Operators warned to check diesel temperature

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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 […]