Heating oil reserves at risk from theft without right protection

16th March 2011

Unrest in the Middle East continues to impact fuel prices. Homeowners alarmed by the spiralling cost of heating oil — but still keen to save money — can stock up now in spite the rising number of thefts this winter advises insurance broker Hastings Direct.

There has been a significant rise in thefts of heating oil across the two million UK homes which use it this winter, as rising prices have led to opportunistic thieves striking.

Shaun Law, head of home insurance, Hastings Direct: "There has been lots of excellent practical advice for homeowners wishing to protect their oil tanks everything from installing security lighting to locking the valve. However, even the best protected can be at risk unless they have a good contents insurance policy."

For more information contact Hastings Direct home insurance on 0800 99 1066 or visit hastingsdirect.com.

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