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  • Kasich: State of emergency for Ohio, National Guard on alert

    01/21/2014 6:28:15 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 38 replies ^ | January 20, 2014 | Staff
    CINCINNATI —Ohio Gov. John Kasich has declared a statewide energy emergency for all 88 counties. The declaration was made in order to expedite the shipment of propane and heating oil to rural parts of the state. Kasich's declaration temporarily eases regulations on shipping companies and delivery drivers. They will be allowed to drive more hours and more consecutive days than they normally would, as long as they can still do so safely, the declaration read. Those longer hours are meant to help companies make the necessary deliveries of propane and heating oil to customers, as they are needed. snip This...
  • Heating Sticker Shock (vanity)

    11/30/2011 12:04:51 PM PST · by Truth29 · 33 replies
    November 30, 2011 | Truth29
    I just paid $389.9 per gallon for home heating oil in Northern Virginia. Anyone else have a comparative price?
  • Bertha's Bolsheviks (ACORN)

    09/30/2009 7:39:07 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 3 replies · 428+ views
    American Spectator ^ | September 30, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Why is ACORN's chief organizer friendly with the Marxist anti-American governments of two South American countries? Within ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis's storied rogues gallery of a rolodex may be found contact information for then-Bolivian ambassador Gustavo Guzman and for Sabine Kienzl, a professional propagandist employed by the Venezuelan embassy. The listing for Guzman contains what appears to have been a direct office telephone number.An ACORN insider I spoke with confirmed the authenticity of the rolodex which I have seen. Erick Erickson of the website RedState recently did an excellent job unveiling the rolodex.Both Bolivia and Venezuela are now headed...
  • Joe Gets Suckered

    01/07/2009 5:42:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,606+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 6, 2009
    Oil: Joe Kennedy was an easy mark for Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, who promised cheap oil in exchange for Joe's endorsement. But after a first $100 million, the well went dry Monday. How's it feel to be had, Joe?It seemed like easy money at the time. To get cheap oil for the poor, raise his power profile and get his Citizens Energy Corp. set for life, Kennedy made a deal with the brutal dictator in Caracas in 2005 to distribute cheap heating oil to the poor. In exchange for Venezuelan oil at a 40% discount, Kennedy would enhance Hugo Chavez's reputation...
  • Fuel Oil Contract Signers Regretful As Prices Fall

    10/20/2008 6:00:10 AM PDT · by thackney · 29 replies · 1,400+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | Oct 20, 2008 | LYNN DOAN
    The Rev. John L. Burton wasn't going to rely on divine intervention to keep his small church in Windham Center warm this winter. Doing his best to protect St. Paul's Episcopal Church from skyrocketing heating oil prices, he signed a contract in late summer with a local dealer to buy fuel oil at $4.67 a gallon for the coming heating season. By doing so, the congregation of 60 families committed to paying $5,000 more than last winter to heat its 175-year-old stone church. But with heating oil prices threatening to reach $5 a gallon by winter, Burton hoped to put...
  • Oil dips below $100 on demand outlook, dollar gain

    09/29/2008 5:34:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 740+ views
    One News Now ^ | September 29, 2008 | Stevenson Jacobs (Associated Press)
    Oil prices tumbled more than $6 a barrel Monday, briefly slipping below the $100 level as traders bet that global demand for petroleum products will keep falling despite a planned $700 billion U.S. financial bailout. A stronger dollar also weighed on crude prices as investors who bought oil and other commodities as a hedge against inflation sold their contracts. Light, sweet crude for November delivery fell as low as $99.80 a barrel in morning trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange before edging up slightly to $100.28, down $6.61. The contract fell Friday $1.13 to settle at $106.89. Crude has...
  • Baby, It's Going to Be Cold Inside

    08/05/2008 9:51:06 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 28 replies · 116+ views
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 5, 2008 | JAD MOUAWAD
    In a season of roller-coaster energy costs, the drop in oil and natural gas prices in recent days was greeted as good news. But they remain so high that experts are predicting that heating bills this winter will far exceed those of last year. Even after a precipitous decline from its peak in early July, the price of natural gas is still 11 percent above where it was last winter. Heating oil is 36 percent higher, with the government projecting that the costs of both fuels will stay high. Electricity prices are also up moderately. Higher heating costs will hit...
  • Heating oil efficiency

