How much is fuel oil in your area???

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:11 pm

$4.10/gallon today in central Pennsylvania. :shock: I have a full tank from a summer fill before I decided to buy the coal boiler. I should sell it. It could buy 4 tons of coal!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:07 pm

1/29 Cheap oil guy 4.14, expensive guy $4.33.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:35 pm

The national oil and propane price website that I posted earlier has just been updated, and the week over week increases for both fuels are shocking. Here it is again so you dont have to search for it:

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_wfr_dcus_nus_w.htm
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)


Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:39 pm

lsayre wrote:The national oil and propane price website that I posted earlier has just been updated, and the week over week increases for both fuels are shocking. Here it is again so you dont have to search for it:

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_wfr_dcus_nus_w.htm


absolute absurdity! we not only ran this country for over 200 years with coal, we also heated every house with it too... the sad part is... we still have more than we would ever need of the best coal in the entire world right here under our feet yet we chose to send our money to the middle east :mad3:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:42 pm

I have no clue. I haven't called for oil prices since 2010 when I started burning coal.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:48 pm

$4.249 here,.......yes,...per Gallon! :shock:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:07 pm

Portsmouth, NH area. Price is actually down 5 cents today. One guy $3.699, other guy $3.749. Can't believe it's down with commodities going thru the roof this week. Everything comes by barge to Portsmouth Harbor. Probably helps with price. Gasoline is also cheaper in Portsmouth. $3.299 for Gulf. Everywhere else gas is up.
Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:11 pm

I'm not sure what #2 heating oil is going for here, but road Diesel is going for a whopping $4.399
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:57 pm

As of today 2/19. HO $3.699, Kerosene $3.829, Diesel $4.139, Gasoline $3.339-3.399. Commodities trading down a little bit today, but still high. Coal is holding steady though. Still under $60.00. I think this time last year it was around $65.00. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:03 am

Wow! Your area is getting a "deal" on heating oil! Compared to here, anyway, and not that I've burned any! :lol:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:58 am

$4.02 a gallon here.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: g10mm On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:54 pm

Here in montgomery county Pa
4.00 to 4.50 a gal It all depends on where you buy it and how much
g10mm
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Newmac BC 160
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Oil back up on boiler

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:56 pm

The National average right now is $4.24, and the Ohio average is $4.13.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:12 pm

You can sell the excess oil in your tank...it really is no different than playing the stock market.

I actually learned this from my Grandfather as a farmer. We always put up a stock pile of hay in the fall, then carefully figured out how much we would need for the rest of the winter and sell off some of it as the winter progressed. It gave us a little cash flow and ensured the price was the best for the given time period. Today I do that with firewood too. I sell my excess off at this time of year when the price is higher, people are running out, and the firewood dealers are all out of dry firewood. I don't gouge people, I actually sell it cheaper than those around me, and I am sure to get a quick, cash sale. This weekend I actually have some firewood that I am going to sell from my Grandmother's home. Its really no good because it has been drying for 20 years in her woodshed, but with people needing dry wood...even if it is too dry...now is the time to sell and make a bit of money I think.

With hay or firewood, it is best to keep careful numbers so that you know just how much you need, but if you can easily replenish your hay/firewood stash in the summer or fall, then there is no need to retain wood for next year. It is actually very sound practice...and lucrative.

If you have a tank full of heating oil and know you can fill it in the summer when it is a lot cheaper...why not make a quick buck on it?
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: How much is fuel oil in your area???

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:32 pm

It's a little more difficult to transport 250 gallons of flammable liquid than a truck full of wood.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace