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How Can I Tell If My Propane Tank Is Low?

August 7, 2017

We go to great lengths to ensure our loved ones are safe — having reliable heat in the home is a big part of this. If you’re one of the many households that rely on propane, regularly checking your fuel levels should be as important as locking the doors at night, or making sure the…

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Propane vs. Natural Gas: Which Is Best for Your Home?

December 29, 2016

Propane and natural gas are both popular fuels used for heating homes and powering appliances across the country. If you have the option of using either, how do you know which is the best choice? The answer is not as straightforward as you may think, as both have pros and cons. Here, we’ll compare propane…

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The Importance of Emergency Fuel for Business

December 15, 2016

If your company is like most, you use electricity a great deal in your business day. Electricity powers your lights, your computer and your machines. So what happens if the power goes out? Certain industries may be able to work around such an issue, but for others, it can be disastrous. Assembly lines can grind…

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How to Check the Tank Level on an LP Grill Tank

November 11, 2016

If you use a gas grill regularly, you need propane tanks for fuel. While an LPG tank holds a good amount of propane, you will run out eventually, and you don’t want it to happen when you’re in the middle of a cookout. The problem is, LPG tanks are heavy, at about 18 and a…

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How Long Does Diesel Fuel Last?

January 5, 2016

Diesel fuel has a wide range of both residential and commercial applications, from powering backup generators to driving large trucks and heavy machinery. Whether you use diesel on a regular basis or only in emergency situations, there are two questions you need to be able to answer in order to keep your equipment running and…

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Foster Fuels Hearth and Home History

November 2, 2015

Since 1921, Foster Fuels has grown from an ox-drawn cart delivery service to a national propane distributor, serving companies and residents during emergency situations and meeting their everyday needs. Foster Fuels first developed the Hearth and Home division of the company in 1995. Designed to hold propane inventory in a separate area other than at…

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Update on Thomas Road Outpost

July 23, 2015

As a family owned and operated company, Foster Fuels strongly believes that when our community succeeds, we succeed. That’s why CEO, Watt R. Foster Jr. donated 500 acres last year to Thomas Road Baptist Church to help build the Thomas Road Outpost, a youth camp at the Peaks of Otter. This youth will provide a safe…

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1950’s Memorabilia Recovered and Gifted To Customers

May 7, 2015

Foster Fuels has worked with hundreds of companies and families in central and southern Virginia providing residential, commercial, agricultural, transport and emergency fuel services for nearly 95 years. Recently we found old memorabilia, vintage receipts, and ticket invoices dating back decades. We know that we would not be where we are today without the support…

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