Albany, New York.
The rack used for the No. 4 1%, No 6 - 1% and No. 6 2% is Boston.

Invoices

All invoices are to clearly state the product type purchased. 

Taxes

The State is exempt from State and federal taxes on these purchases.

Liquid Petroleum Gas Propane

The gas furnished shall be of such a consistency as to be competitive in the trade. It shall have a vapor pressure that will insure its uninterrupted consumption during all temperature conditions that may be expected at the using agencies or institutions. It shall contain an odorizing agent of such concentration as to insure its positive identification.

Equipment Installation

All installation (if required) must conform to the Vermont State Fire Marshall regulations.

Pricing

The rack used for LP Gas is the Selkirk, NY

Invoices

All invoices are to clearly state the product type being purchased.

Taxes

The State is exempt from State and Federal taxes on these purchases.  

Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel

All fuel is to conform to ASTM D-975 with the following requirements. 

  • Cetane Rating: 45 minimum
  • Sulfur Content: 500 parts per million
  • Filterability: .05% water and sediment Maximum

Dye

Red for tax exempt per IRS rules

Diesel Blends

Any location may request a specific blend at any time. All blends will be with No. 1 low sulfur kerosene. If the blend is not specified the following will apply:

Vermont Agency of Transportation Locations

  • October 1 to March 31 - 90% diesel/10% Kerosene
  • April 1 to September 31 - 100% diesel

All Other Locations

  • October 1 to December 15 - 70% diesel/30% kerosene
  • December 16 to March 1 - 50% diesel/50% kerosene
  • March 2 to march 31 - 70% diesel/30% kerosene
  • April 1 to October 1 - 100% diesel

Pricing

The rack used for this pricing is the Albany, New York

Invoicing

All invoices must identify the blend delivered and should state "Dyed Diesel Fuel, Nontaxable Use Only, Penalty for Taxable Use".

Taxes

The State of Vermont is exempt for payment State or Federal Tax on this product.

Unleaded Gasoline

The minimum octane rating of gasoline supplied under this contract shall be as follows:

  • Regular Unleaded #87
  • Mid Grade Unleaded #89
  • Premium Unleaded #93

Pricing

The rack used for pricing is the Resellers Retail Rack for Albany, NY

Invoicing

All invoices are to clearly state the octant rating of gasoline being purchased.

Taxes

The State is responsible to pay the State's gasoline tax. But, the state is exempt from paying the Federal gasoline tax.

Bio-Diesel

All fuel should meet applicable standards as stated in ASTM D 6751-07b and should be blended prior to delivery.

Fees/Taxes

The rack used for pricing the float/indexed base pricing structure is the Albany, New York. All pricing will be based on Friday edition of the New York Journal of Commerce each week, which reflects prices at the close of business on the proceeding Thursday. This is obtained from an average of the low and high prices for Thursday. These postings will be made available on the Office of Purchasing and Contracting Webpage.

Invoicing

All invoices must identify the blend delivered.

Taxes

The State of Vermont is exempt from payment of State or Federal Tax on this product. 

Bio-Heat

Blend of biodiesel and heating oil (or #2 fuel oil) for off road, non-taxable heating applications. 

Bio-Heat to conform to the requirements for No. 2 Fuel Oil above and ASTM D6751 for biodiesel portion.

Pricing

The rack used for pricing the float/indexed base pricing structure for No. 2 Fuel Oil is Albany, New York. All pricing will be based on Friday edition of the New York Journal of Commerce each week, which reflects prices at the close of business on the proceeding Thursday. This is obtained from an average of the low and high prices for Thursday. These postings will be made available on the Office of Purchasing and Contracting Webpage.

Invoices

All invoices are to clearly stat the product type being purchased.

Taxes

The State of Vermont is exempt from payment of State or Federal Tax on this product. 

Contact Information

Commissioner's Office

2 Governor Aiken Avenue
Montpelier, Vermont 05633-5801
(802) 828-3314 

24/7 Statewide Security Phone Number
(802) 828-0777

24/7 Statewide Security Pager
(802) 240-0068