Rural Homeowners Warned to Watch out for Heating Oil TheftSubscribe to our RSS news feed

NFU Mutual, one of the country’s leading insurers, has warned rural homeowners that heating oil theft has become an increasing problem.  The company saw a 153% rise in claim costs in the first half of 2011.

Unfortunately, the cost of stolen heating oil doesn’t always stop with the fuel itself. Thieves often damage the tank when taking the oil causing an expensive environmental cleanup. A recent BBC article said the largest claim seen by NFU for heating oil theft was for £30,000. Only £3,000 was for the stolen oil and £27,000 was spent cleaning up the ground contaminated by the fuel spilt by the thieves.

A few weeks ago we put together some tips to help our customers protect themselves this winter. Read what you can do to make your fuel more secure.


About Moorland Fuels

Moorland Fuels was formed more than 15 years ago. The company started by supplying lubricants throughout the South West.  Moorland Fuels is still a family-run business.  Our reputation has been built by our team of dedicated drivers and staff. We all believe in what we do, and this can be seen in our commitment to excellent service, which gives us the edge over our competitors. 

We are a fully independent fuel distributor sourcing quality products at the most competitive price to industry, farming and the home.  We run all our own vehicles, both for fuels and lubricants, from our depot in Okehampton and keep an extensive stock to meet all our customers’ demands. This gives us the flexibility to provide a fast, efficient and professional service to our customers.  If you need heating oil in Devon give us a call.

For more information or to place an order, call (01837) 55700 or visit

Released December 19, 2011