Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect to pay for heating this winter?

The projection (as of December 10, 2013) for heating expenditures during the winter of 2013-14 (October through March) for households heating with:

  • Natural gas — $674 per household, 12.7% increase over the previous winter
  • Heating oil — $2,085 per household, 0.3% decrease
  • Propane (Midwest) — $1,584 per household, 18.8% increase
  • Electricity — $914 per household, 2.6% increase

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Historical winter heating fuel prices and expenditures (PDF)

How do I compare heating fuels?

Last updated: December 24, 2013


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