Crude and Heating Oil Analysis
Thursday 8th August. Average UK heating oil prices have fallen steadily in the last 7 days. Crude Oil prices also fell over the same period but have started to show an upward movement today. Demand fears, inventory draws and a strong US Dollar are playing off one another and geopolitical upsets failing to make any impression on prices. As a result, the UK distributor and broker heatingoil price has now started to also fall. We do expect UK heating oil prices to bottom out tomorrow and ris e on the weekend.
Today, Brent prices are up $0.85 (1.51%) and is $57.08 this is down on $4+since Sunday. Same applies to WTI which is also up $1.18 (2.31%) and is at $52.27. It is clear to us that OPEC are clearly worried about pricing and doing all they can to support the oil price without much success. Go to our home page and half way down you’ll see a live market trading position. (Mon-Fri Trading hours)
The #heatingoil price has also risen by $1.01 (0.58%) to $1.7633 also $5+ down since Sunday. In real terms this is a lot lower than expected and UK domestic distributor and broker heating oil prices have fallen quickly as a result. We send Sunday “to expect further falls in the UK market”. Today’s prices are very good but we feel they won’t be sustained much past Friday 9th. With demand being traditionally low you may get it your heating oil cheaper and faster. So, before you go on holiday fill your heating oil tanks now as prices are very cheap.
Over the last few days distributor average prices have shown a steady fall. Prices today have fallen by 0.66ppl to 48.06ppl (inc vat) and are 1.93ppl cheaper than 9 days ago. Prices seem to be settling now at the 48.50ppl mark at the moment despite some wild peaks and troughs during last month. As crude prices have fallen as at Friday last week. We are expecting very little in the movement in the heatingoil price.
The major deciding factors on prices in the coming weeks will still be the price of crude oil, production cuts, warmer weather and availability of product. Mid East conflicts seem to have abated for the time being. Equally important is a very strong dollar against the pound and euro. The trend is still unsettled for now. Keep an eye on your local price situation by getting multiple quotes from heatingoilshop.com,
#checkyourtank & make sure you do not run out of #HeatingOil and top up where necessary. Save money by getting quotes from a heatingoilshop.com distributor and not incentivised brokers.
Distributor vs Broker Analysis
Today, average prices for distributors fell 0.66ppl to 48.06ppl and average broker prices also fell 0.96ppl to 48.46ppl. The difference between average distributor
#heatingoil prices versus average online heating oil broker prices rose today to is 0.40ppl inc vat. This means you can save an average of £2.00 on 500 litres or £4.00 on a 1000 litres buying from a distributor. This does fluctuate and depends on your postcode and other charges made by brokers. There are many bargains out there, especially from suppliers. Remember, savings can change in an instant!
Wise up, cost more money. Brokers charge a variety of commissions, surcharges & admin charges or a mixture of all and these affect your final bill. Boilerjuice and Valueoils are notorious for loading quotes with delivery charges, commission and admin charges. All of which push up the PPL exclusive of VAT price. As you can see using a broker today, can cost you more and it does vary from day-to-day and from broker to broker. Individually some of the brokers can be cheaper than the average distributor price. That’s why it is better to choose multiple
#heatingoilquotes from HEATINGOILSHOP.com where the price quotes are free of commissions, delivery or other surcharges, and more competitive.
Today’s Broker Analysis
Average broker prices are up to 48.46ppl today. You can see from the above graph which brokers are charging the most today. TankTopper top the list today at 50.20ppl followed unusually by cheaper oil operator Heating Oil Club. Tanktopper are 2.75ppl dearer than the lowest price of 47.45ppl offered by DirectOil. Comparisons were made at a “CO” postcode.
So, do you really want to pay an average of £13.75 more for 500 litres or an average of £27.50 more for a 1000 litres by buying from the most expensive? In the broker category we have seen a low prices of 47.45ppl and highs of 50.20 (inc vat). (All prices are dependant on postcode variations). You would be better off comparing prices from heating oil distributors in your area using heatingoilshop.com. Remember, prices change regularly and are delivery postcode dependant.
31 Day Broker Price Analysis
Over the last 31 days up to 30th June, we have sourced broker prices at different postcodes. In the graph below, you can see which heating oil Brokers have performed consistently well or not so well over the month as regards pricing. There have been some changes since last month with TankTopper once again taking pole position. ValueOils is in second place ith Certas Energy in third place. DirectOil also seem to be competing on a much better playing field. One to watch. HomefuelsDire continue to outstrip the competition by being on average 3.88ppl cheaper.
Our graphic is based on average prices for each brokers’ performance over the last 30 days. The best and worst performers during this period can be clearly identified. HomeFuels Direct remains the most consistently well and low priced broker by being 3.65ppl cheaper. for over 3 months now!
It has to be said that these are average prices at various postcodes over the course of 31 days. Each broker is compared with other brokers at the same postcode on the same day with the same load size. Moral of the story choose your brokers with care and watch their prices here.
You’re better off getting multiple quotes through heatingoilshop.com and comparing prices without having to pay commissions or admin charges. It really is time to get multiple heating oil quotes from heatingoilshop.com‘s suppliers and stop paying commissions to brokers. So, hop over to heatingoilshop.com to see if you can reduce your overall
#heatingoil costs this Winter.
Our advice is to keep those tanks topped up without paying commission or other charges being added. If you are low on fuel, less than 25% then you need to take action now and fill up at good prices.
UK Regional Analysis
Over the last 7 days there has been a fall in average UK oil distributor
#heatingoil prices on the week of 2.45ppl finishing at 48.06ppl and starting to fall.
#Scotland average prices fell 1.92ppl to 51.91ppl.
#Wales average prices fell by 1.81ppl to 48.22ppl
#NorthernIreland average prices fell 1.11ppl to 46.40ppl.
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For current price trends, head on over to heatingoilshop.com and get multiple #heatingoilquotes from suppliers to your area.
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The average price table is a guide only and does not constitute an offer. As regional, postcode and supplier differences occur, we encourage you to obtain multiple and competitive #heatingoilquotes from heatingoilshop.com to get the latest deals and prices from the suppliers delivering to your area.
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