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

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes forecasts for U.S. average annual and monthly residential prices of natural gas, heating oil, and electricity in the tables of the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). There are national-level average prices in Table 2, and there are regional forecasts for residential natural gas prices in Table 5.b and for residential electricity prices in Table 7c.

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Last reviewed: October 12, 2023.

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