OFTEC Welcomes Inclusion of Heating Oil in ECO3
OFTEC has welcomed the announcement from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that heating oil boilers will not be excluded from the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO3) as initially proposed.
RTFO and FAME advice sheet
When FAME was introduced into Road Diesel the automotive sector and oil industry learnt very quickly how it impacted on the supply chain that distributed it and the vehicles that it fuelled. Much of this considerable experience will now have relevance to Gas Oil users who need to understand how the inclusion of FAME (a hydroscopic powerful solvent with good detergency properties) will affect their tanks and engines.
FAME in Gas Oil: What this means to Gas Oil users
Twelve years ago, in 2006, the British Standard for non-road diesel (BS2869) was revised to allow the addition of FAME to both Gas Oil (Red Diesel) and Road Diesel (White Diesel). This was done to enable renewable fuels to be introduced into the UK under the Renewable Fuel Transport Obligation (RTFO). However this was rarely realised in UK Gas Oil supply chain, and to date most Gas Oil supplied by has been FAME free.
Oftec say New ECO3 Proposals Discriminate Against Heating Oil Using Rural Households
OFTEC has expressed major concerns that government proposals to exclude heating oil boilers from the next round of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme would unfairly discriminate against rural households and lead to even higher levels of fuel poverty.