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MP backs 'Buy early' heating oil campaign

September 11, 2013 2:01 PM

South Lakes MP Tim Farron is backing a campaign encouraging heating oil users to stock up early before winter sets in.The 'Buy Oil Early' campaign has been launched by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), Citizens Advice and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers, who highlight that early orders can benefit from lower prices and prompt delivery of fuel.

The last few years of prolonged severe winter weather meant that many of the oil distribution companies had an increase in orders and backlogs in delivering oil particularly in remote and rural households where roads where disrupted by snow and ice.

Tim said:"I welcome the launch of this campaign. Many people in rural areas like ours stock up on heating oil before the winter already. Previous severe winters show it's better to order early when suppliers have spare delivery capacity."