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Oil clubs resources

Below are some resources, examples of best practice and tips for a successful oil club.

Best practice for oil buying clubs - coverThe Best Practice for Oil buying Groups guide [ 230 kb], jointly produced by Citizens Advice, ACRE and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers.

Case studies of working local oil groups

Top tips for domestic oil consumers

  • Fill up your tank well before winter arrives. Suppliers are less busy and can offer better value (fuel is more expensive in December, January and February).
  • Ask two oil suppliers for quotes and get the best price. You may find you can get a better deal if you develop a relationship with one supplier.
  • If you have difficulty paying for your fuel on delivery, ask your supplier about flexible payment options.
  • If switching supplier, give your new supplier accurate delivery instructions so they can then send an appropriate delivery vehicle and the driver can safely fill the correct tank.
  • Get the best deal by ordering in a way that makes delivery efficient for both you and the oil supplier, for example by joining a local oil club. For details of how to do this/set one up, go to
  • Fuel is a necessity for most people. If you are in financial difficulty, seek early advice by visiting your local Citizens Advice Bureau for free, independent advice, or visit our advice giving website,
  • Call free on 0800 512 012 (or 0300 456 2655 from mobiles) to find out if you are eligible for an energy efficiency grant. These can help reduce the costs of heating your home.