Get charge and commission free heating oi quotes from HeatingOilshop.com who is the UK’s only #1 commission and surcharge free Heating Oil Site. It provides a simple, heating oil quote service. and brings your needs to local heating oil suppliers that service your postcode area.
The website listings we provide for each postcode area consist of two types of heating oil supplier. These range ranging from small family businesses to large multinational companies.
We do not include heating oil brokers or comparison sites like boilerjuice, heatingoil.co.uk or directoil.com. These online sites are owned by large heating oil suppliers. Our experience of these sites has been good but prices tend to be more expensive than using a distributor.
Independent Heating Oil Suppliers
As the name implies, independent oil suppliers are usually well established family owned businesses that vary in size. Some operate multi-supply depots and others a single depot or shared depot business. Many of these suppliers provide heating oil quotes to our customers from our website.
These suppliers pride themselves on good service, competitive prices and punctual deliveries. They are the mainstay of the heating oil business. We highly recommend supporting your local businesses wherever possible.
Most suppliers will also be members of the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers.
Some supply large areas of the country and have a sizeable tanker fleet where others will have a smaller fleet and concentrate on serving the local community.
In general, the majority of these business will have supply contracts with either major UK oil producers, and buy “ex tank”, or on a “spot” basis. The smaller independents may have supply contracts with a larger distributor.
Most suppliers will provide a heating oil quote that will be valid for 24 -48 hours. They will hold the price for this period and until you firm your order. Seasonal operations will change as demand outstrips demand. Most distributors will supply their regular customers first.
Non Independent Heating Oil Suppliers
Non independent distributors whilst independent from oil producers are usually large corporate concerns who have over the years sucked up the smaller, local oil suppliers as well as larger ones.
They operate in much the same way as independent suppliers, but, because of their size, they can guarantee higher volumes to an oil producer and should command a better pricing structure from the producer.