August 17, 2014by oil4wales

The quality of a local oil distributor’s fuel has been recognised by the national body regulating standards in the industry.

Oil 4 Wales’s depot in Nantycaws has been accredited by the FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) Fuel Certification Scheme for the superiority of its fuel and storage facilities. The only distributor in the UK to achieve the industry accreditation, the FPS Fuel Certification scheme ensures oil distributors are offering quality fuel to customers, as well as raising standards in the industry.

To achieve the accreditation, the family-run business’s kerosene, gas oil and diesel storage tanks were checked quarterly for particulate, water content and biological contaminants before being certified as being a clean, quality fuel.

Oil 4 Wales’ managing director, Colin Owens, said:”Achieving accreditation to the FPS Fuel Certification scheme is a significant milestone for the company. It demonstrates that the fuel we are supplying to our customers is of an excellent quality.

“As we continue to grow our customer base in our aim of becoming the national oil brand for Wales, being recognised by our industry body for the standard of our product and facilities will give new and existing customers peace of mind that what we are supplying has been tested for its cleanliness and is the best in the market.

“At the same time as ensuring our products are of a high quality, we are investing time in educating consumers on the importance of cleaning and maintaining their oil tanks. If we are supplying clean fuel then problems won’t occur if the customer also has a clean tank.”

FPS Chief Executive Mark Askew adds: “Clearly, the Fuel Certification scheme has advantages for both FPS members and their customers. The market which supplies our members with fuel is changing, with increasing reliance on imported fuels and legislative changes, for example, the introduction of new biofuels and current FAME content up to 7%, better housekeeping is essential throughout the supply chain. The FPS scheme sets new industry standards for fuel testing, cleansing and best practice for preventing contamination by water, particulates and microbial growth in storage tanks.

“By declaring their tanks have been certified to this scheme – to guarantee fuel quality standards – participating fuel distributors will be able to draw a line under any disputes concerning fuel quality.”