Fuel services

Peterson is a logistics provider to a number of long-term contract clients. We provide all Quayside, Warehouse and Transportation services, along with Marine Gas Oil for vessels and for delivery to offshore installations as a source of energy.
Peterson’s fuel services is carried out through a strategic partnership with the GEOS Group. The trusted partnership ensures that Peterson has complete control over fuel services capabilities (and can minimise) the costs of bringing fuel to the facilities, ensuring our prices are kept extremely competitive for our customers. GEOS provides the fuel direct from UK refinery to all Peterson’s global bases ensuring we can offer the following benefits to our customers:

  • A single source, non-commingled product
  • Guaranteed specification and quality, with sampling and testing auditability throughout the supply chain
  • Full control over all shipping from the refinery to the fuelling facilities
  • Working together across all logistics locations to ensure consistency of fuel offering and management
  • Full access to market information to provide reporting and transparency in pricing movements throughout the year
  • Pricing basis Platt’s FOB (Free on Board), not CIF (Carriage, Insurance and Freight) as GEOS have control over the shipping of the fuel – so pricing from a lower base point
  • The ability to price not only on a monthly average basis, which eliminates the impact of day to day volatility in the oil market, but also on a daily or weekly basis depending on the customer needs
  • The opportunity to put in place fixed pricing, taking forward advantage of the current low prices being experienced
  • Our annual delivery of MGO is in excess of 250,000te, with this figure continuing to grow

Our users realise the benefits of our one-stop-shop. A place where they can have all of their logistics requirements dealt with whilst loading Marine Gas Oil at the same berth. 

MGO Capacity and Pump Rates

   
         

Port

Quay/Berth

Number of fuel berths

Storage Capacity

Pumping Rate (per/hr)

Lerwick

Greenhead Base

7

10,530m3

120m3

Holmsgarth

4

80m3

Point of Scatland

2

90m3

Scalloway

2

526m3

70m3

Aberdeen

Pocra Base

3

5,700m3

130m3

Clipper Quay

1

120m3

Duthies

2

120m3

Waterloo Quay

5

120m3

Heysham

North Quay

1

5,150m3

100m3

South Quay

2

100m3

Great Yarmouth

Berth 7A

1

1,400m3

100m3

Blyth

Bates Terminal

2

15,000m3

120m3

Den Helder

Paleiskade

7

Barge deliveries

100m3

         

Total

 

39

38,306m3

 

Expanding our horizons

Peterson has recently increased its service offering by installing road-loading facilities at its terminals in Aberdeen, Lerwick and Great Yarmouth.

Alongside our fleet of fuel tankers, this allows us to deliver fuel to many more berths and ports throughout the UK.

Initiatives for alternative fuels

As part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our environmental impact we are actively engaged in initiatives to offer cleaner alternative fuels at our facilities.

Currently we are participating in a feasibility study looking into different cleaner alternative fuels like Methanol, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Gas-to-Liquid  (GTL) and bio fuel. The goal of this study is to investigate possibilities of reducing the impact on the air quality of Peterson and our partners’ operations.

Fuel