FAMILY FIRMS CELEBRATE DOUBLE ‘FIRST Two long-established South West family firms have helped each other notch up notable firsts. Scorrier-based Mitchell and Webber, one of the region’s largest independent oil distributors, has invested £400,000 in setting up its first Devon depot, at Holsworthy. And one of its first fuel deliveries was to local firm Luke…

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Latest Vehicles Can Run Rough On Gas Oil In the last couple of months we have had many requests for a premium fuel to improve gas oil performance. It appears that the latest off-road vehicles have been developed on European off road diesel – which is closer in quality to our DERV (BS EN 590).…

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Changes to Low-Sulphur Diesel means better care of farm stores From the 1st of January 2011, red diesel will essentially become the same as white, only with red colouring. This means it will lose almost all of its sulphur content; gaining about 7% biodiesel. Because of this, users will have to be more careful how…

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BUY OIL EARLY FOR WINTER Oil distribution industry trade association, FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) is urging homeowners and businesses that use oil for heating to get themselves prepared for the winter and not be caught out by the bad weather that was experienced by many last year. Now is the time when householders and…

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