Costs low at the beginning of the heating period

Costs low at the beginning of the heating period

At the start of the cold season, heating costs remain at a low level. But with the turn of the year, there will be a price jump. In germany, fossil energy carriers are subject to a surcharge for the CO2 they release.

The comparison portal check24 reported that heating with gas is eight percent cheaper in the current heating period than in the previous year. Heizol has also recently been more favorable than at any time in the past ten years. In september and october 2020, heating customers therefore had 43 percent lower heating costs than in the same period of the previous year. Heating demand has hardly changed compared to the previous year, he said.

The info portal tecson reported on friday a country wide average price of 40,2 euro for 100 liters (with acceptance of 3000 liters, inclusive of the price of natural gas). Value-added tax). The portal esyoil reported a nationwide average of 37 to 38 euros per 100 liters for a standard delivery.

One of the reasons for the drop in prices since the beginning of the year is the lower price of crude oil. This is due to the slump in the global economy caused by the corona crisis. In addition, there is a strong euro. Ol is traded internationally in US dollars.

The mineral oil industry association said that because the lower price of oil had also led to a significant drop in the price of heating oil this year, it was a very good time to fill the tanks. After strong demand in the spring and summer, a certain "saturation effect" can be experienced at the moment.

CO2 pricing will start in january 2021 – fuel, heating oil and natural gas will become more expensive. The federal government’s goal is to make fossil fuels less attractive and to encourage people to switch to more climate-friendly alternatives. The fixed CO2 price will start at 25 euros per metric ton and then gradually increase in the coming years.

According to the ministry of the environment, this means that the price of a liter of gasoline will rise by 7 cents and that of a liter of diesel by 7.9 cents. Heating oil will be 7.9 cents more expensive per liter, natural gas 0.6 cents per kilowatt hour.

In order to cushion the rising costs socially, there will be billions of euros in relief elsewhere – in the price of electricity and in the commuter allowance for employees with longer commutes.

According to check24, a sample household with an energy consumption of 20,000 kilowatt hours will pay 119 euros more for gas and 158 euros more for heating oil in the coming year. Because emissions from heating oil were estimated to be higher than those from gas, consumers with oil heating systems faced higher additional costs.

According to the energy association BDEW, gas is the most widely used energy carrier for heating in germany. This applies to both existing and new apartments. Half of all apartments in germany are heated with gas. Heizol is used in a good quarter of the apartments. Then comes the warmth from far away.

In the construction of new apartments, on the other hand, oil-fired heating systems were practically irrelevant. In newly built apartments, gas heating is number one, with a share of around 37 percent. Electric heat pumps were the second most common type of heat pump installed. Replacing old oil heating systems with gas or district heating could save up to 14 million tons of CO2.

Environmental groups criticize that the CO2 entry price from 2021 is far too low to have a steering effect – i.E. To encourage citizens to buy a more environmentally friendly car or a new heating system.

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