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Crown HVO Fuel: Go Fossil Free & Carbon-Offset Without the Compromise

Why Crown HVO fuel is breaking new ground With event organisers, data centres and many other large organisations under pressure to reduce their environmental impact and net emissions, energy consumption has become a key area of concern. In order to achieve this, a shift from fossil fuels to alternative fuels is inevitable. One green fuel in particular – HVO fuel – is breaking new ground. What is HVO fuel? HVO…

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Revealed: LGV Licence Test Pass Rates

The DVSA recently released pass rates for large goods vehicles’ (LGV) licence tests across the country and what the data reveals is surprising. Here at Crown Oil, we decided to look at recently-released DVSA statistics for 2018, on average, female LGV students pass at a higher rate than their male counterparts – nationwide female pass rates were at 60%, compared to male pass rates for the UK, which were at…

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11 Ways Businesses Can Improve Heating Efficiency

At Crown Oil, we are trusted by businesses of kinds across the UK to supply gas oil regularly and on time. At the same time, we also want to help businesses – for whom gas oil or red diesel are essential – to be as efficient and eco-friendly as possible. Recently released data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that UK consumption of gas oil, has been increasing…

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AdBlue Emulators: Don’t Go Cheating the System

As the UK’s largest sole contributor of greenhouse gasses, it’s no surprise that the transport sector is under increasing pressure to reduce its pollution levels. AdBlue (AU32) is an effective way to help the industry in its efforts, so it’s alarming that an increasing number of transport operators are illegally using AdBlue emulators (AdBlue cheat devices) to disable the pollution control systems. Why is AdBlue needed? Clean running Heavy Goods…

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Rochdale in Bloom Wonder Wall – Another Budding Success!

The sun might not have been shining this weekend, but the bad weather didn’t hinder more than 35 garden enthusiasts’ efforts to transform the Crown Oil Arena’s Rochdale in Bloom Wonder Wall into yet another beautiful masterpiece. For those of you who don’t know, the Wonder Wall is planted in memory of Paul Hazlehurst, who was a Director of Rochdale AFC for over 15 years. The beauty has a significant…

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Advice on Oil Fuelled Heating Systems for Homes

Many homeowners across the UK have no option but to heat their home with oil. It is not the most common form of home heating. However, this kind of heating system does have its advantages and many people are not aware of them. This could be one reason why many people choose not to heat their homes with heating oil. Oil fuelled heating systems use a wet heating system, wherein…

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Horticultural Nursery Fuel – Reduce Heating Costs with IHO

Horticultural Nursery Fuel – The Best in the Field Since 1947 Crown Oil is a family-run and family-owned business, so we understand the importance of reliable horticultural nursery fuel services for the commercial growing sector, to support and sustain your business. As a commercial greenhouse heating supplier, we can help with all of your horticultural needs, so whether you need plant nursery heating fuel, greenhouse biodiesel, diesel for heating your…

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Process Oils – An Infographic on the Different Applications

Process Oils Process oils are used in a number of industries and applications; either as a raw material component or to help with processing. At Crown Oil, we have over 70 years’ experience in the lubricants business. As so, we recognise the vital role process oils play in your business operations. Depending on your requirements, our industry-leading chemists are able to formulate a specific blend to meet your business requirements.…

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Ordering Heating Oil in the Summer Could Save Money

If you use home heating oil, Kerosene, you may think that ordering it is something to look at during the winter months, when the weather is a lot colder. Given the warmer weather in the summertime, it may seem odd to consider ordering any heating oil during the summer months. Heating oil may be the last thing on your mind whilst the sun is shining and the temperature is rising. However,…

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Is Tax on Red Diesel Higher in the UK than in Other Countries?

We all know fuel duty on road fuels is high, but how about red diesel tax? As any driver, who has been driving since the year 2000 or earlier will know, there was a time when fuels at the pump were actually a lot less than the £1+ we pay today. Of course, much of this will be down to the oil price increases, but an even larger chunk of…

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