Here at Balcas energy, we are expecting a very busy season and strongly recommend all our customers to order as in advance as possible to benefit of the current lead times and avoid soon-to-come longer waiting times.

As we all know, there is currently a very high demand for our locally produced wood pellets due to a shortage in the market due to the stoppage of imports. Many of these imports were previously of Russian origin and are no longer available.

To avoid potential shortages this winter, we have restricted our ordering of bags to 1 pallet per customer of 75x10KG and are only taking orders up to 6 weeks in advance for bags and bulk wood pellets. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but we are doing this to ensure all our customers can avail of our locally produced pellet fuel.

At this time, we do not know how long this shortage of wood pellets will last which is why we are strongly recommending early ordering.

TAKE NOTE – Our production is working at total capacity and we are producing pellets 24/7 to meet the needs of as many wood pellet users as possible.

What does this mean for the wood pellet industry?

Due to the shortage and rising costs, our locally produced wood pellets have been in very high demand.  In regards to the increasing price, the price of our wood pellets has increased due to a combination of rising costs such as energy, transport, wood fibre, and the market shortage caused by global events.

Our price increases are considerably lower when compared to other sources of energy such as heating oil (120% increase) and natural gas (>400% increase). For example, the UK average price of heating oil was £0.95 per litre (on 23.09.22 -Source: Boilerjuice) which is equivalent to £456.00 per ton of wood pellets.

For us at Balcas…

wood pellets truck lorryAs we approach the winter heating season, we want to ensure we give our customers relevant and up-to-date information to ensure they are not left disappointed. We have been informing our customers to order as soon as possible via email. If you have never subscribed to our marketing lists or have unsubscribed,  please fill out your details HERE and we will update your preferences to ensure you receive all business information and promotional offers via email.

If you require wood pellets for the upcoming season, place your order online now.

To place an order of up to 8 tonnes please order here:

If you require more assistance, place contact the team and we will help put through your order or deal with any queries you may have if they cannot be resolved by viewing our Frequently Asked Questions.

Thank You,

Balcas Energy