Freddy wrote:Man, it's looking like fuel oil isn't going to be cheap this year. Coal is looking better!
Just filled the tank at $2.549, since oil makes my domestic hot water and is my backup. But barring anything unusual, I should be good until next Fall. Next year I will do the fill in the Summer instead of waiting this long, when the prices start to creep up.
A couple big Portland companies have started delivering here. They are considerably cheaper than the local dealers, even though they all get their oil out of the same spigot at the Portland terminal, and all have to transport it the same distance to my fill pipe. My "local" dealer (now bought out by a big company), that I had been doing business with for almost 40 years, called to find out why I had stopped buying from them. What do they expect, when the difference is 15 to 30 cents a gallon? Even on a pre-pay contract they would not give me their best price unless I called to negotiate every year.