Last year, Mid Coast Maine homeowners purchased a total of 247 million gallons of heating oil.
Short Term Trends
Mid Coast Maine’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 Mid Coast Maine, the average outside temperature was 13.3° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.
Mid Coast Maine Average Winter Temperature
|Winter 2022 - 2023
|Winter 2021 - 2022
493,692 households in Mid Coast Maine heat their homes with fuel oil. This makes oil delivery essential when Mid Coast Maine thermometers drop as low as 42.5° F each winter.
63% of Mid Coast Maine Households Rely On Heating Oil Delivery Each Winter
|Mid Coast Maine Households
|Mid Coast Maine Heating Oil Households
30 Mid Coast Maine Oil Companies Go the Distance
With 247 million gallons of heating oil delivered to Mid Coast Maine homeowners during the winter of 2023, the Mid Coast Maine community relies on its 30 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 Mid Coast Maine, two of the closest terminals are Buckeye in Bangor, ME and Pbt in Brewer, ME. Then, the truck delivers the #2 heating oil to homes and businesses in Mid Coast Maine.