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

BP scraps proposed plans for $1.3bn petrol station takeover

The energy giant planned to buy 533 Woolworths sites in Australia

UK mayors call for ban on diesel and petrol cars by 2030

They are urging the government to bring forward the target from 2040

EU ‘makes no improvements’ on emissions from new cars

For 17 member states, the average CO2 emissions were higher than in 2016

Shell opens new UK hydrogen refuelling station

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can travel up to 700 kilometres on a single tank and can be refuelled within a few minutes

Reducing particulate matter matters, say researchers

Researchers are investigating the role neutrons could play in developing particulate matter filters for petrol vehicles to reduce air pollution. A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are studying soot collection and removal in particulate filters with neutron imaging, a technique able to detect very fine layers […]

BMW, Daimler and Toyota rated greenest carmakers

  BMW, Daimler and Toyota are the most environmentally-friendly car manufacturers. That’s according to non-profit group Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which ranked responses from 16 manufacturers on their progress towards meeting regulatory emissions standards, using self-driving technology with renewable energy and incentivising lower carbon emissions. Subaru got the worst rating out of all the manufacturers, […]

Oxford to ban polluting cars in ‘world’s first’ zero emissions zone

Oxford has announced plans to ban all polluting vehicles in the city centre as it hopes to introduce the world’s first zero-emission zone. Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council proposes to ban diesel and petrol vehicles in phases, starting with taxis, cars, light commercial vehicles and buses on a small number of streets in […]

UK petrol price to rise after Hurricane Harvey

Drivers have been warned to expect a hike in the price of unleaded petrol caused by Hurricane Harvey in the US. According to the RAC, the price of a litre of petrol could rise by up to 4p per litre, taking the average price up to above £1.21 per litre. Petrol hasn’t been this expensive […]

EU approves UK-Italy petrol station merger

The EU has approved the acquisition of a business unit of an oil and gas firm by a British garage and service station group. Intervias Group will purchase 1,176 Esso-branded service stations around Italy from Esso Italiana S.R.L, an ExxonMobil company. A long term fuel supply agreement will mean the fuel sold at the sites will continue to be made and branded […]