The cold winter finally arrives...

 3rd Feb 2012

Cold Weather HitsFrom the big breeze to the big freeze: After hurricane-force winds caused mayhem, Britain braces itself for snow and bitter cold days.

We are preparing for one of the coldest springs on record after the mild winter. Wind, rain, ice and snow is almost guaranteed; so don’t be caught out in the cold!

Although we had the mildest winter on record, we are now urging our customers to get set for the severe cold weather we will be experiencing in the coming weeks. The UK Met Office is expecting to see temperatures below average for February and the weather is likely to remain very cold across the UK. We can look forward to seeing more widespread and serve frosts in the coming weeks so don’t hesitate - be prepared to have the heating on full!

Mark Askew, Chief Executive of the FPS, commented: “Our members understand that times are hard and people may want to wait before ordering fuel but many oil distributors run payment schemes to encourage customers to have bigger, less frequent deliveries but then spread the payments out over the whole year, helping both financially and ensuring homeowners don’t run out of fuel when winter hits.”

We are always trying to provide new solutions to ensure our customers are satisfied and receive the service they expect. We recognise that times are tough, so before the severe weather hits in your area, ask about our Budget Account plan to see how we can help you balance your heating oil budget this year.

To find out more about WP Heating, please phone the Heating team on 0800 980 6174 or email


Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

Wessex House
Cadland Road
SO45 3NY
Telephone: 023 8089 7841
Freefone: 0800 980 6172
Fax: 023 8089 8876

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