UK Petrol

Fuel-Price War Expected As Tesco Slashes Petrol And Diesel Costs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

Tesco has sparked a likely supermarket fuel-price war by cutting the cost of its petrol and diesel. The supermarket giant said it was reducing petr...

This Is Why You Shouldn't Smoke While Trying To Steal Fuel

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

A man who was allegedly trying to steal fuel from parked cars while smoking a cigarette set himself and a number of vehicles on fire, police say. ...

Victory For Grangemouth Workers

PA | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

The owners of the giant Grangemouth petrochemical site have decided to keep it open, saving thousands of jobs from being lost. The move followed ac...

Household Energy: What Gas and Electricity Suppliers Must Learn From The Oil Companies

Hugh Salmon | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband's laughably naïve announcement that, if elected, he would freeze energy prices for twenty months from the date of his election makes you wonder if these seat-of-the-pants, counter-punch 'policies' have been properly considered or professionally researched and analysed.

Were BP And Shell Fixing Oil Prices?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Oil companies BP and Shell are being investigated over allegations of price-fixing, distortions that could have harmed ordinary consumers. Norwegia...

Derby Fire Accused 'Did Not Shower For 12 Weeks'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

A man accused of starting a fire that killed six of his children has told a court he did not shower or use the bath for 12 weeks before the incident. ...

Students Driven Off The Road By Rising Car Costs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Rising car costs could drive young motorists off the road, according to a survey. Drivers fear the cost of motoring could double to as much as £4,...

Petrol Pump Prices Are 'Fair' Finds OFT

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

The Office For Fair Trading (OFT) has disappointed millions of businesses by declaring petrol price increases were caused by increases in tax and the ...

More Retail Woe As December Records Show A Drop In Sales

Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Analysts were taken by surprise on Friday after the Office for National Statistics revealed retail sales fell by 0.1% after remaining flat in November...

Could A Fuel Duty Rise Cost 35,000 Jobs?

PA | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK

The Government's 3p-a-litre rise in fuel duty planned for January could lead to 35,000 job losses, campaigners said on Sunday. The rise could also ...

Charlie Thomas

Oil Is Getting Cheaper - So Will Petrol Prices Drop?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

The price of North Sea oil dropped to $108.19 (£64) in a trader sell-off on Wednesday following rumours that Saudi Arabia is to increase its supply. ...

Are Motorists Suffering At The Pumps?

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

The Office of Fair Trading has launched a review into whether reductions in the price of crude oil are being passed on to motorists. The watchdog c...

Panic At The Pumps?

PA | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Panic buying at the pumps earlier this year brought the UK's long-term fall in petrol sales to a halt, figures on Monday showed. But prices were so...

Petrol Prices Continue To Fall

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

UK petrol prices have for the second month running fallen by more than 4p a litre, the AA said. It is a reduction not seen since the price collapse...

Petrol Price War Declared As Sainsbury Cuts Forecourt Prices

PA | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's sparked the latest round of the petrol price cutting war by announcing it will reduce its forecourt prices by 3p a litre...

Petrol Prices 'Hit New All-Time Record'

PA | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

The price of petrol at the pumps has risen to a new high, the AA said. After a brief halt following weeks of increases, the average cost of petrol ...

Fuel Strike Deadline Extended To Allow Peace Talks To Continue

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Unite's deadline for declaring strikes in the fuel tanker drivers dispute has been extended so that peace talks can continue. Under employment law,...

Pouring Petrol on the Flames of Rumour and Panic

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The government has been spinning out of control in a 'petrol panic', not least because it's ignoring social psychological research, which now mathematically models and predicts what drives rumour and panic.

'Substantive Talks' Announced by Acas In Tanker Drivers Dispute

PA | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Talks aimed at resolving the fuel tanker drivers dispute are to be held on Wednesday, Acas has announced. The conciliation service has been in cont...

We Are Governed by Fuels - A Drama in a Jerrycan

Sam Fraser | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Politics
Sam Fraser

Why oh why didn't I panic buy? I watch Britain's Got Talent! I know who Gazza is! Hell, I may never have made a purchase from Greggs but I've eaten a pasty in my time!

...Then as Farce

Gregory Dash | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics
Gregory Dash

"Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, t...

'Stupid And Dangerous': AA Warns Drivers

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

The AA has warned of "stupid and very dangerous" actions being taken by panicked drivers. In a statement, the motoring organisation said that in Ma...

Ed Balls: People Paying 'Very High Price' For Fuel Panic

Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has accused ministers of deliberately inciting a panic over fuel supplies in order to distract from bad headlines, after the Unite union said...

Pasties, Petrol And More: Funniest Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Welcome to this week's round-up of funny tweets! And what a week it's been. Pasties are set to be taxed, first-class stamps are set to be more expensi...

The One Where We All Panic

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

If social media networks are to be believed everyone is deriding those who are queuing around the block for fuel, but someone must be doing it because there are long queues everywhere.