Opinion

Sustainability without compromise

Hazchem Safety, a technical workwear provider to the fuel & gas distribution industry for the past 25 years, explains to fuel oil news some of the ways in which it is working to supply sustainable variations of hi-vis workwear, footwear Read more »

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Easing skill shortages and protecting supply chain

With more than 45,000 HGV driver tests outstanding at DVSA as a result of the Covid-19 lockdowns, Logistics UK is today pressing government to introduce a seasonal visa for European HGV drivers to protect the nation’s supply chain while the Read more »

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UKPIA welcomes investments in hydrogen 

UKPIA welcomes the recent UK Government announcement of £166 million towards green technology projects. The association is particularly pleased to see the investment in hydrogen as a primary decarbonisation technology for manufacturing processes. As part of this announcement, it has Read more »

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Why is fuel filter blocking still an issue?

In a recent release NFU Scotland has said more must be done to urgently address fuel filter blocking amid reports that problems have begun to emerge again across the UK. The issue was first raised in October 2019 and covered Read more »

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Deloitte statement further highlights Stanlow concerns

Concerns surrounding money siphoned out of the Stanlow oil refinery have been raised by Deloitte, after the accounting giant quit as auditor to the parent company of the refinery – Essar Oil UK. It has been reported that dividends and Read more »

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Transitioning from oil to renewables – cost or investment?

We hear from Neste after a decade of transitioning from a regional oil refinery to a global leader in renewable solutions to see if the investment is paying off. Neste’s transformation from a regional oil refinery to becoming a global Read more »

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Prax pledges on jobs and decarbonisation

Luc Smets has been appointed general manager of the Prax Lindsey Oil Refinery at North Killingholme, bringing with him more than three decades of experience in the petrochemical industry, with 23 of those years spent with ExxonMobil. As part of Read more »

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Diversity in action in distribution

From what was once a traditionally male dominated industry, greater diversity is being seen every day within distribution companies, suppliers and trade bodies. We spoke with Emily Yates, who joined Craggs Energy in 2015, about her role as a young, Read more »

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Is the UK set to become the ‘Hydrogen Nation’?

A leading campaign group is launching an industry-wide survey to discover the ‘State of the Hydrogen Nation’ ahead of the expected publication of the UK’s Hydrogen Strategy in June. Members of the cross-industry Hydrogen Strategy Now (HSN) group, which combined Read more »

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Time to change the oil?

Maurice MacSweeney, director of litigation funding at Harbour explains how climate litigation is seeking to change corporate behaviour. In the summer of 2015, the Dutch government found itself a reluctant defendant in a case which would determine whether ordinary citizens Read more »

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