Providing Home Heating Oil, Propane and Other Heating Fuels Since 1969



How Are Heating Oil And Propane Prices Calculated Anyways?

 

Weather, geography, and politics are just some of the factors that affect heating fuel supply, demand, and pricing 

Heating oil and propane prices are important to residents of NH, MA, VT, and ME because New England is the most popular region in the United States to heat by oil. Furthermore, our harsh and often prolonged winters keep us paying to heat our homes for longer than we would like. Therefore, heating oil prices become quite a topic of discussion for a good portion of the year. Even if you heat your home with a different fuel—such as propane, kerosene, or diesel—the prices of these fuels are heavily influenced by oil prices.

 

Oil Prices

Since oil prices are determined by the free market, they are always fluctuating. This means that the cost of fuel is based on supply and demand. Heating fuels are unfortunately in highest demand during the winter, which drives up the cost when you need fuel most. The colder the weather the more quickly supplies are drained by homeowners and fuel providers, which drives up the demand. In other words, as the temperature drops the price of oil rise.

While weather is a major factor in heating oil prices, the economy and politics from sources overseas also affect costs. On a smaller scale, local markets also compete with each other, and delivery areas can affect the cost of fuels as well. So to an extent, geography is also a large factor.

 

Propane Prices

Since propane is made partially of oil, and since it competes with oil, its costs are driven by heating oil prices. Furthermore, it can be harder to get propane during times of high demand because it is largely made and supplied year round, rather than just seasonally. Therefore, harsh winters drive up the cost of propane.

 

Kerosene and Diesel Prices

Since kerosene is created with oil, its costs are naturally determined by oil prices.  Similarly, diesel is also affected by the price of oil and a seasonal demand also drives up prices. Like oil and propane, there are also transportation costs that must be factored into the prices of kerosene and diesel. Furthermore, diesel is in high demand in Europe, as many more people there use it to fuel their cars. Therefore, United States markets must compete with the European demand.

 

At Rymes, we know that you have enough to worry about in the winter. We think that tracking shifting fuel prices should not be added to your already long to-do list. We want to help you minimize the impact of fluctuating costs when you are on a tight budget. That’s why we offer residents of NH, MA, VT, and ME a way to lock in home heating oil prices. Check out our “Pay As You Go” options to see how you can secure a home heating oil price for the season or even for the year!

From locking in home heating oil prices to heating equipment and repairs, we’re the ones to call for heating services in New Hampshire, eastern Vermont, southwestern Maine, Martha’s Vineyard, and north-central towns in Massachusetts. Call or email us today as you prepare your home heating systems for the upcoming months. 603-228-2224 & customerservice@rymes.com

Locations

New Hampshire

Antrim googleyelp
2 Main Street
Antrim, NH 03440
(603) 588-6868
(603) 924-9084

Bridgewater googleyelp
557 Mayhew Turnpike
Bridgewater, NH 03222
(603) 744-6300

Claremont googleyelp
22 Opera House Square
Claremont, NH 03743
(603) 542-0223

Concord googleyelp
257 Sheep Davis Road
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-2224
(603) 783-0309

Contoocook googleyelp
2 Maple Street
Contoocook, NH 03229
(603) 228-2224

Derrygoogleyelp
59 East Broadway
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-3345

Goffstown googleyelp
700 Mast Rd
Goffstown, NH 03045
(603) 626-5200

Hudson googleyelp
12 Tracy Lane
Hudson, NH 03051
(603) 889-0407

Keene googleyelp
2 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 357-4321

Laconia googleyelp
64 Primrose N Drive
Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 524-1421

Lancaster googleyelp
81 Main Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
(603) 788-4490
(603) 788-3058

Milford googleyelp
419 Nashua Rd
Milford, NH 03055
(603) 673-5900

Moultonborough googleyelp
268 Whittier Hwy
Moultonborough, NH 03254
(603) 253-6600 

New London googleyelp
75 Newport Road, Unit 101
New London, NH 03257
(603) 526-4274
(603) 456-3197

North Conway googleyelp
13 NH Route 16A
Intervale, NH 03845
(603) 356-1013

Ossipee googleyelp
4 Isaac Buswell Road
Ossipee, NH 03864
(603) 539-4194

Somersworth googleyelp
367 Route 108
Somersworth, NH 03878
(603) 692-7080
(603) 330-0117

Tilton/Northfield googleyelp
77 Park Street
Northfield, NH 03276
(603) 286-8220 

West Lebanon googleyelp
100 Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784
(603) 298-8234

Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard googleyelp
15 Merchant's Court - Unit 9
(by the Black Dog Cafe)
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508) 696-0005

Maine

Sanford googleyelp
1204 Main Street, Suite 3
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 698-5161
(207) 324-2162

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Heating oil delivery price guarantee


Rymes is proud to offer great prices. We usually have the lowest price on heating oil in the areas that we serve. We never want price to be the reason you buy your heating oil elsewhere. Did you know that we also provide customers in our normal delivery areas a price guarantee? We will beat any published price in your delivery area. Simply give us a call and provide us the details of the competitor’s price and we’ll beat it. Conditions apply *

*Price Guarantee Terms and Conditions

  • We will only beat our competitor’s advertised selling price (phone or online) which is available to any member of the public, which excludes promotional coupons and cannot include any membership/personal/group discounts for delivery to your area on our preferred day.
  • Proof of price from a competitor required.
  • The competitor’s product must be identical to ours, and offered on the same delivery and payment terms.
  • We and the competitor must have product ready for delivery.
  • We must be able to verify the competitor’s price and terms.
  • We’ll beat the price of the product; not delivery or credit card charges.
  • Applies to Rymes Customers in normal delivery areas only.
  • No other promotional offers, coupons, or vouchers can be used.
  • Price beat guarantee request must be done at time of order.
  • We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify or discontinue the Price Guarantee or to restrict its availability to any person, at any time, for any or no reason, and without prior notice or liability to you. The terms that are on the rymes.com website at the time of your order will determine your eligibility under the Price Guarantee. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 

Our Partnership with Concord Hospital Breast Care Center

As a local company, Rymes is proud to be an active member of the communities we serve. In keeping with this commitment, the Rymes family has partnered with the Concord Hospital Breast Care Center to help raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage women everywhere to be screened for breast cancer.

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Rymes Propane & Oil
257 Sheep Davis Rd. 
Concord, NH 03301

Telephone:
(603) 228-2224

Facsimile:
(603) 228-9165

Email:
customerservice@rymes.com

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