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What is Downside Protection?

Downside protection is an option Jamie Oil offers at an additional cost which ensures that your price per gallon will decrease should oil prices fall after you have locked in.  If you choose to purchase downside protection when you sign a contract, and our daily posted price is less than the rate you locked in… Read More

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Did You Know?

Replacing an old inefficient boiler with a new cleaner burning oil fired boiler can reduce your fuel consumption by as much as 30%. Heating your domestic hot water (showers, etc.) with oil is less expensive and more efficient than electric. Most New England based oil companies evolved from the local “Ice and Coal” companies that… Read More

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Jamie Oil Beats Mayhem

We have all seen the television ads for the insurance company where the character called “Mayhem”, dressed in a black suit, white shirt and black tie, flies off of the back of a pickup truck or falls thirty feet causing extensive injury to himself, others and damage to their property. This past winter, Mayhem hit… Read More

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The Tale of Lester Greene

By Tom Carey The year was 1982, my first in the oil business. I was working for Hess Oil at the time, supplying fuel oil to large industrial institutions in Connecticut. Among our larger customers were General Electric, Dow Chemical and Yale University. In the fall of ’82 I met a man named Lester Green…. Read More

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And then it snowed….

In the heating oil business, January 21st marks the mid point of our season. At that point this past winter, we were having a slightly warmer than normal heating season and everybody was talking about the Super Bowl bound New England Patriots. Nobody was talking about the weather. Then everything changed. In late January it… Read More

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Some things don’t change…

Some of us remember the oil shortages of the 1970’s. We all have heard about them. I remember waiting in line as gasoline was rationed by stations in our hometown. What most people take for granted is the twenty- five year period of relatively inexpensive oil prices that followed the Iranian Revolution and the Arab… Read More

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Service Policies, Health and Long Life

None of us are getting any younger, and that goes for your furnaces and boilers also.  So that leads us to the question “Is buying a service policy a good idea?”  We think so. Jamie Oil offers 3 different levels of service policies to suit your specific needs.   All equipment should be cleaned/tuned up annually… Read More

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To lock in or not to lock in…

Every summer our customers wrestle with whether to lock in to a fixed price program, a capped price program or pay our daily market rate for oil deliveries next season. Below please find ten things you should know prior to making your decision. It is your decision. Jamie Oil neither encourages nor requires any customer… Read More

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Will Oil Prices Remain Low?

Every year many of our customers wrestle with this issue. Should they lock in before prices rise in the winter? Should they wait and see what prices do in the fall, and perhaps lock in then? Should they pass on the opportunity to enter into a fixed rate contract and hope to “ride the market… Read More

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