Too much emphasis is placed on the weather with SGU. The fact they they are predicting continuing warm temps....this weekend temps in the 60's in NYC ...does this really have any long term effect on the success of SGU? Me thinks not.
Studies show that people generally stay in their homes alot more (requiring warmth/heat/higher thermostat settings when there is an abudance of snow on the ground. outside.....rather than venture out driving on snowy roads. We are now in to the ladder portion of January and the greater NYC/Long Island metro region ; where the overriding majority of Star Gas customers are; has only seen a trace of snow since November. The last few days have been below freezing, but snow free; looking ahead, next ten days calls for a warmimg trend....40's, 5o's with a dusting of snow on Friday.