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Road Safety In The UK – How Safe Are Our Roads?

In time for Road Safety Week 2019, at Crown Oil we conducted some research into five years’ worth of the Government’s road accident figures up to 2018 reveals that Powys tops a list of the 20 most deadly places in Britain to drive. The data from the Department for Transport shows that, when accounting for population, Powys had the most fatalities on its roads during 2013 and 2018, with a…

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Sailors to be Considered in UK Pleasure Craft Red Diesel Ban

Does the proposed red diesel ban float your boat? The rules and regulations surrounding the use of red diesel in UK boats have been under scrutiny for several years. We’re all patiently waiting in anticipation of the outcome, but in the meantime, we thought we should discuss recent developments and where we’re currently at, including sailors being consulted about the planned red diesel ban and Brussel’s recent decision to continue…

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4 Fuel Mistakes That Will Come Back to Haunt You

With Halloween fast approaching, we’ve put together some common fuel mistakes that our customers make to help you avoid your business’s worst nightmare. If you’re brave enough to creep onto our haunted website, read on and we’ll help ensure that Trick-or-Treaters are the only thing giving you a fright this year. Irregular fuel and tank inspections Leaving your fuel to run on contaminated fuel is a scary concept  Powering your…

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Up to £260 Million in Tax Owed to HMRC by Fuel Fraudsters

An estimated £190 million in duty and VAT is owed to HMRC by fuel fraudsters in the last year – although this tax gap figure could be as high as £260 million [1]. With as many as 5,821 instances of fuel fraud uncovered so far since 2016, the crime makes up as much as 2% of the UK diesel market, according to HMRC figures obtained by fuel supplier Crown Oil…

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Winter-Proof Yourself With These Steps

Summer is at an end and the weather is turning colder. At the same time every year, many Brits are caught unprepared for winter’s weather. Added to this, a recent forecast1 reveals that January and February 2020 could be the coldest in several years, so if you and your home aren’t prepared for freezing temperatures, you could be caught out in a particularly harsh winter. With that in mind, we…

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10 Handy Hints to Improve Energy Efficiency in Schools

For many educational institutions, the back to school blues can be hard to overcome – especially after a long and sunny summer break. Before we know it, the temperature will have plummeted, and the kids will need warming up and feeding after the cold and wet mornings at the bus stop. To avoid skyrocketing energy bills during the winter months, we look at how to improve energy efficiency in schools…

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4 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Power Loss

Being caught unprepared in the event of a power failure can cost your business vital revenue, so knowing what you can do to be prepared against a loss of power is essential. Lightning can strike twice On 9th August, lighting struck the National Grid’s infrastructure and knocked out two generators over 100 miles apart. What followed was a chain of events that the National Grid described as an “extremely rare…

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Ordering Heating Oil in the Summer Could Save You Money

If you use home heating oil, also known as kerosene, you may think that ordering it is something to look at during the winter months, when the weather is a lot colder. Heating oil may be the last thing on your mind whilst the sun is shining and the temperature is warm. However, research carried out by Which? found that buying heating oil in the summer can make it significantly…

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Crown HVO Fuel – Making Festivals & Events Greener

The Show Must Go On; But it’s Time for Change Creamfields, Leeds & Reading Festivals and Notting Hill Carnival all coped with the avalanche of avid music fans enjoying of the biggest events in the UK this weekend. But this year’s music scene feels a little different: sustainability has taken centre stage. With a looming sense of fear that surrounds global warming and the government’s commitment to reach net zero…

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Latest AdBlue Prices in the UK

For thousands of businesses across the UK, AdBlue is an added requirement when running heavy vehicles which use diesel fuel. The extra cost of this diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) can seem tricky to calculate. We aim to uncover the cost of AdBlue for various applications below. One of the questions we often get asked is ‘how much does AdBlue cost?’ In this blog post, we aim to answer this question…

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