Opinion

Flame retardant or arc flash resistant?

Mark Lant of ProGARM manufacturers of arc flash PPE and safety clothing

Mark Lant, technical expert at ProGARM, talks us through the differences between flame retardant and arc flash resistant PPE, and why you should always know the difference. In any potentially hazardous environment, it is of fundamental importance to understand how Read more »

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Firth of Forth hub for net zero transition

Charles Hammond of Forth Ports a potential hub for the transition from oil and gas to clean energy

Scotland has a critical role to play in supporting the UK’s net zero ambitions.  Vast offshore renewable resource potential combined with a rich oil and gas legacy has created deep offshore engineering and subsurface expertise, extensive oil and gas infrastructure, Read more »

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Call for 10,000 temporary visas to address driver crisis

Government must prioritise the granting of 10,000 temporary work visas to encourage EU drivers to return to support the UK’s supply chain, according to business group Logistics UK.  Exclusive analysis of the latest ONS Labour Force Survey Q2 for Logistics Read more »

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OGUK welcomes climate report impetus

The IPCC’s latest report on changes in the global climate was today backed by OGUK for adding new impetus to the transition to low-carbon energy. Having considered the physical science underlying climate change, the report said it was “unequivocal that Read more »

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Transportable lighting in the fuel industry

Ken Eddleston, senior lighting specialist at Chalmit, the market-leading manufacturer of lighting for industrial and harsh and hazardous environments, explains to Fuel Oil News why he believes that the fuel industry cannot afford to overlook the importance of transportable lighting. Read more »

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Consequences of IMO 2020

January 2020 saw a new limit on the sulphur content in the fuel oil used on board ships come into force, marking a significant milestone to improve air quality, preserve the environment and protect human health. Known as ‘IMO 2020’, Read more »

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CBA welcomes recognition of HGV driver shortages

Another industry body has responded to the announced Government actions to mitigate the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in the UK, with the Chemical Business Association (CBA) welcoming aspects of the response but also emphasising that ‘more still needs to Read more »

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Developing the skills for the fuels of tomorrow, today

Hydrogen is set to play a key role in decarbonising the global energy system and investment in the deployment of hydrogen production is accelerating, with national governments making increasingly ambitious commitments to the sector. As the world works to recover Read more »

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Fuel industry responds to Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Commenting on the new Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP), Kevin Bell, transport and infrastructure partner at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, comments: “The Government’s ground breaking and world first ‘greenprint’ launched today details plans to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport Read more »

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Industry angered by plans to address driver shortages

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with dismay at the recent announcement that the drivers’ hours legislation, which governs the length of time which HGV drivers are legally expected to work, will continue to be relaxed until 8 August 2021. Read more »

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