Heating oil

Heating oil increased to 2.92 USD/GAL in April from 2.89 USD/GAL in March of 2014. Heating oil averaged 1.14 from 1979 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 4.18 in July of 2008 and a record low of 0.30 in February of 1999. Heating oil, also known as No. 2 fuel oil, accounts for about 25% of the yield of a barrel of crude, the second largest "cut" after gasoline. The heating oil futures contract trades in units of 42,000 gallons (1,000 barrels) and is based on delivery in New York harbor, the principal cash market trading center. Options on futures, calendar spread options contracts, crack spread options contracts, and average price options contracts give market participants even greater flexibility in managing price risk.The heating oil futures contract is also used to hedge diesel fuel and jet fuel, both of which trade in the cash market at an often stable premium to NYMEX Division New York harbor heating oil futures. This page provides - Heating oil - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-20

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
2.92 2.89 4.18 0.30 2.99 | 2014/05 1979 - 2014 USD/GAL Daily

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Energy Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Crude oil CL1 104.33 103.71 0.62 0.60 % 0.63 % 4.36 % 18.50 % [+]
Brent crude oil COG1 109.91 109.27 0.64 0.59 % 2.17 % 2.08 % 11.19 % [+]
Ethanol DL1 2.83 3.30 -0.47 -14.24 % 0.00 % -29.60 % 8.43 % [+]
Heating oil HO1 2.92 2.89 0.03 1.04 % 0.00 % 1.04 % 4.66 % [+]
Natural gas NG1 4.57 4.62 -0.05 -1.08 % -1.72 % 5.79 % 4.34 % [+]
Gasoline XB1 2.97 2.85 0.12 4.21 % 0.00 % 3.85 % 7.22 % [+]

Metals Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Aluminum AL1 1,829.50 1,839.00 -9.50 -0.52 % -1.00 % 8.80 % -1.63 % [+]
Coal Coal 74.25 74.75 -0.50 -0.67 % -0.34 % -0.34 % -15.05 % [+]
Cobalt Cobalt 29,500.00 29,750.00 -250.00 -0.84 % 0.00 % -4.84 % 8.46 % [+]
Gold GC1 1,298.90 1,299.70 -0.80 -0.06 % -1.47 % -2.71 % -7.46 % [+]
Copper HG1 6,662.50 6,627.00 35.50 0.54 % -0.03 % 2.67 % -4.29 % [+]
Lead Lead 2,122.75 2,120.50 2.25 0.11 % 2.06 % 3.41 % 6.23 % [+]
Molybden Molybden 28,000.00 27,000.00 1,000.00 3.70 % 3.70 % 27.27 % 16.67 % [+]
Nickel Nickel 17,877.00 17,807.00 70.00 0.39 % 3.04 % 11.25 % 18.40 % [+]
Palladium Palladium 801.00 800.00 1.00 0.13 % 0.88 % 1.52 % 18.32 % [+]
Platinum PL1 1,437.00 1,442.00 -5.00 -0.35 % -1.17 % -0.14 % 0.84 % [+]
Silver SI1 1,962.00 1,960.00 2.00 0.10 % -2.34 % -4.53 % -17.08 % [+]
Steel Steel 405.00 395.00 10.00 2.53 % 0.00 % 0.00 % 131.43 % [+]
Tin Tin 23,482.00 23,528.00 -46.00 -0.20 % 0.25 % 2.88 % 13.38 % [+]
Zinc Zinc 2,049.00 2,053.25 -4.25 -0.21 % 1.64 % 5.41 % 10.70 % [+]

Agricultural Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Beef Beef 7.77 7.76 0.01 0.13 % 0.00 % -4.55 % 20.28 % [+]
Corn C A 476.00 478.50 -2.50 -0.52 % -0.73 % 4.04 % -27.38 % [+]
Cocoa CC1 3,049.15 3,049.36 -0.21 -0.01 % -0.57 % 0.65 % 29.31 % [+]
Cotton CT1 87.34 86.79 0.55 0.63 % 2.73 % -2.75 % 7.35 % [+]
Coffee KC1 182.22 190.69 -8.47 -4.44 % -7.22 % 9.80 % 33.65 % [+]
Oat Oat 456.50 457.50 -1.00 -0.22 % 2.35 % 2.13 % 7.54 % [+]
Rice RR1 15.38 15.41 -0.03 -0.19 % -1.73 % -0.26 % 0.98 % [+]
Rubber Rubber 589.00 591.00 -2.00 -0.34 % -0.67 % -6.88 % -18.14 % [+]
Soybeans S A 1,512.00 1,519.50 -7.50 -0.49 % 3.38 % 7.54 % 4.20 % [+]
Sugar SB1 17.65 17.38 0.27 1.55 % 1.20 % 2.44 % -2.11 % [+]
Wheat W A 614.50 611.00 3.50 0.57 % 5.22 % -4.10 % -8.69 % [+]
Wool Wool 1,048.00 1,043.00 5.00 0.48 % 2.85 % 1.26 % 4.28 % [+]


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