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Essex County Heating Oil Trends

Last year, Essex County homeowners purchased a total of 1 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

Essex County’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 Essex County, the average outside temperature was 5.7° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

Essex County Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202346.5° F
Winter 2021 - 202240.8° F

Essex County Heating Oil Delivery Overview

2,778 households in Essex County heat their homes with fuel oil. This makes oil delivery essential when Essex County thermometers drop as low as 42.5° F each winter.

45% of Essex County Households Rely On Heating Oil Delivery Each Winter

Essex County HouseholdsEssex County Heating Oil Households

18 Essex County Oil Companies Go the Distance

With 1 million gallons of heating oil delivered to Essex County homeowners during the winter of 2023, the Essex County community relies on its 18 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 Essex County, two of the closest terminals are Buckeye in Utica, NY and Buckeye in Marcy, NY. Then, the truck delivers the #2 heating oil to homes and businesses in Essex County.