When do people buy heating oil?

This chart reveals when visitors to this site say that they last bought heating oil for their home. Click on the chart for a larger view!

What is shows is that, unsurprisingly, most oil tank filling activity goes on between November and February - and by November, a lot of people have gone a fair while without buying oil. It definitely looks like October is the very latest that you want to get your order in, if you want to avoid demand-led price increases!


by MJS on 12 January 2011
Don't understand this chart at all! can anyone explain it?
by Bemused on 28 March 2011
I guess not. What are the "m"s millions ? months ?
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