Fuel Price & Supply Update

April 2022

What’s the deal with rising prices right now?

If you’ve checked fuel prices recently or just had a delivery, you’re likely feeling the pressure of quickly rising costs. We want you to know that we hear you, and we understand your frustration. Rising fuel prices are currently taking their toll on the entire nation.

Please keep in mind that these high costs are out of our control and do not provide us with additional profit. We pay more for our bulk fuel supply and charge the minimum possible to our valued customers—that minimum just happens to be high right now due to the record-breaking costs of wholesale fuel. Gasoline, electricity, propane, and oil costs have all spiked amidst the ongoing pandemic, supply and demand imbalances, and the conflict in the East.

The Bottom Line

We understand your discouragement with high fuel pricing, and we look forward to the day when costs are lower once again. The sooner prices drop, the happier we’ll be. In the meantime, please reach out to us if you are struggling to meet your financial obligations.

We can share opportunities to manage your fuel costs, such as helping you to enroll in next season’s fuel payment plans that will be open for enrollment early this summer. We offer a variety of plans that can help protect you from changing market rates, including:

  • Budget Plan – Spread your fuel costs more evenly throughout the year.
  • Price Protection Plan – Cap your price per gallon at a maximum rate.
  • Fixed Price Plan – Secure a fixed rate for your heating fuel.

Plus, you can use these tips to reduce fuel usage and save:

  • Book an annual heating tune-up to improve operating efficiency.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to lower energy use.

What You Can Expect Going Forward

Though it is impossible to predict where fuel prices will go next, know and trust that we are committed to procuring the best fuel prices for the upcoming heating season. Surner Heating has been in business for over 60 years and has navigated our fair share of supply shortages and fluctuating wholesale prices. Our team is ready and willing to go above and beyond to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during these difficult times.

A Gracious Thank You

We appreciate your understanding and thank you for remaining a loyal customer of Surner Heating. When fuel prices go back down, you will be the first to know.