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    Target price for domestic heating oil
    • #1
    • 1st Feb 05, 5:09 PM
    Target price for domestic heating oil 1st Feb 05 at 5:09 PM
    Insert From Martin

    Where to find the cheapest fuel oil isn't easy. While gas & electricity price comparison services are common place, the same isn't true for fuel-oiled heating.

    The discussion that follows is a merger or two that contained much information. The answer seems to be 'get lots of quotes, and don't believe the hype'.

    In the third message of this discussion you will see a list of comparison sites, and then in the sixth a press release from a newly launched company. Please do enter the discussion, hopefully together as collective MoneySavers we'll find a solution.

    Our fully researched Cheap Heating Oil guide may also be helpful.



    Original Post below....

    I posted this first in the 'I wanna ..' forum, this looks more appropriate.
    First price is 24p/litre last week in Cornwall. I'm going to start getting some quotes for myself. If people think it's useful I'll put them up here. I know the suppliers respond to the spot market for oil, but at least some idea of what the going rate is might be useful to somebody, somewhere!

    Quotes will be for 1000 litres of standard 28ps heating oil, excluding VAT.

    Target price for domestic heating oil
    Does anybody know where to find target prices for domestic heating oil (1000 litres of 28ps)? It's pretty unrewarding phoning around all the distrbutors and the boilerjuice and greenwelly (yes really!) websites both returned prices that were worse than I could get straight off the bat.
    It's hard to believe that in this day and age of consumer regulation up the Ying-Yang there appears to be none that applies to heating oil.


    First post so please be gentle with me!
    Last edited by Former MSE Zorica; 19-02-2014 at 1:14 PM.
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 9th Mar 18, 11:10 PM
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    Prices jumped during the Beast from the East.

    They were rising slightly before the snow hit (45ish to 49ish), then way up to 59. Ouch!

    It's demand driven and profit-taking, as world wholesale prices have actually fallen....

    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 12th Mar 18, 12:54 PM
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    A. Badger
    Just out of interest, I thought I'd see what the bandits are charging for oil this week, now that the cold spell has passed. It turns out that neither Boilerjuice nor Homefuelsdirect are offering quotes at the moment for my area (Kent) because of high demand.

    I can wait until they need to compete again.
    • Begsey
    • By Begsey 13th Mar 18, 10:54 PM
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    Paid 47.67ppl inc vat for 1000 litres when the snow was at it's worst. They couldn't get through for 3 days though, due to the snow.
    That was a good 3 or 4 ppl cheaper than I could get it from anywhere else, including via local buying groups.
    Some of the sites were even more expensive if you wanted it within a couple of days.
    If you're in Central Scotland, Bilsland is worth a call for a quote, 3 tankfuls now, they've been cheapest for us each time.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 23rd Mar 18, 5:08 PM
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    Prices vary hugely at present.

    Cheapest today (midlands) was 47.23 from

    Most expensive was 59.89 from

    with various prices in between
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