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Supermarkets cut cost of fuel after RAC slams pricing strategies

Major supermarket groups have cut the cost of petrol and diesel after the RAC criticised their pricing policies and claimed the average price of petrol should fall by as much as 7ppl to reflect a fall in wholesale prices.

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Vauxhall Astra beat the Ford Fiesta as the UK's top selling new car model last month
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UK new car market struggles while Europe thrives

The UK new car market was up marginally last month, but this was not enough to offset the overall decline this year which leaves 2019 down by 2.5% compared with the same nine months in 2018.

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RAC claims that fuel prices are too high despite reduction

The RAC has claimed fuel prices are too high, but conceded independent retailers may not be able to cut prices for financial reasons.

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Tesla's Model 3 was the third best selling model
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Diesel decline slows but new car market is still down

The UK new car market fell marginally in August, with 1,521 fewer cars registered than in the same month last year, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Supermarkets blamed by RAC as fuel prices don't follow market

The major supermarkets have been blamed by the RAC as it claimed fuel retailers did not pass on full savings to motorists after the wholesale prices of petrol and diesel fell during August.

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Report backs EVs over emissions versus conventional fuel

Suggestions that electric vehicles (EVs) could be more polluting than their petrol or diesel equivalent have been debunked by a new report, and it says the balance is tipping ever more in EVs favour.

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Right wing group calls for end to fuel duty freeze

A ring-wing think tank has called on the government to end the freeze on the value of fuel duty and apply a surcharge on fuel duty for diesel fuel, to help improve air quality.

Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling car model
Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling car model
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Diesel decline continues to depress new car sales

The UK new car market declined for the fifth consecutive month in July, with 157,198 vehicles leaving showrooms, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Prevalence of petrol lease cars drives up CO2 emissions

Average CO2 figures for new leased cars have risen to a five-year high, according to the latest British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) Quarterly Leasing Survey.

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Petrol and diesel prices fall after four months of rises

Four months of rising fuel prices came to an end in June with the average cost of both petrol and diesel at the pumps falling sharply due to the cost of oil dipping to $62, according to RAC Fuel Watch.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 14 October 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.12139.79127.55
East Midlands131.62139.76127.57
London131.82140.67128.38
North East131.03141.66126.72
North West131.3657.70141.67127.65
Northern Ireland129.55131.90125.63
Scotland132.15138.51127.55
South East132.5757.90140.14128.33
South West131.8867.90138.74127.41
Wales131.2464.90135.72126.82
West Midlands131.33140.68127.66
Yorkshire & Humber131.0784.90140.64127.33

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