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Cape Cod Heating Oil Trends

Last year, Cape Cod homeowners purchased a total of 582 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

Cape Cod’s overall heating oil use varies from year to year, primarily depending on how cold each winter is. As the temperature outside gets colder, homes’ heating systems need to burn more and more oil to keep homes warm. Last winter in Cape Cod, the average outside temperature was 6.2° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

Cape Cod Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202344.3° F
Winter 2021 - 202238.1° F

Cape Cod Heating Oil Delivery Overview

292,611 households in Cape Cod heat their homes with fuel oil. This makes oil delivery essential when Cape Cod thermometers drop as low as 42.5° F each winter.

25% of Cape Cod Households Rely On Heating Oil Delivery Each Winter

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358 Cape Cod Oil Companies Go the Distance

With 582 million gallons of heating oil delivered to Cape Cod homeowners during the winter of 2023, the Cape Cod community relies on its 358 oil companies to keep warm.

Oil delivery is a two step process: First, an oil truck picks up oil at the nearest bulk fuel terminal. In the case of Cape Cod, two of the closest terminals are S.r.& M. in East Boston, MA and S.r.& M. in East Boston, MA. Then, the truck delivers the #2 heating oil to homes and businesses in Cape Cod.