Oil Heat Assistance
While Rhode Island oil heat providers aim to keep oil heat prices as manageable as possible for their customers, we understand that some consumers may need additional assistance. We encourage residents that are concerned about energy costs—particularly during the winter months—to check with your local dealer to see if they offer a payment plan that will fit your budget.
In addition, the State of Rhode Island offers several programs and helpful resources for low-income oil heat consumers that are in need of additional financing assistance during the winter. You can find more information about these programs through the Office of Energy Resources.
LIHEAP Heating Bill Assistance
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assistance program is available from November 1st to March 31st to residents at or below 60% of Rhode Island’s median income. Based on your eligibility, they will make direct payments on your behalf to your heating provider to help with bills or to restore lost service. Please call 401-437-5102 for more information.
Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income residents reduce their heating bills by providing whole-house energy efficiency (also known as weatherization) services to households that quality for LIHEAP and have not had an energy audit in the last 10 years. Tenants (with landlord approval) and homeowners are eligible for weatherization.
Historical Heating Oil Prices
Get a better understanding of current and historical oil heat prices to help you prepare your energy budget for the coming months. This data is updated weekly and provides snapshots of the high, low and average heating oil prices for each week of every month. The website provides data back to 2000.