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At a glance: Heating fuel use in the US

Heating bills will rise this winter even though fuel prices are stable because normal temperatures are expected to return after last year's record warmth, the federal government says. Prices for heating oil will set a record high, but prices for natural gas, electricity, and propane are relatively low. Here's the government's breakdown of the number of households that use each type of fuel.

Natural gas

Households: 58.7 million

Change from last year: Up 0.6 percent

Share of total: 49 percent

Electricity

Households: 45 million

Change from last year: Up 2.6 percent

Share of total: 38 percent

Heating Oil

Households: 7 million

Change from last year: Down 2.8 percent

Share of total: 6 percent

Propane

Households: 5.6 million

Change from last year: Down 1.8 percent

Share of total: 5 percent

Wood

Households: 2.6 million

Change from last year: Up 3 percent

Share of total: 2.2

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration