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What can I expect to pay for heating this winter?

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

Last reviewed: October 17, 2016

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