Buy your heating oil early urges FPS

FPS chief executive, Mark Askew
FPS chief executive, Mark Askew
The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) has joined forces with the government, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), Citizens Advice Bureau and Consumer Focus to launch the Buy Oil Early campaign.
Energy minister John Hayes said: “Previous severe winters show that it is better to stock up before the cold weather sets in, when suppliers have spare delivery capacity.
I would also encourage all consumers to save money on heating their homes by ensuring their homes are fully insulated.” 
FPS chief executive, Mark Askew said:  “In winter, the UK can experience shortages of heating oil at terminals.  Demand is obviously governed by the weather and a prolonged cold snap, means that the terminals are unable to provide product quickly enough and consumers can run out whilst waiting for deliveries as distributors have to go further afield to get supplies.”