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Farm Diesel – 8 Handy Hints to Prepare for Harvest

From lambing and calving to planting and sowing, Harvest is non-stop round-the-clock work for farmers. With the busy harvest season in full swing, you need to be confident that your farm diesel, fuels, machinery and tanks are in tip-top condition to avoid unplanned maintenance. We’ve been working with farmers for over 70 years so we know that the crucial times of the year – including harvest – can be a…

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Oil Tank Corrosion: A Major Source of Equipment Failures

Oil tank corrosion is a major source of expensive equipment failures and reduced operational functionality – and is one of the most common issues we respond to here at Crown Oil. Steel tanks are regularly used to store bulk fuel thanks to their superior characteristics when compared to plastic tanks. They are more robust, can withstand larger impact and are non-porous, meaning they don’t absorb any of the stored fuel.…

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Damaged Plastic Oil Tank: How to Avoid It

Once damaged, a plastic oil tank is irreparable, leaving you with no choice but to replace it. A replacement can be both costly and inconvenient so it’s important to take good care of it to reduce the risk of breakages and leaks. Regular checks now could save you thousands of pounds in the future. Why choose a plastic fuel tank? Plastic oil tanks are usually green and moulded from polyethylene,…

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Rochdale AFC Ditches Diesel for Crown HVO

Play Fair, Clean Our Air We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve extended our partnership with Rochdale AFC for another six years which includes continuing to sponsor the front of shirts and holding the stadium naming rights. As part of our continued sponsorship, we are also supplying the club with our renewable diesel fuel, Crown HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) to help reduce its environmental impact. The fuel can be used as…

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Crown HVO Fuel in a Modern Excavator: Land & Water Case Study

Land & Water, a UK award-winning civil and environmental engineering expert trialled Crown HVO fuel at their Rainham Marshes Habitat Creation Scheme which is part of the East London Wild Space Initiative. The scheme will create over 1million square meters of new high-level RSPB wetland to help save the nesting marsh harrier, a protected bird of prey species. The project runs 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and has a…

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New Oil Storage Regulations in Wales

The 15th March 2020 saw the third and final stage of new above-ground oil storage regulations in Wales to help reduce the number of pollution incidences from oil spills, leaks and bursts at commercial premises. All oil tanks must be capable of storing liquid fuels safely. However, there are still many ineffective storage practices in place, which is why the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has introduced new oil regulations to…

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Renewable Fuel or Electric Vehicles? Which is Better for the Environment?

When it comes to powering vehicles in a low CO2 manner, the only options available are electric vehicles and renewable fuel alternatives, such as HVO, biodiesel, bioethanol and hydrogen fuel cells, so it’s worth taking a look at which is the best in the long run. Petroleum alternatives are rising in popularity Electric vehicles are seeing unprecedented popularity, and deservedly so. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders…

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What is the Difference Between Diesel and HVO Fuel?

Crown HVO fuel is our newest renewable diesel fuel which stands for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil. It’s a FAME-free, paraffinic, premium quality diesel fuel, made from renewable raw materials. HVO fuel is still relatively new to the UK market which makes us one of the only suppliers who can sell it to the mass market. The renewable diesel is already available at the pump in Finland, Sweden and other European countries;…

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Ford Approves HVO Fuel for Transit Vans

Carmaker Ford has this week announced the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO fuel) in its Transit vans, specifically its 2.0-litre EcoBlue vans. This makes it the latest in a number of vehicle manufacturers that approve the use of HVO fuel in their vehicles, joining the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Renault, Peugeot and others. The renewable diesel fuel is made from waste oils, such as cooking oil that can be…

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How to Avoid Crude Oil Price Hikes to Save Money

Crude Oil Prices Increase Following Iraq Missile Attacks The BBC has reported a 0.85% increase in oil prices after two US bases in Iraq have been hit by airborne missiles as a result of an escalation in geopolitical instability in the region. During the Asian trading session, Brent Crude (one of the major classes of crude oil) was up by 1.4% at $69.21 per barrel.” As a result, red diesel…

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