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Oil Buying Clubs Rewarded

Published: Mon, 7 Mar 2016
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Energy Conservation team at the CIH-NI Awards
CIH Winners
We have picked up the ‘More than Bricks and Mortar’ title at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing (NI)’s awards.
The Awards were held last Friday (4 March) and our collective oil buying partnership with Bryson Energy was recognised in the ‘More than Bricks and Mortar’ category.
Collective oil buying is one way we are helping combat fuel poverty. It is a simple concept which is proving highly successful and rewarding for those involved. So far 27 clubs have been established with over 2,200 households joining purchasing in excess of 1 million litres so far through 170 purchases. Savings on 500 litres (most popular order) of about £22.30 (12.6%) are being achieved.*  More importantly, it is making budgeting easier as households can buy smaller monthly orders of 200-300 litres which suits many.
Clark Bailie, our Chief Executive said:
“I am thrilled our Energy Team’s project, in partnership with Bryson Energy, was recognised at the 2016 CIHNI awards. It is a terrific idea which is helping tackle fuel poverty and which the Housing Executive is pleased to support.  
“I am delighted the oil clubs are continuing to go from strength to strength, achieving valuable savings for members. This award is testament to the fact that the Housing Executive is truly about ‘more than bricks and mortar’.
Oil buying club membership is open owner-occupiers and those who rent (privately or through the Housing Executive or a housing association) so click on the website to see if there’s a club near you and call 0800 1422 867 for more information and to join.
* when compared to the Consumer Council average price for 500 litres