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COLDER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE U.S. DROVE HOME HEATING OIL DEMAND FOR SEPTEMBER, 44 PERCENT HIGHER THAN NORMAL ACCORDING TO PLATT'S

 NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Colder than normal temperatures in the United States in September increased demand for home heating oil 44 percent higher than normal according to data from Platt's Oilgram News.
 As reported in Platt's Oilgram News, the East Coast experienced below average temperatures of approximately 55 degrees as compared to last year's average normal temperature of 64 degrees. Nationally, the average temperature was 62 degrees for this September. On average there were 55 degree days on the East Coast. The degree day temperature is a unit of temperature below the minimum required for comfort. The data was compiled from a survey of 18 cities across the United States reflecting the cities consumption of home heating oil.
 Oilgram News is published by Platt's, a leading provider of news and price information to the energy industry for over 70 years through a variety of print and electronic media. Platt's is the Commodities division of Standard & Poor's.
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