Fuel firm to meet needs with new oil tanker

Rix Petroleum Spalding's new 26-tonne Scania tanker.
Rix Petroleum Spalding's new 26-tonne Scania tanker.
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Spalding fuel company Rix Petroleum has invested a “six-figure sum” in new transport to meet what it claims is rising fuel demand across the area.

A new 26-tonne, six-wheel Scania tanker, with a capacity of 20,000 litres, has been added to Rix’s fleet based at Welland Business Park, Clay Lake.

The firm, which supplies heating oil and commercial dealers to both residential and business customers across South Lincolnshire and north Norfolk, is preparing itself for colder temperatures when demand for fuel traditionally rises.

Robin Exley, manager of Rix Petroleum Spalding, said: “Last year, we had a lot of new enquiries for heating oil as the bitter weather lasted for many months.

“The whole team worked flat out and fulfilled all the orders, but it was a stretch and the new tanker will enable us to fulfil orders more efficiently so that customers remain topped up during the winter.

“Because of the extra business, Rix has been allowed to invest a six-figure sum into our fleet to ensure that those customers who relied on us in the past are able to do so again.”