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Strong demand for secondhand diesels cars

Demand for second-hand diesel cars has remained stable, but a decrease in petrol car sales led to an overall fall in UK used car transactions, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Mazda announces petrol engine breakthrough

Mazda has announced a breakthrough in petrol engine technology just days after entering a joint venture with Toyota to develop electric vehicles.

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Declining diesel sales depress new car market

Diesel car sales in July plummeted by 20.1% compared with the same month last year, helping to depress overall sales in the UK new car market by 9.3% for the month, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Fuel prices edge up for first time in three months

July saw the first increase in the average price of petrol and diesel for three months following a late surge in the cost of oil, according to the RAC.

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Weak pound pushing up the price for motorists filling up

Over the past year, UK drivers have suffered on average a 5.4ppl increase in pump prices as a consequence of the post-referendum weakening of the pound against the dollar, the latest AA Fuel Price Report has revealed.

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PRA urges caution over Air Quality Plan

The PRA has given a cautious welcome to some of the measures in the government’s clean air strategy which was unveiled on Wednesday, and confirms it will ban the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

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Supermarket fuel sales slumped at start of 2017

The AA says motorists punished the supermarkets for hiking their prices in the first quarter of 2017, after the government’s latest official statistics showed a slump in their fuel sales.

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Asda apologises after fuel makes cars break down

Asda has apologised after customers’ cars broke down when diesel was accidentally put into an unleaded tank at a fuel station in Anglesey.

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Declining diesel sales depress new car market

Sales of diesel cars have continued to fall sharply, causing the third monthly decline in the UK new car market, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

RAC welcomes latest supermarket price cuts

The RAC has welcomed the latest round of fuel-price cuts, which has seen the major supermarkets cut up to 2ppl on petrol and diesel.

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Sales of new diesel cars plunge by 20%

Sales of new diesel cars have plummeted, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Charlotte Blum: analysis editor, Argus Media

The international crude and petrol markets that underlie fuel prices in UK forecourts are tightening for separate reasons, keeping prices at the pump well supported.

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Brokers predict sales of diesel cars will decline

Nearly a third of brokers expect sales of diesel cars to decrease this year following media scares, according to a survey by Paragon Car Finance.

Supermarkets unleash a flurry of fuel price cuts

All the major supermarkets have announced price cuts at the pump, just as the RAC has released its latest report claiming that the drop in the price of oil and jump in the value of sterling should give retailers a chance to pass on savings.

Car sales break monthly record

The UK’s new car market grew by 8.4% in March, making it the biggest month since records began, according to SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) figures.

Merril Boulton: editor

The frustration is palpable as the realisation of the impact of changes to business rates being implemented in April is realised in companies big and small across the nation. Media headlines have yelled at every opportunity about the smaller retailers that appear to be being taxed out of business.

David Charman: chairman CWA

Our industry has once again moved into a whole new era, with Tesco taking ownership of Booker and its forecourt brands and the demonisation of diesel as a road fuel.

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Weekly Fuel Prices 14 August 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East117.78126.20116.58
East Midlands117.17126.70116.22
London117.7259.90127.04116.54
North East116.9560.90129.14116.15
North West117.36126.64116.53
Northern Ireland116.19122.90115.51
Scotland117.41124.99116.52
South East118.0359.90127.89116.96
South West117.7463.40125.47116.65
Wales117.10127.21116.19
West Midlands117.39126.42116.62
Yorkshire & Humber117.0267.40127.01116.21

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