Despite being one of the top two expenses of running a transport business, the diesel that goes into the tank is taken for granted by most operators. As long as it meets EN 590, diesel is diesel, right? Not quite, as Emma Wyatt, Shell fuels scientist, explains. “There are something like 10,000 different hydrocarbon components in a base diesel,” she says. “But there is a big difference in the performance of fuels, especially for heavy duty vehicles, depending on the […]
Total consumption of transport fuels in the UK decreased by 4.5% in Q1 2013 compared with the same period in 2012, new figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown.
Fair Fuel UK (FFUK) founder Howard Cox has said the campaign for a cut in fuel duty goes on, as new consumption figures revealed diesel demand continues to grow.
Plans to extend the island fuel rebate scheme have been announced by chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander.