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Tips from Your Friendly Oppure Oil Delivery Guy.

With all of the snow that’s been dumped on us in the past couple of weeks, it has been a challenge for all of us to keep up with the plowing and shoveling! It’s no wonder many of us overlook the need to keep our fill pipes accessible.

In order for us to deliver your oil quickly and efficiently, and for your own safety, we offer these suggestions:

  • Remember, if you can’t get up your driveway, it’s unlikely that we can. Please keep your driveway cleared so we can get our truck close enough to your fill pipe. Our hose is 150 ft. long.
  • Make sure that gates are unlocked and cleared of snow.
  • Please keep your fill and vent pipes clear of snow.

We appreciate your cooperation and your business!

Are Lower Oil Prices Here to Stay?

I’m often asked if I know, whether oil prices are going to continue to drop. I am not an economist, so I cannot answer this question directly. My daily price is based on the cost of oil to me.

So many things affect the price of oil. Right now, it appears that world-wide supply outweighs demand. Part of the glut is due to increased U.S. production as a result of hydraulic fracking. Last month, OPEC ministers, members of the cartel that produces one-third of the world’s output, failed to agree on measures to tackle the current oversupply. According to Abdalla El-Badri, OPEC’s Secretary-General, this decision effectively sets the level of the cartel’s output for the first half of next year.1

OPEC’s strategy behind the decision not to cut back its production is to make U.S. shale oil production less profitable, thereby squeezing out some U.S. producers. Should that occur, OPEC hopes to regain dominance in the world oil market.2

For the time being, oil prices are lower than they have been in about 5 years, and that’s good news for consumers. I can assure you, that Oppure Oil will always pass our savings on to you, by offering the lowest price possible in our market area of North Central Massachusetts.

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1http://time.com/3608881/oil-prices-freefall-opec/

2http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-1216-faulkner-fracking-opec-oil-prices-20141216-story.html

 

Winter Approaches

It’s a sure thing that we will experience some cold weather, here in New England, over the next several months. We’ve all been hearing forecasts of another long, cold, and snowy one.

Last year, they blamed it on the “Polar Vortex.” This year, they are talking “Omega Block.” In the past, we have heard about “El Niño” being the cause of our stormy, cold winters.  Call it what you will.  It is going to get cold.

You don’t have to be cold in your home, though. Oppure Oil, not only has the lowest price for home heating oil in Central Massachusetts; we also offer no-contract automatic delivery service.  When you order oil at our convenient, online Heating Oil Gateway, just check off “automatic delivery” to ensure that you never run out of oil. Based on your heating habits, and seasonal weather conditions, our sophisticated system lets us know when it is time to deliver to your home. You won’t have to think about it again this winter.

Our low home heating oil price is posted on our website daily, where you can learn more about our automatic delivery service.

Order today! We look forward to serving you.

 

The Lowest Price for Home Heating Oil in North Central Mass. Just Got Lower!

The current price for home heating oil is the lowest it has been in over two years!

Oppure Oil’s business model has been structured in such a way that allows us to take full advantage of this recent down-market. We operate at the lowest overhead possible. All of our business decisions are made with a common goal in mind: to maintain the lowest possible prices for our customers.

We specialize in home heating oil delivery, have over 20 years of experience in the industry, and understand both up and down market fluctuations. These factors allow us to deliver the same high quality home heating oil to you for less than our competitors.  We buy our oil for the same price, from the same suppliers as all other oil dealers in our area.

When we opened Oppure Oil, just over a year ago, our goal was not only to offer heating oil for less, but also to be transparent, allowing our customers to access their accounts online. Our online gateway has been updated several times since its launch. Our low daily price is posted on our website www.oppureoil.com every day.

We understand that many folks may have signed a contract to lock-in an oil price with another dealer this summer. Oppure Oil will never ask you to lock-in or sign a contract. We don’t offer those options for many reasons; the number one reason being that we have been outperforming them right along.

Oppure Oil offers the convenience of online ordering, the lowest prices in our delivery area, and we often deliver the same day you order.

Why wouldn’t you want to do business with Oppure Oil? We welcome your feedback. Feel free to email us at info@oppureoil.com.

