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Fuel Price & Supply Update

March 10, 2022

What’s the deal with rising prices?

If you’ve checked fuel prices recently or just had a delivery, you’re likely feeling the pressure of quickly rising fuel prices. We hear you and we share your frustration. High costs are currently taking their toll on the entire nation.

Please keep in mind that prices are out of our control and do not provide us with additional profit. We pay more for our bulk fuel supply and charge the minimum possible to our valued customers—the price we have to charge just happens to be high right now due to the record-breaking costs of wholesale fuel. Costs for all fuel types have spiked amidst the ongoing pandemic, supply and demand imbalances, and of course the conflict in Ukraine.

The Bottom Line

We understand and feel your discouragement; our expenses have increased to run our vehicles and heat our building and homes, and we look forward to when costs drop again. In the meantime, please reach out to us if you need assistance. We can share opportunities to manage your fuel costs, such as helping you to:

  • Set up payment terms on your current balance if you are a full-service customer unable to pay in full
  • Ask about our prompt-pay discount and other price-per-gallon markdowns
  • Join a budget plan this summer to spread your fuel costs more evenly throughout the year
  • Enroll in a price protection plan next year to lock in a low rate
  • Coordinate your final delivery of the season (you may have enough fuel to hold off for now)
  • Consider a programmable thermostat to save on fuel use
  • Get a tune-up to further reduce your fuel use

What You Can Expect Going Forward

Though future prices are impossible to predict, trust that we are committed to keeping your property heated during winter’s final weeks. We have been in business for more than 84 years and have dealt with our fair share of supply shortages and fluctuating wholesale prices. Our team is prepared to make you as comfortable as possible during these difficult times.

A Gracious Thank-You

We appreciate your understanding and thank you for remaining a loyal customer of Sunshine Fuels. We will all breathe a little easier when fuel prices go back down—and you will be the first to know.