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 Massachusetts 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: dealers may charge more per gallon for fill-ups under 100 gallons. Prices are in $ per gallon

Weekly Winter Heating Fuel Surveys
Heating Oil Average High Low
This Week (03/31/20)


$4.60/gallon $1.57/gallon
Last Week (03/24/20) $2.45/gallon $4.60/gallon $1.65/gallon
Last Year $3.14/gallon $4.70/gallon $2.39/gallon
% Change from Last Year -23.3% -2.1% -34.3%

2019/20 Season Average-Retail Price

EIA Weighted Consumer Season Average $2.88/gallon    

Off-season surveys done on monthly basis-next survey May 2019. Retail price refers to the average price from weekly surveys.  Weighted prices takes the retail prices submitted to U.S. EIA and weights them for sales and other factors to get average consumer price.  Click here for information on factors that impact heating oil prices.  

Additional Links and Resources

Additional Resources for Weekly Average Retail Heating Oil Price Survey


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Factors Impacting Heating Oil Prices


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