Everyone is desperate to hire drivers, but do you really need them?

We have been in this industry for over 30 years.  In that time, we have worked with hundreds and hundreds of heating oil and propane dealers of all different sizes and shapes.  Our clients have been multi-state public companies, they have been mid-size regional operators, they have been multi-generation local dealers, and they have been…

What number is compelling enough for you to change your behavior?

by Phil Baratz Is the number 1%, as in the chance of winning a raffle? Is the number 51%, as in the winner of a presidential election? Is the number 82%, as in the effectiveness of a vaccine against disease? Is the number 90%, as in the chance of rain before you take an umbrella?…

Press Release: Angus Announces a breakthrough in Delivery Efficiency with ADEPT™

Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2021: Angus Analytics, a division of Angus Energy, announces its newest innovation. 2-1/2 years ago, Angus set out to dramatically improve the way fuel dealers deliver their products with an opportunity to automate and optimize deliveries to drive increases in profitability. Since that time, the company spent thousands of hours developing…

Proven and automated profitability

Written by: Phil Baratz A little over 2-1/2 years ago, Angus set out to dramatically improve the way fuel dealers deliver their products. We saw an opportunity to automate and optimize deliveries that would drive increases in profitability. Since that time, our team spent thousands of hours developing our offering, ADEPT™, and worked with an…

Celebrating 30 years in business

Written by: Phil Baratz It was 1991, the Hubble Telescope was launched, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won their first championship, Super Nintendo was all the rage, “Dances with wolves” won the Oscar for Best Picture, and I had a new idea… My uncle Joel owned a heating oil company in Bayonne, New Jersey,…

Who needs monitors the most?

Written by: Philip Baratz, president of Angus Energy It might come as news that on average, 70% of all dealer operating expenses are directly related to fuel delivery.  These expenses include trucks (and everything needed keep them running) as well as Dispatch and Delivery personnel (and all their associated costs). Tank Monitors: you’ve heard about…

It’s not the K!!!

Written by: Philip Baratz, president of Angus Energy The requirement to predict both consumption numbers based on heat usage in addition to baseload usage was ALWAYS difficult. Not only has it always been difficult, but this year it has become even more difficult. We hear very often about people who are reviewing K’s and who…

The odds have changed, has your behavior?

by Philip Baratz Imagine you are sitting at a blackjack table with a $25 bet placed.  The dealer is showing a 5, and you have been dealt a 6 and a 5.  The hand is looking good, so what do you do?  Anyone who has ever played blackjack, or any other “game of chance”, understands…

Strategies you can implement NOW to address an unpredictable winter

  Angus has studied many fuel delivery issues over the past few years, and this year there are several unique issues that we have never encountered before. Our industry has always been challenged by unpredictable deliveries based on K-Factor. While there is a correlation between the weather and consumption, the correlation is too often not…