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Propane vs. Natural Gas vs. Heating Oil: Rhode Island Home Heating Fuel Comparison

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Natural gas is the most popular choice in Rhode Island, used by 238,742 or 54.26% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Rhode Island homeowners is heating oil, used by 123,813 homes (28.14%). The remaining homes are heated with electricity (48,633), propane (20,429), wood (6,316), and other fuels (5,741).

Rhode Island Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelRhode Island Households % of Households
Natural Gas238,74254.26%
Heating Oil123,81328.14%
Electricity48,63311.05%
Propane20,4294.64%
Wood6,3161.44%
Other Fuels2,9060.66%
No Fuel2,2740.52%
Solar3680.08%
Coal1930.04%

Natural gas (54.26)

Heating oil (28.14)

Electricity (11.05)

Propane (4.64)

Wood (1.44)

Other fuels (0.66)

No fuel (0.52)

Solar (0.08)

Coal (0.04)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Rhode Island

Heating oil has become less popular in Rhode Island. In the 8 years since 2014, the number of heating oil homes fell from 142,612 to 123,813, a 13.18% drop.

Rhode Island Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households
2011157,426
2012153,479
2013147,768
2014142,612
2015137,451
2016132,040
2017128,844
2018125,460
2019122,583
2020121,062
2021122,289
2022123,813

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Rhode Island

Between 2014 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 9,590 to 20,429.

Between 2014 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 209,409 to 238,742.

Electricity use for home heating in Rhode Island

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Rhode Island. Since 2014, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 37,462 to 48,633, a 29.82% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Rhode Island

Solar is the most environmentally friendly of all space heating fuels. With an “active” solar heating system, liquid is circulated between solar panels on a home’s roof and a heat energy storage tank in the basement.

Currently, 368 homes in Rhode Island are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 283.33% increase from 2014, when only 96 homes had installed active solar heating.

Rhode Island Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in Rhode Island?

Home heating oil is $3.09 per gallon right now, on average in Rhode Island. Today's oil prices in Rhode Island range from the cheapest price of $2.96 to the most expensive price of $3.19 right now per gallon for a 100-gallon heating oil delivery, depending on the oil company you use and the delivery address.

How much does heating oil cost per month in Rhode Island?

Heating oil costs $159.81 per month in Rhode Island (averaged over 12 months), totalling $2077.52 per year. On a cost per delivery basis, this equates to 4 deliveries of $519.38 per delivery.

How much heating oil will a home in Rhode Island use in the upcoming week?

In the upcoming week, the temperature in Rhode Island is expected to drop to a low of 46.8°F. The average 1,500 square foot house will burn 13.4974 gallons of heating oil.

How does the price per gallon of heating oil in Rhode Island compare to the national average?

Today, The Rhode Island average heating oil price is $0.03/gal cheaper than the U.S. average.

How many gallons of heating oil does a home in Rhode Island burn annually?

A 1,500 square foot home in Rhode Island uses an average of 701.86 gallons each year.