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New Great Gear Joins Allied Petroleum’s Fleet

August, 2017

Continued investment in Great Gear has seen Allied Petroleum recently take delivery of two new trucks to join our modern fleet.

At the smaller end of the scale, the first addition is our new DMR (Direct Machine Refuelling) unit, joining the fleet in Christchurch. It is a 4×2 Volvo 320HP unit, with a 7,500 load capacity.

Great Gear DMR Unit

The increase in large scale civil contracting and construction projects happening in the wider Canterbury region has seen a growing demand for our DMR services within the region. These smaller units enable us to deliver fuel directly to each individual piece of machinery on site working remotely, saving them the travel to and from a refuelling station.

At the other end of the scale, the next new addition is the largest tanker in our Allied Petroleum fleet. Joining the fleet up in Auckland is our new 23 metre six-axle HPMV B-Train.

Great Gear HPMV B-Train

The tractor unit is an FH Volvo 540HP. The two trailers will be able to tow a combined capacity of up to 58 tonnes, allowing us to transport loads of up to 54,000 litres of fuel.

Look out for our new Great Gear on the roads!

 

Sheffield Fuel Stop Reopens After Upgrade

August, 2017

Allied Petroleum is pleased to announce the completion of the redevelopment work at our Sheffield Fuel Stop, at 81 Main West Coast Road. A forecourt closure was required due to the significant construction work involved.

Sheffield Fuel Stop Forecourt

As part of the upgrade, the existing building was demolished on site as to increase the size of the forecourt and to ensure improved vehicle access in and out. New equipment has been installed, and alongside 91, 95 petrol and diesel being available, we have also introduced a new product; Alliedblue, an exhaust fluid needed for an increasing number of modern diesel vehicles travelling on our roads.

Sheffield Fuel Stop

We would like to thank the local community for their patience over recent months, and look forward to welcoming customers back onto the forecourt for an improved refueling experience.

For information about our other fuel stops and services stations around the country click here.

Servicing Tips for your Machinery this Winter

June, 2017

The cold winter months can take a tough toll on machinery. Engine maintenance and servicing during this time of year is essential to reduce the risk of costly repairs and machine downtime. Your engine is particularly vulnerable at start-up, that’s when it really needs the oil to keep flowing.

Cold weather can cause engine oil to flow either too slowly, or not at all, and that can take a toll on your engine. That’s why choosing the right engine oil, the use of quality lubricants, along with correct machine maintenance can make a big difference and help to protect the engine’s vital components. Make sure you always follow the equipment manufacturer’s servicing interval recommendations and oil specifications.

Here’s a few reasons why lubrication is one of the most important steps when servicing your machinery this winter:

  1. Lubricants reduce friction around any moving part within the engine, regular servicing helps to extend the life of your machinery by reducing unnecessary friction and wear and tear on your engine’s internals, and flushing out contaminants in your engine – keeping your engine clean.
  2. Excess oil in your engine can cause damage, just the same as not enough oil in your engine can. When servicing your machinery look for signs of excess oil, built up grease and water leaks. Also ensure you check around any seals for leaks.
  3. High engine temperatures can be a result of poor lubrication. If your engine is operating at a higher than usual temperature, ensure you check your oil levels are high enough. Also check to see if your thermostat is working correctly, and your radiator is clear of debris.
  4. Choosing the right oil for your machinery can make a big impact on fuel efficiency and reducing wear and tear, not only making your machinery last longer, but also saving you money!                                                     Mobil Oil Product Guide

It’s not always easy choosing which lubricant is the right one for your farm equipment and machinery, that’s why we’re on hand to help you choose the right product best suited to your requirements. Mobil heavy-duty diesel engine oil and lubricants can be trusted to keep everything running smoothly.

