When will be the best time to buy heating oil?

When will be the best time to buy heating oil?

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We may all dream of a white Christmas, but a litany of problems impacting postal deliveries, heating oil availability, travel and health, among others, has proved that the reality can be more of a nightmare. Our reporters looked at the problems currently affecting people in our region.
When will be the best time to buy heating oil?

My mom is on a pretty tight budget, so I’ve been watching the price of oil go down. Now that it’s down to $92 a barrel for October delivery, does it make sense to wait until October to buy her heating oil?

Thanks!

I think you’re asking when to lock in – I would go ahead. They already produced the inventory and its sitting in the tanks at the terminals – horses are out of the barn. Local prices may not come down even if NY Harbor prices do – because the local wholesaler is not going to want to be sitting on a lot of inventory if NY Harbor prices are falling. If we have a cold winter, spot prices will rise. A warm winter, spot prices will fall – but you won’t be using as much product so your overall bill will still be lower even though you’re paying a higher rate than the spot rate.

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