Think about this, How many billions of dollars did the area where you live send out of the USA last winter just to buy heating oil? Take all the money every business, school and home spent on oil last winter, Now think what would have happened to your local economy if all that money had stayed in the local economy. That’s what would have happened if all of them had bought fuel pellets made as close to you as possible. Think that would have helped the economy just a little do ya? If there were a shortage do you think the mills would be expanding this summer or new ones would be comming on line? Do you think that would help the housing industry? Peoples jobs? boots, glove, pants, chainsaws, truck manufacturers dealers? As far as I’m concerned they can take their oil and stick it on their dinner plate or some place else not so sunny. I’ll burn pellets, use solar and burn bio fuels or use electric cars made in the USA or ride a bike if I have to. It’s time for us all to look local for our needs. The longer our dollars stay local the bigger chance they will have of coming back to you in one form or another. Pellets will never be as high as oil and they are a local (US) fuel source.