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    Xbert
    Target price for domestic heating oil
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    • 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.

    Martin

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    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.

    Thanks.

    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 5th Sep 18, 1:04 AM
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    G_M
    yesterday and ordered 2000 at 49.05


    I suspect it's going to rise now through autumn, but of course sods law says......
    • jiggy2
    • By jiggy2 5th Sep 18, 7:56 PM
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    jiggy2
    49.50 per litre in the south east - order placed a couple of days ago
    • HamburgerHilll
    • By HamburgerHilll 10th Sep 18, 5:47 PM
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    HamburgerHilll
    Ordered 1,000 ltrs @ 0.5023 per litre ex vat through very gritted teeth....

    Just a thought but how about setting up some sort of buying group via MSE Members - admittedly it would have to be a national provider but perhaps a bit of collective purchasing is required here?
    • G_M
    • By G_M 10th Sep 18, 10:05 PM
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    G_M
    To be honest I think there;s so many clubs I doubt you'd get the price down much further - but it's a thought.


    Go to Martins boring Manchester gig and suggest it to him!
    • Cottage Economy
    • By Cottage Economy 11th Sep 18, 11:19 AM
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    Cottage Economy
    In the end I bit the bullet and ordered from 500 litres from boilerjuice at 49.78p per litre (south lincs).

    Homefuelsdirect was fractionally more expensive. Interestingly, I've just looked back at the historic fuel prices on Homefuelsdirect to discover that it had some kind of pricing blip for 2 days at the end of August where it was more expensive than Boilerjuice, and that's when I was looking.

    Two other fuel suppliers that I contacted for quotes never bothered getting back to me. Our local club was more expensive.

    Our 23 year old boiler was replaced last week for a nice new efficient model so that will help our fuel consumption.
    Last edited by Cottage Economy; 11-09-2018 at 11:26 AM.
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    • Rodders53
    • By Rodders53 6th Dec 18, 2:01 PM
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    Rodders53
    Our village 'club' has just ordered with the local Oil Company. 47.5p/l +vat. Get it tomorrow, they should 'fill er up' and e-mail Invoice me later, as usual.

    I'd been keeping an eye on prices with FuelTool. After a gradual reduction for some weeks, they'd jumped from approx 48p/l on Fri 30th Nov to 52p on Monday 3rd Dec for the 800 litres or so I need! I was prepared for a higher price so quite pleased.
    • s_glover
    • By s_glover 4th Jan 19, 4:27 PM
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    s_glover
    Ordered 900 litres through Boiler Juice today for 46.1p/L + VAT for delivery by Wednesday 9th (North Yorks)
    • annabanana82
    • By annabanana82 21st Jun 19, 10:57 PM
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    annabanana82
    I generally order through Boiler Juice, but I tend to buy via Quidco, there is usually a 6 cash back offer for new customers but quickly setting up a new email address suffices. Now that I never get money back from buying weekends, having multiple accounts with BJ makes no odds.
    • HamburgerHilll
    • By HamburgerHilll 8th Jul 19, 12:08 PM
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    Filled the tank around 2 weeks ago and paid 0.4375 per litre, plus 5% VAT


    From reading around prices already seem to be on the rise again...just thought I'd share in case anyone had forgotten to do their orders.


    Anyone ITK have any ideas where I can find price trends online?
    • fyr
    • By fyr 9th Jul 19, 7:17 AM
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    fyr
    Historic Price trends
    Look at right hand side of this web page:
    http://www.mychieveley.co.uk/index.php?page=50
    Gel
    • Rodders53
    • By Rodders53 31st Jul 19, 4:33 PM
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    Look at right hand side of this web page:
    http://www.mychieveley.co.uk/index.php?page=50
    Originally posted by fyr
    I so wish I lived there! 45.5p/l.
    Via our village 'club' I just got 800 litres delivered to fill up at 46.95p/l + vat.
    They delivered a day early, too. Good job the padlock was off

    Still with my OAP government fuel subsidy it was effectively half that price

    Diesel and petrol near me (Bedford) is expensive cf Milton Keynes and it was a lot cheaper in Lowestoft when we went there on a short break a week ago. I do find the whole fuel pricing thing a lottery.
    • fyr
    • By fyr 1st Aug 19, 7:53 AM
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    fyr
    Pricing
    WITH MK being so close to Buncefield, should be seeing better prices!
    Our club ordered again last Monday @ 45.5. Thought it best to get some in what with the usual Mid East tensions and decline of sterling against the $.
    Gel
    • Rodders53
    • By Rodders53 1st Aug 19, 5:21 PM
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    WITH MK being so close to Buncefield, should be seeing better prices!
    Originally posted by fyr
    Should, perhaps. But we don't in Bedford.

    We lived in Croxley Green (between Watford and Rickmansworth) when Buncefield went up. It shook the house like a small earthquake.

    Our village has a fuels pipeline passing through (to ex-RAF Cardington and Sandy?) which might be worth tapping into ? Kerosene and aviation fuel are quite similar I believe?
    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 14th Sep 19, 7:45 PM
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    Ours was 45.97p a litre on the 14th - Boiler Juice.
    • Cottage Economy
    • By Cottage Economy 20th Sep 19, 12:39 PM
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    Cottage Economy
    Thought I'd quickly add an update.

    I ordered my oil from Boilerjuice on 4th September for 45.54p a litre. It was delivered (South Lincs) on the 17th and we were told we were very lucky as the oil prices had just risen 4p a litre in the previous few days due to the Saudi oil bombing business.
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