Why Do Heating Oil Prices Change? Here Are Some Causes.

Posted: April 13, 2020

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One question customers ask us every year is “why do heating oil prices change so much?” It’s an understandable question, considering that those prices can change quite a bit from season to season – and even within the same season.

The seesaw pricing of heating oil is the result of the constantly-changing factors that come into play to determine the market price for heating oil.

Several reasons for fuel price changes include:

As you can see, each of these factors will vary – sometimes considerably – from year to year, making the price of heating oil impossible to predict; anyone who tells you otherwise is not being truthful with you.

But one thing that IS predictable is that the price you pay for heating oil as a Vaughn Oil customer will always be fair and honest – and we back that promise with expert, friendly heating oil equipment service, reliable heating oil deliveries, and convenient services like Smart Pay and Fuel Prebuy to lighten the load during heating season.

We can’t predict the price of heating oil – but we do guarantee you’ll always get a fair price on every single gallon you buy from us. Contact us today to become a Vaughn Oil customer and see for yourself.

Please note: At Vaughn Oil, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our Covid-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep your family and our crews safe, your home heating systems working, and your heating oil deliveries coming throughout this challenging time.