I am in RI, I don't have many options as to where I can buy from. I do have someone that would let me borrow a trailer to pick up, but I prefer that my pellets get delivered, so that cuts my options further. I can get these Matra pellets for $289 a ton, most likely on 1.2 ton pallets. I would get 3, for a total of 3.6 tons. I consider this reasonable for my area. Oh yeah $60 delivery fee for the whole order.
I am burning them now. Probably the cleanest pellet I’ve ever burned in nine seasons (2-3 tons per season).
They are not the hottest I’ve run, but pretty good. I think that while a pound of softwood might have a higher bru, they may be longer pellets and therefore don’t fit a lot in the auger tube to get dropped into the burn pot, so net not a lot of pellets per hour, and slightly lower heat.