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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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Road Safety in the UK – How Safe Are Our Roads?

In time for Road Safety Week 2019, we conducted research into five years’ worth of the Government’s road accident figures up to 2018. 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 frightening 8 losses of life per year. Project manager, Crown Oil, Dave Webb said: ”The figures are frightening and highlight…

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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 to Keep Yourself Warm this Winter

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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