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Our Easter opening times
Open Thursday 13th 08:00am 17:00pm Closed Friday 14th Open Saturday 15th 08:00am 12:00pm Closed Sunday 16th Closed Monday 17th Open Tuesday 18th 08:00am 17:00pm ...

FPS Tank Safe Campaign
The FPS and OFTEC have launched their Tank Safe Campaign today urging oil-heated homeowners to make sure their storage tanks are fit for purpose. The campaign features information on the Oilsave website for homeowners, o...

Merry Christmas from Nolan Oils
We are supporting local charities again this year instead of sending Christmas Cards. Nolan Oils is proud to support Bicester Round Table, 41 Club and Greenfields Support Group again this year. Wishing all a Very Merry Christm...

Opening Hours over Christmas & New Year 2016
Friday 23rd December Normal hours Saturday 24th DecemberNormal Saturday cover: 08.00 am - 12.00 pm Sunday 25th D...

Autumn Statement - November 2016
For many last week's autumn statement was one of "lost opportunities", who knows what tomorrow will bring when OPEC meets in Vienna...The oil market is "pretty pessimistic" about a deal to cut production being reached sa...

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FPS Tank Safe Video
The The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers is collaborating with OFTEC to produce a Tank Safe campaign which is aimed at consumers in an effort to educate both regarding their responsibilities for their installation and also the risks inherent with...

MARKED GASOIL BS2869 CLASS A2: WINTER RECOMMENDATIONS
All gasoil in the UK must be manufactured to BS 2869 Class A2. This specification contains seasonal requirements for summer and winter. A fuel certified for use during the summer period is only suitable for that period; winter fuel may be used all...

The EU Referendum Leave Result
Following the announcement of the leave result in the EU referendum, the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), the trade association for the heating oil & fuel distribution industry says they will be keeping members regularly updated on iss...

ITS OFFICIAL HEATING OIL IS THE CHEAPEST FORM OF ENERGY
The Trade association for the Heating Oil Distribution industry, Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) is pleased to announce that heating oil is the cheapest form of energy for 12 months on the run following the release of the most recent energ...

Oil prices have been at a 12 year low but are creeping back up!
Oil prices still at a 12 year low! - have you checked your tank?...

New VED road tax rules in 2017
"A major shake-up of the way UK road tax rates are calculated is just around the corner, and buyers who dont have their wits about them could end up being hit hard in the wallet.It's been more than a year since the ...

FALLING OIL PRICES ARE BRINGING JANUARY CHEER TO RURAL HOMEOWNERS
Oil distribution trade association FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) say the price of heating oil has dropped to a ten year low for the 1.5m homes across the UK who currently use heating oil. Making it far cheaper than other forms of off gri...

Oil Price Falls Further
Falling a further 10.5% last week, the low price of oil is of increasing interest to the media. Speaking on Radio 4's You and Yours, OFTEC director general Jeremy Hawksley said: "The case for sticking with or even switching to oil is strong.&...

OPEC is at war
OPEC is bitterly divided, as evidenced by Friday's acrimonious meeting in Vienna that failed to produce an output quota. Here's how the OPEC dissension is impacting the rest of the world....

Buy Oil Early Campaign
Forecasters are warning of a cold winter so heating oil trade association, FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) is urging the 1.5m households across the UK to buy their heating oil now before the weather affects deliveries and price by launchin...

Oil-fired homes the clear winners
After the latest Sutherland Tables revealed that the cost of oil had fallen for the fourth successive quarter, the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers is urging consumers to buy now. Since July 2014, oil prices have fallen by approximately ...

Government cuts solar tariffs
According to the FPS: Green Party energy spokesperson Cllr Andrew Cooper has condemned the huge cuts the government has proposed to the feed-in tariff for solar energy. Under plans put forward by the Department for Energy and ...

'Green' biomass boilers may waste billions in public money
Over 10bn could be paid in incentives for non-domestic biomass boilers despite a government study showing they are less efficient than thought and wont help the UK meet clean energy targets...

Oil Heating Is Cheaper Than Gas Says Independent Source Sutherland Tables
According to a recent FPS Press Release: For the third quarter in succession the winners in the home energy market are the 1.5m homes using oil heating across the UK according to the trade association for the oil distribution industry, FP...

Oil heating cheaper than mains gas
Oil is now the cheapest of all the major heating fuels, costing 119 less per year to heat an average three-bedroom home than mains gas, the second cheapest option......

