Tag: diesel

New year fuel tax headache for industry condemned by FTA

New year fuel tax headache for industry condemned by FTA

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE FREIGHT Transport Association (FTA) has condemned the latest increase in fuel duty as a New Year’s present from the Chancellor that will leave the freight industry with a £95 million hangover. The increase of 0.76 pence per litre from January is the third rise since April 2010 and will […]

RHA asks chancellor to vary duty on petrol and diesel

RHA asks chancellor to vary duty on petrol and diesel

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE ROAD Haulage Association has called on the Chancellor to vary the duty level on diesel and petrol to ensure that the pump price of the two fuels remain roughly the same – as has been the accepted price position of the two fuels for years. Even in mid-2007, diesel […]

GM invests another RM1.5 billion in Thailand

GM invests another RM1.5 billion in Thailand

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Model of the new engine plant which will start operations in 2010 General Motors (GM) is moving into the next phase of its growth in the ASEAN region after making the first major investment in the mid-1990s. Back then, GM had decided on Thailand as its regional manufacturing base […]

Fuel thefts warning as oil prices soar

Fuel thefts warning as oil prices soar

Reading Time: 1 minute SOARING oil prices are leading to thieves siphoning off diesel and oil from storage tanks and even HGV lorries parked up for the night, Hampshire Police have said. Police warned homeowners and farmers to secure their fuel supplies because the thefts are becoming such a problem. Officers said that on […]

Diesel powers the Caddy forward

Diesel powers the Caddy forward

Reading Time: 1 minute THE Volkswagen Caddy van has just got quicker thanks to a new, range-topping 140 bhp diesel engine. The new TDI PD engine is a 2.0-litre unit with 236 lbs ft of torque from 1,750 rpm and a performance of 0 to 62 mph in 10.6 seconds, while still returning excellent […]