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Crown HVO Fuel in a Modern 2BT 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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7 Steps to Reduce Your Fleet’s Overheads

Managing a fleet is a costly endeavour that can quickly spiral out of control as your business grows and can even limit your growth as the overheads of keeping vehicles on the road eat into your business’ profits. With that in mind, Simon Fitton, our transport manager shares our secrets in running a high mileage fleet of 30 tankers cost-effectively. He remarked: “Managing a fleet is a complex operation and…

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Crown Oil – A Review of 2019

2019 is complete and it’s been another year to be proud of at Crown Oil. But this year has been particularly momentous, as we have taken bold steps to become more sustainable in a bid to help reduce our – and our customers’ – carbon footprint. We have also continued to place a focus on community and charity work which has enabled us to be involved with a large number…

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Fuel Your Business New Year’s Resolutions with Crown Oil

Looking for some inspiration when it comes to crafting your 2020 goals? New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to break those bad habits, whether it be to curb those chocolate cravings, hit the gym or read more books. But have you ever considered incorporating your business into them? With so many businesses relying on a steady supply of fuel, we’ve put together some easy to achieve goals, which you…

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Farmers Facing Diesel Quality Problems – Is FAME to Blame?

Small and large businesses alike across the UK rely on diesel to keep their operations running smoothly. But the media has recently reported an increase in red diesel issues with clogged filters and ultimately engine problems. At Crown Oil, we do everything in our power to ensure that the diesel we supply is of the highest quality, helping to remove the risk of poor quality fuel which contributes to the…

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