Spring 2014 Newsletter

 Well folks, spring has finally arrived and summer is right around the corner.  Although we had plenty of cold and snowy weather this season, I think it’s safe to say “It could have been worse!”  We hope you were all satisfied by our efforts to serve you this season, and we thank you for doing business with us.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.  To the hundreds of our customers who took the time to clear paths for our delivery guys this season, your effort was truly appreciated.

For all of us, spring time means its home and garden clean up time.  If you have central air conditioning, it’s time to pull off the cover, clean up the debris within and around your condensing unit, change the filter and fire it up.  If you have questions or concerns about its operation, give us a call and schedule a pre-season tune up.  Don’t wait until that first 90+ degree day to find out if your a/c unit has a problem!  Also let’s not forget your heating system, it got quite a work out this year.  Get a head start on next season by scheduling its annual clean and tune up today.  If you happen to be considering an upgrade to any of your home comfort systems, give us a call and we’ll send over one of our installation pros who will provide you with a free evaluation and estimate on any/all of your heating, cooling, hot water, or oil tank equipment.

One final note, we will be promoting our “Tell-a-Friend” program to all of our customers again this summer.  To put it simply, for each new automatic customer that you refer to us, we will send you and your friend or relative a $50.00 Stop & Shop gift card when they sign up.  So if you are happy with Oyster River Energy, please “Tell-a-Friend!”

Heating Oil Down, Natural Gas Up in
EIA Winter Fuels Outlook

NEFI Regulatory AlertThe U.S. Energy Information Administration delivered some good news for NEFI members in its annual 2013 Winter Fuels Outlook today. The report predicts that heating oil prices will be lower this winter while natural gas prices will be higher.The Winter Fuels Outlook is important to NEFI members because it predicts temperature patterns, heating fuel prices, consumption, and fuel expenditures expected at residences this winter across the Northeast and the nation.Highlights of the 2013 Winter Fuels Outlook include the following:

  • EIA expects higher prices this winter for homes that heat with natural gas, propane, and electricity.
  • Home heating oil prices are expected to be lower than last winter.
  • Forecast temperatures are close to last winter with the Northeast about 3% colder and the West 3% warmer.

Projected changes in residential expenditures from last winter are:

  • 13% higher for homes that heat primarily with natural gas
  • 9% higher for propane
  • 2% higher for electricity
  • 2% lower for heating oil
To see the full EIA 2013 Winter Fuel

 Summer 2013 Newsletter

Well folks as the dog days of summer wind down, your friends at OysterRiver hope that everyone is outdoors enjoying themselves.  If not, just think back to February, when we were all digging out after a 24 hour blizzard blasted the region with 3 feet of snow.  Oh yeah, you’re loving this summer season now!  We on the other hand are already preparing for next season.  Maintenance is our top priority right now.  If you haven’t already done so, please call the office and schedule your clean and tune up appointment.  Remember this formula:  Efficiency = savings.  For those of you that follow state politics, the governors plan to give away 2 billion dollars (that’s billion with a b) of your tax dollars to the for profit-public gas companies to replace existing with new pipelines, along with his plans to add sales tax to home heating oil both failed in this legislative session.  However, your gasoline and diesel taxes did rise once again to the highest in the land.  Between state, federal and some per gallon environmental fees, Connecticut residents are now paying $ .7959 cents per gallon in taxes for their gasoline!

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Spring 2013 Newsletter

Well folks, spring is right around the corner.  Looking back, it is safe to say that old man winter arrived with a whimper but is leaving with a roar.  February’s blizzard will go down as one for the record books.  With that said, we would like to thank the hundreds of customers that cleared paths for our guys.  The effort was greatly appreciated.

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Fall 2012 Newsletter

It’s that time of year again, time to put away the bathing suits and beach towels and get out the sweaters and scarves. Fall is upon us, the leaves are falling and old man winter is right around the corner.

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“I started using Oyster River Petroleum in 1990 when I lived in West Haven and stayed with them when I moved. No problems, ever.”

Doug M., North Branford