How To Select Your Oil Supplier

Ask Yourself, "How do I choose a supplier of domestic heating oil?" We've been asking visitors to our website for years for their suggestions, and here is a summary.


Not surprisingly, most people choose on the basis of cheapest price. Finding that lowest cost supplier can be time-consuming though, and involves many phone calls. You should get at least three quotes over the phone for delivery in your area, most people seem to phone four or five companies -- you might end up phoning ten suppliers or more, to figure out what the lowest price is you can get away with paying. Of course, what works out as the "cheapest" may depend on your circumstances. Most suppliers charge extra unless you order at least 900 litres at once.

Buying Power

What if you want to buy less than 900 litres? It may well work out cheaper to look at the service organised by BoilerJuice: they try to find buyers in your locality who all need oil about the same time. On the back of more buying power from more potential clients, Boilerjuice negotiates a lower price for you. The idea is that because the oil-supplying company has to travel fewer miles to sell lots of oil, they can drop their price a bit saving everybody time and money.

Cash on Delivery?

Many companies want payment on delivery or even in advance; if these are awkward methods for you, you may have to settle for a more expensive supplier who will let you pay by other means, such as direct debit or invoicing. Convenience is also a factor; if a supplier insists that you be home to pay them upon delivery, you might prefer to deal with someone else who can deliver oil when you're out, or at times which are more convenient to you. Maybe you don't want to think about oil supplies -- your life is too busy to worry much about it. It might be easier to set up a contract for oil delivery on a regular basis, every month or every 6 months -- whatever you think you'll need. You can arrange for monthly payments on such contracts, which makes budgeting much easier.

Layalty and Trust

Another advantage of regular contract supplier is that your supplier will come to value your customer loyalty and want to preserve it. What if your tank is awkward to access, or you find impurities in the fuel? It can cost a LOT to repair damage done to your boiler by dodgy kerosene. There's much to be said for using an oil supplier that comes with a good reputation for service and is recommended by friends. Theft of oil -- especially from isolated homes in rural areas -- is another real risk, you want a company you trust to put oil in without spilling it in the garden -- or passing on the details of how easy it is to access your tank to any would-be oil thieves.


A sneaky way to get some consistency of service and yet still get the cheapest price is to find a regular supplier you like, and ask them to price-match for the lowest price you can find from other suppliers in the area at the time you need the tank filled. From what we can tell, many people are used to negotiating with their regular suppliers.

