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Market Watch: tracking heating market changes

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The market changes constantly and both vendors and consumers are looking for ways to benefit from price changes, save money, and improve their ability to forecast. Fuelwonk has the only nationwide database of individual vendor prices by location, monitoring thousands of propane and heating oil price points per month, comparing them to the average prices per state, and tracking changes down to the individual state, city, county, and ZIP level, and we make this wealth of data easily accessible to everyone.
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Fuelwonk recommends comparing local vendor propane and heating oil prices before you make the decision to fill up your home tank - use our online comparison tool to find the best offers in your area.


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Prices for heating fuel seemed to be one of rare bright spot: propane and home heating oil are the cheapest in three years. However, the market situation remains volatile - oil prices have rebounded somewhat over the past week, and that means an increase in how much we pay for fuel.
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Over the past 14 days since around April 13th the Heating oil prices have fallen from around $1.1 per gallon to $0.70, and the trend is still downward, but the last couple of days show a slight reversal. Price fluctuations are a normal event but keeping an eye on the trend is still useful when planning heating oil purchases.