All Diesel articles – Page 14

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    Thieves steal diesel from garage

    2013-01-23T00:00:00Z

    Police are appealing for information about the theft of 3,300 litres of diesel from the GL Clarke petrol station on Spilsby Road, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday January 10. Owner Richard Clarke said the criminals were so professional that they left no trace and that it was not until the ...

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    Service Centre: Jac Roper on the New Year starting with problems with diesel tanks and cash machines

    2013-01-14T00:00:00Z

    A second quote saves the day Happy New Year to all. Right, that’s enough joy; now back to the problems. Garry Gibson, head of operations at Cooper Bros in Wishaw, Lancashire, certainly had a time of it last year. Last summer a flashing alarm light indicated a problem ...

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    Diesel thief gets 19 months

    2012-08-17T00:00:00Z

    A 30-year-old man, who has been convicted 41 times for driving while disqualified and six times for driving dangerously, has now been jailed for 19 months for drive-offs. According to the This is Bristol website, Christopher Warburton twice filled up his Ford Escort van with diesel without paying. When police ...

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    Diesel volumes return to normal levels while petrol sales ’slow’

    2012-04-05T00:00:00Z

    Diesel volumes have more or less returned to normal levels, according to the latest information released by RMI Petrol. The Association said the return to normal for diesel is reflective of the fact that commercial vehicles, by necessity, churn their fuel more quickly than private ones, and that 70% ...

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    Tesco diesel causes car trouble

    2012-03-08T00:00:00Z

    A driver from Huntingdon has said he was left with a £500 repair bill for his Saab after filling up with the diesel at the Tesco forecourt in the town last month. Talking to the Hunts Post, Andy Ibbotson said the day after he’d filled up, he had trouble starting ...

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    Calls to cut fuel duty as diesel hits a record high

    2012-03-01T00:00:00Z

    The government is under intense pressure from the fuel and motoring industies to tackle fuel duty and soaring fuel prices, as diesel hit a record high last month. The AA has written to Chancellor George Osborne calling for an investigation of the oil, refining, fuel product and retail markets to ...

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    Last-ditch bid to stop duty rise, as diesel hits record high of 144.21ppl

    2012-02-28T00:00:00Z

    Fair Fuel UK campaigners are meeting with the Treasury today to make a last-ditch plea for the government to axe the planned August fuel duty rise as diesel prices continue to soar, rising to a record 144.21ppl. The meeting comes as Britain’s fuel taxes and duties are revealed to ...

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    Diesel hits new record high

    2012-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Diesel prices hit a new record high today after continued rises over the past few days. The new record average price of diesel is 143.96ppl. The rise comes as Chancellor George Osborne appears to have ruled out further fuel duty cuts in next month’s Budget as he claims ...

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    Diesel price hits record high as RMIP makes formal submission to OFT for new review of the market

    2012-02-17T00:00:00Z

    The price of diesel has hit a record high having rocketed by 10pp in just 12 months – an inflation-busting 7% rise – reports RMI Petrol. "The increase leaves diesel at 143.05ppl, a level that could derail Government plans to curb inflation, is a disaster for motorists, and puts ...

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    AA calls for fuel price regulator as diesel nears last year’s record

    2012-02-17T00:00:00Z

    The AA has called for the industry to consider the introduction of a price regulator acting as an honest broker between fuel suppliers, retailers and consumers. The suggestion comes as average UK diesel prices have risen to 142.80ppl, a fifth of a penny shy of the record set in May ...

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    Fears of diesel black market operating in the Southeast

    2012-01-19T00:00:00Z

    Some Eastern European hauliers are allegedly welding extra tanks to their tractor units to bring cheap diesel into the Southeast and sell it on the black market. RMI Petrol chairman Brian Madderson told Forecourt Trader that an undercover BBC reporter, who approached him to ask about the legality of ...

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    Petrol and diesel cars will be gone by 2050, says new government proposal

    2011-12-05T00:00:00Z

    All of Britain’s road vehicles will be battery powered by 2050, according to proposals by energy secretary Chris Huhne. Under the government’s carbon plan, the 30 million petrol and diesel cars and vans on Britain’s roads will be replaced by a new generation of electric vehicles that can be ...

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    Supply problems push up the price of diesel

    2011-11-18T00:00:00Z

    Supermarket prices for unleaded fell by 0.9ppl to 131.5ppl in the past month, meaning the gap between supermarket prices and the UK average for unleaded has risen to 2.2ppl, according to the AA’s latest price report. Unleaded prices have fallen by 0.8ppl from 134.5ppl to 133.7ppl, while diesel prices ...

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    Survey says petrol cars still more popular than diesels

    2011-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Petrol cars still beat diesel models in the popularity stakes despite the typically higher fuel economy of diesel engines, a study of UK motorists shows. ContractHireAndLeasing.com asked more than 1,700 people: ’When you next change your car, what type of fuel will you opt for?’ of which 35% opted for ...

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    Survey says petrol cars still more popular than diesels

    2011-06-03T00:00:00Z

    Petrol cars still beat diesel models in the popularity stakes despite the typically higher fuel economy of diesel engines, a study of UK motorists shows. ContractHireAndLeasing.com asked more than 1,700 people: ’When you next change your car, what type of fuel will you opt for?’ of which 35% opted for ...

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    Greenergy starts producing biodiesel from waste crisps and pies

    2011-05-08T00:00:00Z

    Greenergy, a privately owned company which supplies one fifth of Britain’s road fuel, has begun producing biodiesel from food waste. In a partnership with Brocklesby Ltd, a specialist in recycling edible oils, unsaleable food products such as crisps and pies, which would previously have gone to landfill or compost, ...

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    Diesel cars sales overtake petrol for first time

    2010-08-11T00:00:00Z

    Sales of diesel cars have overtaken those of petrol cars for the first time as motorists opt for more fuel-effecient vehicles. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that diesel car registrations accounted for 50.6% of the market in July while alternative fuel vehicles also achieved record ...

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    BP invests in biodiesel

    2009-08-28T00:00:00Z

    BP has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Martek Biosciences Corporation to develop biodiesel. US biofuels specialist Martek will work on technology to convert sugars into biodiesel for BP’s Alternative Energy team. Philip News, CEO of BP Biofuels, said: "As an alternative to conventional vegetable oils, we believe ...

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    Warning on biodiesel

    2009-04-03T00:00:00Z

    An investigation by consumer website www.cleangreencars.co.uk has revealed potential dangers in buying a high-blend biodiesel called B30, which does not have the approval of many car manufacturers to use in their vehicles. It is currently sold through Morrisons forecourts. The company’s petrol director Phil Maud, said each pump has ...

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    Exxonmobil to invest £1bn in cleaner burning diesel

    2008-12-23T00:00:00Z

    ExxonMobil is set to invest more than $1 billion in three refineries to boost supply of cleaner burning diesel by about six million gallons per day. ExxonMobil Refining and Supply will construct new units and modify existing facilities at its refineries in Baton Rouge in Louisiana, Baytown, Texas, and Antwerp ...