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Darch Oil is Somerset’s premier distributor of heating oils, fuels and lubricants at competitive prices, supplying residential, agricultural, and commercial customers across the county. With our roots firmly planted in the Somerset community, we have been supplying a friendly, reliable, and efficient service to our customers for over 30 years.

Our great team of experienced staff is one of our very best assets, and they are committed to providing a reliable and efficient service of the highest quality.

We also have a fantastic team of delivery drivers who build strong long term relationships with regular customers. Darch Oil now operates an extremely versatile fleet of vehicles ranging from mini tankers right through to the largest multi-axled articulated vehicles. We also cover a large area, including Somerset, Dorset, and parts of Devon, Wiltshire, and Hampshire from our depots in Yeovil and Glastonbury.

Many things have changed since Darch Oil started, but something that hasn’t changed is our unwavering commitment to all our customers. We cater for both domestic and commercial fuel oil supplies, and we believe that our unique combination of local knowledge and personal customer service, backed by the strength and security of NWF Fuels, enables us to offer the best standard of service to all our customers.

Why Darch Oil?

Darch Oil delivers a wide range of quality fuels and oils throughout Somerset, Dorset, East Devon, South Wiltshire and West Hampshire, catering for commercial, agriculture and domestic home heating oil supplies.

We have award-winning drivers and a versatile tanker fleet, capable of delivering everything from small domestic loads in remote locations right through to full articulated lorry loads for industry or shipping.

Our depots in Yeovil and Glastonbury are operated by local people who offer a friendly and professional local service.

With access to an extensive supply of fuel backed by a national supply chain, we can meet the needs for heating oil and fuels to homes and businesses both large and small, even during periods of high demand.

Our Difference

Darch Oil is fully committed to sustainability and making sure that its activities have a minimal impact on the environment in which we are privileged to live and work. We achieve this through, constantly monitoring and improving our energy performance wherever possible to reduce waste and pollution, as well as through continuous staff training.

With our many years of experience in the fuel industry and extensive local knowledge, information is freely available to anyone requiring advice on environmental issues such as fuel tanks, storage, questions of tank safety and access. In partnership with the authorities and you, our customers, we believe that this work is vital to ensuring our wonderful local landscape is conserved for the benefit of all, both now and for generations to come.

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Darch Oil History

Darch Oil has its beginnings in the early 1960s when founder Ron Darch started up his own business supplying coal and logs to domestic customers in and around Yeovil.

Over the years, ‘Ron Darch & Sons’ became a known and trusted name in home fuels, eventually going on to acquire three other local coal firms, R L Froom in Crewkerne, Larcombe Coal in Chard and Tovey coal in Glastonbury.

As the business grew, so too did demand for us to expand our range of services. So, ‘Darch Oil’ was born in 1990 to supply liquid fuels and lubricants to customers across the county, and we have grown quickly to become one of the area’s biggest suppliers while maintaining the same personal and professional service Ron Darch had in mind from the very start.

To help support our growth, in 2019 Darch Oil was acquired by NWF Fuels, part of the NWF Group. NWF Fuels is a national supplier of fuels that recognises the importance of building strong relationships within the local community. This acquisition has brought a series of benefits, from a robust national supply chain and streamlined processes to a modernised fleet of tankers that is more reliable and sustainable, allowing us to improve our service to customers even more.

As a local business are proud to be able to make an ongoing commitment to the local infrastructure.

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