What is Abernyte Heating Oil Collective (AHOC), how does it work and what are the benefits of becoming a member?
- Members pay significantly less for their heating oil: achieved from our buying power and the cost savings on transport and admin by our chosen oil supplier.
- Full transparency on current savings for members and on request to eligible new applicants
- Savings on the cost of Propane gas cylinders, AdBlue, fuel additives and new oil tanks
- Helps the environment by reducing road tanker miles
- Membership is free – we are a not for profit organisation run by local volunteers
- Established over 10 years ago, AHOC has grown to be a group of over 40 like-minded residents in and around Abernyte who purchase their heating oil and gas cylinders as a group.
- Depending on seasonal and member demand, we offer five delivery opportunities each year in -
October, December, January, March and July.
- The AHOC buying group achieves significant discounts for its members by providing a local oil supplier with a large annual order: annually we currently buy over 115,000 litres, and the more members we have the stronger we are. We also enable suppliers to achieve reductions in distribution and admin costs.
- There is currently no surcharge for deliveries between 500 and 999 litres, nor for households with restricted access that require a small 4 wheeled tanker.
- There are currently no charges for membership. You pay the oil supplier directly on terms confidential to you and the supplier.
- Oilfast (Forfar) is currently our committed supplier.
- More security of supply in extreme weather conditions: remember the winter of 2009/2010!
- AHOC fixes the price per litre on behalf of the group using an agreed formula. Invitations to place your order are sent by email and WhatsApp at least 7 days before the delivery date and you decide what to order. You place your order using our secure online system and pay the supplier directly.
- We only ask for your loyalty for 12 months at a time and a timely response when a group fill is prompted.
- You are eligible to join us if you live in or near Abernyte, Knapp, Littleton, Kinnaird, Lochton, Craigdallie or Ballindean.