Cheaper heating bills for oil households
Latest figures show that oil continues to be the only primary heating fuel to have fallen in price over the past three years, making it the cheapest option for off gas grid homes......

Latest data reveals oil is a winner for home heating
The latest quarterly data from the Sutherland Tables has shown heating oil has enjoyed the biggest price drop in the last year and has also dropped below the four-year average......

Oil - the only heating fuel where prices have fallen
The price difference between oil and gas has narrowed significantly. Three years ago oil was nearly 60% more expensive than mains gas but now it is just over 12% more expensive, based on using a condensing boiler......

Falling oil prices...
As oil prices have fallen, the need to streamline production to ensure a sustainable outlook for the oil industry has moved up the agenda. Having just announced 300 job losses in its North Sea operations, BPs group chief economist Spenc...

Research predicts oil price drop will continue
"Oil is becoming more affordable and competitive, and the cheapest option going forward for most off-gas homes" says Jeremy Hawksley New research commissioned by OFTEC and the FPS predicts the price of oil will continue to fall ov...

Latest Data Reveals Winners In Home Heating Are Homes With Oil
The latest quarterly data from the Sutherland Tables, the respected provider of comparative home heating costs for the most common fuel types in the UK and Republic of Ireland, has shown heating oil has enjoyed the biggest price drop in the last y...

A new venture for Nolan Oils
Oxfordshire-based Nolan Oils has expanded with the addition of Sodbury Fuels, a brand new distributorship set up 70 miles away from its own base. Based in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, the business is headed up by former driver ADR-CPC trainer, ...

Nolan Oils upgrade to EAP Tanker Loading Package
European Automation Projects have recently completed the installation of the iSupervisor TAS tanker loading package complete with iMonitor tank gauging system for Nolan Oils depot close to Bicester. The company have replaced two legacy...

Advertising Standards Agency for Ireland upholds ruling against Calor Gas
OFTEC today welcomed a decision by the Complaints Committee of the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) to uphold an earlier complaint regarding misleading energy savings claims made by Calor Gas in its consumer advertising. ...

Men charged after diesel siphoning equipment found
Two men have been charged after three were arrested for going equipped for theft in Aylesbury.The suspects were arrested just after midnight on Thursday in Nether Winchendon. Two suspicious vehicles were reported to have been seen on the dr...

Autumn Statement 2013
This summarises the key announcements affecting logistics that the Chancellor made in his Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013. Government also updated and released its ...

Freezing weather to last until March
Forecasters have warned December is set to be colder than average Warning comes as long-term forecasters suggest cold will last until March Britain will have to wrap up warm from next week as Arctic winds are expected ...

Oil distributors aim to raise industry standards with code of practice
The trade association representing most heating oil distributors in the UK and Republic of Ireland, FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers), has launched a Code of Practice and Customer Charter in a bid to raise standards within the oil distributi...

Sudden Cold Snap Set To Bite Britain
A sudden cold snap is due to start today, with northern Scotland being the first UK area to be battered by freezing temperatures, forecasters have warned. North-westerly winds whipping off the Arctic are expected to bring at least two weeks of ne...

British Gas Raise Prices by 9.2%
Following the rises of 8.2% by SSE a couple of days ago, energy giant British Gas has raised prices by a staggering 9.2% with more companies to follow in the next 2 days. ...

Worst winter for decades...
Britain is braced for the "worst winter in decades" with the first major snowfall expected in weeks....

FPS EXPO 2014 Already in Planning Stages
Organisers have begun preparations for next year's FPS Expo, riding on the momentum of April's record-breaking event. This year's Expo was greatly anticipated by those in the oil distribution industry and they were not left feeling disappoi...

World Superbikes at Silverstone, 2nd to 4th August 2013
Full hospitality, taster packages and entry only tickets available at a great price.Email sarah@nolanoils.co.uk or call 07799 684860 for full details. ...

Fuel bills will keep rising warns energy watchdog
Fuel bills will soar as green targets leave Britain reliant on expensive imported gas, the energy regulator warned yesterday. Ofgem chief executive Alistair Buchanan issues big warning to consumers Power plants closing and...

The Week in Commodities: Oil Climbs
LONDONThis week has seen the FTSE 100 gradually edge upward, as some decent corporate earnings took the focus away from weak economic news and the eurozone crisis. However, some commodities have outperformed the stock market, with both oi...

