How to Compare Heating Oil Prices in MA

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Heating oil in Massachusetts is more expensive when it is in high demand, such as during winter. Finding the lowest price depends on the dealer, your purchase plan, and any service included with delivery.

Prices

  • The Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs provides price surveys listing aggregate oil prices for each month. This is a helpful gauge against which to measure the prices of specific home heating oil dealers. A few websites show the current heating oil prices of oil dealers in Massachusetts; a buyer can also call specific dealers to learn their price for that day.

Considerations

  • Price is often affected by whether you are on a price plan for automatic oil delivery or whether you order it when you need it. Price is also affected by how much you buy, whether any service is included, and whether you are a regular customer of a particular dealer.

Cooperatives

  • Another way to buy oil in Massachusetts is to join the Mass Energy Heating Oil Cooperative. The cooperative negotiates a price for its members that tends to be lower than the state average price.

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