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Coal Merchants Dublin raises “Security of Supply”

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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Fuel – Security of Supply? Coal Merchants Dublin Raise the Flag

The Celtic Tiger spawned an upsurge in demand and usage of energy in Ireland. As we know that ship has unfortunately sailed, but the voracious appetite for energy in Ireland remains. The boom has long evaporated now, but our energy demands are still being met by a huge reliance on imported fossil fuels. As continuing political changes and social unrest in the main oil producing regions in the Middle East and North Africa along with the recently imposed embargo on Iranian oil imports ito Europe hit the newsdesks, Robert Hudson, owner of leading Dublin solid fuel supplier Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin Says “The energy security crisis that we face will remain a continuing challenge into the future. It remains to be seen if the major political upheavals in the Middle East and beyond will bring stability to the regions or will further tensions and fragmentations actually creep in over the coming years. Meanwhile an analysis of the facts here in Ireland provides an alarming insight.”

Coal Merchants Dublin review the facts and figures

* 95% of  natural gas used in Ireland is now imported.

*100% of oil usued in Ireland is imported.

*Imported fuels cost the Irish economy over 6 Billion Euro every year.

*  There is only approximately 11 days supply of gas stored in the country.

* This compares with a reported 92 days supply in France and 84 days supply in Germany.

(*Source; The Ecology Foundation)

The facts and figures above show just how vulnerable we are to any interruption to supply, even for short periods. In recent years, the bulk of our gas was sourced in the North Sea, but over the coming years we will become increasingly dependant on gas imports from the various former Soviet Union states, Central Asia, and other politically volatile nations. Meanwhile, our oil will largely be imported from North African and Middle Eastern Countries. We have seen a sea-change in the political landscape in the Middle East in recent times, but it remains to be seen how the fragile position there will effect stability of both price and supply of energy in that region into the future. And now with the recently imposed embargo on Iranian oil imports into Europe, what effect will that bring to the mix? 

Coal Delivers!

Mr Hudson said today, “The most abundant fuel is of course coal, with an estimated 850 billion tonnes of proven coal reserves worldwide. As such, it is typically not associated with market crises or price spikes. This represents more than 130 years supply of already discovered, economically recoverable reserves of coal. As we progress into the future, it is not unreasonable to assume that there are many more billions of tonnes of coal reserves as yet undiscovered. Furthermore, it is far easier to establish their locations and extract the mineral using modern technologies than with any other energy sources. In addition there are huge resources worldwide in what was previously considered to be uneconomic mines, not least in our neighbouring island.” He continued “Coal is also easily stored and does not suffer from intermittency problems. Of Course as coal merchants Dublin, price is a major determination for Crumlin Fuel Depot as price filters down to the end user, our customer! – Coal is indeed one of the cheapest accessible energy sources. In addition to its abundance, the actual systems for generating electricity from coal are cheaper than any alternatives, even nuclear or hydroelectric power. While coal is only a relatively small proportion of the total primary energy requirement in Ireland at only 9.4%, it is considered to be one of the most secure fossil fuels for Ireland”. The Coal Merchants Dublin CEO then went on to explain, “In energy production worldwide, carbon capture and storage (CCS) may prove to be a breakthrough solution for coal, cutting carbon emissions by up to 85%, (but theoretically by up to 100%). When this is factored in, coal becomes the cleanest fossil fuel of all.” * (*Source; Forfas)

 Coal Merchants Dublin Says, Carbon Neutral Firewood can Fuel The Way!

