Oil Buying Clubs

Home Heating Oil

‚ÄčNorthern Ireland remains reliant on expensive home-heating. More than two-thirds (about 68%) of households are dependent on oil as their main heat source.


  • Savings are based on a 300 litre average oil order in Northern Ireland.
  • You can get more information about the weekly average price of home heating oil from the:

Many people find it difficult to budget for large one-off bulk deliveries. Larger orders are a higher one-off cost, but smaller orders cost more per litre.

Buyers often have no option but to place these smaller, more expensive orders. Joining a local Oil Buying Club is one solution to this problem. 

What's an oil club?

Oil Buying Clubs are based on a simple idea - the more people that buy oil together, the lower the cost. You can buy as little as 200 litres of oil. When all club member orders are put together, the Club can get a better price.

The best way to negotiate a great price for your Club, is NI Oil Buying Network negotiating on the intended bulk order, on behalf of an area of clubs. Savings made are passed on to all members.

The more people that take part in the initial orders, the greater the savings. 

We are open to new membership. We can help you set up a new club in an area of need.

For more information:
email: oilbuyingclubs@nihe.gov.uk or
Freephone: 0800 111 4455 to speak with an Energy Adviser

More about Oil Buying Clubs

For your benefit, Oil Buying Club processes have changed.

Easy as 1.2.3. 

  • We take your ‘intended’ order and negotiate with suppliers for the best price.
  • We send you the best reduced price with an order discount code via text, email or phone call.
  • You place your own order by the supplier deadline, in 1 to 3 days

(*Or, the selected supplier may choose to follow-up on your order by phone)

  • You can buy as little as 200 litres without having to buy larger bulk orders.

  • It is free to join.

  • Ordering through an Oil Club means you can avoid having to buy ‘emergency 20 litre oil drums’, which can be much more per litre than a distributor might charge.

  • You avoid the risks with transporting oil in your car and transferring oil into the tank.

  • Save money - members benefit from a reduction in price per litre with the larger volume order.

  • Supplier saves on delivery costs.

  • Fewer vehicle movements equals a reduction in CO2 emissions - fewer deliveries reduces the number of tanker journeys – safer for the community and better for the environment.

  • Produces social cohesion and sense of community spirit.

  • As a member, you can expect savings of between £15 and £30 on an oil order.
  • Members have been achieving a saving of 10%+ on the most popular quantity of 300 litres*.

*This is the average saving for 300L compared to Consumer Council average weekly price.

  • On average a 20 litre drum costs £20.
  • That means that 5 drums, or 100 litres, will cost £100
  • The minimum order that a member can place with an oil club is 200 litres.
  • At winter 2021, this costs around £103 (with Oil Buying Club discount) and £123 without.
  • Ardglass (Ardglass, Killough, Strangford Co Down) 
  • Ards Peninsula (Balligan, Ballygalget, Ballyhalbert, Cloughey, Greyabbey, Kearney, Kircubbin, Kirkistown, Portaferry, Portavogie & Rubane Co Down)
  • Ballynahinch Oil Buying Club (Ballynahinch, Drumaness, Spa Co Down)
  • Ballinascreen (Draperstown, Co Derry)
  • Ballykelly & Maydown (Ballykelly, Greysteel, Limavady) (Waterside, Derry City / Eglinton)
  • Bannvale (Ahogill, Bellaghy, Lavy, Portglenone Co Antrim / Co Derry)
  • Belcoo (Belcoo, Letterbreen Co Fermanagh)
  • Colin Partnership (All BT17: Colin / Derriaghy / Dunmurry / Kilwee / Lagmore / Poleglass / Twinbrook)
  • Comber Neurodiversity (Comber, Ballygowan, Moneyreagh, Westwinds) 
  • Crannog Area Partnership (Cavanaleck, Chanterhill, Cornagrade, Sligo Road - Enniskillen Co Fermanagh) 
  • CUT (Culnady, Upperlands, Tamlaght, Maghera Co Derry)  
  • DAMOC (Desertmartin / Tobermore / Magherafelt / Castledawson Co Derry)
  • Downpatrick (Downpatrick town Co Down)
  • Irvinestown (Irvinestown/Lisnarick / Killideas Co Fermanagh)
  • Lisnahull (Dungannon town Co Tyrone)
  • Lisnaskea (Maguiresbridge/Lisnaskea/Newtownbutler Co Fermanagh)
  • Magheralin (Moira, Donaghcloney, Magheralin, Warringstown Co Armagh)
  • Mid Down (Ballykinler, Dundrum, Clough, Seaforde Co Down)
  • Millisle (Ballywalter, Carrowdore, Donaghadee, Millisle, N’Ards Co Down)
  • Mournederg Partnership (Castlederg, Churchtown, Killiter Co Tyrone) 
  • Murlough (Castlewellan, Newcastle Co Down)
  • MUVE (Coagh, Cookstown, Co Tyrone)
  • North Down Community Network (Bangor, Conlig, Groomsport, Holywood, Co Down)
  • Omagh (Town only - Credit Union common bond area)
  • Outer North (Cornshell Fields / Shantallow / Ballymagroarty - Derry City)
  • Richmount (Portadown area, Co Armagh)
  • Strabane (Douglas Bridge, Strabane, Sion Mills, Victoria Bridge, Co Tyrone)
  • Carrosyl Oil Buying Club (Carrowshee Park/Sylvan Hill Lisnaskea)

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