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SCPEA IS PROUD TO SUPPORT “VETS 2 TECHS”

 

 

 

 

Vets2Techs Mission:

To help provide a stream of professional talent, of military veterans, to the Oil & Propane industry and its stakeholders. Our industry has been challenged for decades to find a talent pool to draw from. Vets2Techs addresses that challenge head-on, by providing a FREE link between our industry and the veteran community.

 

What is Vets2Techs?

Vets2Techs is a project that helps veterans find rewarding jobs in the oil and propane industry. These job opportunities can range from technicians to delivery drivers to sales and management.

 

Why Vets2Techs?

Veterans are excellent candidates to consider when you are Veterans Employment Outreach Program, which currently has a reach to over 40,000 employment-seeking veterans.

 

Who can Participate?

Oil and Propane companies alike are taking part in this organization and tapping into the talent of our country’s veterans. We would encourage any SCPEA member to consider Vet2Techs if you are looking to fill a postion in your company.

 

How do I get started?

Register today! Simply to Vet2Techs.com and register to start posting jobs!

No membership or fee is required.

 

For questions, please contact: info@vets2techs.com.

 

Thanks for your Support

                                                           Len Zvorsky

       1265 Tumblestone Drive, Mount Joy, Pa. 17552 717-892-2209 scpea4@gmail.com

Heating oil prices: How low will they go?

Oil prices have been continuously dropping, 18.6% from last year. This is hugely different from the estimate that the Energy Information Administration predicted for this winter of 15%. Not only that, but the current cost of oil is $68 per barrel (nearly $40 less per barrel as a few months ago) and could go as low as $50.

Why so low?
The current state of oil has a lot to do with this. The reason for the dropping of the price of oil is due to rising supply and increasing price competition. In the U.S., we have increased our production in North Dakota, taking pressure of OPEC. OPEC has also decided at the end of November that they will NOT be making production cuts which would have increased prices if they decided to make those cuts.

Pennsylvania’s Oil Costs
On average, Pennsylvania’s average heating oil price this December is $2.999 versus last year at $3.683. Just with in the last month the price on November 4 was between $2.99 – $3.349 to December 4 was $2.339 – $2.399.

What does this mean?
There has been a tremendous pressure lifted from both heating oil customers and the heating oil companies. Last winter, many of these companies carried debt for months in order to give their customers affordable monthly payment plans.

EIA Predictions
The Energy Information Administration has predicted that between Oct. 1 2014 and March 31, 2015 there would be a price drop for home heating oil of 15%, 27% for propane, 5% for natural gas, and 2% for electric. On the other hand, if the winter happens to be 10% colder than predicted, oil prices will only drop 5%, propane would decrease 15%, natural gas would increase 6%, and electric would increase 2%. Although this is all good news, the cost of oil now is still higher than the last five years averaged together.

Source:
Pennlive, http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/12/heating_oil_prices_-_how_low_w.html