Heating oil decreased to 2.91 USD/GAL in July from 3.03 USD/GAL in June of 2014. Heating oil averaged 1.15 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.
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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.