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Old 10-07-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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Have you ordered oil lately? Think prices will drop?

I noticed today that we need to start thinking about ordering some heating oil so I went and checked the prices. New England Oil.com lists local prices from $3.02 to 3.18 a gallon here in MA.

I usually only order a 100 gallons at a time since we also heat with two pellet stoves and have a propane fireplace in our living room. But....since it is much less than last year and gas prices keep dropping, I am thinking I should either...

1. Order now and fill the tank if prices are supposed to go up. Tank is 275 gallons and we have about 1/8 of a tank left.

2. Wait and see if they drop then order either 100 gallons or fill the tank.

What is everyone else thinking...prices going up? Down? Have you ordered recently?

Decisions. Decisions.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:49 PM   #2
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I noticed today that we need to start thinking about ordering some heating oil so I went and checked the prices. New England Oil.com lists local prices from $3.02 to 3.18 a gallon here in MA.

I usually only order a 100 gallons at a time since we also heat with two pellet stoves and have a propane fireplace in our living room. But....since it is much less than last year and gas prices keep dropping, I am thinking I should either...

1. Order now and fill the tank if prices are supposed to go up. Tank is 275 gallons and we have about 1/8 of a tank left.

2. Wait and see if they drop then order either 100 gallons or fill the tank.

What is everyone else thinking...prices going up? Down? Have you ordered recently?

Decisions. Decisions.
I'm in MA too. We have always been on auto delivery and stick with that. Never once have we gone dry. We also added a pellet insert last winter and that helped us save a lot (used far less oil). Our house is on the bigger side and has multiple levels so heating with just the stove is really hard. The oil also heats our water so there's no way I'm taking the chance of running out.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:59 PM   #3
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There was a heating oil shortage in WI last year and there were many cases of people not having any heat for days in sub zero temps.

I would fill the tank.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:35 PM   #4
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I'm in NH and I just ordered a fill up of our 275 gal. tank. We're so low it isn't measuring. I'm buying at $3.199. I've also signed up for automatic fill. Pre-buy price where I am is $3.449.
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:00 PM   #5
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I noticed today that we need to start thinking about ordering some heating oil so I went and checked the prices. New England Oil.com lists local prices from $3.02 to 3.18 a gallon here in MA.

I usually only order a 100 gallons at a time since we also heat with two pellet stoves and have a propane fireplace in our living room. But....since it is much less than last year and gas prices keep dropping, I am thinking I should either...

1. Order now and fill the tank if prices are supposed to go up. Tank is 275 gallons and we have about 1/8 of a tank left.

2. Wait and see if they drop then order either 100 gallons or fill the tank.

What is everyone else thinking...prices going up? Down? Have you ordered recently?


Decisions. Decisions.
I am wondering the same thing. Should I fill the tank now, or wait another month?? Gas prices keep going down and if the oil prices follow suit, then I would rather wait another month or so.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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We mostly heat with propane (electric heat to supplement in our family room) and we use a lot of propane in the fall for drying our corn out of the fields so they came to fill those tanks last week and filled our house tank while they were at it. We paid $1.55/gallon. They will top it off in December at "corn dryer price" (they always give us a price break because of how much the farm uses). I'm hoping the price doesn't skyrocket later in the winter, but our propane company is really great and they didn't price goudge like so many other companies did last year.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:58 PM   #7
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We just got an oil delivery today and paid $3.049 per gallon for 150 gallons. DH and I use C.O.D. fuel's web site to find out who has the lowest cash price and we go with that company. So far only one company has consistently been lower than all the other ones on the web site and they are very good.

ETA: Our oil gauge is not working correctly and said we were pretty much out of fuel. The oil delivery put the gauge to full afterwards and it's a 250-275 gallon tank. But in either case, I'm glad we got the fuel now. The weather here in NY is getting cooler and it will soon be time to turn on the heat (unfortunately).
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:52 PM   #8
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Oil and gasoline prices are dropping and could be doing so for a while.

http://qz.com/278945/oil-prices-have...gical-barrier/
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