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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.

Sentinel roll-out boosts Jet's quality fuels offering

The premium fuels market is growing across the UK and certainly for the Jet brand, according to Graham Clout, retail sales manager at Phillips 66, speaking at this week’s Forecourt Show.

FarefuelUK attacks penalties on diesel owners

FairFuelUK has launched a stinging attack on the government’s strategy of increasing charges on diesel cars as a way of lowering emissions.

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.

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PM hints at relief for diesel owners

Prime minister Theresa May has hinted that concessions may be made for diesel car owners after London Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed proposals for new emission charges and reports that the government will introduce similar schemes in other cities.

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Tesco cuts 2ppl from petrol and diesel prices

Tesco stole a march on its major supermarket rivals this morning by announcing it is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by 2ppl at all of its petrol stations this afternoon.

London Taxi Company invests in electric vehicles

Production of diesel-powered black cabs is to be phased out as a new factory producing electric vehicles comes on stream.

UKIP attacks the demonisation of diesel drivers

UKIP’s transport spokeswoman Jill Seymour has accused the Government of refusing to act against the growing demonisation of diesel drivers.

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Petrol consumption slumps to a record low

UK petrol consumption in January fell to its lowest level on record, new government figures show.

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AA slams supermarkets price cuts charade

The fuel price cuts claimed by supermarkets earlier this week have been patchy, and in many cases below the 2ppl headline figure, according to the AA, which says non-supermarket retailers are undercutting superstores in some locations.

"Fuel tourism" in Ireland costing UK £200m

Drivers from Northern Ireland crossing the border to the Republic of Ireland for cheaper fuel are costing the Exchequer just over £200m a year, according to a study commissioned by the Irish tax authority.

Supermarkets cut fuel prices by 2ppl

The four major supermarkets all announced price cuts of 2ppl on unleaded petrol and diesel effective from Tuesday March 14.

Diesel car sales declining

Diesel car sales continued a steady decline while the overall UK new car market dipped slightly in February, sliding 0.3%, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Dumping diesel could harm fight against CO2

The current government focus on harmful emissions from diesel vehicles could damage attempts to lower the amount of CO2 produced by transport in the UK.

RAC welcomes stabilisation in fuel prices

After two months of rises at the pumps, the price of petrol and diesel stabilised in February, according to RAC Fuel Watch data.

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.

London borough invests in charging points

Islington Council is aiming to become one of the leading boroughs in cleaning up London’s air quality by installing more than 100 roadside electric charging points.

Drivers cutting mileage due to higher fuel prices

A quarter of drivers (24%) are restricting their car use and one in seven (14%) is cutting back on non-fuel spending after average UK petrol prices rose to 120ppl and diesel to 122ppl at the beginning of February.

Think hard about diesel warns transport secretary

The transport secretary has warned that drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”.

Independents closing price gap on supermarkets

Independent dealers have been praised by the AA for seizing the chance to undercut the fuel prices of the Big Four in its latest Fuel Price Report.

Doctors call for action to phase out diesel vehicles

Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals from across the UK, including more than 100 doctors in London, have signed a letter to prime minister Theresa May calling for government action to remove the current fleet of diesel vehicles from the roads as soon as possible.

London Mayor produces diesel scrappage plan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on government to implement his new proposals for a national diesel scrappage fund that financially compensates motorists.

Diesel sales dip despite new car market high

Sales of diesel cars have dipped despite the UK new car market achieving a 12-year high in January, according to figures published by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Westminster ups parking charge for diesel cars

Westminster City Council has received strong criticism after announcing it will run a trial of emissions-based charging for diesel cars parking within Marylebone.

London Mayor urged to back gas-powered HGVs

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to back gas-powered HGVs to improve air quality, by former development minister Mike Foster.

Auto bosses predict demise of diesel

UK automotive executives expect battery electric vehicles will dominate the automotive marketplace by 2025 and predict diesel technology will be phased out, according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017.

PRA forecasts pump prices will rise further

Prices at the pumps have hit an 18-month high and the PRA is warning they will rise further as the effects of higher wholesale prices kick in.

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Weekly Fuel Prices 17 April 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.7367.90128.72118.72
East Midlands119.95131.24118.34
London120.8753.90129.98119.12
North East119.40130.73117.21
North West120.01128.97118.13
Northern Ireland119.1063.50117.39
Scotland119.90126.33117.67
South East121.0958.50129.83119.18
South West120.38128.30118.45
Wales119.75125.03118.03
West Midlands120.3661.57130.37118.53
Yorkshire & Humber119.72129.97118.08

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