Eurotank Service Group has become the UK distributor of the FuelPrime wetstock management system.
Europump Maintenance has installed the Big Brother Watch-it forecourt security system at Petrocell’s Erith Service Station in Kent.
The oil majors estimated that Peak Oil happened in 2008 and after that, year-on-year, the demand for fuel in the UK has declined and will continue to do so. On the other hand, the cost of doing business has certainly not declined. Minimum wage in 2008 was £5.80 and now it’s £10.40, energy bills have quadrupled, insurance has increased, business rates have climbed and interest rates continue to increase with speed. In short, 70% of the costs of doing business have doubled since 2008, so what the hell is the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) talking about?
Eurotank Environmental’s (EE’s) Tanks & Industrial Services (TIS) team has completed the first phase of a major project to upgrade gaskets on petrol tank lids for one company.
Europump Maintenance is now able to install CCTV equipment following a new partnership with Dutch retail security technology provider Big Brother.
The phrase ‘be careful what you wish for’ comes to mind in reference to recent political and economical events.
With Covid hopefully behind us it’s been a fantastic summer of activity. First we had the Jubilee celebrations followed by heatwaves, the ladies euros and the commonwealth games.
From fully unmanned trading, 24/7, 365, to selling fuel overnight when your shop is closed, there are a lot of factors to consider when planning to be able to trade unmanned.
We’ve recently returned from our factory visit to Mepsan inTurkey, which was an amazing experience as Konya, where the factory is based, is home to two million people and very industrial in comparison to the tourist places I’ve visited before in Turkey.
From April 1, 2022, the rules surrounding the use of red diesel change. From this date only vehicles and machinery used in agriculture, horticulture, fish farming and forestry can run on red diesel. Sectors such as construction, mining and quarrying, ports, manufacturing, haulage (for transport refrigeration units on lorries), road maintenance, airport operations, oil and gas extraction, plant hire, logistics and waste management will all have to switch to white diesel, which, of course, attracts duty at a much higher rate than red.
The Road to Zero is going to create a huge amount of change in the UK over the next 30 years, which is both exciting and unsettling because it is difficult to set long term visions and plans for both Eurotank and life in general.
I’ve yet to see a convincing case study for investing in EV charging points. Many of these studies point to Norway’s success but in other EU countries we don’t see the government conviction, consumer interest or meaningful execution. In fact with the exception of some neighbouring countries to Norway, the majority of other EU countries are doing the bare minimum.
Given the times we are living in you’d be forgiven for missing out on one of the busiest years ever for disposals and acquisitions. Property agents Christie & Co will tell us there is plenty of appetite from buyers to enter the sector or expand their existing networks. But, as always, if there are plenty of buyers there needs to be plenty of sellers.
On June 11, the BBC reported a story entitled: “Why it’s the end of the road for petrol stations,” by Justin Rowlatt. Having checked this guy out I discovered he is actually an adult and not a GCSE student who had stayed up late the previous night and rushed his homework. Can the BBC actually publish unresearched fiction like this? Well, apparently they can.
Europump has become the UK and Ireland distributor of Mepsan fuel pumps.
This month I thought I’d take a closer look at the trends with fuel margins – what’s happened in the last 10 years and what might happen in the next 10.
Aquafighter®, a new solution available from Eurotank Service Group, can keep a boat’s diesel tank water free and therefore eliminate the risk from harmful microbial growth.
The problem with underground fuel tanks is that they are out of sight and often out of mind. A leak detector, however, is above ground and normally the only visible part of the system, even if it has been stuffed into a cupboard somewhere in the back office or corridor.
Personally I’ve always been a fan of pay@ pump but the majority of my industry colleagues would maybe disagree.
Phase separation happens when water absorbed by the ethanol separates out during storage. If enough water enters the tank, the ethanol separates from the petrol and settles on the bottom along with the water.
The Department for Transport (DfT) consultation said the introduction of E10 fuel would be a “quick way” to introduce new fuel without needing heavy investment, stating that introducing E10 could reduce CO2
Well, as years go, 2020 will be remembered by the forecourt sector as one of the strangest on record. We had the backdrop of a world pandemic, combined with national lockdowns where fuel volumes fluctuated from normal levels to minus 70%. On the other hand, fuel margins saved the day, delivering record levels