Fuel for Thought

Uncertainty and Heating Oil Prices

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Un-cer-tain-ty (ən-ˈsər-tən-tē) n.

  • The condition of being uncertain; doubt.
  • Something uncertain: the uncertainties of modern life.
  • Statistics: The Estimated amount or percentage by which an estimated or calculated value may differ from the true value.

No matter which definition you choose, Uncertainty is the word that has always defined the state of heating oil prices. There are so many factors that affect the price of petroleum beyond the basic fundamentals of supply and demand.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Oil Price Protection Programs

News Affecting Your Oil Prices

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Aug 19, 2016

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

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Great Home Energy Use Idea from France

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Aug 12, 2016

By the time most of you read this blog, I will be coming home or be home from a one week vacation in France. I enjoyed the culture, food and people, but I was also studying the way they use energy and some of their government's energy policies.

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Tags: Energy News

What’s Driving Energy Prices This Summer

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving your energy prices as we head into August of 2016.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Loss Prevention Tips for New England Homeowners – Part 2

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Jul 29, 2016

In a blog that I posted on July 31, 2015, Protecting Your Home from Heating Related Damage, I encouraged homeowners to protect their homes from three kinds of heating related damage. Since then I have blogged about two of those topics: reducing the possibility of freeze-ups and reducing the risk of releases of heating oil from older tanks and oil lines.

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Tags: Heating Systems, Oil Heating, Home Heating Tips, Heating System Maintenance

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