DCC Energy makes major bid to acquire Shell business

Irish firm DCC Energy has made an offer of €464m (£332.3m) to buy Butagaz, the French Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) company owned by Royal Dutch Shell.

Shell announced the offer in a press release, adding that it would now consult with (more…)

Increased manufacturing output boosts British industry

It was recently reported that UK factories are playing an important role in the national economy recovery.

Plant output has jumped at the same time as oil production has increased. Some manufacturers may therefore (more…)

How your business can get the most out of its machinery

Plant machinery is extremely expensive and often vital to the daily running of a business, which is why it is so important that you are able to make the most of the apparatus you own.

The way to do this is by carrying out regular preventative maintenance. With that in mind, here is (more…)

Shell agrees sale of nearly 200 UK petrol stations

Oil industry giant Royal Dutch Shell confirmed recently that it had agreed terms to sell 185 of its petrol stations across Britain, enabling independent forecourt operators to further expand their portfolios.

The UK’s largest oil firm stated that contracts had been exchanged with (more…)

When do I need to use food grade lubricants?

There are so many different types of oils available, with companies like Shell, Fuchs and Mobil all selling several varieties, that it can sometimes be tough to know which lube will be the most suitable for your company.

One of the things that most confuses buyers is whether (more…)

What is compressor oil and why is it important?

Compressor oil is one of the most important types of lubricant for anyone who wants to maintain their machinery effectively. It is primarily used to prevent wear and tear, as well as to diminish the amount of metal corrosion.

There are a number of different compressor oils available, with brands like (more…)

The classes of lubricating oil

Lubricants are one of the most important tools you can use to keep your equipment and engines in tip-top condition. However, it can sometimes be difficult to choose the right one.

This is because there are so many different classes of oil, each with a very specific (more…)

Choosing the right hydraulic fluid

In the same way that it is vital you pick the best lubricants for plant machinery, it is important that you should choose the right oil for your hydraulics, if you want equipment to perform at its peak.

In order to determine which type is best for your equipment, you must take into account (more…)

Multimillion pound boost for UK automotive sector

The already thriving automotive sector in the UK looks set to obtain a major cash injection, with two overseas investors poised to plough around £650m into it.

Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by the Indian firm Tata Motors, will be providing (more…)