How an oil buying group can cost you more for your heating oil.

A number of people heat by oil. With energy costs rising much faster than wages, most people consider it desirable to get the best deal they can. The price of heating oil is quite volatile, so it makes the sense to get the best deal you can.

A number of oil buying groups exist, which claim they exist to get you a good deal, but in practice, I have found that this is far from the case. My experience is based purely on two buying groups, which cover the area where I live.

I had a particulary nasty experience when using the Essex Oil Club, with their supplier Concept Fuels. When I have more time, I will add full details, but the main point is that the buying group is often not a good deal for customers.