Note that the prices that OEP publishes each week are averages and therefore might be different than your local price. For more information about how prices can be affected by various factors please see our Deliverable Fuels Pricing page. For Gasoline and Diesel prices, please see the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
|Fuel Type||Price/Unit||Heat Content Per Unit (BTU)||Price Per Million BTU (see note 1)|
|Fuel Oil (#2)||$3.73/Gallon||138,690||$26.89|
|Natural Gass 1st Tier (<100 Therms)||$1.19/Therm||100,000||$11.94|
|Natural Gas 2nd Tier (>100 Therms)||$1.15/Therm||100,000||$11.46|
|Wood (Bulk Delivered Pellets) (see note 2)||$247/Ton||16,500,000||$14.98|
|Wood (Cord) (see note 3)||$250/Cord||20,000,000||$15.15|
|Gasoline||see AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report|
|Diesel||see AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report|
The price per million BTU for Kerosene was incorrectly reported as $33.94 with the Fuel Prices on October 14, 2013, and should have been $30.94. Please see this corrected table of Fuel Prices for October 14, 2013.
The Fuel Prices for October 21, 2013, were not reported here previously. Please see this table of Fuel Prices for October 21, 2013.
BTU = British Thermal Unit
Note 1: Pricing information is presented in per/BTU format in order to give consumers an idea of the true cost of the fuel per unit of heat. A gallon of oil, when burned, will produce a different amount of heat than a ton of wood. If you are wondering what the cost savings might be if you were to switch to a different fuel type for heating your home, the US Energy Information Administration has produced a calculator to help with that.
Note 3: The price of firewood sold by the cord can vary widely depending on the location, time of year and quality of the wood being sold. The cost shown here is just an estimate to allow for a general comparison to other forms of energy. Cordwood can be highly variable in moisture content, quality, species makeup, etc., correspondingly heat values will vary. For information on using cordwood, see Heating with Wood from the UNH Cooperative Extension.
How do current petroleum-based fuels prices compare with prices over the past eighteen months in New Hampshire? Find out on our Historical Price Data page.
The Office of Energy and Planning does not project or estimate future energy prices. On a national scale, the US Department of Energy's Energy Information Agency (EIA) provides a number of forecasts and analyses of energy prices, including their monthly Short Term Energy Outlook. Their "Energy Explained" pages provide information on factors that affect fuel pricing:
The EIA's Winter Fuels Outlook has been released. Take a look and see how your prices might be affected this winter.
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