The consumption of heating oil can be managed and reduced in the event of serious and prolonged supply crises.
Individual average annual consumption of heating oil over the previous two years is taken as the basis for calculating the amount of heating oil required. These figures are provided by operators of heating systems or other heating oil consumers and are verified by the communes.
Heating system operators are free to choose their supplier and the size of individual deliveries. However, oil may only be delivered when an oil tank is less then half full.