Why is home heating oil more expensive than gasoline?

The Govenor 2013/01/07 14:28:12
Related Topics: Oil, Home, Heating
I've often wondered how this can be? It goes against everything related
to manufacturing costs and distribution costs. Home heating fuel is a less refined product and the end use is taken in much larger quantities. Why is it more expensive?
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  • Bronco 2013/01/07 15:35:29
    Because they are two different forms of oil, first off. Second of all, less people are driving in the world but the demand for home heating fuel has more than doubled.

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  • John "By God" American 2013/01/17 20:26:27
    John "By God" American
    Because it's called price gouging. People need to stay warm and they'll pay...
  • Deere Guy ~POTL~PWCM~JL~PWC... 2013/01/07 15:39:32
    Because of the demand in winter......and because they can get it......just like diesel fuel.....while the cost of gas dropped considerably, diesel fuel and home heating fuel dropped very little.....if any......trains use it......truckers use it.......construction uses it.......they hide the excuse under the "Low Sulfur" umbrella, yet offroad equipment is allowed to use high sulfur diesel....not sure about locomotives......yet diesel and heating fuels are cheaper to produce......its all about supply and demand and speculators.......also our 16 trillion dollar deficit..........everytime we put the printing presses to work and borrow money from China, it devalues the dollar then causes the cost of petroleum to go up on the global market.....when petroleum goes up it affects every living thing we consume......when are our politicians and half the country gonna see that?.........
  • The Gov... Deere G... 2013/01/07 15:43:59
  • Bronco 2013/01/07 15:35:29
    Because they are two different forms of oil, first off. Second of all, less people are driving in the world but the demand for home heating fuel has more than doubled.
  • The Gov... Bronco 2013/01/07 15:39:20
  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2013/01/07 15:31:33
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    idk.....maybe supply and demand
  • The Gov... Charu ∞... 2013/01/07 15:40:34
  • Tic-Toc 2013/01/07 15:27:34
    I can walk to work, But I cannot Keep my Kids warm without oil
  • The Gov... Tic-Toc 2013/01/07 15:28:40
  • Deere G... The Gov... 2013/01/07 15:40:26
    You got it........
  • cutter'... Tic-Toc 2013/01/07 15:40:42
  • The Gov... cutter'... 2013/01/07 15:48:00
  • cutter'... The Gov... 2013/01/07 15:52:53
  • The Gov... cutter'... 2013/01/07 16:40:25
  • Jiorgia 2013/01/07 14:39:56
    Because it can be,
    Because you need it less often,
    Because they have to take it to you,
    Because there isn't a competitive market...

    Shall I go on?
  • The Gov... Jiorgia 2013/01/07 15:02:27
  • Jiorgia The Gov... 2013/01/07 15:03:59
    Nope, I don't even buy home heating oil, I don't even live in a country where it exists...

    We are heated by air in this country.
  • The Gov... Jiorgia 2013/01/07 15:08:34
  • Jiorgia The Gov... 2013/01/07 15:11:42
    I am knowledgable about market prices and why they are set at certain levels... seeing as my sister is in marketing herself.
  • The Gov... Jiorgia 2013/01/07 15:21:32
  • Jiorgia The Gov... 2013/01/07 16:01:12
    Is the market as competitive as the petrol market, is there a house oil watch set up by the government?

    It is more expensive because it can be.
  • john ri... Jiorgia 2013/01/07 15:34:12
    john richardson
    I know we have a market on the east coast but as a commodity I rank it up there with whale oil. (it's that important LOL.)
  • Jiorgia john ri... 2013/01/07 16:04:15
    Yeah, our main priority is cooling our houses in summer.

    We either have split system ducted heating/cooling or an air conditioner and a pot belly stove or fireplace.
  • The Govenor 2013/01/07 14:33:01
  • MARK The Gov... 2014/02/09 01:57:22
    I'm with you Gov.

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