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Some of the best known names in the oil heating and renewable energy sector have chosen to become sponsors of the UK's premier showcase for the latest and future energy solutions - the Oil & Renewable Energy Show 2012, at Manchester Central in October.

FPS EXPO the oil distribution industry's annual exhibition organised by FPS (The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) is gearing up apace, with more companies, more technology and more space taken by exhibitors. There are now only 6 months to go before the doors open to the UK's premier oil distribution industry EXPO, to be staged at the Harrogate International Centre from 18 & 19 April 2012.

Northern Ireland's Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced an innovative 'pay as you go' option for oil heating for vulnerable households which has been developed in partnership with Kingspan Environmental.

Environment Agency Wales is urging people who use oil to heat their homes to check their tanks and pipes for leaks as the winter months approach. Tanks, pipes and joints, particularly on older systems, are especially vulnerable to damage during the winter months, where freezing temperatures can cause burst pipes and leaks.

Clarehill Plastics Limited, the Moira, Co. Armagh based manufacturer of Harlequin oil storage tanks, recently celebrated the company's thirtieth birthday.

Dunraven Systems Limited manufacturers of the Apollo range of electronic oil tank contents gauges and heating oil energy monitors, has reported strong demand for its new, Apollo Smart heating oil energy monitor which is now available online at

Apollo Smart, the revolutionary Heating Oil Energy Monitor from Dunraven Systems Limited, is now available order online from Previewed at this year’s FPS EXPO Exhibition in Harrogate and officially launched at the recent Plumbing & Heating Trade Show in Belfast, Apollo Smart is the world’s first heating oil energy monitor.

OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers have responded to predictions contained within a Daily Mail article, that oil prices could break the £1 per litre barrier over the coming months.

Hundreds of plumbers, oil heating technicians, storage tank installers and industry experts descended on Belfast's Ramada Hotel recently, for the 2011 Northern Ireland Plumbing & Heating Trade Show. Northern Ireland has the highest prevalence of oil heating not just in the UK, but in northern Europe too. With over 65% of homes in the province dependent upon heating oil, oil equipment manufacturers and trade association OFTEC had a strong presence at the show.

Whilst Bunded Tanks now represent the majority of oil tank sales in the UK, there remain a small number of domestic, oil heating installations where it remains perfectly legal to install a Single Skin Oil Tank, as's Steve Beech explains. At heating oil storage installations where a Bunded OIl Tank is not mandatory, installing a Single Skin Oil Tank can produce considerable savings for installers and consumers alike.

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