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Old 8th Mar 2022, 17:40
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Checked the price of oil today for 500l - currently 82p per litre (as we have a small vehicle due to access restrictions, so no discounts or group orders available).

24 Feb we bought 500 ltr @ 63.60p
Sep 21 it was 46.80p

Time to get out the wooly jumpers. thankfully we have an endless supply of wood, and a wood burner which heats just one room.
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Old 8th Mar 2022, 17:47
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No one seems to object, we just continue to get stiffed for no direct reason relating to the fuel.
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Old 8th Mar 2022, 18:42
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117.83 pence per litre right now on the Boilerjuice tracker. It's increased, unsurprisingly, from about 87 p/litre at the start of the week.

Thankfully, we filled up when it was significantly cheaper a few weeks ago.

Or maybe that should be "tankfully".


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Old 8th Mar 2022, 21:50
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Originally Posted by Helol View Post
Checked the price of oil today for 500l - currently 82p per litre (as we have a small vehicle due to access restrictions, so no discounts or group orders available).

24 Feb we bought 500 ltr @ 63.60p
Sep 21 it was 46.80p

Time to get out the wooly jumpers. thankfully we have an endless supply of wood, and a wood burner which heats just one room.
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Old 8th Mar 2022, 22:07
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So that explains how all those radiators are powered on all the English renovation shows my wife watches. The last house I lived in that had heating oil was in the 70's and that was in Canberra where winter is definitely not benign with temperatures regularly below zero overnight.
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Old 9th Mar 2022, 07:55
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We are awaiting a delivery. Our argument runs like this:-

Prices go up much faster than they come down, so it's likely to be better to get it now than later. Plus, should there be even more shortage, at least we will have some. We decided that the advantages of filling up now were likely to exceed those of filling later in the hope prices would have dropped...
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Old 9th Mar 2022, 14:27
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Just been quoted 104p/litre. One snag, they are not currently taking orders !
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Old 9th Mar 2022, 16:38
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Looked yesterday on couple of sites, with the vat, £2/ltr
Looked today £1.70/ltr
Thermostat now in the off position and earplugs in to drown the wife’s whinging.
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Old 10th Mar 2022, 06:57
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With BBC news today reporting oil prices "plunging" thanks to the UEA doing something or other with their supply, it appears that hasn't filtered through yet as Boilerjuice is showing £1.48 per litre right now...
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Old 10th Mar 2022, 07:05
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Good on the University of East Anglia.
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Old 10th Mar 2022, 07:22
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Heard the UAE were doing something too.
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Old 10th Mar 2022, 12:22
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Those world famous Norfolk oil fields...

Oops.... UAE!


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Old 10th Mar 2022, 13:38
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Out in the wilds here in the log cabin it’s been a regular winter, burning about 100 litres of paraffin (USA kerosene). An 18-litre jerry can full costs about ¥2,000 (£12), a little dearer than normal.
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Old 10th Mar 2022, 16:41
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Thinking of moving to small cottage with oil - in the south (UK)
At present have gas but how much oil does it take to heat a small 3 bedroom cottage.
I read 1000 litres could last a year but it could be only 3 months!?
The place has a log burner with possibility to install a second -.and we like to keep warm.
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Old 10th Mar 2022, 16:59
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The cost has many variables - how often/how long your heating is on, how well insulated your home is, your 'comfort' temperature (thermostat setting), how much hot water you use, age/efficiency of boiler, and your local suppliers' rates.

EDIT: checked my order history and for our 3 bed semi-detached cottage with two adults working out of the house for half the day, and sometimes housing a student, newish double glazing, new boiler, no cavity wall insulation we use 500 litres approx. every 2-3 months during winter and approx. every 5-6 months during summer.

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Old 11th Mar 2022, 05:26
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So is that around 1250 Lt per year?
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 06:04
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So is that around 1250 Lt per year?
Yes, looks to be around that, call it 1500 litres to take into account that we've had a couple of mild winters recently.

We only use the oil for central heating and hot water - we don't have anything fancy like an Aga.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 06:18
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Originally Posted by Blues&twos View Post
Yes, looks to be around that, call it 1500 litres to take into account that we've had a couple of mild winters recently.

We only use the oil for central heating and hot water - we don't have anything fancy like an Aga.
Same here. We are not on mains gas, so oil is for central heating and water. We have a wood burner, but that just heats the living room. Two-bed bungalow, with approx 17' x 15' living room.

Just noticed, price was £1.06 yesterday, checked now it's down to 92p. (as always, that is for 500l, with no discounts)



We have either a 1200 or 1300 litre tank (can never remember which), and usually order 500l once/twice a year. The only time we had more was 900l last Sep.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 06:35
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Originally Posted by Mike6567 View Post
Thinking of moving to small cottage with oil - in the south (UK)
At present have gas but how much oil does it take to heat a small 3 bedroom cottage.
I read 1000 litres could last a year but it could be only 3 months!?
The place has a log burner with possibility to install a second -.and we like to keep warm.
I'll assume it isn't thatched (if it is check insurance). We run an aga on oil, no hot water. Service once a year, 1100l tank filled twice per year.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 06:49
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Originally Posted by Mike6567 View Post
Thinking of moving to small cottage with oil - in the south (UK)
At present have gas but how much oil does it take to heat a small 3 bedroom cottage.
I read 1000 litres could last a year but it could be only 3 months!?
The place has a log burner with possibility to install a second -.and we like to keep warm.
living in a 140sq metre house on oil. I have a 1300l tank that I top up each summer. For the past four years it has taken 800 to fill. I run the thermostat at 20c. The only thing is it was a 2016 build. I tend to put the heat on for 1-1.5 hours in the morning and about 2-2.5 in the evening depending on the weather. Currently I'm not bothering in the morning and today it was 18c. Obviously an older house will use a lot more. You could always heat the rooms the use and not bother with kitchen etc. if you like to sit around in shorts then don't move. A fleece or extra gansey is a good idea.
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