The Full List

  • Best Price
  • Web
  • Cheapest Quote
  • Word Of Mouth
  • Recommendation
  • Phoned Around
  • Locality
  • On Price
  • Previous Supplier
  • Phone
  • Local Company
  • Boiler Juice
  • Phoning around
  • Lowest Price
  • Google
  • Nearest Supplier
  • Used Before
  • Goff
  • Recommended
  • Recomendation
  • Ring Around
  • Regular
  • Watson
  • Existing Supplier
  • Direct Debit
  • Phone Book
  • Always Used Them
  • Nearest
  • Internet Search
  • Contract
  • Phone Around For Prices
  • Phone Around For Quotes
  • By Phone
  • Previous Use
  • Current Supplier
  • Total
  • Local Firms
  • Price And Locality
  • Broker
  • Always Had Them
  • Price And Quality
  • Long Term Supplier
  • Phoning Local Suppliers
  • Research
  • Ring Round
  • Phoning Around For Best Price
  • Same Supplier
  • Phonebook
  • Phone Quotes
  • Price And Convenience
  • Local Distributor
  • Usual
  • Use Same One
  • By Price Comparison
  • Previously Used
  • Phoned Round For Best Price
  • Availability
  • Dont Know
  • Previous
  • Cheapest Price In Area
  • Prices
  • Phone Around For Best Price
  • Cheapest Local Supplier
  • Compare Prices
  • Quotes
  • Telephone Directory
  • By Price On The Day
  • Same Supplier For Years
  • Usual One
  • Use The Same One Each Time
  • Cheapest I Can Find
  • Online Price Checking
  • Go To Usual Supplier And Quote A Cheaper Price That They Then Match
  • Tank Access Is A Little Awkward So We Prefer To Use The Same Supplier If Possible
  • Check Prices
  • I Phone 10 Suppliers And Pick The Cheapest
  • Same Suppliers For past 10 years
  • Advert
  • By Phone Quotes
  • Used Usual Supplier
  • Local Group
  • Lowest Quote with Reasonable Service
  • Same One For 30 Years
  • Checking Local Prices (website) And Negotiating With My Usual Supplier
  • By Internet
  • Location
  • Regular Supplier Used For Several Years
  • Local Paper
  • By Checking 3 Suppliers' Prices
  • Standing Arrangement
  • Convienence
  • Local Advert
  • Local Supplier Has Been Very Reliable In Past
  • Phoned Around Suppliers And Got Cheapest Quote For 1000 Litre
  • Normal One Johnston
  • Phone Around For Cheapest Quote
  • From The Details On The Tank
  • Shop Around For Cheapest Quote
  • Local Supplier To KY13 9HY
  • Via Quotes
  • Next Day Delivery Needed
  • Tradition
  • Via A Oil Quotation
  • Same One Each Time
  • By Quote
  • Friends Advice
  • We Have An Automatic Signalman System
  • Want Shell Oil
  • Ringing Local Suppliers
  • Cheapest And That Can Deliver On Saturday
  • Call About 5 Suppliers For Cheapest Quote
  • Asking Around
  • Cheapest On Day
  • Use The Same 1
  • Adverts
  • Same Supplied For The Last 8 Years
  • By Prices
  • Cheapest Of 4/5
  • Top Up
  • Phone Round For Quotes
  • Ask For Quotes
  • By Comparing Prices
  • I Have A Top Up Supplier
  • Consortium Delivery
  • Kept With Existing Supplier
  • Best Price Out Of 3
  • Phoned Around For The Cheapest
  • Ring Two Different Local Firms With Short Wheel Base Lorries
  • Local Papers In Essex
  • Same As Previous Supplier
  • Use Local Supplier
  • I Have A Credit Account With Them
  • Good Value
  • Telephoned Local Suppliers
  • Price Comparison Sites
  • Word Of Mouth And Matching This Supplier - Total Butler - With Others On The Internet
  • Usual Supplier Always Gives Best Price
  • Normal Supplier - Used For Years
  • From Previously Used Ones
  • Name Written On Oil Tank
  • By Price On The Web
  • Historically By A Direct Debit Arrangement
  • Regular Price
  • Inertia
  • Phone For Prices And Go With Cheapest
  • Ring Around To Get The Best Price
  • Use Only Supplier To Contact Me Since Moving To New Area
  • They E-mail To Say There Is A Group Saving
  • Ring Around Different Suppliers
  • Comparison Of Shortlist
  • Have Planned Delivery Agreement
  • Quality Of Oil (cheap Oil Bought Some Years Ago Resulted In Damage To Boiler) And Cost
  • Always Used Same One
  • Size Of Tanker
  • On Contract To Top Up But Far Too Expensive Now Only Deliver When Asked But Still Pay Monthly Direct Debit
  • Choose A Local Supplier From Yellow Pages
  • Top-up contract
  • Local Suppliers
  • We Have Always Been With The Same Local Supplier But They Are Now Part Of A Bigger Company And Much Less Helpful
  • By Locality
  • Pay Baxter Johnston By Direct Debit
  • Always Bought From Same Firm
  • Not Sure
  • Time To Pay Bill
  • Compared Prices
  • Chose 3 Or 4 From Yellow Pages And Went With The Cheapest
  • Local And Offers Credit Account
  • Cheapest Price And Nearest Delivery Date
  • Have Used Supplier In The Past
  • Phoned For Price Direct
  • Cheapest Deal
  • Have Tried Various Suppliers But Found A Better Service From Goff
  • Always Used The Same One
  • Local Syndicate
  • Just Keep With Them
  • Existing Suppler
  • Same Supplier That Have Contract With
  • Whichever is Cheapest
  • Check Cheapest Price By Phone
  • Always Had Same One
  • By Quotation
  • Online Cheapest
  • Price And Delivery Times
  • Cheapest In Our Area
  • By Price And Availability
  • Competative Quotes
  • Local Information
  • Phone Around For Lowest Quote
  • Compared 2 Local Suppliers
  • Cost Of Oil And Length Of Pipe
  • Account Holder With One Company
