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Father and son sentenced for defrauding oil customers

Robert Stephen White (56) and Paul White (36), who defrauded their customers by charging them for more fuel than was actually delivered, were both sentenced at Downpatrick Crown Court for Fraud by False Representation between Jan 1st 2009 – Jan Read more »

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The search is on for the driver of the year

The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) is seeking drivers who have gone the extra mile for their customers, or who have done something way beyond their normal duties. Sponsored by OAMPS Hazardous Industries the prestigious FPS driver of the year Read more »

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New tankers for Consols Oils

Two new 5,000 litre Isuzu trucks are joining the fleet at Consols Oils.  “Despite the serious constraints presented by Euro 6, these small tankers have been built to provide Consols Oils customers with even greater delivery flexibility,” said Kevin Bennetts. Read more »

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Valero enhances supply position in the south east 

Commercial customers in the south east of England will soon be benefiting from an enhanced supply position thanks to Valero’s long-term agreement with NuStar to supply fuel from their Grays terminal on the Thames.  From February 2018, Valero will expand its range of products to include Read more »

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Oil pipeline repair could take up to four weeks 

Having acquired the 450,000 barrels per day Forties Pipeline System (FPS) on 31st October, INEOS discovered a small hairline crack in the pipe at Red Moss near Netherley, just south of Aberdeen during a recent routine inspection.  On Monday (18th) INEOS said that the pipeline was still undergoing assessment with there being Read more »

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The young people behind the UK’s downstream sector 

In partnership with UKPIA, the All Party Parliamentary Group on the UK Oil Refining Sector welcomed a group of young oil industry ambassadors from across the country earlier this month.  The ambassadors were there to discuss the future of industry within the wider context of a Read more »

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National Grid targets off-grid fuel poverty  

Last week National Grid announced that over 9,000 homes ranging from island cottages on Orkney to terraced houses in London are set to benefit from the first payments from its new £150m Warm Homes Fund.  The fund was set up using Read more »

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Holiday of a lifetime for Gulf winners 

When Karl Esther and his fiancée Ashleigh Riddell stopped to fill up at Gulf’s Boldon Lane Service Station in South Shields, little did they know that they were also driving into the holiday of a lifetime.  The happy couple will now embark on Read more »

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Joining in the festive fun 

Morris Lubricants is once again entertaining the ‘growing army of Eric the Turkey fans’ with an annual festive episode about the adventurous bird – and this year there’s another beak to feed….  Eric is the creation of automotive products manager Adrian Hill, who has composed catchy Read more »

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The ‘perfect fit for Rix’

A ‘much-loved family fuel company’ at Malton in North Yorkshire has been sold to Rix Petroleum.  Started by his father, Stones Fuel Oils has been owned and run by Geoff Stones for more than 50 years.  Now aged 74, Geoff Read more »

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