Crown Oil – encouraging customers to use cleaner fuels

Transport and business sectors are the UK’s largest/third largest contributors of greenhouse gases according to the most recent data in the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s  2017 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions report writes Crown Oil’s Pana Markides.

In that year, which saw 460.2 million tonnes of CO2 emitted, business and transport were among the slowest sectors to reduce their carbon footprint.  Transport showed no reduction in greenhouse gasses whilst the business sector registered a 2% CO2 decrease.

“We live in a world where we need to balance the industrial possibilities that hydrocarbon fuels offer, whilst also recognising that we only have this one planet to live on,” remarked Matt Greensmith, managing director of Crown Oil, a company which has ‘a dedicated research & development team working hard to come up with more efficient fuels for its customers’.

“The benefit of this is two-fold: more efficient fuels are cost-effective and deliver better value for money, but the main benefit is lower CO2 emissions.

“Most businesses use red diesel or kerosene for heating and power generation requirements, while road transport relies on regular diesel to fuel its fleets. However, many operators are unaware that more efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives to diesel and kerosene are available, with these alternatives often being fully interchangeable.

“Businesses which rely on fuel should consider alternatives to heating oils, such as carbon offset red diesel; biofuel; clean-burning kerosene; industrial heating oil (IHO) – when 20% of our customers made the switch to IHO in 2018, they haven’t looked back, showing there are benefits to be reaped. And, for trucks that have been retrofitted, biodiesel is a renewable alternative to regular diesel

“There’s no room for complacency – any avenue for creating a cleaner planet must be explored.  At Crown Oil we want to be at the forefront of creating our greener planet,” added Matt.


 Sector 1999 2009 2016 2017 Year on Year Change (%) 10-yr Change (%) 20-yr Change (%)
Energy supply 212.6 200.4 121.8 112.6 -8% -44% -47%
Business 114.9 91.2 81.4 80.1 -2% -12% -30%
Transport 135.1 126.4 125.9 125.9 0% 0% -7%
Public 12.8 8.8 8.2 7.8 -4% -12% -39%
Residential 88.4 78 69.8 66.9 -4% -14% -24%
Agriculture 52.8 44.4 45.2 45.6 1% 3% -14%
Industrial processes 29.9 11.8 10.6 10.8 2% -8% -64%
Land use, land use change and forestry -3.4 -8.8 -9.8 -9.9 1% 12% 189%
Waste management 65.2 34.3 20 20.3 1% -41% -69%
Grand Total 708.2 586.7 473.1 460.2 -3% -22% -35%



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