Heating oil

Hi there. I live in Buckinghamshire anyone know where the cheapest oil supplier is please. 1000 litres

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  • annabanana82
    annabanana82 Posts: 2,949
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    Try boilerjuice, it's always cheaper at the weekend. Find not many suppliers have online instant quotes. 
    Also boiler Juice are on quidco so you should get another £5 or so back.
    I live in glos, and would be £282 for 1000lts today. I never upgrade fo quicker deliveries as it's always here within a week
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  • Rodders53
    Rodders53 Posts: 2,090
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    You need to call a pile of local suppliers to get competitive quotes as well as online intermediaries like BoilerJuice, FuelTool etc,.,.   1000 litres is generally the 'sweet spot' for pricing domestically.
    FuelTool reports 287.70 inc 5% vat for my postcode.  Prices will vary for your own address.

    https://www.oilnrg.co.uk/ is the company I get mine from (they have acquired three local companies around me over the last few years, and can deliver into Bucks it appears) - see the 'about' page for info on the company.  They have always been competitively priced, for me and the nearest depot is at the other end of the village so it makes sense to use them, for me.  Wierdly the e-mailed quote price was more than they charged when I placed an order online with them.  They also took CC payment so I got a little 'cash'back that way.  They emailed me to say I could save £200 cf last year on a 1000 litres: " *Average price 18/8/19 46.18ppl compared to 18/08/20 26.59ppl saving based on 1000 litres  "
  • dogshome
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    Hmmm - 0ilnrg bought out 3 local suppliers?  Maybe not good news.
    I recall that a N. Ireland company, (DCC?), bought out suppliers in the North East till it got to the point that they had a monopoly over the area and the prices shot up.
    We had oil at the time and seeing the Posts on this forum, useing a false address I checked their 1000 Ltr price a against mine in Essex - it was 20% dearer.

    The 26.59p today against 46.18p in August '19 claim is 'coy' to say the least - Oil prices have dropped worldwide because a glut in the industry - Forget the charm and get quotes from other suppliers
  • greatcrested
    greatcrested Posts: 5,925
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    edited 25 August 2020 at 2:14PM
    I find boilerjuice are rarely the cheapest.
    There is no single supplier who is cheapest. Cheapest ths week may be most expensive next week. The only solution is to check round each time. Many suppliers now give online quotes so you don't even need to phone.
    Worth looking for a 'buying group' or 'buying cooperative' - there are many local groups as well as national ones with local subsiduaries.
    I have a spreadsheet and keep records of prices each time I call/check round. Try


    Of these, http://theheatingoilclub.co.uk/ is frequently good value.
    Avoid locking yourself into one company via a contract unless convenience is way way more important to you than price.

  • dunstonh
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    Boilerjuice can be good some of the time but also quite poor some of the time too.     During periods of increased demand, BJ pricing can go up as high or higher than local suppliers that are not known.  They priced us over 50p a litre earlier in the year when it in the 20p range elsewhere.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). The comments I make are just my opinion and are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice and you should not treat them as such. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
  • For what it's worth, here in Norfolk we have a charity-based consortium at www.thinkingfuel.org.uk - it's a very large collective/community based scheme that works through an agricultural supplier to get really good prices based on buying vast amounts of oil at the right time(s).  The same consortium operates in several other counties around the country I believe.  I don't use heating oil myself but I have relatives who do, and they like the safety and security of knowing that everyone in the scheme is paying the same price and no-one's being flim-flammed.   And you can still shop around if you really want to.  Seems like a plan.  Might be worth checking with your local rural community council or whatever it might be called in your area - they have charitable status and are not trying to rip anyone off.
  • greatcrested
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    edited 7 September 2020 at 10:31PM
    For what it's worth, here in Norfolk we have a charity-based consortium at www.thinkingfuel.org.uk - it's a very large collective/community based scheme that works through an agricultural supplier to get really good prices based on buying vast amounts of oil at the right time(s). 
    Had a look but most of their web pages came back:

    Sorry! That page doesn't seem to exist.

    Closed down? If not I'd be interested in price history for comparison.
    And when ordering, do they quote the price first? (one of my local groups does not give you the price till all orders are in at the cut-off as they use the total order size to negotiate the price!)

  • dunstonh
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    I took a look the other day but there was no data on it regarding prices.  Indeed, it was very light on detail.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). The comments I make are just my opinion and are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice and you should not treat them as such. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
  • Sorry for late response to previous posts about ThinkingFuel (Norfolk). Did you try www.thinkingfuel.org.uk ?  That's their  main website, all sorts of info there. They don't charge for delivery BTW.
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