Industry and transport are by far the main demand on these limited resources, but we can also look at how we heat our homes from a different prospective. For many reasons, not least the economic challenges we now face, Coal Merchants Dublin report a return to the trusty OPEN FIRE and stylish, cost effective and highly efficient SOLID FUEL STOVES in many homes across the capital city and beyond. Not only a warm and welcoming focal point on these wintery evenings, the open fire and solid fuel stove can provide a more easily managed method of heating our homes, and help to keep those unexpected bills at bay. There is an array of stylish and highly efficient wood burning stoves, multi fuel stoves and solid fuel appliances available which can provide 24 hour heating to the whole house. Coal merchants Dublin have also recently reported an upsurge in the sale of firewood logs in the Dublin area. Mr Hudson said, “Renewable Energy in the form of Firewood has an important part to play in home heating today. Wood is a carbon neutral, indigenous resource to Ireland. It is a sustainable, secure and stable supply that is constantly replenished here in Ireland”. “We see more and more customers using firewood logs in both open fires and wood burning stoves. We rarely do coal deliveries in Dublin now without even a couple of bags of logs with each coal delivery” he continued. “Because wood is considered carbon neutral, even when it is burned with coal or smokeless fuel in an open fire, it helps deliver a reduction in the CO2 emissions. In fact, when coal and firewood logs are burned together in equal measure, the CO2 emissions from the fire are lower than that of both heating oil and natural gas”, Mr Hudson stated. He said, “From our Crumlin Fuel Depot, and also speaking to other coal merchants in Dublin, the story is the same. There is an increased interest in wood as a sustainable, renewable energy resource, and a genuine interest in the fact that together firewood logs and smokeless coal deliver lower CO2 emissions”.
Under the European Renewables Directive, the Irish Government has set targets for renewable penetration into each energy market by 2020, with a target of 12% of heating demand. So locally sourced firewood can play a significant role in helping to achieve that target.

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Robert Hudson has been a Coal Merchant in Dublin for over 30 years. His family has been delivering coal in Dublin for 4 generations

 

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Coal Merchants Dublin warn of harsh winter weather.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

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Winter at Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin. Smokeless coal deliveries Dublin all areas

 

Recent reports in the media suggest that Ireland is set to face some  harsh winter weather. The milder than usual winter last year may lull us into a false sense of security, but we cannot forget “Big Freeze” of 2010/2011 that covered much of Ireland and wreaked havoc as the country was brought to a standstill. Heavy and persistent snowfalls brought road transport to a halt in many areas as roads were closed while flights were grounded as Airports were forced to shut down. Damage to property across the country ended up costing Irish insurers in excess of €220m. According to reports, forecasters have taken note of what might be the return of “La Nina”, a pattern which is brought on by a drop in temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. This pattern is linked to extreme weather conditions in all parts of the world, and is thought to be the cause of the record low temperatures two years ago. La Nina usually only occurs every 3 to 5 years, but scientists earlier this year recorded temperatures in the Pacific that were lower than usual and pointed to a repeat of the freezing conditions that we witnessed two years ago. All the weather systems throughout the world are connected, so it’s unlikely that Ireland will escape another plunge in temperatures this winter.

Coal merchants Dublin battle through Winter storms two years ago

During the winter of 2010/2011 Dublin fell victim to two separate bouts of prolonged snowfall and it is already predicted that this pattern could repeat itself this winter. While we can take some preventive measures in our homes in advance of extreme weather conditions, there is really not much we can to counteract the gridlock that is caused around the country as roads become totally impassable in some places, and just downright dangerous in others. One of the things we can do to prepare is to be well stocked up on essential supplies ahead of the snowfalls. Keeping an adequate supply of medicines, non-perishable foodstuffs, bottled drinking water and fuel for heating is an absolute must. Not only for those living in rural areas, but as we saw two years ago, housing estates all across Dublin were literally snowbound for a number of days, making a trip to the pharmacist, the doctor, or even the local shop next to impossible for everyone but the very brave, or foolhardy. And it goes without saying that arranging a speedy coal delivery to your home in these types of weather conditions can be extremely problematic.

Dublin Coal Merchant, Robert Hudson of Crumlin Fuel Depot in Dublin cautioned, “That particular winter we managed to get to all our customers during the heavy snowfalls, but it was extremely treacherous to say the least. Coal deliveries in Dublin were very difficult everywhere and much slower than normal.” Mr Hudson, who is a coal merchant in Dublin for more than 30 years said, “In some cases, it took a few days to get coal deliveries done in Dublin that would normally take only one day. However, we worked through the difficult conditions and got our deliveries out to everyone. But my advice is to contact your local Coal Merchant earlier this winter and arrange for your coal delivery long before the more severe weather arrives.” Robert noted, “ A major problem we noticed in the past few years is that while the main roads and streets get gritted, the roads inside in the housing estates in Dublin are largely ignored by cash strapped local authorities and can remain snowbound for days, or in extreme cases, a week or more.”

