Home heating oil prices in Northern Ireland: where to get the best deals as prices rise
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The newest 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 now £655.87 – compared with £623.48 three weeks ago.
The average price of 500 litres is currently £370.37 up almost £20 over the same period. Likewise, the average cost of 300 litres is now £237.80, compared with £221.79 on November 30.
The Consumer Council advises householders that although they might have a regular oil supplier, they should shop around and look at other suppliers as many will deliver further afield at no extra cost.
The weekly comparison figures show there can be quite a difference in the price of oil across Northern Ireland’s 11 local council areas.
When it comes to 500 litres, residents of Newry City, Mourne and Down are paying the highest average price of £374.32 while the lowest is again in Derry City and Strabane at £365.80.
The highest average cost of 900 litres, meanwhile, is currently £661.12 in Newry City, Mourne and Down while the lowest is £650.07 in Derry City and Strabane.