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Home heating oil – the smart choice for customers

23 Feb 2017 Author Marlene Gray

Oil is the cheapest fuel available for heating homes in Northern Ireland*. There are over 2 million homes in the UK and Ireland using oil for hot water and space heating and with 500,000 homes using oil in Northern Ireland, you know you are using the most popular fuel!   Prices for heating oil, including sudden peaks and dips, are mainly affected by the price of crude oil. This can vary...

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As oil prices remain low, OFTEC says consumers need realistic carbon reduction solutions

9 Mar 2016 Author Marlene Gray

As new industry figures show a further 7.8% fall in the cost of heating a typical home using oil in the last three months, OFTEC says the case for consumers to stick with, or even switch to oil is growing stronger, underlining the need for urgent change to the government’s low carbon heat strategy.   According to the latest Sutherland Tables*, the cost of heating an average three ...

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HMRC roadside fuel testing equipment to tackle the illegal diesel trade.

28 Jul 2015 Author Marlene Gray

The Treasury Minister Damian Hinds visited Belfast and Newry yesterday (Monday 27th July) as HM Revenue and Customs revealed new roadside fuel testing equipment to help combat trade in illegal diesel. The equipment has been set up in order to permit officers to test vehicles at the roadside for the presence of the new fuel marker, which was introduced into supplies intended for use in agricultu...

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