I think we, the wood pellet comsumers, are one of the most important factors drive the pellets price goes up so quickly. pleae read the information from New England Wood Pellet founder, Steve Walker, on the current wood pellet supply and demand issues in the Northeast. http://pelletheat.com/media/MessageToConsumers.pdf He said it will be good if 25% of user buy in Spring. but this year, at least 50% buy in Spring. So it makes demand much bigger than supply and naturally the price will go up even if the oil price keep unchange. I think we should think about this now. The price will hurt ALL of us even you get a good price this Spring but how about next Spring? Next Spring the price will based on the current price not this Spring's price. So you will be hit then. If we do the same thing next Spring the price will be drive up dramatically again and again, nobody from us gain. we all are losers. But what we can do? I don't know. Maybe we are going to compete with each other again and again each year to see who lose less.