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Home Heating Oil Prices – Cheapest in the UK!

Heating oil prices remain the cheapest compared to all other sources of UK domestic heating. The Sutherland Tables provide comparative costs for space heating and hot water for the most common fuels across a range of standard house types throughout the UK and Ireland. The Tables also provide figures for heating an individual room using a variety of appliances including open and closed solid fuel a… Read more

How to Foil the Heating Oil Thieves

Each year, the insurers NFU Mutual produce a rural crime report which analyses the trends in thefts and other crimes in country areas. The 2016 report was published a few months ago and contains some sobering news for homeowners and business people. Heating oil, along with diesel, was previously the third most frequently stolen item in countryside thefts, but it didn’t feature in the top fiv… Read more

Stable Home Heating Oil Prices Over Easter

With Easter just around the corner many of us are planning on getting the last batch of kerosene in before the break. For some of us it’s the fill that will do us until September. The home heating oil price for 500L dipped recently to an NI average of £198 down from £206 which is a difference of 1.5ppl. The price seems to have stabilised recently with no big rises or drops in store, seemin… Read more

All You Need to Know About Your Heating Oil Delivery

Heating Oil Delivery FAQs We get a ton of queries every day about heating oil deliveries so we figured it’s best to do a blog on the most commonly asked questions! Is the price of oil going to go up or down? Truthfully, we don’t know. No one does! It’s a common misconception that the price of oil is cheaper in the Summer than it is in the Winter, but this doesn’t happen all… Read more

Home Heating Oil Prices Should Make Us Check Our Tanks

Home heating oil prices are rising, so the last thing you want is a leaking tank that is losing precious oil and causing contamination problems. Read on for vital information about problems caused by sludge and water, and how to fix them. Water Build-up in the Tank Water can enter your tank in a number of different ways. Condensation can settle as a layer of water at the bottom of the tank. The ta… Read more

Good Weather, Lower Heating Oil Prices, Cracking Vouchers

They say good things come in 3’s don’t they? We’re quite fond of mild weather in the ValueOils office. Why? Well, it’s commonly accepted that warm weather = a lower heating oil price = more savings for you & me. And well that’s great and all but apparently we’re only going to get it over the next 3 days with the temperature reaching a tropical 16 degrees! Annnnnd then going back do… Read more

Oil Prices in NI

Northern Ireland is very different from other parts of the United Kingdom in that about 68% of NI households heat their homes using heating oil. Because of this, oil prices in NI are a key component of household budgets, and it’s essential that consumers are able to access the best deals.   So what might affect oil prices in NI in 2017, and what can you do to ensure you get the best ava… Read more

Fuel Poverty In The UK

  Snow. Ice. Wind. Winter. 4 words that can cause some of us great joy; immediate thoughts of cosying up by the fire, watching TV with some food and maybe a cup of tea. There’s nothing better, bliss. This isn’t the thought we all have unfortunately, in fact, roughly 42% of those in Northern Ireland have a completely different thought this Winter. And that thought revolves around one thing… Read more

Heating Oil – The Best Choice for Consumers

Heating oil has been the cheapest way to heat your home since January 2015. So consumers who have condensing boilers have made an excellent choice, and many are now able to heat a three-bedroom house for £750 a year – very difficult to achieve with a gas boiler. An oil condensing boiler is much cheaper than any of the renewable energy options. The average annual bill for customers using oil… Read more

Red Diesel – Your Questions Answered

Red diesel is nothing more or less than ordinary diesel fuel of the kind that you might put into a car, van or minibus at your local service station. Where it differs from that fuel, however, is that it is taxed at a lower rate for certain allowed industrial uses. So why the name? Because the taxman (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, or HMRC) likes to know who is using it and whether they are l… Read more