April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

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Strong El Niño Helps Reduce U.S. Winter Heating Demand

  Above-normal temperatures during the 2015-16 winter were a key factor in lowering heating demand and winter fuel expenditures. Compared with the 2014-15 winter, propane and heating oil demand decreased by 16% and 45%, respectively, and residential electricity demand decreased by 6%. The 2015-16 winter season (October through March) was 15% warmer than last winter, driven in part by one of the strongest El Niño events in decades. El Niño is a large-scale warming event that affects temperature and precipitation patterns in the Pacific Ocean. It occurs every three to five years, and it is caused by warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures in the east-central equatorial Pacific. El Niño

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