Who uses heating oil?
Although homes throughout the entire country use heating oil as a means of residential heating, the Northeast relies on it the most due to their extreme winter conditions. Peak usage times for heating oil occur between October and March.
Where does heating oil come from?
There are two main sources for heating oil: domestic refineries and imports from foreign countries. Often times, the oil is refined and then stored for later use as distributors cannot match the oil consumption during the peak months.