Thank you for your interest. Please find below all the information that you might like to have and retain for future reference.
NEWSLOGS is a buying group whose sole aim is to Bulk Buy at the lowest possible cost. There is no membership Fee (FREE Membership) Orders are preferred by E-Mail. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org But we will be happy to take telephone orders from any member who do not have a computer.TEL 01823 698 470
MEMBERSHIP is FREE. The oil buying group was started in 2004 with 6 members in Othery. By October 2018 there were over 5000 members in more than 150 towns, villages and hamlets, covering virtually the whole of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall. Saving members money on heating oil.
TARGET & OBJECTIVE is for all members to obtain domestic Heating Oil at the lowest possible price. It is also possible to supply Red Diesel and White Derv. The price reduction is usually substantial, delivering savings of between £150 & £250 per annum or higher, which also allows the elderly and disabled to buy 500 litres of heating oil at the same price as members with greater buying power. While cutting down on the impact to our environment by reducing the amount of heavy goods vehicles needed to deliver the oil. Average annual consumption is approximately 2,000-2,500 Litres per annum.
SECURITY, ACCESS & DATA PROTECTION. The average household today has several hundreds of pounds worth of Oil sitting outside in a tank. Many have some security in place; tank alarms and locks are now available and should be very seriously considered, as the Police advised that theft of heating oil is now becoming quite common, especially in rural areas. This may not be covered by your insurance policy. There may be locked doors and gates that need to be opened for a delivery to be made. If you have such precautions in place, please notify me.
DATA PROTECTION. 6 members in 2004 could be handled on a single sheet of paper. With over 5000 members today, there is a mass of personal information stored on a computer, including your Name, Address, Telephone Number, E-Mail address etc. This information is treated as being under the Data Protection Act, and is only disclosed to the selected Oil Company enabling them to make the delivery. There is no other disclosure at any time to any other person.
COMMUNICATION. All members should always be contactable on E-Mail or by phone. I will always seek to keep members advised of ordering and delivery dates, together with supplier price and contact details. Due to the volume of orders, it can take up to 10 days for some delivery to be made. It is not possible for me to request a specific delivery date. If you require this, you need to contact the supplier direct once the order has been placed. They will usually try and co-operate. Any specific information about access or security may need to be repeated (although I will have already supplied this).
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS. is welcome for those without e-mail or if there is a problem with your set
Tel 01823 698 470 and speak to Dave or Maggie
ORDERING AND DELIVERY – The MINIMUM order, (imposed by Weights & Measures legislation) is 500 litres and any delivery below the minimum may incur a surcharge. There is no MAXIMUM. Nor is there any requirement for members to take every delivery. You only take up the opportunity if you need Oil. Please specify exactly how much oil you need because this may be what is delivered. If you decide you need more, please contact the supplier directly.
AGAS AND RAYBURNS members who use this equipment,
it is recommended that you have an additive added to the oil for cleaner burning. This is something that all the oil companies carry and will add to your oil for a small charge. Please let us know if you require this when ordering.
ORDERS are processed every Week.
Please make a note of this date in your diary and/or calendar. I will aim to remind you of due dates but you should not rely on this.
SUPPLIER - WESTERN FUEL, DARCH OIL, WATSONS, CERTAS ENERGY, to name but a few are usually called and the order goes to the company giving the lowest price.
PRICE - Over 14 years ago the price of Oil was around 17p/litre. Early in 2011 prices of 70 pence per litre were almost normal. The price of Oil is tied to the US Dollar, Supply & Demand, and varies on a daily basis. The SLOGS price is fixed on the day of order and applies to the total delivery. The general oil price can change up or down the following day!
PAYMENT – The member is completely and totally responsible for payment, directly to the supplying company on their terms and conditions, usually within 5 days of delivery. CASH is NOT recommended, CHEQUE to the driver or by mail is OK. Payment by CREDIT CARD will almost certainly incur a 2% surcharge by the supplier. DEBIT CARD payment does not incur a surcharge (at this time). Delivery Note/Invoice should also be checked for the quantity supplied and the agreed price (plus VAT which is 5% at this time). I place the order on your behalf, and not as your agent, and accept no liability or responsibility.
TANKS/MEASURING/CONSUMPTION - As you can imagine there is tremendous variation in size capacity, and usage. The common tanks are either the old Metal tanks 2X4X6 (feet) 300 gallon/1300 litres capacity. A plastic tube on the side gives you an idea of how much oil you have in the tank. Every 6 inches on the tube is roughly 150 litres in the Tank. The modern Plastic equivalent is roughly the same size but holds slightly less at around 1,225 litres. The plastic gauge on these tanks indicates 120 litres for every 6 inches of reading. Many modern plastic tanks come with GAUGEMASTER/WATCHMAN which gives you a digital read-out in the kitchen F-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (approx 120 litres per digit).
The next tank size is usually about double the above, so double all numbers. A few are even larger – and I don’t have calculations for these very large tanks.
Experience shows that reasonably modern well insulated 3-4-5 bedroom houses will use (on average) anywhere between 200-300 litres PER MONTH during the winter months, depending on the level of comfort and warmth required. Hot water consumes around 30 litres a month. I have seen higher numbers. I recommend that you don’t run out of oil in January or February, so having a full tank in November can be crucial, along with a top up in January. Running dry is usually a major problem, which is often not resolved by simply pumping oil in. Air in your oil line usually means a system strip-down in an emergency and this can be an expensive and inconvenient situation.
Stringent regulations are now in place with regard to the positioning of new tanks – position relative to buildings, fences etc. Oil companies are obliged to access whether a tank is safe – i.e. corroded metal tanks may be limited to small delivery quantity. The modern Plastic tank must be supported on a flat base, for its entire length and width.
Newslogs is able to recommend a company that can supply a new tank and install it so it complies to all the regulations. Lots of our members have used this company and for this reason, only we recommend them.
Please email or call us for more information Tel 01823 698 470
Please remember that NEWSLOGS is Bulk Buy at the lowest possible price. It can not and is not able to provide any kind of bespoke or tailored service.
Joining is simple all we need is your full postal address with postcode together with your contact number, and any other information you think we may need to know about your own personal requirements regarding delivery, such as a locked tank, gate if you like to be called before delivery is made etc.
If you have any questions, I will do my best to answer them.
Dave & Maggie Smith
E-Mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone 01823 698 470
The next order No 227
is open with a closing date of 10am Monday
3rd December 2018, the price for this order will be 47.99 pence per litre Please have orders with us in plenty of time.
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