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Bob LaFlamme

bob laflammeCrowley Fuel owner, Bob LaFlamme has more than 25 years of experience working in the home heating industry. Throughout that time, Bob has accumulated a lot of knowledge about how to heat your home, how best to conserve energy and how to reduce the cost of buying oil.

Bob isn't just interested in selling you oil - he also wants to give you the information you need to become a better consumer.

Have a topic you'd like to see Bob cover in his blog? Send him an Email and watch for his answer here.

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April's Energy Procurement Report

  
  
  
energy news from Crowley Fuel

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for the 2013-2014 heating season.

The Great Wood Pellet Shortage of 2014!

  
  
  
sorry out of stock wood sign onpellets

I recently read an interesting blog posted on March 24th by someone named Rachel titled Why Was there a 2014 Wood Pellet Shortage? These 10 Reasons Might Surprise YouI think that, overall Rachel did a good job in explaining what happened to the wood pellet supply this winter.  I agree that some of her reasons may be surprising.  I will make a few of my own comments here but recommend that, if you have wondered or complained about this situation, you read her blog at www.woodpellets.com.

World Energy Report, ending March 2014

  
  
  
oil refinery energy news

The report below, provided by Hedge Solutions, highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for the 2013-2014 heating season.

Low Sulfur Heating Oil Coming to Massachusetts!

  
  
  
mema

I recently attended a meeting of the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) and heard some news that should have everyone breathing easier.  The big news is that all heating oil sold in Massachusetts after July 1, 2014 will be required to have under 500 parts per million (ppm) sulfur content per gallon.  That is a substantial reduction from the 2,000 to 3,000 ppm per gallon that are currently allowed.

Energy Procurement Report for March 2014

  
  
  
oil refinery energy news

The report below, provided by Hedge Solutions, highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for the 2013-2014 heating season.

The Wood Pellet Supply Problem of 2014

  
  
  
napoleon pellet stove

Many of you who use wood pellets to heat their home may be aware that there are few bagged wood pellets to be found anywhere this late winter.  This has caused some concern about the future availability for this affordable and local heating source.  My purpose for this blog is to give you more information about the current situation and give you some peace of mind.

Visit Us at the Worcester Spring Home Show this Weekend!

  
  
  
worcester spring home show

Looking for something to do this weekend?
The 2014 Worcester Spring Home Show starts tomorrow at the DCU Center, and Crowley Fuel Company will be there along with over 300 businesses displaying the latest products and services for your home!


The World Sustainable Energy Days Conference

  
  
  
world sustainable energy days logo

This past week I had the great experience of attending the World Sustainable Energy Days sponsored by Energiesparverband in Wels, Austria. I was there as a guest of the Windhager Company which is located just a few miles away in Seekirchen am Wallersee. If you are interested in learning more about the conference please go to www.wsed.at.

February 2014 - Energy Procurement Report

  
  
  
energy news from Crowley Fuel

The report below provided by Hedge Solutions highlights some of the factors driving energy prices for the 2013-2014 heating season.

The Difference between a Wood Pellet Stove and a Wood Pellet Boiler

  
  
  
napolean and fireplace insert style wood pellet stoves

I am writing this blog for people who are new to the burning of wood pellets and who do not know the difference between a pellet stove and a pellet boiler.  There are some critical differences that you need to be aware of if you are considering heating your home with wood pellets.  It is my hope that you will find this knowledge helpful when making decisions about heating your home.

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