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Fuel Oil News spoke to Brian Worrall of the Downstream Oil Distribution Forum (DODF) which has been instrumental in driving forwards the new Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) initiative The DODF works with BP, GB Oils, Greenergy and Murco, logistics companies Read more »

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Getting warmer in the community

Having spent several years as a sustainability consultant in the States, CBL’s Chris Pomfret found himself unexpectedly back in an Oxfordshire village of oil users, caring for his disabled mother Surprised to see three tankers from three different suppliers delivering Read more »

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Theft threat?

When the price of crude oil rises, reports of oil theft increase. Alex Porter spoke to distributors about the situation in their area A recent article on the Fuel Oil News website reported that police in Leicestershire had found that Read more »

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Ready for a top up?

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Speaking on the subject of top up, the majority of distributors to whom Fuel Oil News recently spoke had only a small number of customers opting for the service So which customers are using top up, and is the service Read more »

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Credit where it’s due

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Global recession has put the credit insurance market through the most difficult period in its history.  As business failures took a dramatic rise, claims flooded in to insurers from companies incurring bad debt losses caused by the insolvency of their Read more »

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The distributor offer revisited

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Over the past 20 or so years the major integrated oil companies (refiners) have repositioned, progressively withdrawing from certain market sectors which they were formerly prepared to service. Two areas in particular spring to mind: Commercial and industrial users – Read more »

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Community Buying – The organisers’ view…

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With community buying still very much a talking point, Liz Boardman contacted a number of regional buying groups to get their side of the story    The benefits Without doubt the main aim in setting up or joining a buying group Read more »

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Dealing with price volatility

With volatility in the oil market at an all time high, the importance of market intelligence cannot be underestimated. Liz Boardman talks to leading information providers to find out what’s on offer   Who, what, when, how much and at Read more »

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Success in tough times in Ireland

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The market for both distributors and equipment manufacturers in Ireland can, at best, be described as challenging, says marketing consultant John Switzer “Product and fuel volumes have decreased significantly from just a few, short years ago.  Economic confidence remains subdued, Read more »

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A good infrastructure?

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A dislocation of fuel product supply – affecting around 20% of regional requirements – followed the explosion at the Hertfordshire Oil Storage terminal at Buncefield in December 2005. Coming just a few years after fuel supplies were almost totally paralysed Read more »

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