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What is the outlook for home heating fuel prices this winter?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes projections for average residential heating fuel prices for each winter in the October through March editions of the Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO), Table WF01. Average Consumer Prices and Expenditures for Heating Fuels During the Winter. The projections are for natural gas, heating oil, propane, and electricity on a national and regional level.

There are also projections for U.S. average annual and monthly natural gas, heating oil, and electricity prices in Table 2: U.S. Energy Prices, and regional projections for natural gas in Table 5.b and for electricity in Table 7.c.

Last reviewed: October 17, 2016

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