News for heating oil users: The UK could be set for one of the coldest winters on record.

Although we see reports like this quite often, there seems to be quite a bit of backing for reports that this Winter could be a cold one, with the MET Office also suggesting that it could be a cold winter.

The Telegraph are reporting that: “Britain braced for long, snowy winter as strongest El Nino since 1950 expected. The strongest El Nino for 65 years could bring a winter like the 2009/2010 Big Freeze”

With this in mind, we are advising customers to check their oil tank levels now and order well in advance of running out. To be safe you should place an order when around 6 inches of heating oil are left in your tank. This will give you a couple of weeks supply in case delivery is extended.

If bad snow does arrive, it slows down deliveries (and makes some deliveries impossible), so if you are in a house with difficult access, it’s extra important to be prepared.

The good news for customers is that heating oil prices are down by 36% since last year, so now is a great time to top the tank up! Visit our homepage to get a low cost heating oil quote now.

We will follow this post up with some tips on how to save money on your oil bills and how you can prepare for a cold winter.