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Star Oil joins the Crown Oil Group: The Star in the Crown

We’re excited to announce our latest acquisition of Stockport-based fuel supplier, Star Oil.  Joining sister brands Speedy Fuels, Beesley Fuels, Cooke Fuels, Ingoe Oils, and Birlem Fuels, Star Oil is in good company. As part of the acquisition, the newest edition to our family will continue to trade as Star Oil, giving us a greater presence in the North West area. About Star Oil Star Oil is an £18m-turnover business…

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Red Diesel Ban: 2020 Budget

The UK government has proposed a red diesel ban from the 1st April 2022 for many sectors to help reduce the impact that fossil fuels have on the planet. So what will this mean for you? Will you be eligible for using red diesel from this date or will you have to instead use white diesel or green fuels like Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil? Red Diesel Budget 2021 Following the Coronavirus…

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Fuel Contamination: Distillate Fuel Storage, Maintenance and Recommendations

If your business relies on diesel fuel, fuel contamination caused by water, dust and dirt and microbes (diesel bug) can cause major problems. Ensuring that your tank is properly and regularly maintained is vital. The condition of your tank can have a massive effect on fuel quality and poor maintenance can encourage contaminants and bugs to grow inside the system. You have a legal duty to ensure your system is…

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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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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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HGV Haulage Statistics for the UK

How Many Tonnes of Goods Do HGVs Move in the UK? Crown Oil has been supplying haulage firms around the UK with road diesel, red diesel for refrigerated trucks and AdBlue for their fleets for over 70 years. So with our haulage customers in mind, we’ve taken a look into just how vital the sector is to the UK economy. Don’t freight… this isn’t meant to be a professor’s analysis!…

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5 Ways to Reduce a Data Centre’s Environmental Impact While Preserving Efficiency

The future of data centres is fossil-free Data centres are the factories of the digital age, forming an essential part of the national data infrastructure. But despite their growing importance, these titans of information are under substantial pressure to reduce a data centre’s environmental impact. A shift from fossil fuels to alternative fuels is inevitable. Read on to find out how to reduce your data centre’s greenhouse gas emissions while…

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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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