Heating oil customers in a bind

Full story: The Morning Call

A growing number of the heating oil customers who signed fixed-price contracts as costs spiked over the summer are now attempting to back out of those deals as the price of oil collapses.

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Not a moron

Emmaus, PA

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#1
Dec 24, 2008
 
Waaah! Everyone who makes a bad choice now wants a bailout?
NoCrap

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Dec 24, 2008
 
I agree, but I guess if I had my way, I'd make the dirtbag oil co. who screwed people w/contracts I believe last year foo the bill this year. What ever happened to that slime anywho?
MyVoice

Bethlehem, PA

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Dec 24, 2008
 
This is why the little guy and/or the dumb guy should not play the commodities market. He either can't afford it or does not understand it.
Paul D

Nesquehoning, PA

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Dec 24, 2008
 
I prepaid for my oil before the prices dipped (but not when they were at the highest). I had the money available and budgeted for heating. I understood the risk of prices rising and falling. The peace of mind knowing that my heating is taken care of over the winter was worth the price I paid. That's what people have to decide for themselves. Is this gamble worth it if I lose?
Santa

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Dec 24, 2008
 
Caveat emptor

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