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October 23rd, 2015:

Homeowners Not Switching to Natural Gas and Keeping Oil to Heat Homes

American Energy Coalition - October 23rd, 2015

People who heat with oil are enjoying relatively low prices to keep their homes warm right now, according to a recent report by WWLP 22News in Springfield, Mass.

“Historically, it was cheaper to heat your home with natural gas than oil,” WWLP reported. “Some homeowners would try to switch to natural gas when prices increased.

“22News spoke with Auth Fuels Owner Ed Taft. He said already, he’s noticed there’s no urgency for customers to switch fuels, as there might be in years past,” the report states. “He said when prices were high, customers would order about 100 gallons to fill their tanks. This year, they’re asking for 150 gallons to fill up even more.”

The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that homes that heat with oil will save an average of $459 or 24.8 percent compared to the winter of 2014-15. The New England Oil website has the average price for oil in Western Massachusetts at $2.00 a gallon.

 To read the WWLP 22News article, click here.

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