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    Sainsbury’s announces another 2ppl cut in diesel prices


    Sainsbury’s has announced that from tomorrow - July 28 - it will be cutting the price of diesel by up to 2ppl across its 300 forecourts. This is the third time in less than three weeks that the company has dropped the price of diesel, among a slew of similar ...

  • Average diesel price set to drop below unleaded

    Average diesel price set to drop below unleaded


    Average diesel prices are likely to fall below unleaded petrol for the first time in 14 years, following a round of price cutting by supermarkets sparked by Morrisons. It announced that it was cutting its diesel by 2ppl from Monday July 20, and that in most of its sites ...

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    Supermarkets cut 2ppl off diesel


    Another round of supermarket fuel price cuts was announced this week. Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s all cut the price of diesel by 2p a litre, the day after the Chancellor’s Summer Budget revealed there would be no increases in fuel duty as some had feared. The supermarket announcements follow ...

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    RAC calls for "fairer" diesel pricing


    The RAC is calling on fuel retailers to pass on savings on diesel after the wholesale price of diesel remained cheaper than petrol for all of June. In the RAC’s Fuel Watch report for June it described the price of diesel as the “elephant in the room” with wholesale ...

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    Defence of diesel over air quality


    Central government and local authorities should think hard and look at the facts before making major policy changes in the name of achieving ‘green’ environmental improvements, according to the specialist motoring publisher Glass’s. It said that knee jerk reactions to studies showing the negative impact of diesel emissions on ...

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    Couple arrested over 500 litres of diesel in car


    Thames Valley Police officers have arrested two people on suspicion of theft after they discovered with a huge quantity of fuel in the vehicle the suspects were travelling in. The officers stopped a car on the M40 near Beaconsfield on Tuesday 5 May. The vehicle was carrying 500 litres ...

  • PRA describes RAC diesel accusation as nonsense

    PRA describes RAC diesel accusation as nonsense


    The PRA has reacted furiously and accused the RAC of an alarming lack of research after it claimed retailers are profiteering on diesel and taking high margins because much of the diesel sold is to business users who are less price sensitive. RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “It’s ...

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    Electric car secondhand values catching up diesels


    Forecasts of secondhand values for electric vehicles (EVs) are moving closer to traditional diesel cars as the used car market becomes more accustomed to the technology they contain, according to the self-styled “trade bible” Glass’s. In some cases, residual value (RV) forecasts are already broadly similar to their diesel ...

  • Car makers challenge ’demonisation of diesel’

    Car makers challenge ’demonisation of diesel’


    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a campaign to challenge what it describes as increasing demonisation of diesel and raise consumer awareness about the latest low-emission car technology. A Diesel Facts guide will be available online and in leaflet form via car makers and ...

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    Summit meeting highlights cleaner diesel


    The contribution that commercial vehicles can make to improving air quality is the focus of a summit meeting being held today (February 11). The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is hosting transport policy makers, vehicle manufacturers and other stakeholders from across the UK at a special event ...

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    FairFuelUK accuses retailers of profiteering on diesel


    FairFuelUK is calling for an inquiry into pump prices and is accusing retailers of profiteering on diesel. Campaigners Quentin Willson and Howard Cox are meeting with MPs this week to press for an inquiry and say that diesel prices have not come down as much as petrol, after the ...

  • CCTV image released after £500 diesel theft

    CCTV image released after £500 diesel theft


    Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with a substantial diesel theft at Louth in Lincolnshire. Around £500 worth of fuel was used to fill up an HGV at the Shell garage on Bolingbroke Road on December 10. The driver left ...

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    Diesel consumption hits record level


    Monthly diesel demand by cars and commercial vehicles in the UK has pushed above 2.5bn litres for the first time, reflecting a growth in road traffic driven by light goods vehicles. However, petrol consumption by UK drivers continues to struggle to recover despite falling pump prices, up only 19m ...

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    Two diesel laundering plants discovered


    Investigations into theft from oil pipelines in the south of England have led to the discovery of two suspected diesel laundering plants, capable of evading an estimated £12m in duty. The plants, in Essex and Merseyside, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The discovery of the plants, ...

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    Legal setback for Government over diesel vehicles


    Further restrictions on diesel cars could be introduced after the UK government lost a legal battle over clean air. Nitrogen dioxide in cities is illegally high and the European Court of Justice ruled judges must force ministers to clean up the air as soon as possible. The pollutant comes ...

  • Police release image after diesel thefts from Kent sites

    Police release image after diesel thefts from Kent sites


    Police officers investigating a spate of thefts of diesel from service stations in Kent are asking the public for help in identifying a man captured on CCTV. The garages in Cheriton Road, Folkestone, and the Stanford Intersection in Hythe were both targeted on Tuesday 14 October, with about £90 ...

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    Raid on diesel laundering plant in Irish Republic


    Customs and police officers have raided a diesel laundering plant at County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland, close to the border with Northern Ireland. The plant at Drumboat, Inniskeen, had the capacity to launder 20 million litres of diesel a year, equating to an annual loss to the ...

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    Tesco digs up forecourt after diesel problem


    The forecourt of a Tesco filling station in Dorset has been dug up because drivers reported engine problems after buying diesel there. Local press reports said that up to 100 vehicles broke down shortly after filling up at the service station at the Tesco Superstore at Branksome, Poole. ...

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    Diesel in doubt


    With electric vehicle charge points springing up in city centres and motorway service stations, and falling road fuel sales, you could be excused for fearing the days of petrol and diesel as the main fuel for cars were nearly over, but most experts agree both will have a strong presence ...

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    Boris renews call to scrap ’most polluting’ diesel cars


    Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has renewed calls for scrapping the most polluting diesel cars and giving drivers cash incentives to switch to cleaner vehicles as part of the evidence he gave to the Environmental Audit Committee yesterday (September 10). The Mayor is supporting proposals for the Government to ...