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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
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We may all be enjoying the good weather but at the same time you could also be thinking of stocking up on your home heating oil ahead of the autumn.
Price of 500 litres of home heating oil has increased by 20% in last three months.
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.
As the average price for 900 litres of home heating oil breaks through the £500 mark for the first time in over two years and with prices varying by up to £58 the Consumer Council is calling for the NI Executive to examine the need for regulating the industry. Northern Ireland has seen the price of home heating oil accelerate by 87 per cent in the last two years .