All Diesel articles – Page 9

  • Diesel duty hike furore: the facts
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    Diesel duty hike furore: the facts

    2016-06-10T00:00:00Z

    National press furore this week over proposed hikes in diesel fuel duty appear to have been over-hyped and full of misinformation, following some careless comments by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin. They stemmed from an article in the Evening Standard, which was then picked up by most national newspapers, and ...

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    VW’s UK boss predicts decline in diesel cars

    2016-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Volkswagen’s UK boss is predicting diesel’s share of the UK car market could drop to as low as 30% as sales of petrol and alternative-fuelled cars strengthen. “The percentage of diesel will decline. It’s already happening. The first to be affected will be small cars,” said VW Group UK boss ...

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    Diesel leak after oil pipe drilled

    2016-04-27T00:00:00Z

    West Midlands Police are investigating a diesel spillage which they believe was caused when an oil pipe was drilled to access fuel. Diesel was spilled onto Forge Lane near Sandwell Valley Country Park, threatening to contaminate local parkland and leading police to close nearby roads. Forge Lane was ...

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    Diesel cars all exceed emissions limits in tests

    2016-04-22T00:00:00Z

    All the diesel vehicles tested by the UK government exceeded emissions limits in real driving conditions, but it found no evidence of car manufacturers, apart from the VW Group, fitting devices to defeat the approved emissions test programme. Today (21 April) the UK government published its research into emissions levels ...

  • Thames Oilport takes first delivery of diesel
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    Thames Oilport takes first delivery of diesel

    2016-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Thames Oilport has taken receipt of a diesel shipment for the first time since the closure of the Coryton refinery. It is the first in a series of diesel shipments to be stored on site. Coryton had supplied 20% of London and the South East’s fuel but its owner ...

  • Petrol prices forecast to remain low as diesel climbs
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    Petrol prices forecast to remain low as diesel climbs

    2016-03-04T00:00:00Z

    Increased petrol production should keep pump prices pegged down in March, while the price of diesel is likely to move back above petrol, according to the latest RAC Fuel Watch report. It said the average price of petrol fell slightly in February, marking eight consecutive months of falls. From ...

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    Retail margins being squeezed as price of diesel is pushed down by supermarkets

    2016-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Retail margins on petrol have fallen, according to the AA, and prices have continued to fall. In its latest AA Fuel Price Report, it says: "AA research finds that during the periods of early 2014, early 2015 and late 2015, subtracting the cost of wholesale, ethanol and tax from ...

  • Supermarkets cut further 2ppl off diesel
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    Supermarkets cut further 2ppl off diesel

    2016-01-22T00:00:00Z

    Tesco and Morrisons have followed after Asda cut 2ppl off the price of diesel, bringing its national price cap down to 97.7ppl while unleaded remains at 99.7ppl. Andy Peake, Asda’s senior petrol director, said: “We’re delighted to be the first retailer to take diesel to its lowest price level in ...

  • Supermarkets follow indies diesel price cuts
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    Supermarkets follow indies diesel price cuts

    2016-01-04T00:00:00Z

    More than a fortnight after independents began selling diesel for less than a pound per litre the UK’s four supermarket giants have followed their lead. Independent supermarket and fuel retailer Jempson’s was one of the first to dip below £1 per litre, cutting diesel to 99.7ppl on December 17. ...

  • Independent cuts diesel to 99.7ppl
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    Independent cuts diesel to 99.7ppl

    2015-12-23T00:00:00Z

    An independent retailer, who hit the headlines at the start of the year after cutting petrol down to 99.7ppl, has gained more publicity after cutting diesel to 99.7ppl. Velautham Sarveswaran, who runs three Harvest-branded sites in the Midlands with his wife, Ananthi, cut prices at his sites in Birmingham, ...

  • RAC calls for diesel price cuts
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    RAC calls for diesel price cuts

    2015-12-16T00:00:00Z

    The RAC is urging supermarkets to cut their diesel prices to those of petrol, or even below, because wholesale prices of diesel are 3ppl less than petrol. It warns that if they don’t “they are in danger of being seen to take the country’s 11m diesel car drivers and ...

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    Diesel at lowest level for six years

    2015-12-04T00:00:00Z

    November was a landmark month for the UK fuel market, according to the RAC, with both the lowest average pump price for diesel in six years and the first widespread sight of petrol being sold for less than £1 a litre since Summer 2009. RAC Fuel Watch data for November ...

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    Hyper cuts put petrol below diesel

    2015-09-28T00:00:00Z

    Two months after supermarkets cut diesel prices below unleaded petrol Asda has been the first to restore petrol’s position as the cheaper fuel. On Wednesday 23rd September Asda cut the price of unleaded by 2ppl, making its national price cap105.7ppl on unleaded while diesel remained at 107.7ppl. Andy ...

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    Money Talk: Diesel blues for some and bad apples for others

    2015-09-28T00:00:00Z

    It happened in August. Motorists suddenly found pump prices of diesel were falling more steeply than those of unleaded. By the end of the month the unthinkable had happened on many forecourts diesel was actually cheaper than petrol. For some of the millions of today’s diesel drivers this felt like ...

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    Greenergy quells fears about diesel

    2015-09-28T00:00:00Z

    Greenergy has reassured the industry about the security of diesel supplies after the RAC warned there is a possibility that pumps in the UK could run out of diesel because of the growing reliance on imports. The RAC pointed to the UK’s increasing need to import diesel as diesel ...

  • Asda cuts unleaded price below diesel
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    Asda cuts unleaded price below diesel

    2015-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Two months after supermarkets cut diesel prices below unleaded petrol Asda has been the first to restore petrol’s position as the cheaper fuel. Effective from today (Wednesday 23rd September) Asda is cutting the price of unleaded by 2ppl, making its national price cap105.7ppl on unleaded while diesel remains at ...

  • RAC claims on diesel security rejected
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    RAC claims on diesel security rejected

    2015-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Greenergy has reassured the industry about the security of diesel supplies after the RAC warned there is a possibility that pumps in the UK could run out of diesel because of the growing reliance on imports. The RAC pointed to UK’s increasing need to import diesel as diesel demand has ...

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    Diesel’s price advantage is being eroded

    2015-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Diesel’s undercutting of petrol may be short-lived if recent trends continue. Plummeting prices in July sent diesel below petrol for the first time in 14 years, and by mid-August the price differential had stabilised at around 3ppl, but a flurry of petrol price cuts in the week before Forecourt ...

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    Car makers promote cleaner diesels

    2015-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Europe’s car industry has launched a campaign insisting the latest diesel technology is clean and acceptable for use in cars, as tighter emissions standards have been introduced. From September 1 all new vehicles will need to comply with Euro-6, the new European vehicle emissions legislation. The European Automobile ...

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    Supermarket price cuts reduce diesel petrol gap

    2015-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Three of the big four supermarkets have reduced their fuel prices by identical amounts this morning (Thursday, August 27), with cuts that further narrow the gap between diesel and unleaded petrol after petrol price cuts at the weekend. Morrisons was first to announce the cut of 2ppl on unleaded ...