  • By Phone Selection
  • Used Company Before
  • Account Holder
  • Ring Round for best Price
  • Phone 3 Local For Cheapest
  • Price And No Surcharges
  • Proximity And Time To Pay
  • Searching For Best Price
  • Phone Around For Cheapest
  • Quality & Service
  • Always Used The Same
  • Price Comparison
  • Good Service Before
  • Best Price In The Area
  • On Internet
  • Compare Prices By Telephone
  • Web Trawl
  • I Use The Same One Consistently
  • Have Always Used The Same One
  • Convenient Delivery Times
  • Have Stayed With Same Supplier For Years
  • By Ringing Round
  • Haven't Yet
  • From Local Suppliers Best Price
  • Telephoned Many Local Suppliers To Obtain Best Price
  • Local Buying Consortium
  • Shop Around For Prices
  • Phone For Quote
  • Nearest To My Area
  • Phone For Cheapest Supplier
  • Ring Round For Prices
  • Nearest To My House
  • I Have Always Used This Firm
  • Price And Service
  • Don't Always Use Same But Would Wish To Shop Around
  • Local Recomendation
  • Always Use Same
  • Cheapest And Good Delivery
  • Recommendation From Friends
  • Phone Directory
  • By Telephone And Cheapest Price
  • Have Recently Sacked Total Butler (had DD A/C)
  • Now Watch For Boiler Juice E-mails
  • Phone Around Every Time
  • Telephone Local Suppliers Asking Prices
  • Check Prices Online First Then Shop Around By Fone With Local Suppliers
  • Up To Now Have Only Used Our Local Supplier; Now Looking Around To Get A Better Deal
  • Ringing Round For Best Price
  • Net
  • Top Up Service
  • Telephone For Price
  • Must Have Small Tanker
  • Have An Account
  • Ringing Round Local Suppliers For Best Price
  • Always Use Same Supplier
  • Advertising
  • Mostly Local Firm
  • Emo Oil
  • We Ring Around To Find The Cheapest
  • Rang Round
  • Based On Price
  • 3 Calls 1x 39.9pl 1x35.9pl And 1x34.9ppl For Kerosene
  • Pay Monthly
  • Tel Local Companies Went With The Company That Gave Me Best Price And Service - Rix Petroleum
  • Always The Same
  • Local Pages
  • Ringing Round Suppliers Localy
  • Telephone About 6 Suppliers To Find Cheapest
  • By Phoning Re Prices
  • Standing Instruction
  • By Cheapest Price
  • Use The Same All The Time
  • Used Same One For Years
  • Phoned Around For Best Price
  • News
  • Online And Phone
  • Phone Around For Best Price Off Local Suppliers
  • Linton Oil
  • I Would Consider Using Other Supliers But I'm A Little Worried About Cheaper Oil; Ive Experienced Poor Water Content In Cheaper Oil In The Past
  • I Would Also Like To Join In With Other Locals And Drop The Price That Way
  • Gogle Search And Price Comparison
  • Phone Round For The Cheapest
  • Price And Delivery Day
  • Existing Contract
  • Price And Delivery Date
  • Nearest With Competative Price
  • Cheapest Oil
  • Local Retailer
  • Internet Price Check
  • Usually Use Same Supplier
  • Same Supplier Each Time As Good Service
  • Ask Locally
  • Always With The Same Supplier
  • 3 Prices
  • Location Nearest
  • By Price At The Time
  • Cheapest Rate
  • On Line Prices
  • Best Price On Internet Or Boiler Juice
  • Budget Plan
  • Cheapest Or Quickest Delivery Time
  • Phoning Around Companies
  • Ask The Neaghbours
  • Useual Supplier
  • Same One
  • Use Same One Always
  • By Googling And Phoning For Quotes From Previous Suppliers
  • Same One Every Year
  • Ring Round Local Companies For Best Rate
  • Habit
  • Use The Same Supplier That Contacted Us When We Moved Into The Property
  • Through Village Syndicate
  • Call 3 Suppliers And Get Best Quote
  • Price & Delivery
  • Boiler Juice Or Direct From Supplier
  • Monthly Budget Account
  • Local Supplier Used By Letting Agent
  • Proximity To Home
  • Incumbant
  • Looked On Internet For Good Price
  • Telephone Suppliers
  • I Don't
  • On Line Comparison Or Telephone
  • Used Before Tried Diffrent Cheap One
  • Local Cheapest For 2000 Litres
  • Tied To Service Contract
  • By Phone To Check Cheepest Price And Speed Of Delivery
  • Pay Monthly For Local Supplier
  • Just Same As Previous Owner, But Would Like To Research If It Is Reaaly The Best Price
  • Comparing Prices By Phone
  • Ring Around Or Look On The Net
  • Internet Quotes
  • Goff E. Anglia
  • Cheapest Supplier
  • On Contract
  • Phoned Previous Supplier
  • Use A Regular Supplier
  • Peart
  • Previous Owner Used Them
  • Online Cheapest Option
  • Best Pricing
  • By Ringing Around
  • Same Supplier Each Time
  • Checking The Best Prices
  • Used The Same Local Family-run Company I've Used For Years
  • Word Of Mouth Or Internet
  • Quotation
  • New Customer
  • Same One I Always Use
  • Repeat Order From Regular Supplier Who Has Proven To Be Very Competitive On Price And Excellent On Delivery And Quality Of Oil
  • By Ringing Round To Find The Best Price
  • Internet To Find Supplier And Then Telephone For Prices
  • Used Same One As Usual
  • Used Supplier Previous Person In House Used
  • Never Change
  • Price, Delivery Time
  • Phoned Round To Get Cheapest Price
  • Phoning Round
  • Conpare Sites Online
  • I Joined A Local Syndicate
  • Compare Prices Locally