    07/06/2008 7:15:32 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 22 replies · 519+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 5, 2008 | BDN Staff
    Maine doesn’t have reserves of oil or gas, but that doesn’t mean steps can’t be taken to reduce residents’ heating bills. Environment Northeast, an advocacy group in New England and eastern Canada, has proposed a national efficiency program to reduce heating oil usage. Such programs exist for electricity and natural gas. Expanding the concept to heating oil, which 80 percent of Maine homes rely on, makes sense. "Energy efficiency means standing up and taking control of the situation, not sitting back to let the situation control us," Michael Stoddard, a lawyer with the group, told the Senate Small Business and...
  • DOE to Purchase Heating Oil for the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve (Lib states use most oil)

    06/25/2008 10:10:47 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 17 replies · 316+ views
    Newsblaze ^ | June 23, 2008
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a solicitation seeking to purchase heating oil for the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve (NEHHOR) using $3 million in appropriated funds. The Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve provides an important safety cushion for millions of Americans residing in the Northeast region of the country. Due to the modest volume of heating oil expected to be purchased with the available funds, no impact on market prices is expected. In 2007 a 35,000 barrel sale was conducted to raise funds necessary to award new long-term storage contracts to fill NEHHOR to its authorized capacity...
  • NYMEX heatoil halted briefly after 25-cent jump

    06/06/2008 12:02:57 PM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies · 91+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 6, 2008 | Gene Ramos
    NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) - U.S. heating oil futures trading was halted briefly on the electronic trading platform CME Globex Friday after they struck the maximum fluctuation limit of 25 cents, a NYMEX spokeswoman said. "The trading on heating oil was halted at 1:13 p.m. EDT and resumed some three minutes or so later," said Anu Aluwahlia, the NYMEX spokeswoman. NYMEX trading on the floor was not affected, she said. Traders were confused and some said they did not even know that a trading halt had been imposed. Current rules on floor trading call for a trading halt for...
  • The heat is on

    10/19/2007 1:52:23 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 31 replies · 81+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | October 18, 2007 | Editorial
    The news about oil prices is uniformly bad. New England residents, who consume 82 percent of the nation's home heating oil, will pay $3.10 per gallon or more this winter, according to the National Energy Assistance Directors' Association. Maybe we'll get lucky and muddle through another mild winter. Maybe not. A decade ago, heating oil cost 20 percent that much. What happened? Governments in the oil-rich Middle East grew increasingly unstable, Venezuela became increasingly unfriendly, and developing nations such as India and China bumped up demand. Oh, and the U.S. government came up with one pretext after another for blocking...
  • I just paid $3.14 per gallon: HOME HEATING OIL

    10/16/2007 12:23:48 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 54 replies · 156+ views
    250 GALLON TANK = $785 That's enough for about half an upstate New York Winter. Just 8-10 years ago it was 75 cents a gallon. You can do less driving, hard to do much less heating. This will hurt retail sales in the Northeast as discretionary income will be used more and more for high fuel costs.
  • Joe Kennedy Fires Back Letter to Florida Rep. Connie Mack Over Chavez Oil TV Ad

    02/12/2007 4:12:38 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies · 1,931+ views
    Joe Kennedy Fires Back Letter to Florida Rep. Connie Mack Over Chavez Oil TV Ad Monday , February 12, 2007 FC1 ADVERTISEMENTClick here to find out more! WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Joe Kennedy fired off a letter Monday in response to a Florida congressman's calls for him to stop airing television commercials that heap praise on Venezuela for its providing discounted heating oil to low-income U.S. households. "If your moral indignation requires that we not accept the discount oil to distribute to our most vulnerable families, then that same high moral standard should require that you not drive your car...
  • This Week In Petroleum

    01/11/2007 8:39:58 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies · 535+ views
    Bowled Over Over the last three weeks, college football fans have been able to witness 32 different bowl games, culminating with the Bowl Championship Series Championship game in which the University of Florida defeated Ohio State University. With so many bowl games, it becomes a little difficult to analyze what they all mean. So, too, is it sometimes difficult to discern what the latest U.S. weekly petroleum data mean to the market, given the vast amount of data that are released each week. The data that receive most of the headlines when they are initially released are the changes in...
  • This Week In Petroleum

