Last year, New York homeowners purchased a total of 665 million gallons of heating oil.
Short Term Trends
New York’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 New York, the average outside temperature was 5.7° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.
New York Average Winter Temperature
|Winter 2022 - 2023
|Winter 2021 - 2022
1,364,622 households in New York heat their homes with fuel oil. This makes oil delivery essential when New York thermometers drop as low as 42.5° F each winter.
18% of New York Households Rely On Heating Oil Delivery Each Winter
|New York Households
|New York Heating Oil Households
606 New York Oil Companies Go the Distance
With 665 million gallons of heating oil delivered to New York homeowners during the winter of 2023, the New York community relies on its 606 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 New York, two of the closest terminals are Etmt in Kingston, PA and Citgo in Vestal, NY. Then, the truck delivers the #2 heating oil to homes and businesses in New York.