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DB DF WebA regional distributor of fuels and lubricants, WP Group (WP) has been ranked by ExxonMobil the operator of Britain’s largest oil refinery as a top Mobil lubricants distributor across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  

BIB Award Finalist 2014 (2)The ninth annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2014/15 saw local, southern based fuels and lubricants company, WP Group (WP) win both The New Forest National Park Authority Sustainable Business Award and New Forest Business Partnership (NFBP) Business of the Year Award. 

WEB-Mobil-1-40-Logo-Color-Positive-Keyline2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the commercial introduction of the Mobil 1 brand. Since 1974, Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil has continued elevating the benchmark for delivering outstanding protection and performance from an automotive engine oil. Decade after decade, the Mobil 1 brand’s relationships with automakers and award-winning race teams have grown and evolved into true automotive design and innovation partnerships.

Russell Fairchild - Safe Contractor 14Local business WP Group has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

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2014 Top Track 250 logoWP Group enters the prestigious Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 for the first time in 2014. Assessing the UK’s leading mid-market businesses, the Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table ranks companies by annual turnover with each achieving a 10% growth year on year to gain eligibility. The list is compiled by Fast Track and is sponsored by both Grant Thornton and Barclays.

DSC 0028-(EDIT)Local family run fuels and lubricants company, WP Group (WP), have managed to raise over £300 for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

WP Group rallied the Dorset community to support the local hospice at this year’s Dorset County Show as part of WP’s ‘Sustainability in Action’ program.

Fuel contamination is a common risk when stored during long-periods, yet it only takes a small amount to jeopardise your critical uninterrupted power.  

The worrying fact is that some companies aren’t aware of the dangers lurking within their fuel tanks and very few have a certified fuel management programme instead relying on less reliable filtration systems. Operating without robust approach to stored fuel management can have major and long-term repercussions, as demonstrated by the potentially devastating events at the West Bank Pump station illustrated below.

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Mike Denny is aiming to raise £35,000 for Oakhaven Hospice by walking 673 miles. 

WPFS Team Data Centre WorldWP Group is proud to announce the launch of WP Fuel Solutions (WPFS) for uninterrupted power, a division now dedicated to providing uninterrupted power to the facilities market.  With a team of expert engineers and fuel specialists, the products and services made available to Fuel Solutions customers are the most advanced on the UK market and bespoke to the WP Group. 

Easton leading the pack at ThruxtonWP Group’s specialist motorsport fuel and lubricants division, WP Racing, announced as Official Fuel Supplier to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (BSB) for the next 3 years.

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Baked goods ImageFinished lubricants are formulated from a blend of base oils and a wide range of chemical additives, which can account for up to 20 percent of the formulation.

Sustainability is an increasingly important business objective for industrial operations and the general public, alike. But, have you ever wondered whether some of the environmentally conscious behaviors that we engage in daily, actually provide tangible environmental benefits? For example, does manufacturing a product from recycled material in fact use more energy than generating a product from scratch?


Scores of people enter WP Group’s name-our-fuel-tanker competition, held at one of the UK’s top ten agricultural shows, The New Forest and Hampshire County Show.

WP Group are proud to have sponsored the New Forest Riding Club Annual Show on July 3rd 2011, which the company Credit Controller Pam Horrigan was involved with.


WP Group attended one of the country’s biggest events last month, with a fun mega slide on stand at the New Forest Show.

Wessex Petroleum Limited trading as WP Group is proud to announce the acquisition of local fuel distributor Upton Oil Company.


 Mobil 1 Lubricant Technology is to continue supporting Porsche in World Endurance Championship Racing.

Learn to race from Grand Prix driver Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR’s Tony Stewart in the all new Mobil 1 Racing Academy, now launched on the WP Group websites.


a1MOBIL-DELVAC-1-LE-5W-30-POURABLE-PACKMobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants’ fuel efficient engine oil designed for advanced commercial vehicle engines, has gained approval from MAN Truck & Bus for its latest M 3677 specification. Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 is now approved for use in all Euro 5 and Euro 6 MAN trucks, providing the opportunity for more commercial vehicle operators to optimise engine performance and improve fuel economy.

Renewable sources of energy are undoubtedly the future however the current reality of renewable energy for the majority of domestic homes is neither accessible nor feasible.

Despite considerable investment from the government, renewable energy makes more sense for commercial buildings rather than domestic use at present. The government’s renewable heat incentive (RHI) offers an exciting opportunity for industry to offset the initial outlay for a biomass system. This form of energy offers more than just an energy source for industry, there are huge advantages in marketing applications for companies who make the switch.     


When laying a boat up for winter there are many different arguments as to which method is best for keeping the fuel stable and free from contamination. The only method we advise is following three simple rules of fuel management: Test, Recover, Protect.

Specialist marine fuel and lubricant distributor WP Marine will be holding a stand at Premier Marina in Swanwick throughout the duration of the Used Boat Show.

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