All Diesel articles – Page 11

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    Diesel consumption hits record level

    2015-01-02T00:00:00Z

    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

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    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

    2014-11-21T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Police release image after diesel thefts from Kent sites

    2014-11-14T00:00:00Z

    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

    2014-11-05T00:00:00Z

    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

    2014-09-26T00:00:00Z

    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

    2014-09-22T00:00:00Z

    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

    2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Petrol and diesel prices hit three-year low
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    Petrol and diesel prices hit three-year low

    2014-08-22T00:00:00Z

    Average petrol and diesel prices have fallen to a three-year low following a new spate of price cuts by the major supermarkets. Yesterday, petrol averaged 129.12ppl at the pump while the cost of diesel averaged 133.5ppl. The last time petrol was lower than yesterday’s price was on 23 ...

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    Diesel thieves flee crime scene

    2014-08-22T00:00:00Z

    Thieves who attempted to steal diesel from underground storage tanks at a service station in Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, fled after being disturbed. Essex Police have just released details about the incident that took place at the Gulf-branded Great Horkesley Garage on August 9. A spokesman for Essex ...

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    Diesel dips below 130ppl as supermarkets cut prices

    2014-08-13T00:00:00Z

    The major supermarkets went toe-to-toe on the forecourt last week as they all cut fuel prices by two pence per litre. Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda all announced price cuts, with the strengthening pound against the dollar cited as the key driver behind the move. The cuts will also be ...

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    Council introduces fines for stationery diesel cars with engine running

    2014-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Islington Council in London has introduced a fine for motorists who leave their diesel engines running while stationary. Stationary vehicles that are found to be running on diesel fuel will be charged a £20 on the spot fine as a part of a new measure aimed at curbing pollution ...

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    Prax opens unmanned diesel site near Heathrow

    2014-07-31T00:00:00Z

    Prax Petroleum has bought an unmanned diesel filling station located close to the North Perimeter Road of Heathrow Airport and reopened it after a refurbishment and re-branding. The site was initially set up with a view to supply diesel to the taxis at the airport feeder park but Prax ...

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    Pollution concerns won’t change DfT policy on diesel

    2014-07-30T00:00:00Z

    The Department for Transport (DfT) says it has no plans to change its policy towards diesel cars following reports that up to 15 UK local authorities are considering charging diesel cars to enter city centres. Sales of diesel have been growing and have overtaken declining petrol as the biggest ...

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    Woman arrested in diesel laundering raid by HMRC

    2014-07-18T00:00:00Z

    A woman has been arrested after a diesel laundering plant capable of producing nearly 3.6 million litres of illicit fuel a year and evading more than £2m in lost duty and taxes was discovered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) during a search of domestic premises in Co Armagh, Northern ...

  • Diesel 3 pence per litre more than it should be says AA
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    Diesel 3 pence per litre more than it should be says AA

    2014-06-20T00:00:00Z

    Drivers of diesel vehicles in the UK are paying up to 3ppl more than they should for their fuel, according to the AA. In its latest Fuel Price Report it says the average gap between petrol and diesel prices at the pump is 5.23ppl, but the gap at wholesale ...

  • RAC calls on dealers to cut diesel prices
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    RAC calls on dealers to cut diesel prices

    2014-06-06T00:00:00Z

    The RAC is calling on fuel retailers to reduce the price of diesel at the pumps because the wholesale cost is now almost the same as petrol, yet average forecourt prices are still 6ppl more. The motorists organisation says that on Friday 30 May the wholesale price of unleaded ...

  • Massive diesel thefts in Hertfordshire
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    Massive diesel thefts in Hertfordshire

    2014-05-23T00:00:00Z

    Thousands of litres of diesel have been stolen from two filling stations in Hertfordshire in raids over a week-long period. In the most recent incident 20,000 litres was stolen from a BP station owned by MRH in London Road, Buntingford. The thieves stole 11,000 litres under the cover ...

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    Vehicles seized over dodgy diesel

    2014-05-09T00:00:00Z

    Two vehicles have been seized by police and customs officials in Rotherham after an investigation into diesel thefts. The seizures came after police carrying out inquiries at an address found containers which appeared to have remnants of red diesel inside, as well as two diesel-fuelled road vehicles. Officers ...

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    Esso forced to shut pipeline for repairs after diesel theft

    2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

    Esso had to shut down a major pipeline distributing fuel from its Fawley refinery after thieves bored into it and stole a large volume of diesel. The Midline pipeline was shut down after a tapping device was found inserted into it on April 18 and it resumed operation a ...