Get Ready to Pay More to Heat Your Home This Winter. Here’s Why

The price of heating oil last year was $2.08 per gallon — now it’s $3.21

With cold weather on the horizon, the cost of heating oil and natural gas is going up.

It affects everyone, but especially people with a low or fixed income. People like Marjorie Sartori, who lives with her two grandsons in Malden, Massachusetts.

“Usually, I can’t afford like a full tank, so I’ll call my oil company and ask them to send me like $100, $150 or $200 worth of oil and hope I can spread it out,” she said.

Sometimes she can’t spread it out and runs out, so the heat shuts down.