How Much Is Fuel Oil in Your Area???

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Carbon12
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Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Thu. Jan. 30, 2014 2:11 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!
No matter where you go,......there you are.


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Post Thu. Jan. 30, 2014 3:07 pm

1/29 Cheap oil guy 4.14, expensive guy $4.33.

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lsayre
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Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Thu. Jan. 30, 2014 3:35 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 don't have to search for it:

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

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Post Thu. Jan. 30, 2014 3:39 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 don't 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:

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Post Wed. Feb. 12, 2014 2:42 pm

I have no clue. I haven't called for oil prices since 2010 when I started burning coal.

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Carbon12
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Post Wed. Feb. 12, 2014 3:48 pm

$4.249 here,.......yes,...per Gallon! :shock:
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Other Heating: Oil hot water.
Location: Hampton, NH

Post Sat. Feb. 15, 2014 2:07 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

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Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sat. Feb. 15, 2014 2:11 pm

I'm not sure what #2 heating oil is going for here, but road Diesel is going for a whopping $4.399
-Larry

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Location: Hampton, NH

Post Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 9:57 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

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Post Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 8:03 am

Wow! Your area is getting a "deal" on heating oil! Compared to here, anyway, and not that I've burned any! :lol:
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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Post Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 9:58 am

$4.02 a gallon here.
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Post Mon. Mar. 03, 2014 5:54 pm

Here in montgomery county Pa
4.00 to 4.50 a gal It all depends on where you buy it and how much

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Post Mon. Mar. 03, 2014 5:56 pm

The National average right now is $4.24, and the Ohio average is $4.13.
-Larry

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Post Mon. Mar. 03, 2014 6:12 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?

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Post Mon. Mar. 03, 2014 6:32 pm

It's a little more difficult to transport 250 gallons of flammable liquid than a truck full of wood.
No matter where you go,......there you are.


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