Ribble Fuel Oils

Ribble Fuel Oils is now one of the top 20 Fuel distributors in the UK. With strong supply relationships with three major UK oil refiners and the top oil trading companies, RFO can ensure robust supply solutions to the largest consumers of oil fuel products such as Diesel, Gas Oil, Ultra Heat 35 (Industrial heating oil), Kerosene and petrol.



A trading name of Hermon Hodge Ltd, Ribble Fuel Oils was established 48 years ago. Still in private ownership, Ribble has been built on service and value and developed an enviable reputation for delivering a reliable, trustworthy service and highly competitive supply solutions Ribble has the benefit of its sister brands; Leighton Oils, Preston Fuels, Active Fuel cards and Broughton Lubricants a major Castrol lubricants distributor). Financially sound and well managed RFO is capable of handling very large and complex supply arrangements by working with its suppliers and its customers to satisfy the needs of modern businesses.


Delivery Capability

Ribble operate a fleet of 20 tankers of varying sizes from three of its own storage depots, in addition to the three major oil terminals, in the North West of England. This distribution network enable deliveries of varying load sizes from 500 litres to 36,000 litres to be made to suit the customer requirements, on time, every time; 7 days per week throughout Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and West Yorkshire.


National Supply Solutions

Arrangements can be made to source product nationally through our existing trading arrangements. Outside of RFO's normal trading area, larger loads are dealt with by employing trusted 3rd party transport logistics; smaller deliveries can be arranged through other distributor partners.


Flexible Pricing

Whilst the vast majority of smaller transactions are carried out with daily spot pricing, RFO can offer alternative pricing solutions for larger users; such as spot market (Platts related) deals either daily or weekly lagged, Fixed pricing over either specific volumes or time or Capped Pricing to ensure that the price does not exceed a particular threshold.


On the Road Fuel

Diesel Cards offer a convenient national solution enabling diesel fuelling on the road, throughout the country using the UK Fuels network, at commercial prices.


Managed Solutions

Using in tank telemetry or by pre-arranged tank top ups, a management service can be provided to ensure that all tank inventory levels are maintained to agreed levels. Coupled with fuel quality testing and tank inspections, we offer a comprehensive support structure. This can even include replacement tanks, fuel dispensing equipment and fleet management facilities.


Customer Service

Despite its size, RFO has maintained the ability to stay close to its customers, offering a level of personal service that our customers can benefit from. Whatever, the requirement, we probably have the solution.