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10 Handy Hints to Improve Energy Efficiency in Schools

For many educational institutions, the back to school blues can be hard to overcome – especially after a long and sunny summer break. Before we know it, the temperature will have plummeted, and the kids will need warming up and feeding after the cold and wet mornings at the bus stop. To avoid skyrocketing energy bills during the winter months, we look at how to improve energy efficiency in schools…

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4 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Power Loss

Being caught unprepared in the event of a power failure can cost your business vital revenue, so knowing what you can do to be prepared against a loss of power is essential. Lightning can strike twice On 9th August, lighting struck the National Grid’s infrastructure and knocked out two generators over 100 miles apart. What followed was a chain of events that the National Grid described as an “extremely rare…

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Ordering Heating Oil in the Summer Could Save You Money

If you use home heating oil, also known as kerosene, you may think that ordering it is something to look at during the winter months, when the weather is a lot colder. Heating oil may be the last thing on your mind whilst the sun is shining and the temperature is warm. However, research carried out by Which? found that buying heating oil in the summer can make it significantly…

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Helping to Make Festivals & Events Greener with Crown HVO Fuel

The Show Must Go On; But it’s Time for a ‘Greener’ Change Creamfields, Leeds & Reading Festivals and Notting Hill Carnival all coped with the avalanche of avid music fans enjoying of the biggest events in the UK this weekend. But this year’s music scene feels a little different: sustainability has taken centre stage. With a looming sense of fear that surrounds global warming and the government’s commitment to reach…

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Latest AdBlue Prices in the UK

For thousands of businesses across the UK, AdBlue is an added requirement when running heavy vehicles which use diesel fuel. The extra cost of this diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) can seem tricky to calculate. We aim to uncover the cost of AdBlue for various applications below. One of the questions we often get asked is ‘how much does AdBlue cost?’ In this blog post, we aim to answer this question…

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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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Oil Analysis – Cut Costs and Reduce Downtime

Imagine the consequences of neglecting your lubrication systems Like a blood test, oil analysis is a powerful tool that gives you the information you need about the health of your engine, including its properties, composition and contaminants. Failure would be both catastrophic and expensive to not only repair the physical damage, but from the time taken to find a solution and the revenue lost as a result of equipment downtime.…

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Go Fossil Free with Crown HVO Fuel

Why Crown HVO fuel is breaking new ground With event organisers, data centres and many other large organisations under pressure to reduce their environmental impact and net emissions, energy consumption has become a key area of concern. In order to achieve this, a shift from fossil fuels to alternative fuels is inevitable. One green fuel in particular – HVO fuel – is breaking new ground. What is HVO fuel? HVO…

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Revealed: LGV Licence Test Pass Rates

The DVSA recently released pass rates for large goods vehicles’ (LGV) licence tests across the country and what the data reveals is surprising. [1] Here at Crown Oil, we decided to look at recently-released DVSA statistics for 2018, on average, female LGV students pass at a higher rate than their male counterparts – nationwide female pass rates were at 60%, compared to male pass rates for the UK, which were…

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11 Ways Businesses Can Improve Heating Efficiency

At Crown Oil, we are trusted by businesses of kinds across the UK to supply gas oil regularly and on time. At the same time, we also want to help businesses – for whom gas oil or red diesel are essential – to be as efficient and eco-friendly as possible. Recently released data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that UK consumption of gas oil, has been increasing…

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