New Ballinascreen Oil Buying Club can save residents 10 per cent

Ballinascreen credit union
Ballinascreen credit union

The Housing Executive and Bryson Energy have joined forces with a number of community groups to establish a network of oil buying clubs across Northern Ireland.

Draperstown is the latest town to join the scheme with the help of Ballinascreen Credit Union.

The Ballinascreen Community Oil Buying Club will operate in Draperstown and the surrounding areas.

Funded by the Housing Executive and managed by Bryson Energy, the club is open is open to all - Housing Executive tenants, owner-occupiers, housing association tenants and those who privately rent.

It’s free to join and members can expect savings of up to 10 per cent on their oil orders. Speaking about the new club, Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, said: “Oil buying clubs offer people the opportunity to join with others in buying their home heating oil in bulk, achieving a better price than smaller, more costly refills. This is particularly useful in rural areas where there is a heavy dependence on oil.

“I commend the Housing Executive and Bryson Energy for undertaking this initiative and congratulate Ballinascreen Credit Union for championing the oil club in their area.”

To join Ballinascreen Community Oil Buying Club contact Gearόid O’Neill on 028 7962 8762 or