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Phil WrightPhil Wright to re-join WP Group as Sustainability Advisor.

New tankers Tankers spotted on their way to the FPS Expo.

Circle of excellence GoldWP Group’s ‘Sustainable Solutions for Growth’ wins ExxonMobil Circle of Excellence Gold award. The 2015 ExxonMobil programme saw distributors from Europe, Africa and the Middle East compete for recognition across an array of categories, including WP’s success in the ‘Best Shared Values Initiative’. 

DCD PicThe DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards are part of a unique global series that provides worldwide recognition to outstanding individuals, teams and projects.  Celebrating innovation, leadership and ‘out of the box’ thinking, this ‘Oscars’ style event is the highlight of the data centre calendar, attended by industry leaders from across the EAME region. 

AOA2015 has been a busy year for the aviation industry with record numbers of passengers, developments on capacity and the implications of a new Government.  Supplying fuel to thousands of ground vehicles across the UK's largest airports, Airport Energy, A WP Group Company, provides a 'behind the scenes' service essential to operation.

Hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky, Airport Energy explore the challenges, innovative solutions and measures in airports and aviation.

sue dudleyWP announces the appointment of Sue Dudley as General Manager – Lubricants. Reporting to Darren Borras, WP Group Commercial Director; Sue takes up her new role in December to lead the further development of this strategic and ambitious business unit.

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The UK Government has delivered a clear message on energy usage through their mandatory ESOS energy assessment scheme, the aim of which is to ensure large companies identify cost-effective energy saving measures and reduce energy used in buildings, industrial processes and transport.

spectreThe newest trailer for James Bond Spectre was released this morning and it looks absolutely brilliant. Everyone at WP can’t wait to see it, but it’s not because of the high octane action of Daniel Craig as the 13th James Bond nor any of the four ‘bond girls’. It is, of course, the sexy Mobil oil barrels which are featured in the film.

CA14738 LogosFuel and lubricant specialist, WP Group, has been successfully audited and accredited for commitment to improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management, an internationally recognised standard.

Marathon 2 (2)A huge congratulations to our new Group Operations Manager, Graham Binstead, who on Sunday completed the London Marathon! 


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Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 9.32.16 AM.png-640x480For many pieces of industrial equipment, premature bearing wear can lead to unscheduled downtime, costly maintenance repairs and lost production.

In order to find a solution capable of extending bearing life, operators must first be able to identify the root cause of component wear and fatigue. While there are numerous operational factors that can contribute to premature bearing wear, one attribute that can be prevented is air entrainment.

article 2 Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 7.53.55 AM.png-640x480The most important aspect of lubrication is viscosity ­ oil’s resistance to flow or “thickness.” Finding the right viscosity for an application is more science than art.


It would appear that the problem of unwanted visitors continues to be a threat to many farms. The theft of fuel and farm equipment occurring both at night and in the daytime seems to be on the rise.

August and early September have seen WP Agricultural busy delivering to farmers as they harvest and with so much rain over the last 6 weeks farmers have had to run driers more than usual to remove the moisture in their crops.


Upton Oil Company and the WP Group are proud to report yet another successful turnout at the Dorset show last month!

WP Group is excited to announce that WP Heating together with the newly acquired Upton Oil Company will be exhibiting at the Dorset County show next month!


WP Automotive are proud to announce a newly formed Technical Partnership with HWM Aston Martin based in Walton on Thames as their preferred oil supplier.


media 435x279 fuel-saving-potentialIndependent fuel economy tests were conducted on two Volvo FM440 Euro V trucks, loaded to 75% payload (circa 32 000kg) and two Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV Euro V trucks, loaded to 50% payload (circa 6.2 tonnes) which undertook a series of fuel economy tests under highway driving conditions.

Mobil Delvac XHP LE10w40 Brochure ThumbnailMobil Delvac 1 is a synthetic commercial vehicle lubricant. Synthetic lubricants have low viscosity which reduces friction, which provide the following benefits.


After 20 years of racing and numerous World Records, Mike Deacon and son Dave have done it again by setting a new World and National record for the fastest time from Poole to Cherbourg. The pair completed the journey in just 67 minutes and 23 seconds in their treasured RIB Hot lemon.

More than a thousand visitors attended the 2011 Used Boat Show at Premier Marinas in Swanwick this September, where marine fuel and lubricants specialist WP Marine, together with Soltron, offered live fuel testing.

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