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About Cleghorn Oil

We at Cleghorn Oil have been committed in providing our customers for the past 90 years with dependable, quality and professional service while offering competitive prices. Our family at Cleghorn Oil want our customers to feel like they are an important part of our family because you are ! From your first phone call with our friendly, knowledgeable customer service staff, to our trained, reliable delivery drivers or our experienced, licensed burner technicians, we pride ourselves in making our customers our top priority. Treating our customers as we would expect to be treated ourselves by a business, with the best service, respect and dependability they have to offer.

Our commitment to offer quality, reliable service at a fair price has always been Cleghorn Oil’s focus. Along with our commitment to our area communities and the families who reside there.

We recently began delivering Bioheat fuel to all our customers. BioHeat is cleaner, and burns more efficiently, and is better for our environment, our homes and our families’ health. All of which are important to us.

We believe that it is important to help others and be involved in our area communities by giving back. We are sponsoring several area sports teams, helping with fund raisers, golf tournaments and participating in several community events and charitable causes. We feel giving back to our communities is of the utmost importance, after all our customers are part of those communities and so are we.

Our History

Family Owned and Operated For Over 85 Years!

1923 - Cleghorn Oil, Inc. was started by Oscar T. Charron, Sr. with a hand cranked pump and five gallon buckets, and has since been family owned and operated. Oscar Sr. started the business on Pratt St. in Fitchburg as Cleghorn Auto Supply.

1946 - After serving his country in the Navy, the business was expanded by his son Oscar Jr. with new trucks and a new facility in the heart of Cleghorn. This small bulk plant held 150,000 gallons of heating oil, kerosene, & diesel.

1970 - Oscar Jr’s daughter Gail started in the business in customer service, advancing to office manager, and now serves as Vice-President & CFO.

1988 - The company was expanded further by purchasing the land and building at 409 Princeton Road in West Fitchburg Massachusetts.

1994 - The company began operations from our newly state-of-the-art bulk storage facility. This facility holds nearly 1 million gallons and enables Cleghorn Oil, Inc. to provide uninterrupted flow of oil to our 19 cell dispatched home delivery trucks. After almost 20 years in West Fitchburg our facility is still one of the finest and cleanest in Massachusetts.

Some facts on the facility:

  • Nearly 1 million gallon storage capacity
  • 19 home delivery trucks
  • 2, 10k gallon transport trucks
  • 4 25,000 Gallon Tanks
  • 2 330,000 Gallon Tanks
  • 4 - Loading Racks
  • Kerosene At the pump

2000 - Richard Tenney, an employee who joined the company in 1986 as a truck driver, advancing to an office position in the inventory department, was promoted to the position of Manager, overseeing all aspects of the business.

2001 - Ryan Roy, Oscar Jr’s grandson, joined the business starting as a truck driver, and advancing into a supervisory position. Ryan now serves as Director of Operations in charge of Marketing, Inventory purchasing and management, and assists Richard in the day to day operations.

2012 (April) - Addition of BioHeat. Please click link to learn more. We moved forward with this new and environmentally friendly oil. Right now we have a blend ranging between B2 & B5. Better, Safer, Cleaner product for the same cost.

2012 (September) - Heating Service. We listened! Over the years people wanted service and now we can provide you with the same outstanding customer friendly service with our Service Division. We can provide Tune-ups/Cleanings, Installations, Water Heaters, Oil tank Line upgrades & free estimates.

Area of Service

Area of Massachusetts we Service. Area of Massachusetts we Service.

We service most of Central Massachusetts as well as parts of Southern New Hampshire. Please contact us for more information or to see if Cleghorn Oil is available in your area.

We provide Heating and Fuel Services to the following areas:


  • Acton
  • Ashburnham
  • Ashby
  • Athol
  • Auburn
  • Ayer
  • Barre
  • Berlin
  • Bolton
  • Boxborough
  • Boylston
  • Clinton
  • Concord
  • Fitchburg
  • Gardner
  • Groton
  • Harvard
  • Holden
  • Hubbardston
  • Hudson
  • Lancaster
  • Leicester
  • Leominster
  • Lincoln
  • Littleton

  • Lunenburg
  • Maynard
  • Northborough
  • Orange
  • Paxton
  • Pepperell
  • Phillipston
  • Princeton
  • Royalston
  • Rutland
  • Shirley
  • Shrewsbury
  • Southborough
  • Spencer
  • Sterling
  • Stow
  • Sudbury
  • Templeton
  • Townsend
  • Westborough
  • West-Boylston
  • Westford
  • Westminster
  • Winchendon
  • Worcester
New Hampshire

  • Rindge
  • New Ipswich
  • Greenville
  • Mason
  • Brookline