How Much Is Fuel Oil in Your Area???

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michaelanthony
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 9:31 pm

[quote="Carbon12"]As the original poster I give full permission for thread to be moved to FSC! :D[/quote]

It's just I can type "those" words faster! :lol:


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Lightning
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 9:33 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:If you do the math I honestly can't figure out how the average slob can afford to heat their house with oil. :mad:
You're right... I saw on the news families dressed in coats hats and mittens huddled around little electric space heaters in their homes cuz they can't afford the propain or heating oil.... Sad sad sad... :(

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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 9:39 pm

Lightning wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:If you do the math I honestly can't figure out how the average slob can afford to heat their house with oil. :mad:
You're right... I saw on the news families dressed in coats hats and mittens huddled around little electric space heaters in their homes cuz they can't afford the propain or heating oil.... Sad sad sad... :(
Yeah, and we're all sitting around in shorts and T shirts! :dancing:

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 8:01 am

I have no idea,I hav'nt bought oil since spring 2009 and not planning to buy any

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 8:09 am

I went past the place I buy my off-road fuel from yesterday. Price was $3.79

Not sure if they charge for delivery :roll: but if they do it has to be at least $3.99 delivered.

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Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 1:56 pm

Doubled over night here in Maine a few days ago to over $5.00/gal

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Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 2:13 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Thing that kills me is that there is a price spread of more than 20 cents/gallon between some retailers in the area. They load the trucks from the same depot.
but the same depot may charge customers [delivery trucks as you put it above] at different rates due to what they "locked in" while the bulk was being delivered to the bulk plant. Every wholesale company has an allocation - if suddenly they acquire a new large customer - well they will have to pay the open market price to fill their bulk truck while the whole sale customer still sucking on his allocated fuel is paying at ( or closer to) his allocation.

Sound like home delivery??? :?
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Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 2:26 pm

According to that web site, I've saved 1300 already this year, figuring on saving 2k by the end of the heating season.

I know folks living in nice homes with the tstat set at 55f, poor bastards.


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Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 4:59 pm

Hey, if you can afford heating oil, you can afford coal.

No reason or excuse not to switch if you own your own home.

Feel bad for those paying that much money to their sheep herders, but remember it is their choice.

I did not know too much about coal, but when I purchased my home, I knew I wasnt buying oil.

Many thanks to Richard for starting the forum!

Donate now, now since you are saving.

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Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 9:43 pm

Hold onto your pants everyone...$4.20 a gallon here on Long Island NY. Thank god for coal.

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Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 11:35 pm

:shock:

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Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 11:35 pm

1/24 it went to $3.92 from 3.80. Today 1/27 it is at $3.97. I am burning coal I bought 5 years ago to make room in coal barn for non coal items, can never have enough sheds :mad:

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Post Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 11:51 am

When I bought my coal boiler in 2003, fuel oil was .89 here and had just jumped to .99. I was outraged and decided it was time for a coal boiler. I had heated with wood for 20 years but had given that up for a couple of years due to back problems. (guess why I had back problems)

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Post Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 8:20 pm

1/24 $3.80 today $4.05 OOH BOY gotta love oil!

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Post Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 8:29 pm

I heard on NPR today that there is a huge shortage of propane in the South and yet we are exporting our supplies over seas. This is due to the fact that we made a contract with these foreign countries before the shortage when our prices were cheaper then their domestic prices. Makes perfect sense to me!! Now we will all have to pay higher prices for fruits vegetables and chicken due to fuel increases on something we have plenty of. Wow, just Wow!!


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