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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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  • innovate
    Please can I just make you all aware that there is a way of cutting your heating bills whether you use gas, oil, lpg. This is guaranteed to work and produce savings. I declare an interest in that I am an independent distributor and therefore would make some profit but you will profit much more than me and you have a FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

    I have posted this on the referrals forum also but as I am a newbie to mse, cant find that forum!

    Apologies if I am in the wrong place, but am genuine. Details on request.

    by EcoLady
    Hi EcoLady, might be best to continue over on the referrer's thread - we're waiting for you!
  • Adbru
    Oil in Speyside, Scotland

    Got a delivery of 1000l last week from my normal supplier.

    35p/litre + vat (5%)



    (p.s. like the idea of a village doing a bulk order, might suggest that for the next community newsletter )
  • Daisynook
    I have just had two quotes this morning, one from my usual supplier Total Butler at 32.45p per litre and one from Boilerjuice at 30.74p per litre. Is the price coming down? Is it worth waiting a bit longer? :confused:
    • the_jogger
    • By the_jogger 22nd Nov 05, 5:38 PM
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    Save on heating oil
    There are 4000 of us in Northamptonshire buying our domestic heating oil together. The aim is to make the maximum savings. Any one in the country can join in. Look at
    by david nicholas
    I used this co-op to buy heating oil. It was great friendly service, and was cheaper (30.5p) than buying directly from the company that actually delivered the oil.
  • jen_jen
    Its a boilerjuice weekend this weekend, you can order oil and if enough orders in your area there is a cheaper price than quoted, if not enough you can cancel the order or buy at quoted price

    never used it before but doesnt seem like i can lose out - if only i could remember my login details...... :confused:
  • ScottyB
    To all existing and new home heating oil users, here's a guide we've just added to our website:

    Hope it helps
  • mattt44
    I'd just like to say that I have been using YOBCO for a couple of years now, if I ring round all of the local suppliers and get prices gradually down, it generally comes out at the same price as ringing or emailing YOBCO once. Therefore saving me time and effort (and phone bills, which I put on the free mobile calls anyway)

    Jogger is right they are friendly, I'm not sure if they make a profit for themselves or not, but I don't think so, I am sure that the people running it (and I think David is one) put alot of time and effort into running it.
    • smartiepants
    • By smartiepants 9th Jan 06, 3:21 PM
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    Just ordered from EMO (Shell) DN10 area got the price down to 31.0p per litre for 1500 litres it was the best price I could get, I tried about 8 suppliers, but had to barter with them for that price. originally wanted to charge me 39.5p thats a huge saving on 1500 litres, nearly 130 by my reckoning.
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  • zar
    We tried ringing round for the first time yesterday but although we found cheaper prices we had to go with the company (secos) we'd used before as it was the only one with a tanker small enough to get into our drive It'll be almost 200 for 500 litres inc VAT.
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    • apples1
    • By apples1 23rd Apr 06, 3:47 PM
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    Have just lookd thorugh quite a lot of posts on this thread desperately trying to find some potential solutions to reducing our oil bill. Many posts are quite old. Does anyone have a list of current links for companies to try when phoning round? Is there a current price comparison anywhere online to save ringing each time? Are there any companies who seem consistantly expensive or consistently cheapest?

    We are currently on a monthly DD scheme with EMO oil (previously Shell) which we have had since moving in almost 2 years ago. DD now falling way short and we have accumulated big "debt" with them. We can't shop around until we have paid that off (its about 1k even though we pay 70 DD per month). We aim to pay off in next few months so that we can then take advantage of better prices (we hope!) elsewhere. Anyone found a workable solution they would be prepared to share? We have a 1000 litre tank (don't know if that is relevant). and we live in Herefordshire.
  • oap
    We are desperately clinging on to about four inches in the bottom of our one thousand litre tank, but we are going to have to do something, soon, a friend has paid 400 recently, this is crazy, unfortunately we do not have any natural gas here, (Anglesey) and calor is very expensive as well, we are spending a lot of time in our conservatory , which is free heat, but the weather is still chilly and the house is cold.

