Western Fuel was originally started in 1985 by our Managing Director Craig Lamont. He Started the business after a career in formula One, with a clear vision to set up an independent local oil distribution company, Western Counties Fuel Oils was born in Taunton.
Craig has always been a hands-on MD and has done every job in the company, from answering customer calls, to routing the tankers and driving the tankers himself.
In 1996 the company moved to larger premises in Bridgwater and was joined by shareholder and financial director Nick Smith. The company name was shortened to Western fuel Limited and has gone from strength to strength.
The company started with 1 tanker and has steadily grown over the years to a fleet of 26 with over 50 staff in 2023. With our flagship depot in Bridgwater full with our ever growing number of tankers, we opened our Taunton depot in 2006.
Western Fuel is now one of the South West’s leading, independent fuel supply business. We have acquired an excellent reputation as competitive and reliable fuel distributors of Heating Oil, Commercial and Agricultural fuel for the region.