WINTER DEMAND WILL BOLSTER PRICES FOR FUEL OIL IN THE U.S.
Robert J. Beck Economics Editor Demand for fuel oil will move up in the U.S. this winter for the third straight year, largely on the strength of lower prices and increased economic activity. The weather, predicted to be only a little colder than last winter, will make a minor contribution to the demand increase. Natural gas consumption also will be up again this year. However, substantially higher gas prices will slow the rate of gain. Increased demand from the industrial sector will lead the