Irish Distributor Profiles

Preparing for oil off Ireland

According to experts at the 2nd Annual Oil & Gas Summit which took place in Dublin last month, a degree of preparedness with regards to infrastructure and education is required to fully take advantage of a possible oil find in Read more »

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ROM1 – a step in the right direction

In a bid to reduce illegal oil trading, the Revenue Commissioners introduced monthly Return of Oil Movements (ROM1) reports into the Republic of Ireland last year. Feeling weighed down by ROM1’s administrative burden, its introduction was initially met with some Read more »

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Topaz – keeping Ireland moving

Clever marketing and a culture for continuous change sees Irish owned Topaz remain one of the most recognisable and trusted fuel brands in Ireland, says the company’s marketing director Paul Candon. Topaz keeps Ireland moving, we like to say,” says Read more »

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Holding steady in challenging times

Since Drury Oils was set up 12 years ago, the company has grown into a stronghold business in the Roscommon town of Ballaghaderreen writes Irish correspondent Aine Faherty. Its formula is arguably a simple one – an independent, authorised Texaco Read more »

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A growing network

Expansion amongst other things has been high on the agenda for Top Oil this year. Having recently signed deals with two new authorised distributors, the company is committed to developing its brand and maintaining its foothold as a market leader Read more »

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Negotiating the swings and roundabouts of fuel distribution

Following the very mild winter of 2011/12, many pundits were predicting that 2013 would see a number of distributors exit the business. Largely due to a winter that extended up until May over which time sales of kerosene rose, this Read more »

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Oil clubs, drums, kero pumps and NIOF distributors

“We have to be careful that consumers are given the correct information,” said David Blevings, spokesman for the Northern Ireland Oil Federation (NIOF), in response to the launch of the Crumlin Oil Club Unrealistic savings “The club’s publication refers to Read more »

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Donegal distributor gets lucky

Some lucky decisions and a keen share of the marine and lubricant markets have helped give one distributor a positive outlook in recession, writes Irish correspondent, Aine Faherty. “All markets are contracting but we’re maintaining our own and growing market Read more »

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One man and a tanker

McConville Oil is run by Jerry Cosgrave who took over the business from his father-in-law Dermot McConville eight years ago in what was a very different operating time “It was push, push, sell, sell and no-one worried about credit,” he Read more »

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Crime and punishment

The number of operators selling washed diesel and taking business from legitimate dealers continues to affect the industry The low rate of convictions in Northern Ireland was recently raised by politician and TUV leader Jim Allister, where there have been Read more »

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