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Propane vs. Natural Gas vs. Heating Oil: South Shore Massachusetts Home Heating Fuel Comparison

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Natural gas is the most popular choice in South Shore Massachusetts, used by 254,682 or 51.79% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for South Shore Massachusetts homeowners is heating oil, used by 136,386 homes (27.74%). The remaining homes are heated with electricity (73,539), propane (22,139), wood (3,474), and other fuels (6,255).

South Shore Massachusetts Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelSouth Shore Massachusetts Households % of Households
Natural Gas254,68251.79%
Heating Oil136,38627.74%
Electricity73,53914.96%
Propane22,1394.50%
Wood3,4740.71%
Other Fuels3,2370.66%
No Fuel2,2650.46%
Solar5370.11%
Coal2160.04%

Natural gas (51.79)

Heating oil (27.74)

Electricity (14.96)

Propane (4.50)

Wood (0.71)

Other fuels (0.66)

No fuel (0.46)

Solar (0.11)

Coal (0.04)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in South Shore Massachusetts

Heating oil has become less popular in South Shore Massachusetts. In the 10 years since 2012, the number of heating oil homes fell from 165,720 to 136,386, a 17.70% drop.

South Shore Massachusetts Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households
2011168,032
2012165,720
2013161,173
2014156,012
2015151,703
2016145,690
2017143,331
2018139,070
2019135,342
2020134,821
2021135,307
2022136,386

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in South Shore Massachusetts

Between 2012 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 11,939 to 22,139.

Between 2012 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 203,560 to 254,682.

Electricity use for home heating in South Shore Massachusetts

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in South Shore Massachusetts. Since 2012, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 51,165 to 73,539, a 43.73% increase.

Solar use for home heating in South Shore Massachusetts

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, 537 homes in South Shore Massachusetts are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 138.67% increase from 2012, when only 225 homes had installed active solar heating.

South Shore Massachusetts Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in South Shore Massachusetts?

Home heating oil is $3.28 per gallon right now, on average in South Shore Massachusetts. Today's oil prices in South Shore Massachusetts range from the cheapest price of $2.86 to the most expensive price of $3.76 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 South Shore Massachusetts?

Heating oil costs $2705.01 per month in South Shore Massachusetts (averaged over 12 months), totalling $35165.14 per year. On a cost per delivery basis, this equates to 4 deliveries of $8791.29 per delivery.

How much heating oil will a home in South Shore Massachusetts use in the upcoming week?

In the upcoming week, the temperature in South Shore Massachusetts is expected to drop to a low of 50.8°F. The average 1,500 square foot house will burn 236.452 gallons of heating oil.

How does the price per gallon of heating oil in South Shore Massachusetts compare to the national average?

Today, The South Shore Massachusetts average heating oil price is $0.10/gal cheaper than the U.S. average.

How many gallons of heating oil does a home in South Shore Massachusetts burn annually?

A 1,500 square foot home in South Shore Massachusetts uses an average of 12295.50 gallons each year.