About us

Over twenty years producing innovative and environmentally sustainable liquid fuels.

ESL Fuels is a family business and was incorporated in 2000. We design, blend, process and supply a range of fuels for the road, heating and marine markets.

Over the past twenty years we have supplied over two billion litres to the UK market, with nationwide coverage courtesy of supplying the nation’s leading distributors.

We continually invest in research and development and have a highly technical team who work closely with industry to support and develop fuels best suited to the end applications.

From the early days of pioneering biodiesel, to creating market-changing heating and marine gas oils, to more recent times producing a range of renewable liquid fuels, ESL has always been at the forefront of innovation.

Our Hubs

Exolum, Grangemouth

Grange Dock, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire FK3 8UD

Exolum, Immingham

Immingham East Terminal, East Riverside, Immingham Dock, Immingham, South Humberside DN40 2QU

Port Fuels, Ellesmere Port

Dock Yard Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 4EF

Stolthaven, Dagenham

Choats Road, Barking, Dagenham RM9 6PU

Our Story


Stephen Whittaker operated as sole trader developing innovative fuels and lubricants


Became the UK’s first HMRC approved producer of biodiesel for road fuel


The company was incorporated


Greenflame renewable heating oil was launched and supply commenced to local authorities


Ultra 35 launches


Stanlow Oil Terminal was purchased and a major renovation program commenced to bring it back into service


Marine Gas Oil launches


Stanlow Oil Terminal is sold to Argent Energy and production moves to Immingham


Production starts at Dagenham, ground is broken at Ellesmere Port and Molexis technology is developed


Ellesmere Port site opens and position is taken at Grangemouth


Certified to handle ISCC sustainable material and approved under the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme

Our Values


Think creatively and strive for continuous improvement

Nurture relationships

Build mutually beneficial partnerships across the business

Be the best

Deliver competitively superior quality, value and service

Act with integrity

Demonstrate uncompromising ethics in everything we do