  • Very Limited Due To Remote Location.I Only Had 3 Suppliers That Would Deliver.You Ask For A Quote,then You Talk To Your Neighbours,see Who They Use,then Decide On The Best Overall Supplier.It Is Not Allway's About The Cheaper Price,but About The Best Serv
  • Best Quote While Ringin Round
  • Village Syndicate
  • Call Around For Cheapest
  • It Was The Cheapest At The Time
  • Use Same One Each Time
  • Usual - Boiler Juice
  • Use Brogan Fuels
  • Yellow Pages Prices
  • Monthly Plan
  • Local Agent - partly Price
  • Local One
  • Call Round For Cheapest Price
  • By Account
  • New House, So Sticker On The Oil Tank
  • Boiler Juice On The Net
  • We Were Moving So Used Same As The People We Were Buying From. Now Lokking For Cheapest (can You Help)
  • Used Supplier Before
  • In Yellow Pages
  • Check My Usual Suuppliers Price Against Online Quotes and Then Ask For A Better Price
  • Phone, Get Quotes , Compare To Boiler Juice And Select Cheapest
  • From Landlord
  • Ringing Around Local Suppliers For Prices
  • Account Payment Plan
  • Western Fuel
  • Oil Co-operative
  • Syndicate
  • Heating Oil . Co. Uk
  • Telephone For 2-3 Quotes
  • Cheapest Of Quotes
  • By Getting Quotes From Various Suppliers
  • I Have An Account
  • Best Price For 1000 Litres
  • Phoned Around For Cheapest
  • Use The Same One
  • On Cost
  • Closest
  • Locality , Price, Green Credentials
  • Price On The Day
  • Check On Prices
  • Repeat
  • Normal Supplier
  • Web Searches, And Phone Around
  • By Telephoning
  • Local Supplier Brogans
  • I Used To Phone Around For Quotes Everytime I Filled Up, But I Then Became Aware Of A Sindicate In My Area That Bulk Orders And Gets A Substantial Discount On The Prices I Could Get Alone
  • The Nearest
  • Usual Supplier Asked To Price Match Lowest Available
  • By Price Of 1000litres
  • Local And Quick
  • Promise Of Quick Delivery
  • Hingley & Callow
  • Buy Local But They Dont Give A Good Service
  • They Were Recommended To Us By The Previous House Owner As They Are Reliable And Trust Worthy
  • Name On The Tank
  • Previous Owner Recommended
  • Bulk Delivery
  • Regular Order
  • Telephone Several Local Companies
  • Price Check
  • Shop Around Or Same One I Usually Use
  • Neighbiour
  • Search Engine On Google
  • By Reasonable Price Regardless Of The Time Of Year
  • Phoned For Quotes
  • By Calling Suppliers
  • Online Search
  • Normally Phone Around Known Suppliers
  • Shopped Around 6 Different Companies And Took The Cheapest Price
  • Have Used Before
  • See Whose Cheapest
  • Gough Petroleum
  • Telephone Around
  • Search For The Cheapest Supplier On The Internet
  • Lowest Cost
  • Used The Same One For Years
  • Same One Every Time
  • By Calling Round For The Best Price
  • Price And Availability
  • Find The Cheapest
  • Regular Supplier But Checked A Few Prices By Phone
  • Quality Of Oil
  • Use The Same One One
  • Compare Site Online
  • Online And Phone Quotations
  • Have Used Same Supplier For Many Years
  • From The Label On The Fuel Tank
  • On Direct Debit With Total So Don't Shop Around
  • By Price Quotes
  • Group Buying. They Group Deliveries To Your Area And Obtain Volumes Disount
  • Known Local
  • CPL
  • Look For Best Price
  • Phone For Prices
  • Phone Local Suppliers
  • Most Local
  • Get Quotes
  • Cheapest And Most Reliable
  • Usually Stick To The Same Supplier As Have An Account And Have A Budget Payment Plan
  • Same As When We Moved In
  • Used Same One 9 Years Goff Oil
  • Phone Around, Select Cheapest
  • By Phoning Around Local Firms
  • Comparison Site
  • Chose The Cheapest
  • CPL Petroleum
  • Club
  • Shop Around, Best Price
  • By Cheapest
  • By Previous Suppliers And Quotes
  • Cheapest Local One
  • Either Through Account With Team Flitwick Or
  • Planned Payment Top Up
  • BoilJuice Comparison - Always Order From Goff Petroleum When They Agree To What I Want To Pay!
  • New House - Used No On Tank
  • Local Company Offering Payment Plan
  • Phone For Quotes
  • By Existing Monthly Payment Plan
  • Local Oil Buying Group
  • Watchman Monitor
  • Group Delivery Service
  • Just Started To Look For The Cheapest Online
  • By Phoning Around For Cheapest
  • Same Supplier Is Normally Cheapest And Can Pay Monthly
  • Past Reliable Service
  • Ringing Around For Prices
  • On Price Only
  • Via Boilerjuice
  • If They Can Deliver Quickly
  • Locally And Price
  • Convenience And Cost
  • Previously Used And Compared Prices
  • Regular Supplier - Best Price
  • Phone Up And Get The Cheapest Quote
  • Local Telephone Directory
  • Same Supplier For The Past 25 Years
  • Always Use CPL
  • Yellow Pages Rang For Quotes
  • Village Co-op
  • Budget Account
  • Called Around Local Suppliers
  • Account
  • By Phoning Around Different Suppliers
  • Recommendation For Agas
  • One Used Before
  • Repeat Order Because He Knows How To Access My Oil Tank
  • Phone Around For price
  • Recommended By Central Heating Contractor
  • I Have Been Using The Same Supplier For Years
  • Yellow Pqges
  • Agreement To Deliver When Tank Is Low
  • Price /group Perchace
  • Best Of Six Suppliers' Price Quotes
  • Phone For Cheapest Quote
  • Cheapest Of The 2 Or 3 Companies Whose Lorries I See In The Area
  • Internet Price Guides
  • Check Internet For Prices
  • Shop Around For Best Deal
