The video below is of a phone conversation between a heating oil customer and a national supplier. The supplier is quoting 97 pence per litre for an order of under 1000L, or 85p/L for 1000L or more. This stuff really is becoming liquid gold! It surely can only bring more people into fuel poverty and force households to cut back on essentials just to stay warm. Question is, where is it going to end?
Comments from our Facebook group support the view that this is a preposterous quotation, as 60 - 65 pence per litre is the much more likely figure. The chronic problem of small deliveries (eg, 500L) remains, even though the price of these deliveries would be over £300. One hopes that the higher unit price of heating oil would make the fixed cost of delivery less important to the overall price, but that doesn't seem to be happening. If you do require smaller, more frequent deliveries, then your best option is to find (or set up) an oil buying group so that the cost of delivery becomes insignificant.