News & Advice

Every year many of our customers wrestle with this issue. Should they lock in before prices rise in the winter? Should they wait and see what prices do in the fall, and perhaps lock in then? Should they pass on the opportunity to enter into a fixed rate contract and hope to “ride the market down?”

Every summer our customers wrestle with whether to lock in to a fixed price program, a capped price program or pay our daily market rate for oil deliveries next season.

Below please find ten things you should know prior to making your decision.

Downside protection is an option Jamie Oil offers at an additional cost which insures that your price per gallon will decrease should oil prices fall after you have locked in.  If you choose to purchase downside protection when you sign a contract, and our daily posted price is less than the rate you locked in at on the day of your delivery, Jamie Oil will charge your account the lower rate.

Many of our customers have already contacted us about oil prices and the programs that will be available for the season. While it is very difficult to forecast future events, we would like to keep you informed of the trends that the industry is generally presenting.

This season Jamie Oil offers the following suggestions:

Conserving energy is our best strategy. As fuel costs rise, so do our savings when we conserve. Make sure your storm windows are in place by November first. Turn down the thermostat in rooms that are not being used, but be careful in extreme cold, zones have frozen in houses when the temperature is set too low.

Warming trends
Tuesday, October 31, 2002

Joyce Mueller's house looks like many other houses built around MetroWest during the 1950s.

Known as a Campanelli slab - after the builder who put up thousands of ranch houses in the area - it was never an easy home to heat.

The houses were built with a series of heating coils in the concrete floors. Hot air rises from the floor to heat the whole house. But it is not the most efficient way to heat a home, according to local energy experts.

In early March of 2012, Tony Borelli, one of the top air conditioning and heating experts in Eastern and Central Massachusetts agreed to join Jamie Air.

Tony has been in the HVAC business since 1975, and will be the manager in charge of Jamie Air's Service and Installation Department.  He worked the last nineteen years at Millbury based Superior Oil, serving as the Service Manager in both the air conditioning and oil burner service departments.  The combined departments billed in excess of two million dollars worth of installations and repairs, annually.

Millis- It was announced recently that Howie Oil, founded by Samuel J. Howie in 1935, has merged with Jamie Oil.  In a letter to his longtime customers, Howie Oil President Tom Howie, Sam’s oldest son, thanked his customers for all of their support throughout the years. He wrote that while the decision was not an easy one to make, he believes that combining forces with Jamie Oil is the best move for his brothers Steve and Paul, as well as their customers.

Garth Morin of National Industry Survey Co. named Jamie Oil as the "outstanding full service oil dealer" in the Metrowest Area.

This is the thirteenth consecutive year that Jamie Oil has received the coveted award. The announcement was based on a survey of area residents and published in the Metrowest Daily News. In another poll conducted by America's Best Business Awards, Jamie Oil was voted Best of Metrowest once again. The company was also profiled in America's Best Businesses Magazine. We thank our customers for the great reviews and our staff for a job well done.

On March 26, 2010 Jamie Oil said goodbye to a longtime co-worker and friend.  Pamela Pistocco announced her retirement at the beginning of the heating season in 2009.  After 30 years in the heating oil industry, Pam decided to retire and move to a warmer climate in the heart of Arizona. 

Meet Michelle Daley, Manager of Jamie Oil's Delivery Department, who also holds a part-time job as the Head Softball Coach for Fitchburg State College, and yes, is an All-American athlete.

As the winter of 2004-2005 came to a close, Jamie Oil had a decision to make. Do we stay another year in the cramped quarters in South Framingham, or do we get more space to accommodate a growing operation?

Have you ever wondered just who is delivering the fuel to your house? Who is that masked man, bundled up in the blistering cold, charged with the responsibility of bringing heating oil to the residents, schools, and small businesses of the Metrowest area? At Jamie Oil, quite often the oil truck driver is an off-duty or retired employee of one of our local fire departments.