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My Brother's Keeper (?)

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, May 29, 2015

My older brother, who lives in Maine and is not a customer of mine, called me last summer requesting my opinion about an offer that he got from his oil company. The offer was to fix his price for oil at $3.75 per gallon for the whole winter. This would mean that he would not pay more than $3.75 no matter how high the prices might go during the heating season.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Oil Heating

U.S. Oil Keeps Flowing Despite Rig Drop

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, May 22, 2015

Here's the latest report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlighting some of the factors driving energy pricing for the Spring  of 2015 heating season.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Should You Cap or Fix Your Oil Price This Season?

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, May 08, 2015

Here's the latest report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlighting some of the factors driving energy prices for the Spring  of 2015 heating season.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Bright Future for Wood Pellets Discussed at Portland Biomass Conference!

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Apr 24, 2015

I recently attended the Northeast Biomass Conference held at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland Maine. It was a good showing for most of the principal manufacturers and suppliers of wood pellets in the Northeast. It was the place to be to find out about the future of wood pellet heating in our region. Pellet manufacturers from New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Canada were all there to make more pellets available to suppliers in New England for the upcoming heating season.

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Tags: Wood Pellet Heating, Energy News

U.S. Crude Oil Stocks Reaching Full Capacity

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for New Englanders the Spring of 2015 heating season.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Early Heating Equipment Replacement Rebates from Mass Save

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Apr 10, 2015

I received mail from the Mass Save Program last week announcing the following:

Early Heating Equipment Replacement Rebates
Save Thousands on a new boiler or furnace!

This is great news for anyone who needs to replace their heating system! The Mass Save Program will give you up to $1,700 rebate for replacing an oil-fired forced hot water boiler and $1,900 for an oil-fired steam boiler. There are other rebates available for domestic hot water options and weather responsive controls.

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Tags: Energy Rebates

Iran’s Impact to the Oil Market

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for New Englanders the Spring of 2015 heating season.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

The Mitsubishi Electric Mini Split - for Cooling and Heating!

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Spring is the logical time to start planning for the heat of summer and, if you install a Mitsubishi Electric Mini Split, to be ready for heating your home this fall and winter. The Mitsubishi cooling and heating systems are dramatically more efficient than traditional systems which means that you can reduce your energy consumption and save money on your energy bill.

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Tags: Heating Systems, Electric Heating and Cooling

Record Lows on Oil Prices Could Still Reach Record Highs

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Here's the latest report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlighting some of the factors driving energy prices for the Spring  of 2015 heating season.

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Tags: Oil Prices, Energy News

Crowley Fuel's Heating System Tune Up Special

Posted by Bob LaFlamme on Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Wednesday's weather made us all realize that winter if finally coming to an end and that it's time to start thinking about spring - and not just surviving the cold! As you can imagine, we at Crowley Fuel were quite busy with emergency service work these past few months. We are starting to see a slowing down in that type of work, and our hard-working staff are getting some much need time off!

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Tags: Heating Oil Company, Heating System Maintenance