There is some consternation over a website offering discount heating oil prices, as long as you pay for it using relatively unknown payment methods.
The website in question is heatingoildelivery.co.uk, a plain affair with a payment page that requires a UKash paypoint voucher number or a Moneybookers email id. Most people won't have heard of either of these means of paying, but may be tempted to do so given that the advertised 900L oil price is under 54p/L (compared to a market baseline of around 58p/L). You can also inject money directly into their account using a money deposit or a BACS transfer.
Note: As of January 2012, a very similar website has popped up, with the same payment page and lower-than-normal prices: wholesalepricesheatingoil.co.uk
Before you decide to order from this supplier, consider what action you will take if your heating oil isn't delivered. Bank transfers are notoriously difficult to undo, and banks have a reputation for failing to assist you; read Martin Armstrong's story, No Go-Locate Fuel! for how to recover your money from a bank transfer. As for the other payment options, you will really need to read (and understand) the small print, to determine how much the third party will assist you in getting your money back. Oilbuyer.co.uk has a useful page on what to look out for, so you don't get caught out by a heating oil delivery scam.
Here are a couple of (unsubstantiated) complaints about "heating oil delivery co uk":