Fuel for Thought

Bank and Tank Part II

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Dec 02, 2016

I wrote a blog recently comparing an oil tank to a bank account and gave some reasons why it is a good thing to order your oil when you are at one quarter full. The message that I have today relates to the delivery side of that equation: the needs of the company delivering the oil.

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Tags: Heating Oil Company, Oil Prices, Oil Heating, Home Heating Tips

Temperatures and Oil Inventories in New England

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving heating oil prices for New Englanders through November 2016 as it feels like winter temperatures are starting to set in.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Bank and Tank

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Here’s our winter riddle:
How is your oil tank like your bank account?
Both of them benefit from having a minimum balance!

While it may not be your favorite thing about your bank account, you could consider letting it become your favorite thing about your oil tank. If you are a customer who orders their oil you should be calling when your tank is ¼ full. This leaves you roughly 75 gallons in reserve – which at today’s prices is worth $150!

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Tags: Heating Oil Tank, Oil Heating

Speculation Surrounding OPEC Continues

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Nov 11, 2016

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

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

The Full Service Oil Company Dilemma

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

A full-service oil company is one that provides not only the best quality heating oil but also the best quality 24 hour service to their customers. For those of us who have been in this business for many years, this is the way that has always been. And this is a promise that we hope to keep for anyone who calls our company for help in their time of need. It is an important commitment that we make that, in some cases, pre-empts all other commitments in our lives.

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Tags: Heating Oil Company, Oil Prices, Heating System Maintenance

Winter Fuels Outlook for 2016-2017

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving heating oil prices for New Englanders through October 2016 as temperatures outside are starting to get cooler.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

OPEC Agrees to Cap Output

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Oct 07, 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

Oil Heating System Maintenance in the 21st Century

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Sep 30, 2016

To those of you who are worried about getting your oil-fired heating system "cleaned" before winter - RELAX, you should be fine!

The oil that we at Crowley Fuel have been selling for the past 6 years burns cleaner than ever because it is blended with Biofuel which is the cleanest burning fuel available. Our heating oil is also low sulfur which has less than 500 parts per million of sulfur. And we have been treating our oil with stabilizing additives like Heating Oil Plus for 26 years.

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Tags: Oil Heating, Home Heating Tips

NOW is the Time to Try Out New Brands of Wood Pellets!

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Many homeowners who burn wood pellets have been burning the same brand for many years for reasons that may not always be true. This fall is the perfect time to do a little experimenting to see if you might like some other brands better. Here's why:

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Tags: Wood Pellet Heating, Home Heating Tips

East Coast Oil Distillate Stockpiles in Good Shape

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving heating oil prices for New Englanders through September 2016 as temperatures outside are starting to get cooler.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News