Peter Turner

Peter Turner
It is with great sadness that Fuel Oil News reports the passing of Peter Turner, former managing director of Rix Petroleum, on the evening of Friday 22nd January 2021

Peter was a well-known figure in the industry, having worked at Rix for many years before retiring as MD of Rix Petroleum 15 years ago. As Rory Clarke, MD J. R. Rix & Sons told us:

“Whilst that is some time ago there will still be many in the industry who would have known Peter. He greatly enjoyed the industry social events and was held in high regard. At work Peter didn’t shrink from making difficult decisions and thrived in a crisis.”

After he retired from Rix, Peter was elected as a Councillor for Burstwick on the East Riding Council. In 2016, his final year with the council, Peter was Chairman – East Riding’s equivalent of Mayor.

Rory added: “Peter will be sadly missed by all of us that knew him.”

The photo above shows Peter visiting the Rix Petroleum stand at the Driffield Show in 2012 after his retirement in 2006. Rory Clarke, MD of J. R. Rix & Sons, is on the left with Duncan Lambert (current MD of Rix Petroleum) in the centre.