Distributor diaries November 2023:updates from our distributor community

Certas Energy sponsors Warrington Town Football Club

Certas Energy, the UK fuel and lubricant distributor, is proud to announce that is sponsoring Warrington Town Football Club.

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On Saturday 23rd September, as match day sponsors, several of the Fuel Card’s Team at Certas Energy watched Warrington Town FC at their home ground – Cantilever Park.

Sharing the news, a spokesperson said: “Certas Energy has sponsored local team Warrington Town FC for the season and they were victorious against rivals King’s Lynn Town, with the final score 1-0. The Fuel Card team enjoyed the day with the sun shining and luck on their side as Warrington Town, also known as The Yellows, had their first win since 19th August getting them back into their winning ways.

“As sponsors, the team from Certas Energy chose the Man of the Match – Isaac Buckley-Ricketts – who gave an outstanding performance and scored the winning goal.”

Head of Estate Development Mike Heaton said, “Congratulations to the team at Warrington Town FC – they had a fantastic game. It is great to sponsor the local team and to see the support from the local community.”

Good luck to Warrington Town FC for the upcoming season!

New Era Fuels runs fleet exclusively on HVO

New Era Fuels, the Essex-based fuel distributor, is proud to announce that it is now running its entire fleet on HVO.

James Hunt, Managing Director, at New Era Fuels said: “New Era is pleased to unveil a significant milestone in our commitment to sustainability. We take immense pride in revealing that our entire fleet of vehicles, operational across our expansive depot network, now exclusively runs on HVO fuel.

“Our dedication to eco-friendly practices is further underscored by our substantial investments in cutting-edge infrastructure, enabling us to meticulously monitor fuel consumption and provide comprehensive CO2e reports. These reports attest to our remarkable achievement of annually saving over 2,298 metric tonnes of CO2e through fuel efficiency alone.

“As we embark on the next phase of our renewable journey, we’re excited to extend our support to our valued customers, guiding them towards a greener, more sustainable future. Furthermore, we are proud to share that we have recently partnered with Zemo and obtained the RFAS certification. This certification allows us to provide renewable fuel certificates to our customers, enabling them to track GHG emission reductions and ensuring the traceability and sustainability of our HVO fuel.”

Craggs Energy goes above and beyond

Craggs Energy, the West Yorkshire-based distributor, would like to say an extra big thank you to one of their employees – fuels sales executive, Nicola Blanchfield. 

Nicola and her four-legged assistant Bella, stayed after office hours to make a last-minute emergency fuel delivery to a local farmer.

David Damary-Thompson, General Ganager at Craggs Energy said: “Our fuel sales executive Nicola consistently goes above and beyond to ensure her customers are well looked after and always have fuel to keep their farms running smoothly. Last week was no exception when she completed an emergency delivery to a customer after office hours. Well done for your hard work!’’

Nolan Oils supports the local football club

Nolan Oils, the Oxfordshire-based distributor, is proud to be sponsoring a local children’s football team.

Luke Nolan, Sales Manager, said: “Nolan Oils is proud to sponsor Heyford United under 8’s football team. We feel it is very important to support local causes and local teams. Handing out the new kits and sunglasses to the team was a great privilege. They were very grateful and very excited. We wish Heyford United Under 8’s all the best for the season ahead and hope they all have a great time playing.”

Good luck for the new season to Heyford United – we love the sunglasses!

NWF Fuels – competition time for NWF drivers!

Crewe-based NWF, has announced a new photography competition for its drivers as Andrew Dobson, Marketing Executive, explains: “Coincidentally, it was reading Fuel Oil News’ article about our drivers Lee Crellin and Ryan Finnigan that sparked the idea of starting a photo competition.

“I follow them both on LinkedIn and their frequent updates are a great insight into the working day of our tanker drivers. The article really portrayed their passion for driving and what a positive energy the photography provided. We have many drivers across England and Wales – who knows how many of these are budding photographers?

The photo competition was an outlet for our drivers to foster their interests, show off fantastic photos and inspire other tanker drivers to do the same.”

Such a brilliant idea – if you or someone in your team has a passion for photography then do send your photos over to

Congratulations to Lee Crellin for the winning photograph this time!

NWF Fuels is also delivering GOALS!

NWF Fuels is also proudly sponsoring three local football teams.

“Supporting local communities is delivering GOALS all around!” said the team at NWF, who are sponsoring The Pumas, G3a Benfica and Hapton Juniors this year.

Fuel Oil News wishes the best of luck to all the teams for the upcoming season!

Barton Petroleum visited by local MP

Barton Petroleum Ltd, the Northamptonshire-based fuel distributor, recently received an important visit from Richard Fuller, MP for North-East Bedfordshire.

Richard Burton, Chairman at Barton, said: “We met with Richard Fuller MP at our Oakley Depot on 4th September 2023. We had written to all the MPs whose constituencies fall in our operating areas following Ken Cronin’s lead.

“We were determined that they should understand the part that oil, particularly renewable fuels such as HVO, could play in the important transition to net zero in the UK. Richard got in touch and asked to come and meet us and our team at Barton Petroleum.

“We discussed the proposed amendments to the Energy Bill with Richard at our meeting. We stressed that our industry wants to play an active part in the road to net zero by offering innovative and affordable solutions through the RLHFO, providing the government amendments proposed by George Eustace MP, were accepted. Richard seemed to agree with us and spoke in support of the amendments during the debate the next day. He also stressed the importance of getting on with the Energy Bill and not letting it lapse.

“We were delighted by Richard’s response and the keen interest he took in our business. We were impressed by his willingness to take the time out from his busy schedule and come to meet us in person to listen to our concerns and petitions.

“Naturally, we were delighted that the Government supported the amendments, and they were passed in the House the following day. We now need them to be pushed through into the bill as soon as possible and will be keeping in touch with Richard to monitor its progress.”

Oilfast is proudly celebrating 10 years in business

Oilfast, the independent fuel supplier, based in Motherwell, Scotland, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The family-owned business is proud to say that it prioritises its customers and has experienced significant growth since its establishment in 2013 and is now one of the fastest-growing fuel supply companies in Scotland.

Co-founders Alan Tait and Campbell Brogan began the company with a small team operating out of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. However, the company has since expanded and now has ten depots across the UK, mainly in Scotland.

Alan and Campbell have a wealth of experience in fuel distribution, having previously owned and operated Brogan Fuels until they sold the business in 2009. Alan Tait, the director and owner of Oilfast commented: “I am delighted to be celebrating Oilfast’s ten-year anniversary with our talented team of colleagues who have all contributed to our success and established the Oilfast Group over the past decade. As a family-run business we value our colleagues, we can’t thank them enough for their commitment and hard work.

“Customers are at the heart of everything we do.  We are committed to providing quality service to our customers and competitive prices through our friendly experienced staff that go the extra mile to meet customer’s needs. 

“Our commitment to excellent service, competitive prices, and environmental sustainability remains at the core of our business.”

Huge congratulations to Alan, Campbell, and the team at Oilfast on the 10th anniversary – we are delighted to feature Oilfast on our cover!