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Using Red Diesel When Gritting the Roads – Know the Rules

This article has been written for anyone who uses, or intends to use, tractors and other agricultural vehicles for gritting public roads during periods of ice, frost or snow. We are a nationwide supplier of red diesel with over 170 years of experience in the fuels and lubricants industry, so …

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Spook-Tacular Red Diesel Prices This Halloween Only

Did you know that 82% of global businesses have experienced downtime because they have run out of fuel? With a cauldron of experience in the industry (over 170 years in fact), Cooke Fuels are one of the oldest and most reputable red diesel suppliers in the UK. We have been …

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Protect your Fuel from Theft as the Dark Nights Descend on Us

Red diesel is the essence of many businesses. Whether you’re a small family-run farm or an expansive livestock operation, a primary school or a university, you have to protect it from theft. According to NFU Mutual, red diesel and heating oil are the third most common items that are stolen …

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How to Maintain Your Petrol or Diesel Lawn Mower

In the hot summer months, many mornings are heralded with the drone of the lawn mower. Whether it’s at home or at work it’s your ever-faithful seasonal companion to achieving an impressive lawn, but remember, the fuel to power it is highly dangerous, so storing it safely is essential. Many …

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A Day in the Life of a Cooke Fuels Tanker Driver

Rise and shine! Eddy is up and out for 6am, Monday to Friday to be at the office for 6:30am sharp. Eddy doesn’t mind the early starts as much in summer, with the sun soaring for the duration of his day. It’s brew haven in the office, with all 20 …

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Biodiesel – Is it Really a Green Fuel?

With green initiatives everywhere, we are more frequently being faced with a choice between cheap and sustainable. But if you’re looking for a cleaner, greener future, biodiesel is the only environmentally-friendly alternative to fuel for you. It’s renewable and made predominantly from vegetable oils, so it doesn’t seem surprising that …

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Reducing your Carbon Footprint with AdBlue Fluid

Pig’s urine could save you money. That may seem like an odd sentence, but it’s true. Welcome to AdBlue! If your business uses large diesel engines or modern heavy goods above 7.5 tonnes, you must add AdBlue to your vehicle exhaust to help reduce CO2 emissions released by heavy vehicles …

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Visual Guide to Heating Oil Security

Is your heating oil security up to scratch? If not, here’s a recent true cautionary tale for you. Earlier this year, over 2000 litres of heating oil were stolen from an Aberdeenshire primary school*. This forced administrators to send students home early. While the young pupils may have welcomed the …

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A 2018 Winter Guide To Buying Heating Oil

Heating Oil – Staying Fuelled For Winter 2018 The words Heating Oil and El Nino don’t usually go together in the same sentence, however this winter (2015) we’ll probably be hearing a lot said about El Nino, and anybody who isn’t on the national grid will be definitely mentioning the …

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Halloween pumpkins: How to make some awesome Jack-o’-lanterns

How many pumpkins are sold for Halloween in the UK? There are 10 million pumpkins grown in the UK every year. Most of which are grown to be used on Halloween as Jack-O-Lanterns, Asda alone estimates sales of 2 million pumpkins in 2017 – which is great news for pumpkin …

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