BURLINGTON, MA — Essential.com, a web-based energy and communications marketplace, announced the availability of heating oil to small businesses and households in the Northeast.

Through a retail-supplier relationship with Petroleum Heat and Power Company, Inc. (PETRO), Essential.com provides one-stop shopping for services such as energy, Internet access, and phone service. In some areas, customers may sign up to receive their electricity from Essential.com.

Heating oil from PETRO will be available in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

“PETRO is excited to be a supplier in Essential.com’s Essential Services Marketplace,” said Peter Halsey of PETRO. “Web-savvy customers will now have a convenient way to procure their heating oil, along with a variety of other services that Essential.com offers.”

For more information visit www.essential.com.