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Robert Hudson went on to say “All coal Merchants in Dublin will be going to every possible length to get to their customers in good time throughout the winter months. The few remaining dedicated coal merchants in Dublin who deal exclusively in Solid Fuel Supplies are all too aware of the possible serious consequences for all their customers, and for older or more vulnerable people in particular, of being left without coal for heating for a number of days in these types of extreme weather conditions. But it can be a very slow and dangerous exercise making coal deliveries to Dublin housing estates in the kind of weather we witnessed in recent years. So please order early, and please check on your elderly neighbours to make sure that they too have sufficient fuel in stock to see them through the cold spells”.

 

The message from the coal merchants in Dubin is  clear.

While we can do little about the snow and ice outside, we can at least prepare by stocking up with at least a week’s supply of all essential medicines, some non-perishable foods, bottled drinking water etc.. And please remember, contact your local Dublin coal merchant early to arrange a coal delivery in advance of the worst of the weather. Then you can cosy up with a really good book and a nice hot drink in front of a blazing open fire or the warm & welcoming glow of a solid fuel stove while the snow falls outside.

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Notes; Robert Hudson is a 4th generation Coal Merchant in Dublin. Crumlin Fuel Depot can be contacted on 01 459 3861.

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Coal Merchants Dublin see upturn as Winter Bites

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Coal Merchants Dublin see upturn as winter bites

Coal deliveries Dublin on the increase as home owners turn to cheapest coal in Dublin since before 2010 Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchannts Dublin, Smokeless Coal Delivery Dublin. Cheapest coal in Dublin  

With the Irish economy still in serious difficulties, and those slight signs of recovery yet to emerge, many people have been taking a look at all aspects of household expenditure, including trying to better manage those regular bills that land on the door mat every month or two.

An obvious place to start is with home heating costs. Right now in Ireland, Home Heating Oil is dearer than the rest of Europe. Indeed, the huge outlay for a fill of oil now is almost enough to make your head spin. Meanwhile, Natural Gas prices continue in an upward spiral, after another increase in the order of 20% or so. Meanwhile hard pressed householders witness the cheapest coal in Dublin since before 2010

The particularly severe cold spells we have witnessed in recent winters, with most of Ireland covered in a blanket of snow for a number of weeks, has not only brought the country to a near standstill, but has also seen many people face the unexpected shock of huge increases to their bi-monthly natural gas bills, while empty home heating oil tanks needed to be replenished at ever increasing cost. These large outlays, in one fell swoop, are particularly difficult for many home owners to manage in the present economic crisis. As heating systems struggled to maintain a comfortable level of warmth inside our homes while temperatures plummeted outside, along with the greatly increased hours of demand each day, many saw their bills up to double the normal payment, or even more.

Right throughout Ireland, but particularly in the capital, cheap coal in Dublin is making a big comeback as people look to the trusty Open Fire again as a means to better manage their Home Heating Costs.  Coal Merchants Dublin have already reported an upturn in sales Y/Y. After a decade or more of declining  coal deliveries Dublin, this reversal of fortunes is most welcomed by the Coal Merchants/ Smokeless Fuel Suppliers.

Coal Merchants Dublin welcome cheapest coal in Dublin is 3 years

Dublin Coal Merchant, Robert Hudson of Crumlin Fuel Depot said “Last winter we saw the return of many of our customers who had previously changed to gas or oil”. He continues “your Open Fire will not only provide a Warm and Welcoming Focal Point for the whole family on these cold and damp evenings, it can also help you to manage those ever increasing heating bills”. “Even those who continue to occassionally use their gas or oil systems have noticed that enjoying the Warm and Friendly Ambiance of their Cosy Open Fire each evening or over the weekend can hugely reduce the demand on their main supply and minimise those unexpected heating bills that pop up every couple of months”. Robert concluded by saying “There has never been a better time to enjoy the cosy comfort of a Real Coal Fire”.

A big plus for many people in Dublin who are using their open fire is the fact that they can very often arrange a smaller more manageable Smokeless Fuel Delivery directly to their homes. And then their stock of fuel is right there for them to see, fully paid for.  They can easily monitor what they are using each week, no worries about unexpected bills, no nasty surprises. Indeed the improved quality, high heat output, low emissions Smokeless Fuel available today is more than enough to fill your home with a lasting warmth that doesn’t instantly disappear with the click of a timer.

 

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Notes: Robert Hudson has been a leading Coal Merchant in Dublin for over 30 years. In fact, he is the 3rd generation of Coal Merchants in his Family.

