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Local Bury Girl’s Kenya Trip Made Possible with Help from Crown Oil

We’re proud to have been able to make local Bury girl, Laura Barrie’s trip to Kenya possible. In August this year, Laura embarked on a month long, organised expedition through Camp International, that consisted of 50 students split into 2 groups to make the trip more manageable. Throughout the month the students took part in a number of different activities to support local communities and wildlife projects, as well as…

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Fuelling Your Interest with 11 Weird and Wonderful Road Facts

Fasten your seatbelt. We’re about to embark you on a worldwide trip around our roads. With 11 pit stops along the way, you will find an extraordinary discovery at each one. Ready? No.1: What is the real reason behind why we drive on the left side of the road? Because it was easier to joust and fight in battle! For right-handed people (sorry left-handers), it was more practical to ride…

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A Fuelish Mistake to Make!

Unexpectedly running out of fuel can be frustrating, to say the very least… And for one school in Scotland, it was exactly that… In January 2018, Methlick School in Aberdeenshire was forced to close after ‘thieves stole’ their supply of heating oil from their on-site storage facility. So with no fuel to heat the school during the sub-zero temperatures of winter in North Scotland, pupils were sent home and remained…

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Running Out of Fuel Can Lead to an Unwelcome Increase in Business Problems

Could Your Business Continue to Operate Freely Without Fuel, Oils and Lubricants? If you’re a company who relies on fuel to power your operations, having to wait for a fuel delivery so that you can use machinery or equipment can lead to an eruption of problems. If that delivery is late or you haven’t ordered in time, it will cost your business money in man hours and likely rental as…

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Interesting Facts About Gas Oil (Red Diesel)

As one of the UK’s leading Gas Oil (also known as Red Diesel) suppliers with over 70 years experience within the industry. We’ve built up a wealth of knowledge that we like to share with our customers and wider audiences through our fuel news and advice blog section. Read our short guide to Gas Oil to learn more… Watch our short video below… Have you ever wondered when gas oil…

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Book Just 9 Days Off From Work, But Get 18 Consecutive Days Holiday!

Yeah, we thought you’d be interested… Thanks to the dates of Easter next year, in relation to the first Bank Holiday weekend of May, you can get 18 back-to-back days off but only need to use up 9 days of annual leave. This assumes you are not expected to work on public holidays or weekends, which we’re aware is not the case for everyone. But if you work a more…

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Keeping the Farming Community Moving with Our Farm Fuel

Here at Crown Oil, we’re proud of our prominent position in the agricultural industry, which has been made possible with over 70 years’ experience providing farm fuel as part of a complete fuel solution. As so, we have many returning customers in the farming community, made possible by our customer-first ethos, offering the best levels of customer service to agricultural customers all over the UK. Whatever your red diesel, white…

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Don’t Get Caught Out – Winter Blend vs Summer Blend Red Diesel (Gas Oil)

Red diesel (gas oil) for use in off-road vehicles/machinery and heating, must be manufactured to BS 2869 Class A2. But did you know that the fuel has seasonal requirements that differ for both summer and winter? First of all, what is red diesel? Also known as 35-second oil, gas oil, tractor diesel and cherry, red diesel is a reduced duty form of diesel that can be used in untaxed off-road…

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Acquisition of Beesley Fuels Creates New Job Opportunities

We’re over the moon to announce our new acquisition of oil company, Beesley Fuels, in a bid to expand our footprint which will improve our already efficient delivery times. Beesley Fuels is a family-run oil company based in the Birmingham area which will give us a new presence in the region. Having worked closely with Beesley for the last 20 years, the purchase has arisen after managing director, Andrew Beesley…

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Boomerang Special Needs Sessions a Huge Success

This summer, Boomerang Centre, one of the largest multi-sensory centres in the north-west, ran several free exclusive sessions with the help of funding from Crown Oil. Boomerang Manager, Emma Birkett said: “Your kind donation allowed us to offer free play sessions to over 125 families, giving them the experience of play in a safe, fun fully inclusive environment.” Disabled children and their families are up against significant daily barriers and…

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