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The UK’s downstream oil industry brings major economic benefits

According to a new study released earlier this week, the downstream oil sector provides major economic benefits across the UK. Independent findings in the Oxford Economics report ‘The economic contribution of the UK downstream oil sector’ – commissioned by trade Read more »

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Essar – fuelling growth ambitions in the UK

Last week the Essar Oil UK Group of companies (Essar) unveiled the latest phase of its strategic business development, with the announcement of the acquisition of a number of assets from BP. Under the agreement, Essar will acquire an equity Read more »

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World Fuel Services wins aviation contract

Last month World Fuel Services won two contracts with London Oxford airport and London Heliport in Battersea to supply jet A-1, Avgas and training packages with the five-year contract commencing this month.  The largest user of Avgas in the UK, Read more »

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Certas Energy invests £2 million in Dorset depot

Following a £2 million investment to turn a former truck parking location into a large fuel storage depot, Certas Energy is opening a new depot at Holton Heath.   Eight delivery tankers will be based at the Holton Heath depot, Read more »

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FPS warns of the dangers of making early technology decisions for heating

Responding to the first draft of Ireland’s National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) has not only written to Richard Bruton, Irish minister for communications, climate action and the environment, but also requested a meeting Read more »

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Winter brings rise in fuel theft

An increasing number of fuel thefts have been occurring at transport premises where stock tanks are being targeted, with some companies having encountered multiple attacks where large quantities of fuels have been stolen. Thefts have risen sharply over the winter Read more »

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Property, vehicles and driver actions all covered under one policy

As leaders in their respective industries, Evergreen Insurance Services and Compass Environmental Consultancy have joined forces to provide a unique insurance and risk management solution for fuel oil distributors. Alongside their insurance partner Aviva, one of the UK’s largest insurers, Read more »

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Heat in buildings – joint statement on the government’s future framework

Below, the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) chief executive, Guy Pulham and OFTEC CEO Paul Rose comment: “A wide range of responses to government’s call for evidence were received but the conclusions drawn in the document highlighted BEIS’ continued focus Read more »

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Certas Energy refuels on Anglesey

On Thursday 31st January, Certas Energy will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of its new bunker refuelling site at Holyhead in North Wales. The bunker site, which is the island of Anglesey’s only dedicated HGV Read more »

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Labour’s lorry tax hike would damage UK economy 

The Labour Party’s plans to impose a £12,096 a year lorry tax per truck would penalise British business, says The Freight Transport Association (FTA). The plans were mooted by Clive Lewis, a member of the Shadow Treasury team, last week Read more »

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