Business Focus

A proud tanker driver

Alex Longman is a man with a real fiery passion for tanker driving, Fuel Oil News deputy editor, Liz Boardman went to Dragon Petroleum to meet him Driving professionally since he was twenty-one, and having worked for a variety of Read more »

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Managing every last drop of fuel

Back in September 2011, Fuel Oil News editor Jane Hughes visited Heathrow Airport to learn more about the airside fuel operation at Airport Energy. In May, a return visit was made to learn about a new telematics system developed by Read more »

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10 years of making a difference

In April 2004 a small team of passionate individuals formed MechTronic with the aim of providing ‘class leading products and services’ to the  fuel oil market  Initially working from a spare room, the company moved into an industrial unit at Read more »

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In the pipeline at ESL

Since moving to its new terminal at Stanlow in Cheshire, ESL Fuels has gone from strength to strength. ESL has invested in modern, sophisticated facilities and systems to bring the terminal up to date.  The terminal is on the former Read more »

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Family driven

Following the recent acquisition of Countrywide’s fuels division, deputy editor Liz Boardman travelled down to Ford Fuel Oils’ Farrington head office to find out more about the family firm   Family values From early roots in milk and coal after Read more »

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Inver expands sales at Cardiff

INVER CONTINUES TO GROW ITS UK BUSINESS BY EXPANDING THE SALES OFFERING FROM ITS CARDIFF TERMINAL; THE SIZE AND LOCATION OF WHICH HAS FACILITATED THE COMPANY’S GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION Development projects in 2008, 2010 and 2012 have transformed the terminal Read more »

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The Phillips 66 Interview

AN HONEST CONVERSATION   Headquartered in Houston, Phillips 66 has 13,500 employees and, as of 31st December, 2013, had $50 billion worth of assets ‘On the back of a strong supply of quality products both in the wholesale markets and Read more »

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Smart solutions

Keen to find out more about MHT Technology, the terminal automation and tank gauging solutions specialist, deputy editor Liz Boardman travelled to the company’s base in Melsonby near Richmond to meet managing director Steve Spelman and product manager Judith Brown Read more »

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Backing a certainty

In November 1999, I interviewed my very first fuel distributor at Carlton Fuels which had just been listed among the north-west’s top businesses. Asked for the secret of his success, owner Frank Hunter said the company’s strength came from its Read more »

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Business at Loud Fuel sounds familiar…

From putting down small roots in 1974 by making deliveries with a single truck, founder Mike Tasha bought the Loud Fuel Company in 1994 and son, Kabraul moved to Falmouth, Massachusetts to manage the business. Today the company has 150 Read more »

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