Home heating oil prices in Northern Ireland: where to get the best deals
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The latest figures from the Consumer Council, which surveys suppliers every week across Northern Ireland to benchmark prices on the cost of oil, shows that the average price for 900 litres is £670.76 –compared with £706.34 two weeks ago.
The average price of 500 litres is currently £381.69, down more than £19 of the equivalent amount a fortnight ago. Likewise, the average cost of 300 litres is now £239.56, compared with £253.47 on September 28.
While this week’s prices will be welcomed by those wanting to top up their tanks ahead of colder weather, it is still worth shopping around for the best deal as many suppliers will deliver further afield at no extra cost.
The Consumer Council figures also show a difference between Northern Ireland’s local council areas.
When it comes to 500 litres, residents of Newry City, Mourne and Down are paying the highest average price of £385.65 while the lowest is again in Derry City and Strabane at £374.57.
The highest average cost of 900 litres, meanwhile, is currently £675.04 in Newry City, Mourne and Down while the lowest is £660.14 in Derry City and Strabane.