FPS launch new scheme to improve fuel quality

The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) is introducing a new Fuel Certification scheme to improve the quality of fuel oil and raise quality standards in the industry.
 The new initiative will be responsible for the quarterly testing of kerosene, gas oil and diesel storage tanks for particulate, water content and biological contaminants. The tests will allow the FPS to accurately predict trends in fuel quality and help its members improve quality standards across-the-board.
FPS chief executive Mark Askew said: “Those accredited under the scheme will be able to rectify potential fuel problems early, allowing for quick and inexpensive remediation to take place for any issues found during testing. Moreover, the new scheme will provide mitigation against claims from customers for ‘faulty fuel’, which may be caused by the customer’s storage or buying patterns.”
The member price to join the scheme is £1000 per tank per year, but the first 30 member depots to sign up will receive a discount of £200 per tank for the first year. Non-members wishing to join the scheme will be charged £1500 per tank per year.