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Are Oil Prices at ‘No-Brainer’ Level Yet?

Richard Larkin - February 24, 2015

Keep risk management principles in mind, despite today’s temptingly low prices The precipitous drop in oil prices has…


Heating Oil industry’s Rear View Mirror

Richard Larkin - May 20, 2013

The genesis of risk management, frequently referred to as and synonymous with hedging, manifests itself in the heating oil…


CME/NYMEX Heating Oil Contract Gets a Facelift!

Jarrod Robinson - May 20, 2013

The long awaited switch to ultra-low sulfur heating oil on the CME, owner of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), has…


As heating oil dealers go about lifting product at the rack (oil terminals) every day, there are subtle, and not so subtle…


Ferry services often have to set ticket prices for the season long before the first one is sold. Any item that unexpectedly…


For Dealers, A Year Really Only Lasts 100 Days

Adam Larkin - February 8, 2013

This just in, a year is not 365 days long for oil and propane marketers. Seasoned dealers know this by instinct and probably…


Where Did All The Heating Oil Go?

Adam Larkin - February 8, 2013

When New York State made the bold and relatively early move to replace traditional #2 heating oil with Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel,…


Whether they would admit it or not, every fuel dealer has resorted to guessing the market at some point. “This is the top”, “we…


It's Time to Rethink Customer Credit

Adam Larkin - February 8, 2013

The days of easy credit are a distant memory for now. In the early part of the last decade, it seemed as though having a pulse…


It is a rare, often inspiring moment when a single innocuous event or brief snapshot in time can somehow capture a long standing…