About

Thank you for visiting the General Oil web site! General Oil Company of Quaker Hill is a locally owned business. We have been delivering fuel oil and installing heating equipment in Connecticut since 1969.

General Oil Company of Quaker Hill offers a variety of payment plans for fuel oil delivery including budget plans, automatic delivery, COD Delivery with Online Ordering and a Pre-Payment program.

In addition to fuel oil delivery, we also service many makes and models of oil fired heating equipment. Our experienced technicians can design and install heating systems for your Home and/or Business

 

YEARLY BULLETIN:

April 2017

At $2.20 per gallon, the current average price of home heating oil has remained far below prices from 2004 through 2015, saving oil consumers hundreds of dollars the past two winters. Furthermore, OPEC has enacted production cuts in an attempt to control the oil glut. With that being said:

“U.S. crude stockpiles rose to 533.1 million barrels in the week ended March 17, the highest in weekly data going back to 1982, according to Energy Information Administration data. Production climbed to 9.13 million barrels a day, the highest since February 2016.
“The whole market is fixated on U.S. inventories,”
“We should start to see them fall as early as early April. When we see that, prices will move back into the $50s.”1

With the winter months behind us, it is now the time to think about upgrading your heating system. The savings you enjoyed the past two winters may allow for energy-saving changes to your home. If your heating system is more than 15 years old, you are probably wasting money on energy costs. Although your oil burner may be rated in the 80th percentile, your boiler may still be exhausting up to 30% of your heating dollars through the chimney. New, low mass, three-pass oil boilers with energy miser controls are making great strides in oil preservation. If your system is up-to-date, please remember to set up an annual maintenance appointment to be sure your equipment is operating at peak efficiency. Please call if you have any questions; we are available for recommendations and/or estimates.

As in the past, new budget plans will be offered. If you are interested, please note on the enclosed post card. If you already have a budget account, we may need to adjust your payments according to the season’s demand. If you ended the season with a credit, we will incorporate the funds into your new budget. Additionally, if you have a balance, you will need to zero your account prior to beginning your new budget plan.

As the cost of operations continues to rise, the cost of our labor must increase as well. Annual maintenance will increase to $120.00 with a daytime service call increased to $95.00 we will add parts and tax to both calls. Our maintenance contract will now be$195.00 plus tax. If you would like a copy, please check the appropriate box on your postcard. If you decide the contract is right for you, be sure to read it completely as all of your oil needs, including rental accounts, must be purchased from General Oil Co. in order for the contract to remain valid.
We continue to offer a $20 discount on yearly service if you pay at the time of service and schedule during May, June or July.
Tank insurance will increase to $44.95/year. If your 275-gallon oil tank (above-ground only) develops a leak, we will replace it with a new tank valued at approximately $2,500. Tank insurance will not be issued without an inspection.
The volume of credit and debit card payments continues to mandate a 1% conveyance fee.

Please fill out and return the enclosed postcard so we can best accommodate everyone’s schedules. A daytime telephone number is most helpful for scheduling purposes.
Please visit our website (genoilcompany.com), where you can now pay your bill, order oil, check the price of oil, and check out for any new products in the oil heat market. You can also visit us on facebook at General Oil
Our goal at General Oil Company is to continue providing oil at the lowest possible price, while offering the best possible service. Thank you for your continued patronage.

1 Rob Thummel, a managing director and portfolio manager at Tortoise Capital Advisors LLC who helps manage $17.2 billion