Oil Issues in the News

Risk reduction for domestic customers

In mid May, Craggs Energy rolled out Oil Price Protect which offers a new way for domestic customers to buy their kerosene The idea was initially sparked by conversations with customers worried about rising oil prices and hefty winter fuel Read more »

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Kerosene – supply and quality

Like driving on the left, the UK is pretty much on its own when it comes to using kerosene as a heating oil Picking kerosene in the UK because of its suitability for vaporising burners, most of Europe opted for Read more »

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A feeling of insecurity?

Given developments in Ukraine and the role that Russia plays in the global oil market, supply availability is a big talking point once again. Below UX Energy Services consultant Dr Craig Lowrey looks at some of the issues that this Read more »

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Cold calling

With more than 200 million Americans in the icy grip of a polar vortex, FON spoke to US fuel distributors Loud Fuel and Porco Energy to find out how they were coping. Well seasoned Working in and around the Cape Read more »

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A Wild Wednesday at the Fuel Oil News Distributor Debate

The latest Fuel Oil News Distributor Debate took place last month on a day now referred to as Wild Wednesday. As the wind and rain began to whip up a storm, more than 80 people gathered at the Ramada Hotel Read more »

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Could heating oil prices be frozen?

With energy prices becoming a major point of political debate in 2013, below Dr Craig Lowrey, consultant at UX Energy Services looks back over a year that has brought energy’s impact on the cost of living very sharply into focus Read more »

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PDP – open for business

The scheme opened for driver applications on 1st January 2014 and Brian is encouraging businesses to apply as soon as possible: “It’s a bit like the Driver CPC in that sense –there’s not as much time to do it as Read more »

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The impact of human factors when creating a positive safety culture

“Cultivating and nurturing a positive safety culture takes time and effort” says Jamie Elliott, human factors specialist, HFL Risk Services  Safety culture is essentially an organisation’s collective attitudes, values and behaviours towards safety. Put simply it is “how we do Read more »

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Thin cover for winter?

European diesel and heating oil prices will be supported by a heavy autumn refinery maintenance schedule that is already prompting some interest to store product. But storage economics are looking uneconomic going forward, threatening thin cover for the winter, writes Read more »

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Is your business fully insured?

Insurance issues Andrew Dix, partnerships manager at OAMPS, believes: “There are many risks involved in the distribution and haulage of fuel. Whilst there is the fear of an accident on the road, there is also the additional risk of a Read more »

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