Cold Weather Increases Demand for Heating Fuel

Ad Feedback

The cold snap across much of the country is also driving up the price of heating oil.

USA Today has reported the rise of unemployment has millions of families looking for heating assistance.

Last month, state directors of the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program reported that the number of households receiving heating aid rose from 6.1 million in 2008 to 8.3 in 2009.

The National Energy Assistance Directors Association projects a 20% increase this year.

The price of oil jumped from $70 a barrel last month to more than $82, greatly effecting the price of home heating oil.

Prices at the gas pump have also gone up in the past three weeks. The average price of regular gas is now up an average of 14 cents, topping out at $2.74 a gallon.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

 CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.