One of the major advantages of getting your heating oil from Lawman’s Oil is our pricing.
Being a discounter, we exclusively provide top-quality B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel with outstanding, transparent pricing. You see the daily price for heating oil right on our home page. No gimmicks, no bait-and-switch, no surprise fees.
However, some things outside of our control affect how much we charge for your heating oil.
Because heating oil is derived from crude oil, heating-oil pricing is closely tied to the price of crude oil. In recent years, the amount of crude oil produced in the United States has been increasing, which has helped to keep home heating-oil costs low.
However, a variety of factors, ranging from the weather to global politics, can influence energy prices. Even the tiniest variation in these variables might have an impact on your heating-oil expenses, as can seasonal needs, operational costs, and competition between local dealers. Lately, the challenges for the heating-oil industry have been coming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Supply-chain issues and labor shortages resulting from the pandemic have affected the industry. Crude -oil prices have reached levels not seen in seven years.
Customers don’t always realize the impact that rising crude-oil costs have on businesses like Lawman’s Oil. We don’t make more money when prices rise — we make less. Any price increases we are forced to pass along to our customers is to keep us able to pay our employees, pay our bills and purchase more heating oil.
Here’s how it works. When something happens to cause the cost of groceries to rise, whether it’s the weather or supply distribution, your local grocery store is not profiting. Those profits are going to the Wall Street investors. Meanwhile, the store’s customers are having a harder time paying their bills, so they reduce expenditures. We’re in the same situation. We need to access our lines of credit more to help cover the costs of these price hikes on our end without driving customers away. The sooner prices drop again, the better off we all are.
By using our B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel, your home’s heating system runs more efficiently, which saves you money on energy costs. It is also easier on your home’s furnace or boiler, so it can last longer, with fewer breakdowns and the repair costs that go with them.
We understand that when heating-oil prices go up, paying for your heating oil can be a challenge. That is why we have such streamlined operations, making it possible to keep our prices as low as possible.
There are options out there for help with paying your heating bills. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware all participate in the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The state programs offer cash and crisis grants for paying energy bills. A couple also provide assistance for energy-related repairs such as heating-system repairs.
Check our home page daily for our latest great heating-oil price. We make it easy for you to get your heating oil with fast, simple online ordering!