UK Mainland

 

2014  (2013)  Company Number of tankers
1 (1)   Certas Energy 1000
2 (2)   Watson Petroleum* 300
3 (4)   Goff Petroleum 110
4 (5)   NWF Fuels 85
5 (6)   Rix Petroleum 84
6 (17)   WCF Fuels 64
7 (=9)   Linton Fuel Oils* 52
8 (7)   Johnston Oils 50
9 (8)   Highland Fuels 45
10 (16)   Ford Fuel Oils 41
11 (=9)   Gleaner Oils 39
12 (=13)   Carrs Billington 36
13 (12)   WP Group 35
14 (=13)   Heltor 33
15 (15)   Fuel Oils Holdings 32
16 (=19)   Mitchell & Webber 31
17 (=19)   Barton Petroleum 28
18 (18)   Crown Oil 25
19 (-)   Hingley & Callow 21
20 (-)   Ribble Fuel Oils 20

 

  • Distributors are ranked by number of tankers compiled from data supplied to FON by the relevant companies in December 2013.
  • For the first time in four years there has been a change in the top four fuel oil distributors.  Goff Petroleum moves from 4th to 3rd position with NWF Fuels now in 4th position. This can be explained by the inclusion of Butler Fuels in the Certas Energy figure.
  • The position of most companies in the list remains relatively stable, with many reporting an increase in tanker numbers.  WCF Fuels is this year’s biggest climber, moving up eleven places to 6th– courtesy of the Chandlers acquisition in 2012.
  • Since the above list was compiled Watson Petroleum* has been acquired by World Fuel Services. The company acquired Linton Fuel Oils* in summer 2013 and owns Henty Oil and Falmouth Petroleum. This actually puts World Fuel Services in 2nd place.

 

Northern Ireland

Rank Company Number of tankers
2014 (2013)
1 Topaz 274 (274)
2 East Cork Oil Co 140 (137)
3 TOP Oil 103 (98)
4 Corrib Oil 100 (80)
5 Campus Oil 49 (49)
6 EMO Oil 43 (49)
7 Jones Oil 42 (42)
8 Texoil 40 (59)
9 M&J Kelleher 16 (15)
10 Amber Oil 15 (15)

 

Northern Ireland

Rank Company Number of tankers
2014 (2013)
1 LCC Oil 64 (45)
2 EMO Oil (NI) 61 (66)
3 D&W Carlisle 30 (33)
4 Kelly Fuels 24 (24)
5 Topaz Energy 17 (15)
6 Thompson Fuels 16 (15)
7 A.H. Fuel Oils 15 (15)
8 Patterson Oils 14 (14)
9 Hylands Fuels 11 (11)
10 JH Irwin & Sons 9 (9)

 

Fuel Oil News presents the top 10 listings for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, based on tanker fleet sizes. Figures, which were taken on trust, were provided by the individual companies during the six weeks prior to the publication of this issue.

Fuel Oil News fully respects the decision of a minority of distributors, including Nicholl (Fuel Oils) who chose not to disclose 2013 figures; based on 2010 figures, the company would remain in the top five Northern Ireland listing.

 

Top 10 logistic companies 

2014  (2013) Company  Number of tankers
1 (1) Hoyer (UK) 389*
2 (2) Wincanton 203
3 (3) Norbert Dentressangle 194
4 (=4) DHL 180
5 (=4) Turners Soham 152
6 (7) Reynolds Logistics 130
7 (–) Greenergy Flexigrid 101
8 (6) Suckling Transport  78
9 (8) Suttons Group  43
10 (9) Montgomery Transport Services   40

 

Fuel Oil News presents the listings of top UK logistics companies, based on size of tanker fleet. Figures in the list above, which were taken on trust, were provided by the individual companies during March 2014.

Fuel Oil News fully respects the decision of a minority of logistics companies, including Hoyer (* 2011 figure), a major player in the UK logistics sector, which declined to disclose figures.