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Ford Fiesta is the biggest selling car brand in the UK this year
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Sales of new diesel cars decline for sixth month

Plummeting sales of new diesel cars helped push the UK new car market to its sixth consecutive monthly decline in September, down 9.3% to 426,170 new units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

PRA chairman Brian Madderson
PRA chairman Brian Madderson
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PRA warns diesel/petrol price split could grow

The PRA has warned that the price differential between diesel and petrol is set to increase and urged the chancellor not to penalise diesel drivers with higher duty levels in November’s Budget.

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Asda sparks round of price cuts on supermarket fuel

Asda has sparked a round of supermarket fuel price cuts, announcing up to 2ppl off unleaded petrol and 1ppl on diesel from Saturday 23 September, bringing prices down to a new national price cap of 115.7ppl on unleaded petrol and 116.7ppl on diesel at all 308 filling stations.

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One in four considering buying electric car

Nearly one in four UK adults (23%) is considering buying an electric car within the next five years, according to new research by Sainsbury’s Bank Loans.

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Hurricane's impact pushes pump prices up

The price of fuel at the pump increased for the second month in a row in August with both petrol and diesel rising by more than 2ppl, according to the latest RAC Fuel Watch report.

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The Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling new car
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Plummeting diesel sales depress UK new car market

Plummeting diesel sales pushed the UK new car market to its fifth consecutive month of decline in August, as the fall-out of the emissions scandal continued to dog sales.

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The Scottish government aims to increase the number of charging points
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Scotland aims to phase out petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said action will be taken to phase out the need for petrol and diesel cars and vans in Scotland by 2032.

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Unleaded petrol prices to surge above diesel

The PRA is warning unleaded petrol prices could be hiked as a result of the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Texan coast around Houston, with the RAC predicting they could move well above diesel prices.

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Government introduces tougher emissions testing

New models of diesel and petrol cars will have to pass a strict new emissions test before they are allowed on Britain’s roads from next week (1 September 2017).

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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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Restart begins at massive Shell refinery after fire

Attempts are being made to restart the largest oil refinery in Europe, which was shut down after a fire at the end of July.

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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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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 retail fuel prices: 2 October 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.5363.90127.17119.00
East Midlands120.03127.76118.80
London120.3757.90128.81118.85
North East119.80129.71118.46
North West120.19127.87118.63
Northern Ireland119.22125.23117.53
Scotland120.2463.80126.78118.50
South East120.7259.90129.39119.48
South West120.39128.00119.02
Wales120.0459.90126.47118.61
West Midlands120.0865.90128.12118.84
Yorkshire & Humber119.73127.02118.57

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