A global brand being delivered by local faces, this means you get all the power and performance of the Mobil brand combined with a dedicated local team and technical expertise. In addition to our knowledgeable team, Mobil has also developed an app to help you select the right lubricant product for you, simply search “Mobil Oils Product Guide” in the App Store or Google Play. Or feel free to call Mobil’s technical help line
0800 LUBENZ.

Welcome On Board Wainoni Service Station

June, 2017

During the month of June we welcomed on board the latest owner operated service station to join our Allied network, Wainoni Service Station. This existing site marks an exciting time for Allied as our first service station within the Christchurch metropolitan area.

Wainoni Service Station

Wainoni Service Station has 91, 95, and diesel fuel available at the pump, as well as a retail convenience store offering coffee and quick bites to eat on the go. For commercial vehicles, a high flow diesel pump is available for faster refueling. In the coming months an outdoor payment terminal will be installed, enabling Wainoni Service Station to become a 24/7 operation so customers can refuel when it is most convenient for them. Welcome Kartik, Ameth and the rest of the team!

To view to the rest of our nationwide network of fuel stops and service stations click here.

A New Fuel Stop for the Township of Pongaroa

May, 2017

Monday 22nd May 2017 was a special day for the township of Pongaroa, as it marked the day the first sod was turned for the new Pongaroa Fuel Stop.

From left: Wright Broughton, Allan Benbow, Paul Peetoom, and David Monk.

From left: Wright Broughton, Allan Benbow, Paul Peetoom, and David Monk.

The new unmanned 24/7 Fuel Stop is well needed by the township of Pongaroa who lost their only fuel outlet two years ago. With a local population of approximately 120 people, residents, farmers, contractors, tourists and police, have had to resort to driving to the nearest petrol stations in Danniverke or Pahiatua, approximately 60 kilometers away, to fill up 20L petrol containers to get them through.

In the past two years fuel has been sold by a number of residents when people turn up in dire straits. “Although it was illegal, we did it, but we can’t carry on,” Mr Monk told Tararua District councillors. “Route 52 is a very popular tourist route, with fuel available in Masterton and Waipukurau, but tourists think there will be fuel in Pongaroa and they get caught out.”

A 3D digital render of the fuel stop being built currently in Pongaroa

A 3D digital render of the Fuel Stop being built currently in Pongaroa

In a courageous move the community of Pongaroa fundraised to contribute to the $500,000 project, making this a remarkable and quite possibly a landmark case for New Zealand. Allied Petroleum were chosen as a partner after offering to invest alongside the community with specialist equipment (all tanks, pumps, and payment terminal). We also set about bringing the right partners to guide design and construction. Allied Petroleum’s slogan is ‘never run out’, and while most people associate that with a reliable bulk delivery service, we think it relates well to our role in keeping fuel available to the Pongaroa community.

The Fuel Stop is being built on land donated by Wright Broughton’s family, and will provide service on the same site where a boarding house stood 100 years ago. “The boarding house was a stopover for those travelling from Hawke’s Bay to Wairarapa and Wellington and when it burnt down, the replacement became my family home in the 1940s,” Mr Broughton said. “After my mother died in 1962, the house was dismantled in 1964 and taken away, so it’s wonderful to see the land is going to be useful again for the community.”

The Fuel Stop is expected to be finished late July, with an official opening in August. Pongaroa resident Jason Ellmers said the Fuel Stop was desperately needed and the community were very grateful to the committee who had “gone the extra mile.”

To keep up to date with the progress on site, visit pongaroathewaytogo.org.nz

Community Response Unit 1 has Landed!

May, 2017

The first of our Community Response Unit tanks has recently been transported onto site at Okiwi Bay. This site, 30km north of Kaikoura, is on the earthquake damaged section of State Highway 1.

CRU 1 being delivered to assist in the earthquake response CRU 1 set up on site

We will be delivering diesel to this tank from the Nelson Fuel Terminal due to SH1 being closed to the South of Kaikoura.

The fuel is being supplied to the NCTIR (North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery) team, who are coordinating a joint response involving a number of civil contractors who are working to clear slips and rebuild the Highway.

