WEST Cheshire residents and businesses that use domestic oil to heat their properties are being advised to club together to achieve significant savings.
In the last five years householders have seen the price of oil rise from approximately £220 per 1,000 litres to £630 at the beginning of 2012.
With the average tank holding 1,300 litres, it means people are now paying £910 per tank, which often must be re-filled two or three times a year.
Cllr Herbert Manley, executive member for prosperity, said: “Some 2.5 million households across the UK use domestic oil.
“The message is to fill up now whilst prices are cheaper and only top up your supply during the winter months.
“Oil buying clubs can really help keep costs down in these difficult economic times.”
Website www.oil-club.co.uk, which has 25 clubs in Cheshire, launched in 2011 and has taken this concept a step further by giving households an opportunity to find and join established local clubs or start their own, that link together into a national ‘superclub’.