Making sense of heating oil prices

Around 1.3 million households across the UK use heating oil to keep their homes warm. The market is not as heavily regulated as electricity and gas, and wholesale oil prices can be unpredictable.

Kerosene is the most common type of heating oil used in the UK, and is manufactured as a by-product of crude oil. This is the reason why your heating oil price jumps around so much. Unlike other items, the price you pay for your heating oil is likely to vary substantially throughout the year. As a result, it can be hard to keep up with market changes and ensure you are keeping your expenses as low as they could be.

Choosing reliability in your heating oil supplier

The heating oil market is also a crowded one, and it can be tough to work out which company to do business with. There are a lot of websites that are dedicated to helping consumers compare domestic heating oil prices, but these sites are not the ones that actually source and deliver your oil to you. This adds a lot of middlemen to the process, which could affect the service you receive or you might find yourself paying additional fees.

As part of World Fuel Services, Direct Oil has complete control over its distribution network. That means we are directly responsible for making sure your heating oil gets to you on time. For something as important as keeping your family warm, there is a lot to be said for choosing a supplier that can provide reliability.

So, when it comes to trying to make sense of heating oil, prices aren’t the only thing you need to look at. You also want to be sure that a company has the capacity and capability to get your oil to you when you need it. This is exactly what Direct Oil is all about.