OFT fuel investigation report is published
Today, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) issued its report into fuel prices and whether there were competition problems that would justify a full inquiry into the sector. It concluded that competition was working ...

Government Renewable Heat Incentive will increase carbon emissions in rural areas
The proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is unlikely to tackle the problem of carbon emissions from rural homes, according to one of the main bodies for the heating industry. In a written response to the RHI consultation, OFTEC stat...

Charity Fireworks Spectacular
Gates open at 6pm Bonfire 7pm Fireworks 7.30pm £4 per person on the day Children under 5 go FREE Parking at Bicester Village Funfair and Ref...

SSE to Raise Prices by 9%
And so it begins. Again... Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has revealed that it'll be ramping up the price of its domestic gas and electricity prices by 9% on October 15th - just in time for the cold to start setting in....

Brackley Festival of Motorcycling
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Impending Increase in the Cost of Fuel
The RMI Petrol Retailers' Association (PRA), which represents independent forecourts across the UK, has warned road users of an impending increase in the cost of fuel due to a huge rise in the price of oil.The price of Brent Crude oil incre...

Oil heating is more competitive
The latest independent figures show oil prices have become more competitive over the last four years. LPG remains the most expensive fuel for off gas main customers.According to the Sutherland Tables, the price gap between oil and mains ga...

3 million pensioners back the campaign to scrap Fuel Duty rise
The Pensioners Campaign UK has voted overwhelmingly to support the FairFuelUK in supporting the fight for lower petrol and diesel prices. The cost of filling up a car is hitting pensioners harder than many sectors of the population. The majority a...

Unite vote extended to May 21st
A vote on whether the Unite union will maintain its position of calling for industrial action for tanker drivers over pay and worker rights has been extended to May 21st. Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood told BBC News: "Following a fu...

VAT on household fuel must be scrapped as hypothermia deaths double
Value Added Tax (VAT) on household energy bills must be scrapped to prevent pensioners having to choose between heating and eating, campaigners and charities claim. Hypothermia deaths in Britain doubled since the start of the credit crisi...

Government under fire over latest tax avoidance scheme
The Government has been heavily criticised after it was revealed that the Student Loans Company CEO was being paid via an agreed tax avoidance scheme, just weeks after Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, announced that tackling tax avoi...

National Fair Fuel Day: 7 March 2012
FairFuelUK (FFUK), whose partners include FTA, ha...

Government decides to keep existing MOT frequencies
Following a review of the existing arrangements for MOT tests and their frequency, the Government has decided to maintain the current rules. Announcing the decision on Wednesday, the Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening, also announc...

Industry survey on obstructive sleep apnoea
As part of the obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) Partnership Group, which includes medical bodies, academics and individuals who have been personally affected by OSA, FTA is seeking to establish the level of industry awareness of the medical conditio...

Launch of Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Second Annual Report
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Coryton job fears after owners, Petroplus, go bankrupt
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Oil Theft Advice December 2012
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Fuel Duty Increase Deferred
The 3.02 pence per litre (ppl) fuel duty increase that was due to take effect on 1 January 2012 will be deferred to 1 August 2012. In addition, the increase that was planned for 1 August 2012 will be cancelled. On 1 August 2012, the duty rate for ...

Renewable Energy Directive - DfT Response
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker) published the department's response to the comments received in the consultation on our proposals for implementing the transport aspects of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), ...

OFT - "No evidence of a competition problem in the heating oil market"
On Tuesday, the Office of Fair Trading published its off-grid energy study. For the study's key findings, see FON's email newsletter sent to readers on publication day or go to www.oft.gov.uk for the full report. ...

OFT Off-grid Energy Market
Finding of OFT Study, 18/10/11 This morning, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published its findings following an examination of the off-grid energy market. The aim of the study was to see if the market, which...

Press Release - OFT Off-grid Market Study
The OFT today (18th october 2011) published the findings of its off-grid market study. It showed that on the whole competition works well, with consumers offered a good choice of suppliers, and that the off-grid sector does not need price regulation....

Oil Market News
Oil rose to a three-week high as a report showed American companies added more workers than forecast in June and on expectations U.S. crude supplies fell. Futures rose as much as 2.5 percent after data from ADP Employer Services showed a ...

