Starting Oct. 1, every gallon of oilheat in New York City, New York, U.S., will contain at least 2% biodiesel. The blend is known as Bioheat fuel, a greener heating oil that is gaining popularity in Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.
In 2010, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an air quality bill that included the bioheat provision for heating homes and buildings. A New York State bill also required a switch to Ultra Low Sulfur Heating Oil, which took place in July.
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