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Crown Oil has been nominated for an environmental award following a successful operation to remove and recycle 6.4 million litres of gas oil at Derwent Power Station. The nomination in the Environmental Contribution to Industry category at HazardEx magazine recognises that Crown Oil’s environmental services division completed the complex operation, requiring over 200 tanker movements, without spilling a single drop of oil.

Crown Oil is one of only a few UK companies with the technical resources to undertake this scale of oil recovery. The company carefully analyse and assess fuel recovered from industry and re-blend if necessary before it is sold on to the market. The scope of work includes not just oil recovery, but the complete cleaning and degassing of tanks. These may be left in-situ for future use or removed from site.

The Derwent contract was just one of several undertaken by Crown Oil UK. The company successfully completed a similar project to recover 25 million litres of fuel at Medway Power Station in Kent in 2010 and are in active negotiations for further work.

“Following changes to the interruptible gas tariff, many power stations and industrial users face a dilemma. Large stocks of reserve gas oil, that is no longer needed, will only deteriorate with time to potentially become an environmental hazard.” explained Crown Oil’s general manager Mark Andrews. “We can help them with safe waste oil removal and the decommissioning of tanks, overcoming environmental problems and also releasing working capital.”

Crown Oil takes its environmental responsibilities seriously. The company fuel delivery tanker fleet is carbon offset so that all fuel delivery mileage is carbon free. For off road use, the company offer red diesel users an option to use a totally carbon offset fuel. To enable combined heat and power (CHP) plant operators to collect maximum renewable obligation certificates (ROC’s) Crown Oil have a high grade bio-fuel made from 100 per cent sustainable sources. This enables users to trade these certificates or use them to offset against their other carbon producing activity.

HazardEx is the leading journal covering industries such as oil and gas, exploration, production and processing where explosive hazards may be present. Award winners will be revealed at a gala dinner in Harrogate on February 29.

More Information
Mark Andrews, Group General Manager, Crown Oil UK
Tel. +44 (0)845 130 9777 Fax. +44 (0)845 130 9888
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Crown Oil UK, The Oil Centre, Bury New Road, Heap Bridge, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7HY

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