Operators should check the temperature of their bulk diesel deliveries, as hot fuel may be costing them as much as 1ppl, according to Neil Robertson, sales and marketing director at independent fuel supplier Prax Petroleum. Fuel volume is measured at a standard 15C, so if fuel is delivered at, say, 18C and then cools to 7C in the operator’s on-site bunker, the shrinkage could cost the customer £400 on a 36,000-litre load. “Fuel shrinks as it cools, so if an […]
Harlow MP Robert Halfon has called for a parliamentary debate on whether the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) should investigate UK fuel prices. The Conservative MP wants a debate and vote to focus on the non-duty portion of petrol and diesel prices: specifically on whether there is a need to investigate possible price-fixing and anti-competitive behaviour by oil wholesalers. Halfon is seeking to table a Commons Motion on the issue, which has been backed by 65 cross-party MPs, and he […]
Clugston Distribution has revealed a £2.15m fleet expansion and renewal plan, as part of its strategy to boost its presence in the fuels, bulk powdered food, intermodal and bulk ash markets.
Hoyer says 2012, and the medium term future, will be a “challenging period” as the bulk liquid giant reported a 6.8% fall in pre-tax profit to £3.5m for the year ending 31 December 2011 (2010: £3.8m). Turnover for the period also fell, by 3% to £133m (2010: £137.7m) according to results filed at Companies House. In its air gas business, Hoyer saw turnover reduce by some £3m following the loss of the Air Liquide contract at the end of August […]