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South Shore Massachusetts Heating Oil Trends

Last year, South Shore Massachusetts homeowners purchased a total of 582 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

South Shore Massachusetts’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 South Shore Massachusetts, the average outside temperature was 5.3° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

South Shore Massachusetts Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202342.7° F
Winter 2021 - 202237.4° F

South Shore Massachusetts Heating Oil Delivery Overview

1,772,587 households in South Shore Massachusetts heat their homes with fuel oil. This makes oil delivery essential when South Shore Massachusetts thermometers drop as low as 42.5° F each winter.

32% of South Shore Massachusetts Households Rely On Heating Oil Delivery Each Winter

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264 South Shore Massachusetts Oil Companies Go the Distance

With 582 million gallons of heating oil delivered to South Shore Massachusetts homeowners during the winter of 2023, the South Shore Massachusetts community relies on its 264 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 South Shore Massachusetts, 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 South Shore Massachusetts.