News: tagged "Oil Heating"

Reap the benefits of the Ultra Compact Fuel Tank Valve

Fri, October 14, 2016 - 12:59:00

In the UK, it’s common for most domestic oil tanks to have a traditional filter assembly fitted, meaning that the isolation valve is not the first component screwed onto the tank. Whilst this is currently the standard industry practice, a new solution has been developed to overcome some of the issues associated with the generic oil tank filter kits.

Some of the issues associated with…

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New campaign to encourage tank replacements

Wed, August 17, 2016 - 3:56:00

Campaign by OFTEC and FPS

Two of the top organisations within the heating oil industry – OFTEC and FPS – are currently working together on a new campaign, which aims to encourage oil users to replace ageing or damaged tanks. The campaign has come about after it was estimated that there are over 400,000 single skin domestic tanks…

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‘Ten year low’ oil price sees a rise in tank servicing

Fri, January 22, 2016 - 10:35:00

Over the past few months heating oil engineers have seen a huge increase in business, which they are putting down to recent cold weather and the price of oil being at a ‘ten year low’.

According to the oil distribution trade association ‘FPS’ (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers), the price of heating oil has reached a ten year…

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The Oil Care Campaign hailed a success 20 years after launching

Thu, October 29, 2015 - 12:22:00

This year, the Oil Care Campaign turned 20 - and in celebration, a conference and exhibition were held at a venue near Birmingham. Since 1995, when the Oil Care Campaign (OCC) was launched, oil pollution incidents in the UK have fallen by a whopping 60%. Speakers at the conference hailed the campaign’s success as “an example of what can be achieved…

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OFTEC lobbies MPs for changes to UK home heating policies

Tue, April 21, 2015 - 1:13:00

OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), supported by the rural communities’ charity ACRE, have written to potential MPs urging them to support proposals for a change to home heating policies in the UK.

The letter was sent out to a large number of election…

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Heating installers affected by the new ErPD

Wed, March 18, 2015 - 8:44:00

This week OFTEC released a press release regarding the new EU energy efficiency regulations which will be coming into force in just over 6 months. The heating oil trade association is advising installers to make sure they are well prepared for the new guidelines covering ‘production, testing and labelling of heating appliances’, otherwise risk…

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The Tank Safe Campaign – encouraging responsible ownership

Mon, March 09, 2015 - 9:31:00

During the last two years, 75% of confirmed oil pollution incidents were at domestic properties. Therefore the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) decided to join forces with OFTEC and launched a campaign on oil tank safety awareness for Northern Ireland householders.

The partnership seeks to…

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Heating oil prices at a three year low

Thu, November 20, 2014 - 12:23:00

Figures have recently revealed that heating oil prices are at a three year low, with the price of heating oil continuing to fall. This new data means that heating oil is continuing to beat its closest competitors of Liquid Petroleum Gas and electricity, in being the cheapest way to heat homes located off the gas-grid. This new data reinforces that using heating oil to heat your home is still a…

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What’s the impact on heating oil now the clocks have gone back?

Mon, October 27, 2014 - 11:18:00

Over the weekend the clocks were put back, resulting in an extra hour of sleep for everybody on Sunday but also marking the end of British Summer Time. By gaining an hour, the evenings will become darker much more quickly and winter will soon start to creep up on us, bringing lower temperatures and the possibility of ice and snow.

With temperatures today as little as 6°C in some parts…

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Fuel Security Monitor launched!

Wed, October 15, 2014 - 10:05:00

Fuel Security Monitor Logo

As specialists in the fluid handling and dispensing industry, here at Centre Tank Services we have launched a new tool on our website for our customers to use, called the Fuel Security Monitor. This new tool is an information hub aiming to give our customers advice on fuel security, such as information about how to keep fuel equipment safe and secure, and also to give them tips and advice on how…

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