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
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. The first bid is often the
lowest; prices get higher as we get in to the heating season. If you
miss the first deadline, it's not too late to join but prices may
be higher. Be proactive, sign up early. Be aware 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 15 million plus gallons; Help us get
even better prices.
Some people think our program is “too good to be true”.
Check out our testimonials from existing members.
Repeat members since 1999 who were good enough to provide their thoughts and
email addresses to us and the public.
See our Territory Map (
updated May 2012)
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
dealers in 2009 are Fielding's Oil & Propane of Maine and Errol Oil. New dealer in 2013
is Suburban, formerly Pyrofax Energy, Diffeo Fuels and MainGas]. OTEA assigns the
dealer based on geographic location. We reserve the right to
add or discontinue fuel dealers at any time.