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Thread: Price of Home Heating Oil 2012 - Republic V Northern Ireland

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    Default Price of Home Heating Oil 2012 - Republic V Northern Ireland

    In the north it costs £603 for 1000 litres of home heating oil working out at roughly €755 using XE.com

    NI price source: Cheapest Oil - Price Trends

    However, here in the Republic it is €911 for the same fill.

    ROI price source: Home heating oil price trends for the Republic

    Why are we paying €156 more for the same stuff?

    I thought the Home Heating Oil taxes were harmonised between NI and ROI a few years back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneHundredPercent View Post
    In the north it costs £603 for 1000 litres of home heating oil working out at roughly €755 using XE.com

    NI price source: Cheapest Oil - Price Trends

    However, here in the Republic it is €911 for the same fill.

    ROI price source: Home heating oil price trends for the Republic

    Why are we paying €156 more for the same stuff?

    I thought the Home Heating Oil taxes were harmonised between NI and ROI a few years back?
    You can buy 1000 litres of kerosene for €890

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    Carbon Tax and higher VAT. Scams cost money.
    “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” - Friedrich A. Hayek

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    Fook Gormley and his "Carbon Tax"

    Is it illegal to travel to NI to buy my home heating oil?

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    Be carefull some of the home heat oil around the border is causing big problems with boilers, so cheap might be dear in long run, stick with the big companies for youe home heat oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneHundredPercent View Post
    Fook Gormley and his "Carbon Tax"

    Is it illegal to travel to NI to buy my home heating oil?
    Shouldn't think so. I think there is free movement of goods between the UK and Ireland.
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    This is why there is oil smuggling/diesel laundering... borders create these problems, and always will.. And no, it isn't illegal as far as I know to buy your home heating oil from the North, so long as you pay all taxes due on it.. free movement of goods and services and all that.. wouldn't be worth driving all the way to Tipp for me though.. more's the pity
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    I wouldnt risk filling up with 1000 ltrs. Last year lots of people in my area were getting their oil stolen.

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    Home heating oil is one issue that no longer bothers me. 2 years ago I installed a boiler stove that heats my water and all radiators. So based on that I call for the duty on Kerosene to be increased by 4000%
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneHundredPercent View Post
    Fook Gormley and his "Carbon Tax"

    Is it illegal to travel to NI to buy my home heating oil?

    To hell with that. Will they deliver ?

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