Oil Buying ClubPost in Community Energy by Sheila Mitchell
Are any of you out there in the community interested in joining an oil buying club, with the aim of reducing heating costs? If so, please read on...
The Energy Group want to hear from you!
This post is to give you an idea of what we would like to do. It will only work if we can go to an oil supplier with an order for a decent quantity of oil. The bigger the order, the better the price we will all get.
Currently we are planning on having four fixed dates a year to purchase the oil. This means we can hopefully get a reasonable quantity which should mean a good price.
The dates for the purchases are:
1 May 2019
1 August 2019
1 November 2019
1 February 2020
We will send out a reminder email about a week beforehand to everyone in the club asking for orders for the next purchase. You will need to give us your order by email before the purchase date with a minimum order quantity of 500 litres per household (no oil company will deliver less than this anyway).
On the above dates, we will contact the local oil suppliers, and request a quote for however many thousand litres on oil. The order will go to the compant who gives us the best price, and your oil will be delivered a few days later.
Please note that you are responsible for payment of your bill - the oil company will invoice you directly for your share and it is up to you to pay it. Garve & District Energy Group will not take or handle any payments.
The Energy Group members will get the same lower price for our oil as you do, so it is in everyone's interest to make this work, and get a lower price for everybody.
You can order every time we run the purchase, just once a year, or any combination which suits you (just remember the 500 litre minimum order).
The first date is creeping up on us, so we will send out an email to interested households beforehand requesting your order which we will pass onto whichever company "wins" the bid.
This is the first time we have tried this, so if you have any questions, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org