  • Yellow Pages/previously Used
  • Internet Look For Cheapest
  • Bayford
  • Contract Supply
  • Local Directory
  • By Cost
  • Telephone Quote Comparison
  • Service
  • Cheapest Online
  • Phoning
  • Phoning Companys
  • Shop Around For Best Price
  • Web Site
  • Have Very Limited Availability Due To Remote Area
  • Look In Yellow Pages
  • BoilerJuice For Quote, Then Phone Suppliers Direct And Challenge Them To Better The Price
  • Always Used
  • Local Consortium Based On Yelvertoft Northamptonshire
  • Used Same Company For Years
  • Ring A Round For The Best Price
  • Used The Usual Supplier
  • Compare Quotes
  • By Phoning Around And Quotes Online
  • Cheapest After Phoning Round For Prices
  • Phone For Cheapest
  • The nearest supplier
  • By Cheapest Price In My Area
  • Already Known
  • Service And Price
  • Distance And Cost
  • Search Engine
  • The Cheapest Supplier On Line
  • Phone Around 3 Local Suppliers For Best Price
  • Jwf Fuels
  • By Ringing Around Local Companies
  • As Used Before
  • Distance
  • By Cost And Service
  • Same
  • Phone Around Local Supliers
  • Price Or Recomendation Of Friends
  • Phoning Around For Prices
  • Long Term Customer
  • Part Of An Oil Group
  • Direct Debit Payment Emo Oil
  • Rang Around For Best Price
  • C.P.S. Fuels
  • Cheapest On Line
  • Ford Fuel Oils
  • Long Time Customer
  • Local Phone Calls
  • Prices Are So Up And Down But they Are Quick To Deliver
  • Search Internet
  • Called
  • Boilerjuice Website
  • Historic
  • By Taking The Cheapest Quote On The Day From A List Of 4 Suppliers.
  • Ring Round Oil Companies And Get Best Price
  • Cheapest Prices
  • Delivery Response
  • Best Price From One Of Three Local Suppliers
  • Cheapest Locally
  • Highland Fuels, Inverness
  • Local Man
  • Telephone All Local Suppliers
  • Found The Cheapest Seller
  • Previous Experience - Cheap And Quick Delivery
  • By Price Site
  • Local Quotes And Price Comparison Sites
  • BoilerJuice Does It For Me
  • Usual One Buy Phone
  • Price Then Service
  • Always Used The Same Supplier
  • Regular Contract
  • Price At The Time Of Ordering
  • By The Area And Prices
  • Ring For Prices
  • Price And Payment Convenience
  • Search The Net
  • Local Firm In Gloucs
  • Local Company That Will Bill Me
  • Asking For Different Quotes
  • Phone Call
  • Have Been Paying By Direct Debit. Now Checking Out Cheapest Provider
  • By Phone Book
  • Friends Recommendation
  • Ring Around If I Havent Run Out To Find Best Price Otherwise Use One Of The 2 Companies Who I Know Will Deliver Quickly
  • Only One Supplier
  • The One That The Previous Owners Of The Property Used
  • Best Prices
  • Topup
  • Checking The Internet
  • Internet, Shopped Around For Best Price
  • Phoned Round After Looking At Boiler Juice
  • Check 3 Suppliers in my Postcode
  • Phoned For Quotes, Went With Cheapest
  • Local Area
  • Seek 6 Quotes
  • Current Supplier Paid By Direct Debit
  • Cheapest Price Per Litre (on Line Search And Phone Calls)
  • Local Cheapest
  • Shop Around For Best Prices
  • Cheapest Price Of 3 Local Suppliers
  • Use Same One For 2 Years
  • Check Local Prices
  • Cheapest Nearest
  • High Street
  • I Call Round Several Suppliers For The Best Price
  • Online Search Engines
  • Local Price Comparison
  • Took Over When I Moved Into My House
  • Ask Freinds
  • Best Service
  • Standing Order
  • Phone Some Local Companies For Comparison
  • Rang A Few
  • Jwffuels Dumfries
  • Ringing Round
  • By Comparing My Normal Supplier With Another, Ringing For A Price
  • By Reliable Delivery In A Rural Area
  • Avoid 2% Credit Card Charge
  • I have an issue of cheques dis-appearing
  • I Am Looking Online
  • Cheapest From Telephoning
  • Cheapest Per Litre
  • Phone Ring Round And Haggle Costs
  • Phoning Around For Quotes
  • Yellow Pages Survey
  • Quality Of Service
  • Oil Company
  • Phone Round For Best Price
  • From Previous House Owner
  • Refferal
  • Local Provider
  • Had The Same Supplier For More Than 5 Years
  • Used To Ring Around - Now Stick With One
  • Shopped Around And Went To A Reasonably Priced Local Supplier With A Good Delivery Date, But Less Than Two Months Later The Price Has Risen By 17pence Per Litre!
  • Boiler Juice Website
  • Lowest Cost By Calling Round
  • Direct Debit Southern Oils
  • Cheapest Local Quote
  • The Usual Supplier
  • Boiler
  • Online Price Comparison
  • Telephone By Price Usually
  • Web Quotes
  • Local Firm
  • Internet And Phone
  • By Price & Location
  • Comparing Prices
  • Online Comparison
  • Check online for cheapest
  • Silvey
  • Neighbourhood consortium
  • Price per litre and any extra costs, ie, credit card charge etc
  • By searching for the cheapest price
  • Use regular supplier
  • Cheap and reliable
  • Oil syndicate
  • Friend
  • Quote from 2 companies
  • Telephoning suppliers
  • Regularly used supplier
  • Prices compared each 2 years
  • Group purchase
  • Best price cheapest oil
  • Price
  • Cheapest
  • Local
  • Yellow Pages
  • By Price
  • Online
  • On Line
  • Cost
  • Cheapest Price
  • Usual Supplier
  • Local Supplier
  • BoilerJuice
  • Phone Around
  • Shop Around
  • Regular Supplier
  • Telephone
  • Locally


