Weekly oil survey providing the average, cheapest and dearest oil prices.
A guide for energy users on home heating oil.
With fuel poverty levels in Northern Ireland at 44 per cent, many households
are struggling to adequately heat their home, it is important that the regulatory
structures aim to protect consumers and minimise the cost of energy to
consumers. In dealing
A Consumer Council research report into the attitudes and concerns of a Northern Ireland consumer in 2010.
Price of 500 litres of home heating oil has increased by 20% in last three months.
<p>The General Consumer Council today issued a warning following a meeting with oil industry chiefs over claims that oil was cheaper and safer than other fuels.</p>
The Consumer Council (CCNI) recognises the real benefits that gas currently
provides to consumers in terms of costs, energy efficiency, payment methods
and ease of use. With the high level of fuel poverty and significant increases
in the price of home
The Consumer Council recognises the benefits that energy efficiency can bring to both consumers and society.
The Consumer Council has welcomed the news that a pilot Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) scheme for home heating oil has been introduced in Northern Ireland (NI). The scheme, operating in 20 homes in Dungannon, Camlough and Newcastle, allows consumers to buy the amount of oil they need, which is then released from the consumer’s oil tank. A meter installed in the home helps the householder keep track of how much they have spent. It is hoped that the scheme can enable consumers to budget for their home heating oil, without resorting to using 20 litre emergency oil drums.