Note added 4th March 2017 by Steve J.
This post still seems to be getting quite a few views. A good source for oil, not available when the post was originally written is the village oil club, details of which can be found here
This email has come in from Keith P requesting information.
Last October I ordered 2200 litres of heating oil on the internet from Go Locate Fuel. It was 1.6 pence a litre cheaper (£35 total) than the price quoted by Peak Oil on the same day. Who delivered it? Peak Oil! However my tank would only take 2034 litres, and despite the promise of Go Locate Fuel to refund any amount less than that ordered I have not received said refund of £70. And the likelihood of receiving it seems slim, since I have since found a website full of complaints about Go Locate – many, many people claiming to have paid hundreds of pounds and not receiving fuel at all. So I feel lucky that I received nearly all I ordered, even though it was delivered late. I will not be using them again and recommend anybody contemplating doing so to check out the internet reviews of this company first.
That said, hope springs eternal. I have just ordered from Halso at what I thought was a competitive price by paying with a debit card when placing the order. Hours later I found another website called Boiler Juice which has been running since 2004. When I put in a request for a quote it turned out 0.45 pence per litre cheaper than I had just paid! On 2000 litres that’s £9.00 cheaper. Before I commit myself to dealing with this website in future, has anyone in the village any experience of dealing with Boiler Juice? Are they reliable? Keith Parsons.