Fuel for Thought

Refinery Margins Are Weakening

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving heating oil prices for New Englanders through the end of July 2016.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Calling All Dragon Boat Racers!

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Jul 15, 2016

I was reading about a Dragon Boat Racing and Festival Event that the Worcester Telegram and Gazette is sponsoring on August 13, 2016 at the DCR Regatta Point at Lake Quinsigamond, and I am hoping to sponsor a team for Crowley Fuel Company!

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Tags: Special Announcements, Office News, Community News

Sulfur Content Regulations Tightening on Heating Oil (Again)

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Jul 08, 2016

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving energy and heating oil prices as we head into July of 2016.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Changes for Fuel Assistance Customers

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Thu, Jun 30, 2016

I attended a meeting recently for fuel dealers held by the Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) in their office on the second floor of the Denholm Building at 484 Main St. in Worcester.

The purpose for this meeting was to update us on the changes for the LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) and HEART (Heating Emergency Assistance Retrofit) Programs. There was good news and bad news shared about this upcoming program year.

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Tags: Heating Oil Company, Energy News, Community News

Understanding the Oil Commodities Market

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Jun 24, 2016

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving your energy prices through June of 2016.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Your Old Oil Tank: Part 2

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Jun 17, 2016

In a recent blog I explained that many older oil tanks are beginning to fail and it is important for homeowners to do something to prevent a release that could cost thousands of dollars to clean up.

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Tags: Heating Oil Tank, Oil Heating

U.S. Oil Rig Count Rising

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Here's the latest report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlighting some of the factors driving energy pricing into June of 2016.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Older Tanks are Reaching Their Expiration Dates

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, May 27, 2016

There is no way to know what the expiration date for an oil tank is. If the oil tank in your home or business is over 40 years old, it is possible that you will find out very soon. We have seen an uncommonly large number of older tanks fail during this past heating season. The good news is that none of them failed catastrophically, where a large amount of oil was released. They all started with a small hole developing, usually after a fill where the oil would start to seep out. The homeowners were able to smell, see, and report the leak before very much had been released.

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Tags: Heating Oil Tank, Oil Heating

Crude Oil Stockpiles

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, May 20, 2016

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving heating oil prices for New Englanders through May of 2016.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Is That All You Got?

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, May 13, 2016

Several companies have come into the Central Massachusetts market recently selling heating oil at a discount. You can see their simple ads in local newspapers listing only one thing besides their contact information. As a competitor to these discount companies my response is:

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Tags: Heating Oil Company, Oil Prices, Oil Heating