An overview of the historic use of residential heating oil and kerosene in New York from 1984 to 2013. Data on kerosene and fuel oil sales for home heating applications is tracked by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) and historical data for NY is presented in the charts below. Residential kerosene sales as well as fuel oil sales are down across the entire US. In 1980, 20% of US homes used oil as their primary source of heat; by 2009, that was down to 6%, according to the latest survey from EIA. The states with the highest number of homes using heating oil are located in Northeast U.S. And while many homeowners consider switching to natural gas which may cost $10,000 or more, the following fact needs to be taken into consideration: a record high oil inventory in US is driving oil prices down, making it hard to justify the costly expense of switching to natural gas.

No 1 Heating Oil Deliveries to Residential Customers NY

From 37,062 thousand gallons in 1984 No 1 Oil delivered is down to 39 thousand gallons in 2013.

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Source: EIA No. 1 Distillate Sales for Residential Use New York

No 2 Heating Oil Deliveries to Residential Customers NY

From 1,480,483 thousand gallons sold in 1984 No 2 heating Oil is down to 756,050 thousand gallons in 2013

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Source: EIA No. 2 Distillate Sales for Residential Use New York

Kerosene Deliveries to Residential Customers

From 149,312 thousand gallons sold in 1984 kerosene is down to 16,562 thousand gallons sold in 2013

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Source: EIA Kerosene Sales for Residential Use New York