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Heating Oil in Scotland

Scotland features beautiful isolation, rugged terrain and internationally recognised landmarks such as Loch Ness and Aviemore. Scotland has exposure to cold northern winds from the North Sea and the Arctic and highly variable weather – with skiing available throughout the winter in many parts of the Highlands. The cold and wet weather is a small price to pay for these beautiful surroundings. Despite this, paying less for your heating during cold spells is of primary importance, and doing so requires a little insider knowledge about the availability of heating oil in the country.

North Sea Oil:

Scotland decided against leaving the UK in a referendum held during September 2014. The future of North Sea oil and gas were a major campaign battleground during the run up to the Scottish Independence referendum. North Sea operations began in 1975 and although oil and gas are now tougher to extract, the reserves are substantial - between 15 billion and 24 billion barrels of oil equivalent - meaning possibly another 30 to 40 years of production. And there could be new discoveries such as the fields west of Shetland. The concern for North Sea Oil during the end of 2014 and early 2015, is that with oil prices around $50-60 per barrel, extraction becomes unsustainable. It will be interesting to see how the industry reacts to prices during 2015.

Heating Oil Scotland Infographic:

Scotland Heating Oil Infographic

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General Information: Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It shares it's borders with England to the south and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the south west. The counry is made up of more than 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Tourist Attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan

Population: 5,295,000

Capital City: Edinburgh

Scotland: Heating Oil Facts - 2015

Grangemouth, near Edinburgh is the only oil Refinery in Scotland

21% of Sottish homes use heating oil

Average Order Size: 940 Litres

Market Competition: 53%

Feedback: "Got to say, first class service - thank you" C. MacIntaggart, Aberdeen

Who is supplying oil to Scotland?

As illustrated in the following table, ValueOils.com have numerous heating oil suppliers serving Scotland, below are a selection of some of the key locations:

Depot Name Postcode Key Towns Served
Aberdeen AB11 Peterhead, Inverurie, Montrose, Forfar, Brechin
Grangemouth EH48 Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Alloa
Inverness IV2 Nairn, Elgin, Thurso, Oban, Fort William
Kirkwall KW15 Kirkwall,  Stromness
Stornoway HS1 Isle of Lewis, Newmarket
Lerwick ZE1 Lerwick, Gremista, Scalloway

Throughout the region, these depots serve a wide range of clients, from private individuals in remote areas and towns to large commercial customers.

Despite the relative seclusion of many properties in Scotland, our depots are well positioned to serve businesses and individuals alike, delivering oil efficiently and affordably. Please refer to the quick quote section for delivery options in your area.

Heating oil prices in Scotland?

Want to know how much you’re likely to pay for heating oil in Scotland? ValueOils.com provides rough estimates of prices in the table below for comparison with other providers. Note that the prices below can vary throughout the region and are subject to change depending upon your postcode. To get an accurate quote please use the quick quote box on the RHS of the page – you may be pleasantly surprised! 

Did you know: the pence per litre rate will drop significantly the more you order.  This is particularly relevant in the Highlands and West of Scotland where deliveries can be particularly remote and inaccessible, meaning the variable costs per order are much higher.  We advise staying within your budget but checking the price for 1,000 litres up as the unit cost will be much lower.

Other services in Scotland

Your oil or gas boiler is probably the hardest working appliance in your home!  A regular annual service with Valueoils.com will make it last longer and improve the efficiency of your whole central heating system. Valueoils offer a full range of boiler servicing for oil and gas boilers.  Carried out by OFTEC & Gas Safe Registered engineers.  For more information on how a well maintained boiler will save you money on heating bills. Or to book a boiler service click here.

Live Heating Oil Prices in Scotland

 500 Litres900 Litres
Price Per Litre Ex VAT45.10p45.10p
Net Price Ex VAT£225.50£405.90
VAT @ 5%£11.28£20.30
Total Price Inc VAT£236.78£426.20

Please note that the above estimated prices can vary throughout the Scotland region and are subject to change. For an exact quote for your location, please use our quick quote form on the day you plan to order.

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