How our Group Buying Works to Save you Money
OTEA combines its members fuel requirements, and then
negotiates a volume buy with a number of fuel dealers
covering New Hampshire, most of Maine and Vermont and much
Enrollment is open from January until mid-summer for the
upcoming heating season. Heating season dates vary by
vendor, fuel type and plan. Ask for details.
We then notify the members who have signed up for that
round of bidding. You choose to accept the fuel company and
prices or reject it. If you accept it, you then work with
the fuel dealer as you would normally. You pay the dealer directly for fuel, not
Our Town Energy Alliance.
We may have several bids annually. Historically the first
bid is the
lowest and prices increase as we get in to the heating season.
Since 1999 only twice have prices dropped after the bids
In fifteen years OTEA has had a good track record. We cannot
control OPEC, economic supply and demand nor volatility on
Wall Street. Be proactive, sign up early and keep your
options open. Note, dues
must be paid when we go to bid or you may miss out.
The only DIFFERENCE is the price you pay!!! Add your fuel to our
9 million plus gallons; Help us get
even better prices.
Some people think our program is "too good to be true".
Check our testimonials from existing members.
These are repeat members since 1999 who were good enough to provide their thoughts and
email addresses to us and the public.
See our Territory Map
OTEA serves most all of NH, many towns in Vermont and
Maine also much of eastern Massachusetts (propane) and most
of northern MA for both fuels(oil & propane). Limited
kerosene delivery is available. (See
map for detailed coverage).
We have used Eastern Propane & Oil & Lavallee
Oil since 2000 and Carroll County Oil since 2005. New
dealer in 2009 is Fielding's Oil & Propane of Maine-serving
ME and NH. New dealer in 2013
is Suburban, formerly Pyrofax Energy, Difeo Fuels and MainGas. OTEA assigns the
dealer based on geographic location. Dealers offer
similar but differing prices and plans. We reserve the right to
add or discontinue fuel dealers at any time.