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.
  • To find out more, register your interest by filling the form below or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01828 686 350 and a volunteer will be in touch.


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