by Alan on 14 February 2012
Tried the websites on here and found them to be poor value. My normal supplier, G B Lubricants, who are Gateshead based quoted 59.9p for 1000 litres. quoted 67.15. Best course of action is just to ring around a number of suppliers. Have used F Peart in the past as well.
by Alan Quinn on 31 May 2011
Personally I have never trusted any of these so called comparison/buying sites. I use them for guide prices only and for the past 20 years I have always bought my oil from my small local independent supplier (Campbell Fuel Oils, Paisley). They always deliver next day (sometimes same day), send me an invoice, and give me 30 days to pay it. Their prices are always reasonable, but the service they provide would be well worth a penny or two extra. And in these environmentally conscious days the tanker has only driven 4 miles to make the delivery from the depot. They also have their own friendly local engineers on call in the event of any boiler problems.
by Julia L. on 24 May 2011
I would never buy from DCC they own too many companies. One office alone I know of in Norwich has 4 'different' companies under one roof - you call 4 different phone numbers for 4 different companies the same people answer the phone.
by bob on 08 March 2011
GB oils must be stopped in my opinion, any supplier being to big will hurt us all in the end. I use universal fuels ( Always come out about cheapest. Also check the comparison sites like boilerjuice (not now they are owned by GB oils) or

Would avoid golocate like the plage, so many horrible stories from customers.

