No. Contrary to popular belief, we don’t make more money when prices are high, so we have no incentive to deliver more frequently when that happens. Our price usually rises quickly only when some world event or severe cold snap temporarily raises wholesale oil costs. And during these times we often lower our profit margin to stay competitive.

However, since higher wholesale prices and colder weather usually go hand in hand, you sometimes get more deliveries when prices are high. Since we can’t predict what will happen to wholesale prices, all we can do is deliver according to your usage rate. For more information about heating oil prices from the Department of Energy, click here.