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Frigid Temps Keep Delmarva Oil Companies Busy

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James Jenkins pulls a pipe from his truck to fill a heating oil tank in Seaford. (Photo: WBOC) James Jenkins pulls a pipe from his truck to fill a heating oil tank in Seaford. (Photo: WBOC)

SEAFORD, Del.- It's been a cold and busy week for oil companies on Delmarva. Many of them have been bombarded with people asking for deliveries in order to keep their homes warm.

On Wednesday, the phones could be heard ringing non-stop at Peninsula Oil and Propane.
   
"Customers call us to say that they are out of fuel or are afraid that they are going to run out of fuel," said driver, James Jenkins.

Jenkins said that something like this is pretty typical when temperatures drop.

Jenkins delivers thousands of gallons of heating oil to people in Seaford neighborhoods.  

"We are so busy that we have been working six days a week just trying to keep up with the heavy load," Jenkins said.

Richard Pinkine who is a member of the First Baptist Church, which also has a day care center said that the church relies heavily on these deliveries.

"It's important for them to be warm when they come into a nice environment," Pinkine said,"because if the school is cold, there is no sense in having children coming into it so for their health and safety they need to be warm."

Jenkins said that even though it seems rather ironic that he shivers all day in the cold to help others stay warm, he is always prepared. 

"Well if I'm cold then I won't be moving much," Jenkins said, "so I have my Under Armour on, my regular  work  clothes, my cold pants, my jacket, gloves and hat."

WBOC also called a few other oil companies and everyone said they were busy and expect to stay that way as long as it the frigid temperature stick around.

Companies like Cato and Tilghman Oil said that their phones have been ringing off the hook as well.

 

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