Interesting article it appears in Europe the price of pellets are going down. Pellet heatings unaffected by oil price increase (in Europe) http://www.newsfox.com/pte.mc?pte=080718018 Pforzheim (pts/Jul 18, 2008/11:48) - The unabated increase in oil prices has placed an unwelcome additional strain on household budgets. However, pellet heating systems enjoy an enormous price advantage over other heating methods: investments in a pellet heating system will now be paid off even sooner, despite higher initial costs. The availability of state grants, compliance with the relevant statutory provisions and a dependable supply of wood pellets, are further reasons for changing to a wood pellet heating system now. Specialist tradesmen, architects, planners and experts in the pellets industry will find a range of high-quality products and services from the European pellet markets at the international trade fair. On the third - public - day of Interpellets 2008, end consumers too will be able to see what the trade fair has in store for them. Interpellets 2008 will be held from October 29 to 31 at the New Trade Fair Centre Stuttgart.