    11/30/2006 8:54:50 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies · 375+ views
    Energy Information Administration ^ | November 29, 2006 | e
    Hot Stove Season While baseball fans in the Northeast may no longer gather around hot wood-burning stoves to warm their hands while debating the merits of trades and signings in anticipation of spring training, many are turning up the thermostat in their oil-heated homes as the temperatures dip during the nightly broadcast of SportsCenter. The Northeast, which includes New England and the Central Atlantic regions, has traditionally been the main region using heating oil as a residential heating fuel. In 2004, 5.5 billion gallons of heating oil were sold to residential consumers in the Northeast; this comprises 82 percent of...
  • Big Drop Seen in Winter Heating Bills(More Good News!)

    10/10/2006 7:26:07 AM PDT · by kellynla · 20 replies · 724+ views ^ | October 10 2006: 10:15 AM EDT | Steve Hargreaves
    NEW YORK ( -- Those not lucky enough to head south for the winter can take take solace in at least one bit of news: Winter heating bills for many Americans to be a lot lower. Bills for homes heating primarily with natural gas are expected to be about $119, or 13 percent, less this winter, the Energy Information Administration said. Special Reportfull coverage Big drop seen in winter heating bills Oil creeps above $60 EIA eyes stable oil flow, mild winter Gas tumbles, but don't get used to it EIA, the government agency that tracks energy statistics off all...
  • Oil Prices Fall Below $72 a Barrel ($71.37/bbl)

    04/27/2006 3:22:02 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 634+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2006
    SINGAPORE - Oil prices eased Thursday after U.S. government data showed motor fuel demand weakening, apparently in response to higher pump prices. The data also showed that domestic inventories of gasoline shrank for the eighth consecutive week, and that may have moderated the selling, analysts said. Light, sweet crude for June delivery fell 23 cents to $71.70 a barrel in Asian electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract settled Wednesday at $71.93, down 95 cents. Brent crude for June delivery on London's ICE Futures changed hands at $72 a barrel, down 9 cents. Gasoline futures dropped 2.10...
  • Oil Prices Likely to Surge to New Record Highs

    04/11/2006 12:38:37 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 108 replies · 2,414+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2006 | Staff Writers
    LONDON (Reuters) - An influx of fresh fund buying and geopolitical worries will most likely push oil prices to new record highs soon, analysts said on Tuesday, while the most bullish predicted prices to eventually climb to $100 (57 pounds) a barrel.Supply concerns in Nigeria, Iran and other key oil-producing countries have ignited U.S. crude prices , up 13 percent this year and within $2 of the all-time record high of $70.85, reached in late August 2005 in the wake of hurricane damage in the United States. Analysts predicted the market to rally even further as high oil prices have...
  • Crude Oil Prices Rise Above $68 a Barrel ($67.83/bbl)

    01/30/2006 2:43:18 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 587+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 30, 2006
    SINGAPORE - Oil prices rose Monday on persistent supply fears tied to Iran's tense diplomatic standoff with the West over its nuclear ambitions and militant attacks in oil-rich Nigeria. Light, sweet crude for March delivery rose 53 cents to $68.29 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange in Asian electronic trading. The contract on Friday rose $1.50 to settle at $67.76 a barrel. Heating oil rose 1.16 cents to $1.8185 a gallon while gasoline gained 2 cents to $1.7564 a gallon. March Brent crude on London's ICE Futures exchange rose 49 cents to $66.73 a barrel. Prices also rose...
  • Oil prices rally on threat to Nigeria supply, Iran ($64.93/bbl)

    01/17/2006 1:51:42 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 537+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2006 | Neil Chatterjee
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil climbed further on Tuesday as a militant threat to Nigerian oil exports and Iran's standoff with the West over its nuclear ambitions kept the market worried about supply disruptions. London Brent crude for March was up 27 cents to $63.45 a barrel by 0329 GMT, after rising 58 cents on Monday. U.S. light crude for February jumped 86 cents to $64.78 in catch-up gains after being closed for a national holiday on Monday. U.S. crude earlier touched $64.95 a barrel, its highest since October 4. Crude flows from Nigeria, the world's eighth-largest oil exporter, are being...