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Best Fuel for Commercial Boilers: Industrial Heating Oil or Red Diesel (Gas Oil)

If you are currently using red diesel (gas oil) as your commercial boiler fuel, you should consider making the switch to Crown Oil’s Industrial Heating Oil (IHO). Our IHO has been designed specifically as a direct substitute for red diesel in the generation of heat for the likes of schools, factories and hospitals. It can also be used as an alternative to red diesel in a lot of industrial applications,…

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Can You Use Red Diesel (Gas Oil) in Agricultural Vehicles when Gritting Public Roads?

With over 70 years’ experience in the industry, we’re experts at delivering fuels and lubricants to businesses and homes across the UK. Red diesel (gas oil) is one of our most popular products, especially during the winter. But did you know that agricultural vehicles can use the fuel to grit public roads? Using red diesel/gas oil for gritting in agricultural vehicles – why the law changed Agricultural vehicles are allowed…

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Choosing Quality Lubricants Will Help Reduce Operational Expenses

Using quality lubricants and greases can offer businesses huge savings on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) spending. There is vast potential for high quality lubricants to contribute substantial business value by improving productivity and reducing costs. But unfortunately, the importance of lubricants is generally undervalued. Why is this? Businesses are under increasing pressure to reduce operating costs but to also increase efficiency, which can involve employing fewer people and using…

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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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Happy Halloween from everybody at Crown Oil

If you’re brave enough to creep onto our haunted website to read this through Halloween then you’ll be rewarded with some dead good news! Crown Oil are Hell-Bent on Offering the Best Service We para-normally have scarily good deals on fuels and lubricants all year round but when the temperature drops and the nights become darker, earlier, a few monster offers tend to rise from the dead and come knocking…

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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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