Lanie's Heating-Oil Purchasing Group

Updated November 13



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Background


This domestic oil-buying consortium was established in July 2005 by Lanie Allen.  It began in the village of Hamstead Marshall (three miles west of Newbury).  The consortium has grown over the intervening years through publicity in parish magazines, local events and through word-of-mouth.  An article in the local newspaper about oil supplies during the heavy snow-fall of 2010, gave oil consortia unexpected publicity and they received many more enquiries about membership.  Lanie's group now has a membership of nearly 700 households including those from surrounding villages and a bit further afield.

Oil consortia help members keep their oil costs down and the co-ordination of orders and deliveries also reduces the number of tanker journeys though rural villages.


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