Bulk LPG price per L?

jt1413
jt1413 Posts: 37 Forumite
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We've just moved into a property with an LPG tank. i have been trying without luck to set up an account with CALOR for a few weeks now but today they very kindly (?) filled our tank up while I was out as the previous owner was on auto top up. We've just had 1650L delivered, but I am not even sure of the current typical rates for bulk LPG as i've always been mains supplied.

What is your unit price, and how much should i expect to be paying for this top up?

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  • Mister_G
    Mister_G Posts: 1,925 Forumite
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    Auto top up is usually the most expensive way to buy LPG, and the previous owner should have cancelled the contract with Calor.

    As the new owner, you were in a position to go out to the market to secure the best 2 year deal.  I suspect that Calor are not the cheapest, but I do not know their current prices as I've not used them for at least 20 years.

    As a guide, I paid 53ppl for 1000L from my local independent back in February.  Not sure of the current prices, but someone on here will let you know.
  • thozza
    thozza Posts: 304 Forumite
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    Lots of useful information on the sticky thread at the top of the page including how to switch supplier

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/1003291/bulk-lpg-cheapest-suppliers-supply-route#latest

    My last fill was at 55ppl from an independent.
  • Sorting_Hat
    Sorting_Hat Posts: 123 Forumite
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    edited 15 June 2023 at 10:33AM
    Calor have a section on their website for when you move into a property with a Calor tank in place.
    By default you become their customer as it is their tank.
    You can of course change supplier as you dont have an agreement with them. The new supplier will buy the tank (not the gas) from the existing. Sadly as you have had a fill you would not benefit from the new supplier rate until you had used what is there and you had your 1st delivery from the new people whoever they might be.
    You might be able to buy the gas that is in that tank from Calor without signing an agreement but of course it would not be at a keen rate.

    Calor would not have known unless they were told that the house had changed hands. The telemetry would have just alerted that the tank needed filing and the tanker dutifully turned up.


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