The fuel usage from the tank is already high, and as more contractors are engaged in the road rebuilding projects, demand is likely to grow as a result.

Being a company based long term in Christchurch, who understand the effect mother nature can have, we wanted to invest in additional capacity so we are able to be better positioned to assist in the event of a crisis.

Petrol Sales to Resume Next Month at Allied Portobello

March, 2017

Allied Petrol Station Portobello

Allied Petroleum’s unmanned 24-hour forecourt will open in mid-April at Portobello Motors – a site where fuel stopped flowing about five years ago.  Click here to find out more.

 

 

Allied Petroleum Exhibits at Field Days and A&P Shows – March 2017

February, 2017

Allied Petroleum are pleased to be returning as an exhibitor at the Wanaka A&P Show, South Island Agri Field Days and Central Districts Field Days in March 2017. 

Bulk diesel delivery - Allied Petroleum - Central Districts Field Days Exhibit

If your planning on attending your local Field Days or A&P Show, why not come and chat to our our local team about bulk fuel supply for your farm. We’ll also be there to offer advice around safe fuel storage and the right oils and greases for your farm machinery.

While you’re there, take the opportunity to enter our draw to win the $500 bulk fuel prize.  If you’re running on empty, stop in at our refueling station and have a cup of freshly brewed coffee, a bottle of chilled water, and enjoy a freshly cooked snarler off the barbecue!

We look forward to catching up with you at your local Show!

For more information on your local Field Days or A&P Show, click on the links below:

     
10 & 11 March
Allied Petroleum
Site # N11
   16 – 18 March
   Allied Petroleum
   Site # 016
29 – 31 March 2017
Allied Petroleum
Site # 280

Allied Darfield – Now Open for Trading

February, 2017

Allied Petroleum’s Darfield Fuel Stop opened for trading on 3 February 2017, on the site of the old Z Service Station on South Terrace. The opening is the first stage of the proposed operation. Allied’s main focus before the completion of Stage 2 is to offer the Darfield community another choice of fuel supply at a competitive price.

Initially, the new facility will operate as an un-manned, 24 hour refuelling site, before stage two, which will see it become an owner operated service station later in the year, including a retail convenience store.  The site will continue as a self-service operation at night after the convenience store closes.

The station has a separate forecourt under canopy for smaller passenger vehicles, with 91, 95 and diesel fuel at the pump.  For commercial vehicles, the large scale site means drivers will enjoy easy access along with a high flow diesel pump and faster refuelling.

The card payment terminals accept a variety of cards including Allied card, Mobilcard, Ruralco card, Fleetcard, along with Eftpos and Visa cards.

The new Fuel Stop is located at 15 South Terrace, Darfield.  Find Allied Darfield on our map.

Click here to download our App and easily find your nearest Allied Fuel Stop or Service Station.

To find out more about the benefits of an Allied Fuel Plus card click here.

 

Find an Allied Petrol Station and Truck Stops Easily

December, 2016

Download the new Allied 24/7 App. & locate your nearest petrol station.

Allied Petroleum is pleased to launch the new Allied 24/7 app.  Now you can locate the nearest Allied Truck Stops or a petrol station with a few taps of your finger (even the fat ones).  This user-friendly app includes every Allied site in our nationwide network, along with the fuel grades (including our exhaust fluid) and fuel cards accepted at each location.

Regular App Alerts will keep you up-to-date with any changes across the Allied Truck Stops and petrol station network.  You’ll receive an Alert anytime there’s a fuel stop opening, or a temporary outage (so that you can plan ahead and find an alternative refuelling location).

The app is available for download on both IOS (Apple) and Android systems.  You can find links to download the app from our website, or just go straight to the Google Play Store or App Store from your Smartphone.  To find the app in the Google Playstore and the App Store – search for ‘Allied24/7’ or ‘Allied Petroleum’.