by philippa hitchborn on 18 February 2011
I order 500 litres of heating oil in November and was told it would take 10-15 working days to be delivered when this did not happen I contact go locate fuel and was told problem with supplier and that my order was considered of lower priority and I could pay ?75 to make it high priority. I did not do this and was told I had to wait. I continued to contact them and nothing was being done, I was told the oil would not be here until the new year so when the new year came round I contact them again and was told it would take a further 6-8 weeks for delivery, I could not wait this long as I had no heating or hot water and my house was getting damp and mould was appearing, I needed the refund to buy oil from a real oil company. When I asked for a refund I was told that it would take 30 days so again had no choose but to wait, so when 20 days had passed I emailed Ben and asked him to confirm that I would have my money in the 10 days remaining, he ensured me that I would. 30 days passed and no refund so I emailed them again and no reply I contact them through the contact us link on the web page and no reply and I called the on the number on the website and it just ring and rings and I am now out of options. There are many people in this situation just type go locate fuel in to google and see the many complaints.
by John Swindells on 18 February 2011
That's an awful tale, Philippa, and you're certainly not the only one. If you haven't recovered your money then you should involve your bank, and they can sort it out using distance selling regulations.

I'll have more on this in a post coming soon!

by rippedoffexcustomer on 26 January 2011
Be aware that the Sunday Times (3 issues Jan 2011) reports that DCC Energy is under multiple investigation for fraud. Owners of many distribution firms including Scottish Fuels and Brogan Fuels.
by David Kirkby on 14 January 2011
"John" stated on 08 March 2010 that GB Oils have a monopoly and own many of the companies. It should be noted that GB oils are a division of a massive services conglomerate, the DCC group (based in Dublin, Ireland).

