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#1 TEO

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

The price per gallon delivered here has gone up ten cents per gallon for the last two months.  $3.79 per gal December delivery, $3.89 per gal for January and $3.99 per gal today.



#2 unbroken_chain

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

I hope they don't expect u to come pick it up.

 

3.67 in medford, COD

 

not that I live there anymore.



#3 MeOmYo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

drill baby drill!

 

not really, but shit man, it's like expensive n shet



#4 Depends

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

Is that unusual?



#5 August West

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

demand is low and they are taking advantage of the folks that need their tanks filled now that the cold is settling in



#6 u.s.blues

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

gasoline has increased ten cents in the last month too...



#7 TEO

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

Is that unusual?

 

 

At my abode I used to pre-buy, thus the price was constant throughout the heating season.



#8 unbroken_chain

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

my current crib includes heat.  more of it than I can stand, at times.  open window winter.



#9 Depends

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

The last time I had oil heat was around 1999/2000.  I think it was $.89/gal



#10 Julius

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

That pretty much tracks the price of WTI crude over that time period.



#11 Julius

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

They've banned the burning of wood here on many days of the year and there's an effort to make it every day of the year.  Can you believe that shit?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

They've banned the burning of wood here on many days of the year and there's an effort to make it every day of the year.  Can you believe that shit?

 

what is the reasoning behind this?



#13 TEO

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

What area does this ban encompass?



#14 Julius

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

what is the reasoning behind this?

Air quality.

 

They are getting a LOT of pushback. The movement has a facebook page that pretty much just takes grevious shit from most of the population every day.  Me included.  :lol:



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Greece has been burning wood lately, since no one can afford heating oil.  The air quality has taken a big toll.



#16 Julius

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

What area does this ban encompass?

It's just San Francisco county.  There is an exemption if wood is your only source of heat. 



#17 Feck

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

NYC prices

 

 

Price Per Gallon order_cc.gif

150 - 299g  $4.309 

300 - 499g   $4.279

500 - 999g  $4.259   

1000g & over   $ 4.159  

 

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150 - 299g  $4.199 

300 - 499g  $4.169

500 - 999g   $4.149 

1000g & over   $ 4.049



#18 MeOmYo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

a good friend and neighbor put in a goethermal system this fall and has been trying to talk me into it for a while.  Talk me into it in part because he is sold on the technology  More importantly, he is certified by one of the manufacturers but to be certified for NYSERDA rebates, you have to do a certain number of installs before you qualify.

 

I've contemplated it but will need to take a good look at his energy consumption for the winter come spring.  Currently, I burn wood costing a whopping $400/year (not including time to block/split/stack, etc.) and have electric for when I'm gone.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

my brother put one of those in @ his last house when they converted the garage, geothermal heat pump and radiant floor, the room was always nice & toastie in the winter, cool in the summer.  Not sure if he ever saw any savings, he moved out shortly after.



#20 MeOmYo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

in floor radiant is how I would put the heat in the house as well

 

the math is certainly appealing (if you ignore ROI :lol:), I'm just not convinced it's true to life yet.



#21 Feck

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

yeah, he pretty much traded his ROI for his sanity.

She kept the house. ;)



#22 MeOmYo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

ahhhhh, the plot thickens

 

 

:moose:



#23 TEO

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

I'd like radiant floor heat someday, just sayin'.



#24 August West

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

I'd like radiant floor heat someday, just sayin'.

 

 

i dream of it



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

I don't...no rugs and me likey my persian rug and a few wall to walls...

 

But I have oil heat which is pricy.  Must get a gas appliance so I can have the gas line brought into the house (they won't bring it in unless I have something to run on it right away)

 

Maybe a gas stove for the family room that is always cold, or a gas dryer.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

last year i converted from oil to natural gas with a new efficient boiler (old boiler was ancient).

fuel cost have been at least 50% less.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:50 AM

Is that unusual?

No sadly...heating oil is one of the byproducts of gas refining isn't it?

If so shouldn't it be almost free anyways?

Or is it all in taxes dictating the high price?

#28 Mama Kel

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:10 AM

I have oil heat. we put in a wood stove last winter. Best decision ever!!! It's paid for itself this year.