Opinion

Call for certainty on renewable liquid fuel

Recognition of the potential for renewable liquid fuel solutions in decarbonising off-grid home heating is welcomed but industry calls for an end to ‘unacceptable limbo’

Recognition of the potential for renewable liquid fuel solutions in decarbonising off-grid home heating is welcomed but industry calls for an end to ‘unacceptable limbo’. Industry trade associations UKIFDA and OFTEC, have welcomed the publication of the Biomass Policy Statement Read more »

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Response to Ireland’s Climate Action Plan

Nick Hayes, UKIFDA, on the liquid fuel industry response to Ireland's Climate Action Plan

The liquid fuel distribution industry believes that the Government must not ignore the use and benefits of renewable liquid fuels in home heating. There are nearly 700,000 homes in Ireland that rely on oil for heating. In addition, there is Read more »

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More carbon capture cluster projects needed

Carbon capture clusters needed to achieve net zero

Responding to the UK Government’s announcement on the selected carbon capture and storage ‘cluster’ projects to be taken forward for Track 1 negotiations for deployment in the mid-2020s, OGUK has underlined that the UK will need all of the proposed Read more »

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Associations push for more from strategy

UKIFDA and OFTEC extend HVO trials in replacement of liquid fossil fuel with renewable

In a joint statement issued today UKIFDA and OFTEC welcome support for low-carbon liquid fuels in the newly published Heat and Buildings Strategy but also push for an extension of the incentives for renewable liquid fuels, beyond aviation and road Read more »

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OGUK responds to UK Net Zero Strategy

Mike Tholen with OGUK response to Governments Net Zero Strategy

Responding to the UK Government’s publication of its Net Zero Strategy, OGUK has said it is “a big day for net zero and how we produce cleaner energy”. OGUK, made the comments ahead of publishing its own Energy Transition Outlook Read more »

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Funding will accelerate alternative fuels

CEO logistics UK calls for duty freeze to support alternative fuel development

Logistics UK calls for increased funding from the government to recognise the vital role of the logistics industry in the post-pandemic economic recovery and the net zero transition. The call for additional investment was in response to the government’s Comprehensive Read more »

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VAT deal secures Stanlow refinery production

Essar tanker set to meet customer demands after VAT deal secures Stanlow production

A lifeline, in the form of a phased tax payment deal, has been thrown to Essar Oil UK allowing it to keep producing as the UK struggles with supplies at fuel stations after a panic-driven buying frenzy. Essar Oil UK, Read more »

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Are you liable for missed deliveries?

Who is liable for missed deliveries due to driver shortages?

The current shortage of HGV drivers is well documented. A combination of Covid, Brexit and other factors has meant that there are simply not enough drivers to meet UK demand. The Road Haulage Association estimates that there is now a Read more »

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Fuel crisis proves that supply trust is vital

Fuel shortages emphasise how supply trust is vital comments Bayes on current delivery crisis

Panic-buying fuel in large quantities will only cause further disruption to supply chains and production inefficiencies, say experts at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), commenting on the current chronic shortages of fuel at the pumps amidst panic buying and delivery Read more »

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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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