Who would have known this would be the case. If you go by the moderators theory of price per ton of pellets = price per gallon of oil, then here in Southern Maine we are just about equal. My stove hasn't arrived yet, so I filled the tank 3 weeks ago thinking oil couldn't possible go any lower. Never was much of a gamblin' man. Next year I am going to buy pellets much earlier in hopes of getting them around $235 a ton. I haven't paid $2.35 for oil since my first delivery when I moved in 3 years ago. Hopefully increased production and more manufactures will lower prices so I won't have to drive to PA. to get pellets.