Dear David: day SEVEN OF 20

Day SEVEN of TWENTY: “THE SMART WAY TO BUY CHEAPER HEATING OIL”

Here’s today’s astonishing information – the table of shame!  We harvested prices from an internet site called Boilerjuice – they claim to be “the smart way to buy cheaper heating oil”! Really? We took a price from twenty-two different counties for 500 litres of heating OIL delivered within five working days. Exactly half of the prices were 64ppl or above. That is over 14.5ppl above wholesale price. But there were a number that need special mention:

  • Essex, Herts & Suffolk were all above 67ppl
  • Buckinghamshire took second place with 69.75ppl
  • Oxfordshire tops the table of shame with a truly astonishing 73.88ppl

The Oxfordshire price is over 24ppl more than the wholesale price. Why? How? Warwickshire borders Oxfordshire and their price was 59.58ppl. If suppliers in Warwickshire and also Derbyshire can deliver OIL at below 60ppl, how is it possible that suppliers in other counties cannot?  The two biggest changes from this very same price harvest on Friday the 7th of December – just two working days ago – were jumps of over 3ppl in Bucks and Herts.

One week ago I said there seemed to be something wrong with the price heating OIL again…anybody want to disagree with me now?

Keep warm!

Chris Pomfret