    We are going to shop around as we always do, they do vary, but have never managed to get anybody to reduce what they say at the outset, in fact they always say are you a customer of ours?hmmm. Never get tied in to one company, they have got you.

    Find as many oil companies as you can within a reasonable distance, ask your neighbours who they have, try and notice which tankers go up and down your road, often you see one you have never heard of. That is all we can do. We are thinking of just having a half tank, but then sometimes they will want to charge more per litre for less amounts.

    Will keep you posted if we hear of anything. There is a website oilpricecheck. and they send the odd e mail now and again with information, we got o ne the other day saying so long as there is a problem with Iran it will keep going up, what a shambles. There are companies,I think I read on here somewhere, where you can get a few of you together and get the price down, but we tried that and nobody could want it at the same time. Regards oap
  • Get Real
    This has been a brilliant thread to read, thanks to all contributors.

    I'm sorry I'm not able to source cheaper heating oil yet, but am working on it. We are looking at the last few inches in the tank and need to order within the next month. I'm seriously considering switching off the boiler 1st June for the summer months and heat water using electric immersion heater.

    What has really shocked me, now that I've read the thread and referred to my own fuel bills, is that the price increase for our heating oil over the past 12 months amounts to 28% !!!

    5/5/05 we ordered 500 litres (kerosene 28) @ 28.55/litre total inc vat £149.88
    1/12/05 another 500 litres @ 32.80/litre total inc vat £172.20

    today's best quote is 36.76/litre . . . . .

    And the govt would like us to believe that inflation is 1.8% !!!!!:confused:
    • Mikeyorks
    • By Mikeyorks 7th May 06, 9:44 PM
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    What has really shocked me, now that I've read the thread and referred to my own fuel bills, is that the price increase for our heating oil over the past 12 months amounts to 28% !!!
    by Get Real
    Sympathise. But that's in the area of gas price increases in the same period?
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  • paquito1
    Hi everybody,

    with interest I read the article about switching supplier. In my example it worked out a saving of 32% = 105 if switched to British Gas. This price plan has a catch. Quote: "if you are applying for the Price Protection until April 2009 tariff there are cancellation penallties of 30 for gas and 20 for electricity if you leave British Gas before April 2009"

    Basically if you use Energyhelpline on the British Gas tarif Click Energy you have to pay a fine with price capped contracts. It does not say what happens if fuels should get cheaper - will it be passed on to the customer as well? Any thoughts on if to take such a deal are greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.


    • Wig
    • By Wig 11th May 06, 7:53 PM
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    you save 105 in the first year, no need to worry about a 30 pound leaving fee.
  • oap
    phew have a look at this!!

    Still hanging on to our last few inches, will have to be cold!!!
  • oap
    oil has come down a bit
    Hi , managed to get our tank filled up yesterdaya t 33.9 plus vat, a bit less than it has been, but told it is going up again,hope this information is of help to someone, North Wales
    • Thefunkygibbons
    • By Thefunkygibbons 2nd Jun 06, 10:40 AM
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    I am hoping that it will come back down soon

    But I am hanging on

    I can afford 2000 litres at a time so I am doing a summer purchase this time
    • Thefunkygibbons
    • By Thefunkygibbons 29th Jun 06, 11:58 AM
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    no sign that it is dropping

    Not sure how much longer I can last
    • smartiepants
    • By smartiepants 29th Jun 06, 12:06 PM
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    Will you let us know what you eventually pay, please?
    allthough we are not in the market for any oil for a while.

    I now try
    Watson 01509815777
    Crown 01617646622 08458382856
    Total butler 01469577649
    Emo oil (Shell) 0800685685

    I usually price haggle a bit, and in Jan 06 paid 31.0ppl for 1500litres
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