Can an oil company refuse to delivery heating oil just because you have a balance you are still paying on?

Asked about 1 year ago - Boston, MA

We have a disabled child in the home and 1 income right now. Can they so that? Just leave us in the cold?

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We have applied for fuel assistance but were denied and are currently appealing that.

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  1. Erik Hammarlund

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . It depends on your circumstances, and on such things as the age of the child and notice (i.e. the utility would have to be notified properly, if you are claiming special circumstances.)

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  2. Deborah Gwen Roher


    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Oil companies are not regulated monopolies like the gas and electric companies. They can refuse to do further business with you until the outstanding balance is paid. You can try to do business with another supplier.

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