Read the Beforeitsnews.com story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Rural Revolution
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Now:
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:
Total:

Firewood shortage

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.


A couple weeks ago, I stumbled across an article entitled “Americans Panic-Buy Firewood And Stoves Amid Energy Crisis“: “The global energy crisis has led to a spike in natural gas, heating oil, propane, and power prices, making the cost of heating a home this fall/winter very expensive. As a result, Americans are panic buying cords of wood and stoves to deflect soaring fossil fuel prices. … ‘Everyone is extremely concerned about how they are going to pay for the cost of home heating,’ said Brian Pieck, the owner of House of Warmth Stove and Fireplace Shop in New Milford, a town in rural western Connecticut. He said that concern had led people to panic buying woodstoves, adding his sales for woodstoves over $2,800 are up 50%. ‘Our manufacturer is working feverishly around the clock.’”

Curious, I reached out to my contact at Lehman’s, Glenda Ervin, and asked if this if this is what she saw reflected in the store. She replied, “Yes, wood heating and cooking stoves are in great demand. One of our wood-cooking stoves has a year-long waiting list, but they are still being pre-ordered!”

I did a little more internet research and saw confirmation of this trend:

Firewood demand soars amid rising fuel costs:  “Americans’ demand for firewood is on the rise thanks to surging fuel prices and firewood suppliers are struggling to keep up. … Phil Clement, who has operated Phil’s Firewood for nearly 30 years in Jefferson County, New York, [said] keeping up with the high demand has been a ‘struggle.’ ‘It’s been a lot busier than we’ve had in the past. It’s just never-ending,’ Clement said. ‘It seems like as soon as you’re getting caught up, the phone rings again and you get more orders.’ Clement said high fuel prices are unquestionably to blame for the demand for firewood. ‘Everybody’s worried about (firewood) prices because firewood follows the price of oil,’ Clement said. ‘It takes diesel fuel to produce the firewood because logging and everything like that runs on diesel fuel.’”

Feeling the burn: Firewood sales, prices are blazing: “Amid the inflation surge that’s rippled through the U.S. economy and touched thousands upon thousands of products, one of the more obscure items on the list is firewood. It’s a fuel from earlier times, so niche an industry that no one appears to even try to track pricing on a national level. Talk to firewood vendors in state after state, though, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: Sales are booming on the eve of winter, and prices are soaring.”

Have others noticed this? Is anyone transitionng to wood heat this winter in response to energy prices?



Source: http://www.rural-revolution.com/2021/12/firewood-shortage.html


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!


Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomics.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST


Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Report abuse

    Comments

    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    MOST RECENT
    Load more ...

    SignUp

    Login

    Newsletter

    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.