Sunday, March 30, 2008

Think of a number, double it ... and you’re still lower than the price of 900 litres of home heating oil

Yesterday, Lord Timothy of Belmont (who couldn’t live more than a mile away from AiB) about the price of home heating oil. He linked through to Cheapest Oil, a Northern Ireland comparison site that lists online prices from some of the local oil sellers.

They compare the price of 500 litres and the “normal” 900 litres (the quantity that generally attracts a discount). Not all companies offer online ordering, so our usual stalwart of Hylands Fuels (based just up the road in Dundonald) isn’t listed. You may also find that the over-the-phone prices differ, and some firms offer discount to loyal customers or prompt payers.

Here’s the current trend graph from their website (click for a more up-to-date one) – makes for miserable viewing.


Timothy Belmont said...

Hi Alan,
Just looking at Hyland's site. They quote £402.85 for 900 litres. That's fifty quid cheaper than valueoil. Am I reading this correctly?


Alan in Belfast said...

Think there's a fault on their price page ... all the prices are the same!

Timothy Belmont said...

Thought it was too good to be true :-)

Had a wonderful day at Castleward today; basking in sunshine!

Stephen Barnes said...

Y'know, I've been wondering if it's now cheaper to heat your home with good old 'leccy rather than that smelly oil. Must see if I can work it out some time.