In Cornwall at least, there is an independent supplier (Consols Oils). Although unfortunately they will not deliver to my home in Essex.

As a test, I got a price on 14/1/2011 for 500 litres, Consols Oils quoted 58.88 p/litre, for a 2-4 working day delivery to the Cornish postcode TR15 1TA.

The Boilerjuice web site (owned by GB Oils/DCC) quoted slightly lower prices of 57.89 p/litre (2-day deliver) to 58.39 p/litre for a 5-day delivery to the same Cornish postcode.

So in Cornwall, where there is some competition, Boilerjuice were slightly cheaper.

Now when I put my real postcode in Essex to the Boilerjuice site, so the prices rises dramatically to 63.79 p/litre on a 5 day delivery to 66.43 p/litre on a 2 day delivery.

So where there no competition in Essex, the prices are around 5.5 p/litre more expensive from the same Boilerjuice site.

I'm sure Boilerjuice would give some reason why its much cheaper in Cornwall than to my home in Essex, but I suspect that its just there's no competition in Essex. Most of the companies in Essex are part of the same DCC group, and I don't know if any are independent.


by dave on 18 December 2010
Before buying oil from Go locate go to this page and scroll down to see the scam this company are running. I like many others got caught out as you will read. I have reported this company to trading standards and the office of fair trading as have many others,your oil will not arrive on the dates you are given.

When you ring like I did I was told that their supplier had let them down and that they would now have to go to another supplier and the cost would be another £25. I like all the others had no option but to pay as we were almost out of oil. My oil still did not arrive even after the extra £25 - no oil on the new date given.

If you wish to cancel you then find you have no money to buy from another supplier as it could take thirty days for them to put your money back into your account and yet only seconds to take it out.

My advice if you need oil use this site as they are all bonifida companies and good reliable names; some may be a little more expensive than others but your oil will arrive.

Remember: Go locate oil for no oil

by John Swindells on 18 December 2010
Please tell us which page shows the consumer problems you describe.
by David Nicholas on 18 October 2010
4000 of us in Leicestershire, Northants, & East Warks have been buying our heating oil together for some years now. see :- Yelvertoft Village Heating Oil Buying Group
by John Kelleher on 12 May 2010
Hi Rupert Holden you said that you got heating oil from This site used to be owned by Bayfords. Recently Bayford got taken over by GB Oils. That now means that as well as or are all owned by GB Oils. It also rumoured that negotiations are well under way for GB oils to take over Pearts in Hartlepool.
by John on 08 March 2010
I always ring around for a price. The worst ones and by far the most expensive to deal with are GB Oils. They have a monopoly now all over the country and squeezing out the competition.

They own:

Shell Direct, EMO oil, Scottish Fuels, CPL Petroleum, Carlton Fuels, O J Williams, Owens Fuels, Bayford Oil, Brogan Oil, Southern Counties Fuel Oil, Cooke Fuel Cards, Boiler Juice,Team Flitwick. These are only the ones that I know of. There are others also. So remember when you are buying fuel do you really want to get rid of all the competition? When I shopped around for oil today I was quoted over 6p per litre more from this organisation compared with my local supplier.

by Maria on 20 December 2010
We have just run out of oil and our regular supplier cannot deliver until mid January. We called around other suppliers and Watson Oil quoted us ?1.40 per litre plus ?80 surcharge to delivery on the 31st December. That is over double the current price!
by Chris Edwards on 24 February 2010
There is a new site that that offers price comparisons instantaneously like Boilerjuice but actually show you who the supplier is. We just bought our oil from a supplier on the site (we're in Belfast) and it was fairly simple to use with no requirement to pay online.

by Niki Milligan on 23 January 2011
Interesting - not the site, but that this company's website tells you it is not yet operating in Belfast (where I also am).

I wonder if you happen to have a vested interest in the company...

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by Rupert Holden on 08 October 2009
I live in Jarrow in the North East, my supplier is who quote pretty cheaply but I tend to phone around and then compare
by Linda O'sulilvan on 02 October 2009
I rang all my locals in the midlands and went with Rix Petroleum who gave me the best price and best service, their drivers are extremely helpful
by steve on 22 September 2009 is the best one in my opinion
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