A windfall tax should be applied to the UK oil sector with the resulting revenues used to cut fuel duty, if the EC’s investigation into alleged price-fixing confirms widespread malpractice, it has been suggested. Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow and founder of the PetrolPromise.com campaign, said the EC’s decision last week to investigate a number of firms in the oil sector suggested “significant suspicion that something was going on”. He added: “If this is seen to be widespread, I […]
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed in the Budget there will be no rise in fuel duty this September.
Reducing fuel consumption will be the single biggest priority for over a third of fleet managers in 2013, a survey by fleet management systems supplier GreenRoad has suggested. Just over 35% of respondents to a question about priorities for next year cited reducing fuel costs as their most important challenge, with 20% citing compliance with regulations and 16% highlighting the need to ensure safe driving. Over two thirds of respondents said they expected fuel prices to rise modestly in 2013, […]
Bibby Distribution has had five MAN TGS LS tractive units converted into dual-fuel trucks using LPG for its work with Unipart Rail, in a move it suggested would save up to £200,000 of fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by 10% over the next five years.