Cap the price of heating oil

There should be a price cap on domestic heating oil, after prices more than doubled in a fortnight.

Currently, consumers heating their homes using gas or electricity have some protection from price rises under Ofgem’s energy price cap. However, there is no financial protection in place for the 1.5 million households that rely on heating oil.

The price per litre of heating oil has surged from 66.74 pence on 24th February to 148.25 pence on 9th March - a 122% increase in a fortnight, leaving a huge impact on the finances of rural households.

I/we the undersigned call on the Government to introduce a cap on the prices of heating oil.

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