Change of domestic heating oil price in selected countries 2019-2020
Domestic heating oilThe price of domestic heating oil per liter has decreased in many countries. In the United Kingdom, prices dropped by 24.8 percent, while in Canada, prices dropped by 25.5 percent. In the United States, winter heating oil prices increased from 2.06 U.S. dollars per gallon in 2015/2016 during the oil glut years, to 3.07 U.S. dollars per gallon in 2019/20.
Domestic heating oil is used for the heating of domestic homes. It is a liquid petroleum product. It is often delivered to homes by a tank truck and stored in above-ground storage tanks. In the United States, this type of oil is known as No. 2 heating oil and prices are tracked by the Department of energy. However, in new single-family houses, use of heating oil in the U.S. is rather uncommon, accounting for less than 0.5 percent of the heating type share since 2013.