Moderator Post (s) for this thread: >Go with Gas...byJasper on 05/07/2007 >SolarbyHKestenholz on 05/07/2007
While oil has the benefit of owning it once it is purchased with no monthly utility bill, it has downsides. The oil dealer business is one of the "incredible shrinking industries" due to the ignorance and carelessness that creeps in to neglecting service and education of the industry. It has shrunk from 60% of the heating fuel business to 5% over the past 50 years. There can be a resurgence as the nation changes from sulphur and toxic petroleum to bio-fuel oil from agriculture; but I don't know how long you can hold your breath.