About Us

We're a family-run, independent fuel supplier in Leeds!

Welcome to Tate Oil!

Established in 1972, George Tate launched Tate Oil as an extension to his family engineering business, George Tate & Son Engineers. With an existing network of loyal agricultural customers, George took the opportunity to become one of the first family-run fuel suppliers in the area – and nearly 50 years’ later, Tate Oil remains the same independent, family-run business today!

Specialising in fuel for agricultural, commercial and domestic use, Tate Oil delivers over 100 million litres of fuel every year, and has successfully maintained its strong principles of being an honest, hardworking team with loyalty at the core of our company values. We work hard to ensure our customers receive the same excellent customer service as they did nearly 50 years ago!

Tate Oil petrol station history retro
10. March, 2021.
Sara at Tate oil was extremely helpful and got us out of a tough situation with a tricky fuel delivery that our other suppliers couldn't manage. we got them set up as a supplier, a delivery booked in to a tough location on our site and all sorted in a very short timeframe. highly recommend!
Independent Stabilisation
8. March, 2021.
We highly recommend the team at Tate oil, always willing to Help, Friendly & Professional service. Account manager Carl is a pleasure to do business with.
Victoria Prescott
4. March, 2021.
I've dealt with Sales Executive Sara Bound for a few months now and she's always prepared to go the extra mile to get a delivery sorted.
Gary Gill
4. March, 2021.
We have been using Tate oil for a while now, great customer service, quick delivery and great quality products. Stacey is always efficient and friendly!
Emma Jones
4. March, 2021.
Love Zara the most amazing relationship builder, excellent customer service! Nothing is ever to much trouble! Ran out of oil twice and she’s always helped me !!! Great company !!! Great service
Russell Pritchard
4. March, 2021.
When we needed fuel fast for an emergency job , we tried many companies that advertised a fast service only one company truly stood out and that was Tate Oil. Carl was a real hero in managing the order to ensure the fuel arrived on time at the correct place with the minimum of fuss. I cannot recommend Carl and Tate Oil enough and wouldnt hesitate to recommend them if you need a fuel delivery
Nicki Prior
4. March, 2021.
We use Tate Oils a lot and have always had a 1st class service. Always on time and price very competitive. Carl Timms always very professional and helpful. Has also helped us out for an emergency delivery too. Would highly recommend this company as a go to for fuels.
Megan Mead
4. March, 2021.
We have used Tate Oils for a good few years now and have never gone anywhere else. The service is second to none and our account manager Carl Timmins goes above and beyond to make sure our requirements are met. Its very important to have a good relationship with your suppliers and customers and Carl does exactly that. If my account manager is away then then who ever answers the phone is also just as professional and friendly which makes a buyers life so much easier!
Shona Edwards
4. March, 2021.
Tate Oil are one of our main fuel suppliers, they are always reliable & prices are reasonable. We are a Global Crane Company and more often than not we order fuel at short notice & Carl Timmins, our Key Account Manager, always manages to supply. Highly recommended
3. March, 2021.
Tate Oil are an excellent company who provide a high quality service and fast delivery every time. Our account manager Stacey is very helpful, approachable and never compromises on her customer services. She goes above and beyond to meet our growing business needs.

Tate Oil work with multiple strategically placed depots across the UK, including Immingham, Otley, and Kingsbury, as well as our extensive network of trusted third-party suppliers. We strive to ensure all orders are delivered quickly and efficiently, with cost-effective payment plans available for our domestic customers, and generous credit accounts for agricultural and commercial use.

We’ve carefully grown our business over the past 50 years, which now includes subdivisions such as Tate Heat, Tate Leasing, DriveCard, Tate Medical and George Tate & Son Engineers. Whether you’re looking for an oil boiler service, or want to lease a brand new electric vehicle, rest assured you’ll always receive the same excellent customer service you’d expect from the Tate Oil group!

Very much still a family affair, George Tate and son, Andrew, have nurtured the company and watched its growth with a keen eye.

“We try to maintain the same family values that the company started with” commented George. “We have only ever expanded the business when we have been able to guarantee that our service, quality and reputation will be maintained. We would never compromise our values for the sake of expansion – they are as important to us now as the day we started.”

Sales Director, Ian Davies, joined Tate Oil in 2018, and works closely with George & Andrew to ensure high standards are still being kept.

“It’s a really interesting time to work in the oil industry: as fuel suppliers, it’s important to keep an eye on the future of energy, so we can help our customers with anything they need – such as renewable energy. The desire for cleaner fuel is already evident, with the push of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and renewable energy installations, and we’re proud to be a part of this green energy transition. It’s a truly exciting movement in the fuel industry, and we can’t wait to see how the business develops over the next 10 years!

The company roots can be traced back to its origins as a blacksmiths in 1878: George Tate & Son have had premises in Otley throughout its history, including Crow Lane, where George’s father operated an engineering company, which still thrives today.

“We’re proud of our origins and our family heritage” says George. “My father taught me to be honest, hard-working and courteous at all times, and I believe we’ve carried on his admirable principles through all the businesses under the Tate Oil group.”

Meet the team at Tate Oil!