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Refilling - Heating Gas/ Mazout

Hi All,

We'll be leaving our rental place in the Nyon area soon and need to refill our heating fuel tanks with Mazout (about 4,000 L) -- obviously deeply concerned about what the bill will look like with the way gas prices have been going . Just crummy timing --- Any suggestions on how to manage this?

I see that committing to a futures purchase would've helped, but my time machine is now broken! Any (other) suggestions would be appreciated
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Forgive the typo in the title meant "heating fuel"
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Re: Refilling - Heating Gas/ Mazout

Ouch- bad timing. I am afraid there are no miracles- and we are all on tenterhooks!

The market is very volatile, and anything can happen. 159 for 100 litres at the moment, or whereabouts.

https://www.migrol.ch/fr/energie-cha...dice-des-prix/

Just ordered a lot of wood for the wood-burner and the price has gone up hugely too. 130.- per stere (cubic metre), dry ready for use cut in 33cm lenghts. Last time bought some we paid 80.-
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Re: Refilling - Heating Gas/ Mazout

Unfortunately I can't offer any great news.

There is a tiny bit of competition between Migros and Coop (I don't follow the others) that might help, but the emphasis is on tiny. I would suggest you have someone who speaks FR make the call. Coop has been more attractive on the pricing for us.

Your tank size is not huge so that will not help you but at least you can get a delivery (the normal min. is about 800-1000L). You might want to ask the neighbours if they participate in a buying group. Volume (delivered at the same time) can help with the pricing, even if the delivery is to 2-4 addresses close together.

Sometimes prices can be a bit softer in the summer if you can order then. This year there will be no "summer discount".

Given the Ukraine situation, I would bite the bullet and order now before things potentially get worse.
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Re: Refilling - Heating Gas/ Mazout

I feel your pain, still have 500l left in our tank and need to fill up asap. I don't expect the price to come down this year at all, so might as well bite the bullet.
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Re: Refilling - Heating Gas/ Mazout

Yeah - this was something we walked blindly into never having had to purchase heating fuel before. Of course, we couldn't have predicted the war and its timing/ impacts either...

It's a good recommendation on speaking with the neighbors-- I hadn't realized bulk purchases were possible. Fingers crossed!

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Good luck. Our group has 30.000 litres on hold- the guy in charge made a big mistake not to buy this Spring, thinking it would come down. Can't blame him, he is just a neighbour and has normally always got us all a very competitive price.

We have swtiched off heating altogether, and relying on solar panels for the Hot water. Will be using wood and be very careful next winter- and hopefully the 6000 litres we have now will keep us going for next season.
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