Why Your Business Should Switch from Oil to Gas

From minimal maintenance to increased efficiency, there are a number of reasons why your business should make the switch from oil to gas. Take a look below.

If your business is operating off-grid, and you use oil or solid fuel for heating, cooking, steam generation or process heat, it’s time to think seriously about change.

There is currently a large movement away from traditional, carbon-heavy fossil fuels like oil, to LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas), and there are many reasons for you to join it. Let’s take a look at a few of them:

LPG – A Cleaner Fuel

LPG is a lower-carbon alternative to oil with approximately a 20% lower carbon intensity. Since it emits low sulphur oxides (SOx), LPG is also a cleaner burning fuel than oil [1]. Additionally, LPG combustion emits almost no particulate matter and offers significant reductions in NOx and SOx emissions compared to other conventional fuels [2]

Increased efficiency

LPG is an energy-rich fuel source with a higher calorific value per unit than other commonly used fuels, including coal, natural gas, diesel, petrol, fuel oils and biomass-derived alcohols. This means that an LPG flame burns hotter, an advantage that can translate into higher efficiency.

Potential Cost Savings

As well as helping support a cleaner environment, switching from oil to gas could mean potential cost savings. As one of the UK’s leading LPG and LNG suppliers, we’ve converted many businesses from oil to gas, who have seen cost savings compared to oil. Cardon Park for example, a 196-room luxury hotel saw a 21.8% saving in fuel costs in the first year of switching, while quarrying and aggregates manufacturer Pat Munro saw a 19% saving in the first year.

Minimal maintenance

Oil boilers can be costly to maintain. Flogas can support you in replacing your existing equipment and are responsible for all ongoing tank maintenance. This means you can sit back, and reap the rewards of switching, with minimal downtime to your business.

Government Initiatives and Targets

The UK’s ‘Net Zero’ target, and initiatives like the ‘Clean Growth Strategy’, ‘Medium Plant Combustion Directive’ (MCPD) and ‘Climate Change Agreements’ (CCA) demonstrate just how serious the UK Government is about reducing carbon emissions and improving our air quality.

Switching from oil to gas can help off-grid companies hit their reduced emissions targets or play a part in the initiatives, and in the case of the CCAs, qualify for a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL), a tax added to electricity and fuel bills. [3]

LPG: the ‘go to’ for off-grid energy

With so many benefits to be gained from low carbon LPG and LNG, it’s clear to see why it’s quickly becoming the ‘go-to’ fuel for those operating businesses off the gas grid. The need for a cleaner energy supply is only likely to increase, as the Government continues to work towards reaching its net zero targets. Making the switch sooner rather than later means your business could be reaping the rewards quicker than you think.

For more details on how you could switch from oil to gas, enquire today.

[1] Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2019 – BEIS The role of LPG & bioLPG in Europe, WLPGA

[2] NAEi

[3] https://www.gov.uk/guidance/climate-change-agreements–2

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