Not something I would ever need, but as a matter of interest, how much has it been costing?RogerS":yafxnuer said:In case it's escaped anyone's attention, the price is very, very low at the moment. I just filled up at 31.95p per litre.
In Sep 2019 50.95....Jan 2020 49.95 so not an insignificant saving.lurker":2xsg3v4v said:
No mains gas and no need to swap to a gas tank yet.woodhutt":29uzu61j said:Good grief! Are you guys still burning oil for heating? I thought that had been outlawed 40 - odd years ago following the oil crisis. Or was that just a temporary measure?
Of all the practical options open to people in isolated rural communities in the UK, heating by oil (kerosene) has the lowest carbon emissions. When the wood pellet industry here reaches a critical mass, it will be the best solution, but the capital costs are high despite subsidies, and at the moment most of the pellets are imported (mainly from Canada, I'm told) meaning there is a high carbon footprint. An energy consultant friend of mine did the maths and worked out that the emissions were higher from imported wood pellets than from oil. Electric heating in any form (including heat pumps) is smoke-and-mirrors, and whilst we still burn lots of fossil fuels in generating our electricity it remains a dirty as well as an expensive option. I feel less than guilty about burning oil because I made the house extremely energy efficient such that it costs about £75 to £100 a year to heat.woodhutt":3f3jeqq0 said:Good grief! Are you guys still burning oil for heating? I thought that had been outlawed 40 - odd years ago following the oil crisis. Or was that just a temporary measure?