NH Fuel Prices

Under the US Department of Energy's State Heating Oil and Propane Program (SHOPP), the New Hampshire Department of Energy monitors residential retail prices for heating oil and propane to determine the average prices for these fuels in New Hampshire. In addition to the federal SHOPP program, the Department also monitors gasoline, diesel fuel, electricity, wood pellet, and natural gas prices.

Average Fuel Prices in New Hampshire

Note that the prices the New Hampshire Department of Energy publishes are statewide sample averages and therefore might be different than your local price. For more information see below.

Petroleum Fuels Current Averages – January 30, 2023

Updated weekly from the first Tuesday in October until the last Tuesday of March and updated monthly the remainder of the year.

  • Fuel Oil (#2) Current Average Price is $4.60 / Gallon
    • Btu 138,500
    • Conversion Efficiency 0.8
    • $/MBTU $41.53
  • Propane Current Average Price is $3.74 / Gallon
    • Btu 91,333
    • Conversion Efficiency 0.8
    • $/MBTU $51.25
  • Kerosene Current Average Price is $6.15 / Gallon
    • Btu 135,000
    • Conversion Efficiency 0.8
    • $/MBTU $56.91    

* Due to current global factors, petroleum fuel prices are experiencing a high rate of fluctuation. This may mean the averages may not be representative of current prices. 

Heating Current Averages - January 4, 2023

Updated monthly.

  • Natural Gas 1st Tier (<100 Therms) Current Average Price is $2.02 / Therm
    • Btu 100,000
    • Conversion Efficiency 0.8
    • $/MBTU $25.30
  • Electricity Resistance Heat Current Average Price is $0.3087/ kwh
    • Btu 3,412
    • Conversion Efficiency 1
    • $/MBTU $90.48
  • Electricity Heat Pump Current Average Price is $0.31 / kwh
    • Btu 3,412
    • Conversion Efficiency 2.5
    • $/MBTU $36.19

Biomass Fuels Current Heating Averages – January 4, 2023

Updated quarterly.

  • Wood (Bagged ton) Current Average Price is $361.83
    • BTU 16,500,000
    • Conversion Efficiency 0.8
    • $/MBTU $27.41
  • Wood (per bag) Current Average Price is $ 7.73
  • Cord Wood Current Average Price is $433.00
    • BTU 20,000,000
    • Conversion Efficiency 0.5
    • $/MBTU $43.30

Motor Fuels Current Averages – January 4, 2023

Updated monthly.

  • Gasoline (per gallon) - $3.23
  • Diesel (per gallon) - $5.14

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NH Pricing for Deliverable Fuels

Retail prices for "deliverable fuels" such as propane, fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel and gasoline are not controlled by government regulation but are determined by the free market. Factors that retailers need to consider in setting prices are numerous, and may include their own costs, as well as what franchise owners advise or require them to charge.

Natural gas and electricity are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission.