Our house was built in the 1950's and was still using oil for heat. Since we didn't like the smell of the oil furnace, we'd already decided to switch to natural gas. After getting several opinions, we decided to remove the oil tank from the property rather than have it decommissioned. It is common for these old tanks to leak and ours was no exception :(. After several loads of soil removal, we should be ready to fill in the hole and be on our way to more exciting projects - like building a fence to contain our cute, furry, friend Lucas.