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Vital Supplies of Cheap Coal in Dublin City, the post war years

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Vital Supplies of Cheap Coal in Dublin City, The Post War Years

The availability of supplies of cheap coal in Dublin was very often a life line for post war Dublin residents

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Traditional old coal merchants, Dublin Bellman

 For centuries Irish people have relied on supplies of cheap coal in Dublin as their primary source of heating. Indeed, the people have often depended on supplies of cheap coal in Dublin for cooking and lighting in their homes too. Coal Merchants in Dublin have always been a valuable member of the Dublin business community, often more so than other suppliers of goods and services. During the harshest winters of bygone days, a reliable and trustworthy Coal Merchant Dublin with supplies of good quality cheap coal in Dublin could be the difference between life and death to families in the freezing  post war Dublin. Families at that time, while large in number, lived in small poorly insulated draughty homes and relied on the local coal merchant Dublin to deliver a reasonably good quality cheap coal in Dublin directly to their home. Good quality cheap coal in Dublin was of course a concern for families primarily for heat at the time, but even then, the social aspect of an open fire was evident, where the entire family spent long, cold and damp evenings huddled together around a warm cosy fire. Stories and tales of legend were passed from generation to generation around the coal fires of Dublin family homes.  Traditional Irish Music played around the coal fire of an evening was often the only highlight of the weekend.

Coal Delivery Dublin, “The Bellman”

Coal Merchants Dublin were traditionally known as “bell men” because of the bell attached to the harness of their horse and cart. As they delivered cheap coal in Dublin , the bell would jingle to the stride of the horse hauling the cart load of coal across the cobbled streets of the city. The sound of the bell alerted the residents to the arrival of the Dublin Coal Merchants on the streets outside there homes. The residents would then come out from their homes to buy their coal from the Dublin Coal Merchant, often only a couple of days supply each time. To buy even a full bag of Coal at that time would have been an unaffordable extravagance for most Dublin residents. The Dublin Coal Merchant would have weighted out the coal on his coal scales on the back of his cart. Mostly selling cheap coal in Dublin at no more than a stone (6.5 Kgs) of coal or less each time, urually tipped into used cardboard boxes, shopping bags, small home made wooden carts, or even baby’s prams, the Coal Merchants in Dublin would be a daily sight in the tenements and developing housing estates of the day. Traditional Coal Merchants Dublin, such as Crumlin Fuel Depot, evolved from family traditions of being the local bellman of the day, often passed on from grandfather to father to son just like many other small family business’.

Good quality Cheap Coal in Dublin City.

Robert Hudson of Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin said today, “Quality supplies of cheap coal in Dublin city at the time was so important for so many families, for so many reasons. Coal delivery Dublin, while a daily sight on the city streets, really played a vital role at the time, as it has for millenia.”

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Robert Hudson is a 3rd generation coal merchant, Dublin. He has been at the helm of Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin for over 30 years now.

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Coal Delivery Dublin

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
 At CRUMLIN FUEL DEPOT, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent Dublin Coal Delivery Service across most of Dublin’s south-side. We use only our own people and our own trucks to provide a personal service to you, and we never rely on strangers or outside hauliers.

 

CRUMLIN FUEL DEPOT now has DAILY DUBLIN COAL DELIVERIES to most areas of South & West Dublin,  including Coal Deliveries to Crumlin, Walkinstown, Greenhills, Drimnagh, Bluebell, Inchicore, Kilmainham, Rialto, The Coombe, Dolphin’s Barn, SCR, Harold’s Cross, Portabello, Rathmines, Ranelagh, Rathgar, Terenure, Templeogue, Rathfarnham, Churchtown, Windy Arbour, Milltown, Clonskeagh, Donnybrook, Mount Merrion, Goatstown, Sandyford, Dundrum, Ballinteer, Edmondstown, Willbrook, Ballyboden, Knocklyon, Firhouse, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Palmerstown, Lucan, and all surrounding areas.

We are never far from your home with the Cosy Comfort of a Real Coal Fire.

Please call our South-Side Dublin Coal Delivery HOTLINE…. 01 459 38 61

If you don’t live near any of the above areas, Please Call our Home Delivery Hotline as it may still be possible to schedule a home delivery to you by appointment.

 

Coal Delivery Dublin West

Our CITYWEST FUEL DEPOT also has a regular coal delivery service to

Saggart, Rathcoole, Newcastle and all neighbouring areas.

Please call our West Dublin Coal Delivery HOTLINE……… 085 7 345 300

 

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