Visit our website to order at today’s low price: www.oppureoil.com or contact us to set up automatic delivery: info@oppureoil.com or 800.359.4802. We look forward to doing business with you.

Automatic Delivery Now Available

You’ve asked for it and we can deliver.

A lot of you have asked if we could set you up on an automatic delivery schedule. We have taken that request to heart; and have been working with our IT department over the past couple of months to ensure that our system is flawless.

Our state-of-the-art system monitors your tank level based on weather, size of home, and your heating habits. The system alerts us when your tank is between a quarter and half full; and we make a delivery.

When you choose Oppure’s automatic delivery service, you won’t ever have to worry about checking your fuel gauge or risk running out of oil.

Set up automatic delivery today! Just click on “Automatic Delivery” through your account at our Online Heating Oil Gateway or contact us via Email or by phone 800.359.4802.

We listen to your suggestions and keep trying to make the experience of doing business with Oppure Oil better and easier for our customers. We appreciate your input and your business.

Get to Know Our Neighborhood Service Providers

It’s tax time. Are you looking for an accountant?

We generally like to do business with local people and independent-owned businesses.  Why? Because they are people we’ve come to know and trust. They are our neighbors.

When we spend our money in the community, it stays in the community and helps to keep our communities solvent. “For every $100 spent in locally owned, independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.”1

 So in that spirit, we have included a Neighborhood Providers page on our website, listing some of the folks with whom we do business. In addition to two really excellent local burner service companies, you’ll find service providers from A to Z. Our Neighborhood Providers include companies providing business to consumer products and services, as well as those providing business-to-business services. Many service both consumers and businesses.

We hope you find this page helpful and that you will consider doing business with these local folks. Heck, you may even end up doing business with our accountant, Bob Anderson.

1www.the350project.net

Old Fashioned Service Has Come Full Circle

I like my job. I’ve been delivering oil for over 20 years. Prior to starting Oppure Oil, I was an oil deliveryman for another company.

When I started in this industry, customers paid about $150 to fill a tank with home heating oil. Today, it’s more like $650.

Back in the day, customers were happy to see the oilman pull up to fill the tank. I was usually greeted in a friendly manner. At Christmas time, I’d show up wearing a Santa hat. We were always busy during Christmas week because everyone wanted to have a full tank before the holidays. When I dropped off the bill, the customer would write a check on the spot, we’d wish each other a happy holiday, and I’d move on to the next delivery.

Over the years, as the price of oil rose, customers became a little less happy to see me. In fact, sometimes they actually became a little hostile. People are angry over the ever-increasing oil prices. Folks think that the delivery companies are ripping them off. However, while the price of oil has gone up, the profits made by the oil delivery companies have stayed about the same.

For example, let’s assume the oil delivery company charges $0.05 over their cost. If the oil company’s costs added up to $1.00 per gallon, you’d pay $1.05 per gallon. If the oil delivery company’s costs were $5.00 per gallon, they’d still only add a nickel to the price, and you would pay $5.05 per gallon.

By combining technology and efficiency with good old fashioned, personalized service, Oppure Oil manages to keep our costs down. We pass the savings on to our customers. Now when I show up to fill the tank, I’ve noticed the customers are getting friendlier. They appreciate the fact that we’re saving them money. In some cases our prices have been 40 or 50 cents less for the same quality product delivered by full-service oil companies.

So the next time I pull up to fill your tank, come on outside and say hello.

What Would You Do with an Extra $30?

MP900385339One Duplex House, Two Customers, One Saved $0.15 per Gallon for the Same #2 Heating Oil.

This week while I was delivering oil to my customer who lives in one apartment in a duplex house, a different oil company was delivering oil to the other resident’s tank at the same time. We both finished filling the tanks and left the delivery slips at the door for our customers. I couldn’t help but to notice that the resident who was not my customer was actually charged 15¢ per gallon more than what I charged my customer!

If each customer purchased 200 gallons of oil, my customer paid $30 less than the other resident. Over a winter, that can add up to significant money!

Check out our price, posted daily on our website and order now!