Fuel Oils's early beginnings were started by Roy Durell in 1963 with a company called Kerindus supplying kerosene and was based in Lewisham in South London.
Five years later, Roy founded Fuel Oils London Ltd. The company moved to a new site alongside the Thames by Wandsworth Bridge at Fulham in South West London.
The Fulham depot around 1969
The company quickly found great success and was supplying many of the London Museums, Hospitals and properties with Heating Oil and with expansion, coverage spread to the Greater London Boroughs.
Recognising opportunities in the home counties, Fuel Oils Kent Ltd was formed and depots in Canterbury and Rochester were acquired In 1966
With sustained growth over the following 40 years, Fuel Oils took over the successful distributor, Chapter Oils Ltd (based in Erith Kent) In 2006.
Consequently, the decision was taken to merge Fuel Oils London, Fuel Oils Kent and Chapter Oils to simply Fuel Oils.
Roy Durell still owns and runs the company and we continue to provide the products and standards of service that our customers expect.
From 1st April 2022, the UK Governments legislation concerning the use of rebated oils (Red Diesel and Red HVO) changes.
At Budget 2020 the government announced that it was removing entitlement to use rebated diesel from most sectors, with exceptions for agriculture, horticulture, fish farming and forestry; Heating and electricity generation in non-commercial premises ; Marine crafts ; Railway vehicles ; Amateur sports clubs and golf courses; Travelling fairs and circuses.
This means that current customers of rebated oils (Gas Oil) including red biodiesel (Red H.V.O.) will need to change over to DERV (white diesel) BEFORE 1st April 2022. This change will significantly increase your fuel costs and affect credit lines.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact our Sales team for help.
Further information can be obtained from the UK Governments website at this address