Written on: January 15, 2024
At Williams Energy, we are dedicated to offering our valued customers quality heating oil at prices that are fair, competitive, and transparent. We take pride in delivering exceptional service and ensuring that our clients receive the best value for their money.
However, we don’t stop there. We strive to provide extraordinary value by offering more than is expected. In addition to our competitive prices, you can rely on reliable heating oil delivery and expert equipment services from a reputable local business that has been serving the South Shore since 1919.
Although heating oil prices experienced significant highs last winter, it is important to acknowledge their vulnerability to fluctuations. When prices are moderate and stable, individuals are generally satisfied with lower bills. However, sudden price increases spark consumer curiosity about the factors influencing heating oil prices, prompting them to seek a deeper understanding of the reasons behind these fluctuations.
Several factors impact the cost of heating oil, influencing the amount you pay.
Crude oil pricing: Heating oil is derived from crude oil, making its price highly susceptible to fluctuations in crude oil costs. As a commodity, the value of crude oil is determined by the intricate dynamics of supply and demand. Therefore, any factors that influence the global economy or the supply of crude oil will inevitably have an impact on the cost of heating your home.
Seasonal supply and demand: During the winter months, when demand is at its peak, heating oil prices tend to increase. However, in the summer, these prices reach their lowest point. At Williams Energy, we prioritize securing our supplies during the summer when prices are most favorable. This allows us to pass on the savings to you, ensuring that you have access to affordable heating oil throughout the year. Rest assured, we are committed to providing you with quality service and cost-effective solutions for all your heating needs.
Operating costs: The cost of heating oil is influenced by various factors, including labor costs, transportation expenses, and storage costs. Similar to other industries, these factors play a role in determining the overall pricing. For instance, when gasoline and diesel prices increase, it results in higher expenses for delivering heating oil, operating transportation trucks, and maintaining our equipment vehicles.
Weather: Did you know that the Northeast region consumes the majority of heating oil in the country, accounting for an astounding 90% of national usage? This means that events in this area can directly impact the prices you pay for heating oil. The primary factor influencing these prices is none other than the weather. When winters become bitterly cold, the demand for heating oil skyrockets, subsequently leading to price increases.
Typically, heating oil expenses are handled by paying for each delivery. Nevertheless, this method can result in substantial bills during the winter season, coinciding with other financial obligations such as holiday expenditures, tuition fees, and taxes.
That is precisely why we provide payment plans that enable you to effectively handle your heating oil expenses.
Budget Plan: Discover the unparalleled convenience of our plan, meticulously designed to evenly spread your heating oil expenses across 10 effortless monthly payments. With this carefully crafted approach, you can now experience a crystal-clear understanding of your monthly bill, effortlessly managing your expenses and budgeting with utmost ease.
AutoPay: Eliminate payment worries with AutoPay! We conveniently deduct your payments from your checking account or debit card. Plus, if your credit card offers a rewards program, using it for your Williams Energy payments can accelerate your rewards earning.
With reliable heating oil delivery, competitive pricing, and payment and pricing options, Williams Energy offers great value for keeping your home heating costs under control! Become a customer today.