All Diesel articles – Page 12

  • 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 ...

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    Warning diesel is causing thousands of deaths

    2014-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Policies encouraging the massive rise in the number of diesel vehicles could be responsible for thousands of premature deaths in the UK, according to the Government’s chief adviser on air pollution. Professor Frank Kelly, chair of the Department of Health’s committee on air pollution, said particulates from diesel engines ...

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    Esso Midline pipeline reopens after diesel theft repairs

    2014-04-25T00:00:00Z

    Esso has resumed operation of its Midline pipeline following repairs and tests. The pipeline, which transports fuel from the Fawley Refinery in Hampshire to Birmingham Fuel Terminal, had to be closed last week after a tapping device was found inserted into it. The device was discovered near an ...

  • Diesel theft closes major Esso pipeline
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    Diesel theft closes major Esso pipeline

    2014-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Esso has reassured customers it does not expect any disruption to deliveries even though it has had to shut down the Midline pipeline that transports fuel from the Fawley Refinery in Hampshire to Birmingham Fuel Terminal. It was closed after a tapping device was found on the pipeline following ...

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    UKPIA extends agreement to test diesel

    2014-04-16T00:00:00Z

    UK oil refiners have renewed a voluntary agreement to test diesel fuel to ensure it won’t block filters in car engines. The test was introduced in response to a wave of breakdowns across the country caused by filters becoming blocked by a gel-like substance in diesel. The voluntary ...

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    Refiners act over clogging of diesel filters

    2014-04-03T00:00:00Z

    UK oil refiners have introduced a voluntary test for their diesel in response to a wave of breakdowns across the country caused by filters becoming blocked by a gel-like substance in the diesel. UKPIA, which represents the UK refining industry and also has Greenergy as an associate, said its ...

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    Diesel thieves who preyed on filling stations jailed

    2014-03-28T00:00:00Z

    Two thieves who stole more than £3,000 of diesel from filling stations across Leicestershire, have been jailed. Edgar Beliavskij and Dzintars Tancis filled up 30 times at garages across the county and left without paying. They used stolen registration plates on two vehicles. Jonathan Cox, prosecuting, told Leicester ...

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    Energy Institute report highlights growth of diesel

    2014-03-28T00:00:00Z

    Total fuel sales in the UK saw a marginal 0.6% increase from 35.21 million tonnes in 2012 to reach 35.42 million tonnes in 2013, with diesel sales out-performing petrol for the third year running, according to the Retail Marketing Survey conducted by the Energy Institute. Retail petrol sales fell ...

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    UK refiners introduce filter blocking test for diesel

    2014-03-21T00:00:00Z

    UK oil refiners have introduced a voluntary test for their diesel in response to a wave of breakdowns across the country caused by filters becoming blocked by a gel-like substance in the diesel. UKPIA, which represents the UK refining industry and also has Greenergy as an associate, said its ...