UK mulls introducing ‘greener’ petrol at forecourts

The government is seeking views on whether and how it should introduce the E10 fuel, which contains more bioethanol than traditional petrol

Fuel station operators offered free EV charge points

A Basingstoke-based company is offering to install rapid chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) on forecourts and motorway services for free. InstaVolt says it will install and maintain the charging points at no cost and landowners who house the chargers will be given a rental income, saving them from having to make significant investments. The firm […]

More cars on road but drivers buying less fuel

Drivers are buying less fuel despite the fact more cars are on the road, a new survey has revealed. Although there are more registered UK vehicles on the road than ever, total fuel sales dropped 6% since 2002. Drivers bought a total of 35.35million tonnes of fuel in 2012, down from 35.61m tonnes in 2011. […]

Petrol group slams ‘unprepared’ DECC

A petrol group has slammed DECC for failing to prepare properly for disruption to the fuel supply chain, warning the consequences of a planned strike by tanker drivers could have been avoided. Fuel tanker drivers from the union Unite voted in favour of strike action on Monday in a dispute over pay and terms and […]