Petrol is currently around 6p a litre less than it would have been!
At a time when global oil reserves have risen, year-on-year, by 6.6 billion barrels, the UK and others started releasing several million extra barrels on to the market last week. Although a surprise to many - the move was generally welcomed a...

Security of Fuel Stocks and Fuel Cards
This bulletin is circulated as part of Nolan Oils commitment to support the police in their work against crime in our industry. A mixture of good news and bad news stories in a very fuel-centric edition this time. Members are especially wa...

Oil heating remains competitive
The latest independent analysis shows an increase in the price of heating for all fuels, but oil heating has remained competitive for many people who do not have access to the gas main. Figures just released by the Suther...

Budget Overview - March 2011
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2011 Fuel Duty Rates from 23 March 2011
2011 Fuel Duty Rates from 23 March 2011 Duty changes (per litre) announced in the budget on 23 March 2011 ...

1st XV through to Quarter Final of National Cup
After beating Blanford in the Senior Vase final Alchester are through to the quarter final in the National Cup and will face Old Richians. Old Richians are from Gloucester and sit 2nd in the Gloucester Premier League and will host Alchester on 2nd Ap...

Tougher drink and drug driving enforcement planned
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has announced the Government's response to the North Review. This looked at reducing the drink drive limit but Government has decided that what is needed is more effective enforcement of the current limits. This ...

Proposed route of high-speed rail line
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Federation of Petroleum Suppliers Statement re: OFT Study
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NEWS RELEASE - Winter rush for heating oil
Industry Trade Body, the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), which represents the majority of oil distribution companies in Great Britain, have received a number of calls from the general public about getting heating oil delivered urgently an...

Oil and gold have climbed to record highs.
Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, reached $92 a barrel last week, for the first time in two years and is up 28% on last year. Gold closed at a record high of $1,423 an ounce on Monday, up 23% over the same period. Strong demand for oil, parti...

Will the new EU directive on Late Payment change anything?
The European Parliament on the 20th October approved new rules to crack down on late paying businesses and public sector organisations. The Europe-wide directive is aimed at reducing the estimated 25bn Euros that companies spend each year chasing ...

Duty Rates - 1st October 2010
Please note that the main fuel types duty rate will be increased by 1p per Litre effective 1/10/2010. The chancellor announced new phasing of the duty increases in his March 24th Budget Speech.   New Duty Rate Effective ...

Highest Oil Prices for 17 Months
There was bad news for motorists and indeed all oil users as crude oil reached its highest level in seventeen months. The North American benchmark topped $86 per barrel and North Sea Brent was not far behind at more than $85. Part...

OFTEC SAYS LOW SULPHUR FUEL IS SAFE
The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) has dismissed claims that low sulphur fuel is causing combustion problems with oil fired vaporising burners... » Download OFTEC press release.....

Happy 21st Nolan Oils
Mark Nolan started Nolan Oils in December 1988 so last month saw Oxfordshire's largest independent fuel distributor, celebrate its 21st birthday. Celebrations actually started in late November when the Red Devils parachute team jumped into a Nolan...

Nolan Oils Wins National Award
Nolan Fuel Oils Ltd. was named Oil Distributor of the Year at the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) Awards for Excellence held in London at the Hotel Russell. The company beat off stiff competition throughout the UK and Ireland to win. ...

Triple podium for Mason in Superbike season finale
Mason rounded off his 2009 season with a win and two second places in the British Superbike grand finale at Oulton Park. Riding the Q8Oils lubricated Quay Garage Honda, Mason had already won the Mirror.co.uk Cup championship and was hoping to scor...

Red or White Diesel
This is not a trivial issue for those who run tractors or mowing machines, which will include; all farmers, local authorities, golf-course managers, amusement park owners, anyone in fact who has to manage a lot of grass. The differen...

Police warn of Heating Oil Thefts
Police have issued warnings following a pattern of heating oil thefts in Cornwall, The Forest of Dean and Wales......

Crude Oil Prices
Increased volatility in financial markets, ongoing geopolitical tensions and now financial and monetary uncertainties make it more difficult than usual to forecast oil prices. We anticipate......

Market Talk
The market surged to near all-time highs Monday after OPEC oil exporters rejected Western calls to increase output to ease supply pressures... ...

Heating Oil Thefts - Stay Alert!
The Norfolk Police Force is investigating 36 reported cases of heating oil theft throughout the county since 1 January 2008, furthering fears that the rising cost of oil is causing increased incidents. Other incidents have occurred in rural areas ...