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Five Things You Must Read Before Locking In

To Lock in or Not to Lock in? Fixed Price FAQs How Fixed Price Contracts Really Work What is Downside Protection? Tale of Lester Greene

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Three Kinds of Heating Oil Companies

After you have been in the same business in the same area for over twenty years, you should be able to figure out just what is going on. While it seems as if a new company pops up selling heating oil just about every few months, all providers of retail home heating oil fall into…

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FDR and Something to Remember

To most people, the acronym FDR stands for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 34th President of the United States, who worked brilliantly with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in an effort to save democracy and win World War II. At Jamie Oil, FDR means something entirely different. To us FDR stands for the three most important…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Ten Years of Change

In this issue “The weather was warm and the prices still went up.” a senior citizen told me this past winter. She was right. Looking back on how things were ten years ago, it seems as if they were simpler then. In this issue of our newsletter, we look back on the last ten years,…

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