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Another way of reducing your heating cost and avoiding boiler breakdown.

When you consider the  high price of home heating oil in the UK, most home owners are obviously very cautious about their oil usage. But in the winter, when we start getting frost and cold weather, our homes need to be warm, especially if there are young children or elderly

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Fighting Fuel Laundering

Fighting Fuel Laundering Three “pop-up” filling stations selling laundered fuel have been closed down in Belfast. John Whiting, HMRC’s head criminal investigation for Northern Ireland, reported to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster that the sites were selling pure kerosene as diesel. Commenting on the stations that which had

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Pay As You Go… for heating oil customers

Pay As You Go Northern Ireland Minister for social development, Nelson McCausland, has given the go ahead for trials of a new “pay -as-you-go” system for heating oil customers. At present there are pay-as-you-go schemes for both electricity and gas in Northern Ireland, but no equivilent for oil, the main

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Heating oil prices drop due to European Debt Crisis….

Gasoline and heating oil fell for the first time in five days on speculation that the European debt crisis may persist, slowing global economic growth and reducing fuel demand. Futures slipped as the Group of 20 nations refused to raise international lending for Europe to fight its debt crisis, saying

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Fuel Transfer to Iced in City a success !

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A Russian tanker that went on an ocean odyssey of 5,000 miles to deliver fuel to the iced-in city of Nome was offloading the gasoline and diesel in what officials say is smooth sailing so far, with one possible problem avoided. Two parallel hoses, 700 yards long each, are

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Bio heating trial passes inspection

Two properties taking part in a trial of bio-liquids in Northern Ireland have  passed their second inspection with flying colours. Both heating systems have been converted to run on a bio-liquid blend, consisting of 70% kerosene and 30% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), which can be made from waste cooking oil, animal fat or rapeseed. OFTEC joined

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The fight for bio-liquids

The new B30K fuel will be a mix of 30% FAME bio-fuel and 70% kerosene, and can be used on existing oil heating appliances with very few system modifications. It is estimated that carbon emissions from the B30K fuel will be 28% lower than those from traditional heating oil. The provisional specification for this

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Oil Heating the most environmentally friendly……..

Oil Heat … Efficient! Heating and hot water system efficiency is a measure of the amount of usable heat extracted from the potential energy of the fuel. For example, if your heating system is evaluated at 85% efficiency, it means that 85 pence of every pound spent for heat and

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Success for Biofuels research project The Oil Firing Technical Association, ICOM Energy Association (ICOM), the University of East Anglia and others have successfully trialled a new blended heating oil which combines a bio-fuel with kerosene or gas oil. A provisional specification for this new fuel will be issued in 2010.

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Surge in Heating Oil Thefts Reported in UK

British authorities are reporting a surge in the number of heating oil thefts as global oil prices soar. Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show a 4 percent jump in reported heating oil thefts during 2010 to 2400 cases, openPR.com reports. Devon and Cornwall had the most cases (836) and

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