Residential heating oil prices held steady during the period ending December 3, 2012. The average residential heating oil price fell a fraction of a cent to $4.00 per gallon, nearly 11 cents per gallon higher than the same time last year. Wholesale heating oil prices decreased by 3 cents per gallon last week to $3.22 per gallon, almost 15 cents per gallon more than last year at this time.
The average residential propane price increased by less than a penny last week to slightly more than $2.41 per gallon, 43 cents per gallon lower than the same period last year. Wholesale propane prices decreased by a penny to $0.91 per gallon for the week ending December 3, 2012, 54 cents per gallon lower than the December 5, 2011 price.