Gasoline vs. Heating Oil Prices

Gasoline vs. Heating Oil Prices

As we went to print, some customers were asking us why heating oil prices haven’t been falling the same way as gasoline prices.

While gasoline and heating oil are both distillates of crude oil, their prices don’t always track the same way. The better comparison is diesel fuel. Diesel and heating oil are virtually the same product. They are just taxed differently.

Diesel prices have surged this year because fuel is scarce worldwide, unlike gasoline. There are simply not enough refineries right now to meet post-pandemic global demand, especially since the U.S. and European countries stopped buying Russia’s energy exports.

The good news is that we maintain a winter-ready inventory of heating oil at our secure on-site fuel storage facilities. We also have solid relationships with reliable fuel suppliers.

We want you to rest easy. As we’ve done for many years now, we promise to deliver comfort and peace of mind to you.