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'''Heating oil''' is used to [[fuel]] [[furnace]]s within buildings. It is usually [[dyed]] to distinguish it from taxed vehicle fuel. Typically, delivery is by [[tanker truck]] to individual homes and commercial spaces, and the oil is stored in [[oil tanks]] in the [[basement]] or next to the building.  Leaks in older facilities are an environmental concern.
 
'''Heating oil''' is used to [[fuel]] [[furnace]]s within buildings. It is usually [[dyed]] to distinguish it from taxed vehicle fuel. Typically, delivery is by [[tanker truck]] to individual homes and commercial spaces, and the oil is stored in [[oil tanks]] in the [[basement]] or next to the building.  Leaks in older facilities are an environmental concern.
  
Heating oil, also known as ''No. 2 fuel oil'', accounts for about 25% of the yield of a barrel of crude oil, 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.
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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 oil]], the second-largest "cut" after gasoline. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.nymex.com/ho_pre_agree.aspx| title=NYMEX.com: Heating Oil|date=[[2006]]|accessdate=2006-12-21}}</ref>
  
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.
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==Market info==
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Among distillate fuels, the trend in recent years has seen the proportional demand for heating oil decreasing, as usage of [[liquified petroleum gas]] (LPG) has increased.
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<ref>{{Cite book| url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPetroleum-Refining-Technology-Economics-Fifth%2Fdp%2F0849370388%2Fsr%3D8-3%2Fqid%3D1166735153%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks&tag=omnimediaguid-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325| title=Petroleum Refining: Technology and Economics | publisher=Marcel Dekker| pages=19/488| format=hardcover| accessdate=2006-12-21}}</ref>
  
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Heating oil futures contracts trade in units of 42,000 gallons, which is the equivalent of 1,000 barrels.  Prices are based on delivery in [[Directory:New York, New York|New York City]] harbor, the principal cash market trading center.  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 heating oil futures.
  
http://www.nymex.com/ho_pre_agree.aspx New York Mercantile Exchange
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Revision as of 21:14, 21 December 2006

Heating oil is used to fuel furnaces within buildings. It is usually dyed to distinguish it from taxed vehicle fuel. Typically, delivery is by tanker truck to individual homes and commercial spaces, and the oil is stored in oil tanks in the basement or next to the building. Leaks in older facilities are an environmental concern.

Heating oil, also known as No. 2 fuel oil, accounts for about 25% of the yield of a barrel of crude oil, the second-largest "cut" after gasoline. [1]

Market info

Among distillate fuels, the trend in recent years has seen the proportional demand for heating oil decreasing, as usage of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) has increased. [2]

Heating oil futures contracts trade in units of 42,000 gallons, which is the equivalent of 1,000 barrels. Prices are based on delivery in New York City harbor, the principal cash market trading center. 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 heating oil futures.

References and footnotes

  1. ^ <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"NYMEX.com: Heating Oil". 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-21. Check date values in: |date= (help)
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