Essex Heating Oil Supplies Could Run Out This Winter
Many people across Essex rely on oil to heat their homes and businesses. The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), along with the government, Citizens Advice and ACRE.org.uk to remind, and encourage, people to fill up their tanks early.
Last year a combination of colder weather and heavy snow left some homes short on oil. Topping up your oil tank is there vital to ensure that you do not run dry this winter.
Also, remember to keep an eye on the level during the winter. A few cold weeks can lead to a rapid increase in the rate of consumption and it is always better to get your order in early to avoid being left out in the cold.
Mark Askew from FPS told the Essex Chronicle that many customers have got into the habit of ordering the minimum quantity of oil possible to avoid spending too much early on. This can be a good idea in mild winters, but if we have another harsh winter then you could easily run out.
Protect Your Oil
Oil thefts have risen in recent years and it is therefore more important than ever to protect your oil supply. Ensure that there is a strong lock on it and consider setting up some motion sensor security lighting to deter oil thieves.
Where to Buy Heating Oil?
The RCCE (Rural Community Council of Essex) is a community interest company who help to lower oil prices in Essex. They were mentioned in the Essex Chronicle article and can be found online here: www.essexrcc.org.uk/Oil_Buying_Scheme.aspx
They are not the only oil buying group in Essex though. A similar ground that operates over Essex is the Oil Buying Group who can be found here: http://oilbuyinggroup.co.uk/
There are many other groups around Essex:
- Euro Fuels – Home Heating Oil Essex, Ongar Rd, Abridge, 01708 688415. http://www.euro-fuels.co.uk/
- ATP Heating Services Ltd, Unit 1, Reeds Farm Estate, Rowell Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, 01245 422355. http://www.atpheatingservices.co.uk/
- TRS (Essex) Ltd, Martells Quarry, Slough Lane, Ardleigh, 01206 231555, http://www.trsoiltanks.co.uk/
- Butler Fuels, Sandy Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, 0845 017 1137, www.butlerfuels.co.uk
- Spur Petroleum (London) Ltd, Oil Terminal, Goods Yard, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, 01992 760820, http://www.spur.co.uk
- CPS Fuels Ltd, Refinery Road, Harwich, 01206 763950, www.cpsfuels.co.uk
It is always worth making a few calls to find the cheapest oil prices.