I was taking prices from Harry at 259, which he said were the biggest sellers and then adding $30 or so for delivery. Even harrys calculation shows the fuels within 10% of each other - that is no difference at all. It is evident that there are areas where oil is cheaper and other where pellets are, but I would bet that if we take the average price of the delivered fuels in New England in the next 2-4 weeks, it would turn out to be approx. equal. And, remember, my point and concern are for the industry. Putnam says that $313 is completely ridiculous and that the day they hit $300 and oil goes down a little, the stove goes off.... My point exactly! Two tons from harry of the good stuff delivered outside your house is anout $290 - that is not too far from $300 or $313. So, what is the figure that breaks the camels back? Don't want an answer.....I just want our industry to prosper and customers to be happy....but they won't be if they cannot get fuel at reasonable prices. My "job" is customer education....simple as that. The biggest selling space heaters in the world are electric ones - the ones with the highest cost of fuel. So there will always be a market, even at $300+ a ton, but Harman and others might have a tough time paying the mortgage on the new digs if price spikes and availability is low. BTW, I am doing a picture and video tour of a Pellet Plant next week, so I'll be able to post a pictorial on the process.