Massachusetts Retail Heating Oil Prices

As part of U.S. EIA State Heating Oil & Propane Program, DOER conducts weekly telephone surveys of heating oil and propane dealers and posts the average retail price.

Weekly Average Retail Heating Oil Price Survey

Prices aggregated from MA Department of Energy Resources telephone surveys of full-service oil dealers who service Massachusetts households; not inclusive of any discounts offered for cash payments and based on the average winter fill-up 100-150 gallons/fill-up or more. Note that dealers may charge more per gallon for fill-ups under 100 gallons. Prices are in $ per gallon

Winter Heating Fuel Surveys (October-March)
Heating Oil Average High Low
This Month (9/19/17)


$3.70/gallon $1.95/gallon
Last Month (8/22/17) $2.41/gallon $3.70/gallon 1.79/gallon
Last Year $2.20/gallon $3.25/gallon $1.64/gallon

Off-Season Surveys done on monthly basis

Heating Oil Historical Prices

Chart: MA Monthly Peak Heating Oil Prices 2000-2016

Source: MA DOER SHOPP SURVEYS 2000-present.  Updated the end of each month during heating season (Oct-March)

MA Peak Season Average Heating Oil Price 2006/07-2016/17



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