Red diesel checks

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  1. Tony Santara

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    While on the road this week in my truck i noticed that the Customs and Excise men were out checking for vehicles using "red diesel" since the recent price hikes in fuel costs
    as if anybody would stoop so low :RollEyes:
     
  2. American Dream

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    So what colour fuel dye are we using next week guys?

    And you think I'm joking.

    It is available.
     
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    Just as well none of my vehicles are diesel then:Wink::Laughing:

    Mind you i did like Esso Blue:Wink:
     
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    :Cool: Loo Blue. :Rofl1:
     
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    Spare a thought for the poor boat owners! Diesel on a marina costs only about 0.39 per litre at the moment. The EU has forced the UK government into banning the sale of red diesel for marine use.

    With petrol on sale at about £1.30 a litre, it is anyones guess what "Normal diesel will end up costing on a marina.

    No fun when you think that a medium sized boat can hold 1000 litres!
     
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    Bet that runs well John.:Wink:
     
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    Who remembers Esso Blue and the ads for it?
     
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    [SIZE=-1]They asked me how I knew It was Esso Blue I of course replied With lower grades one buys Smoke gets in your eyes.[/SIZE]
     
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    Has anyone ever been stopped and checked. In all my years of driving I have never been stopped and checked.
     
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    Not here?I guess they may be more interested in targeting vehicles like Land Rovers, Horse and other animal Transporters and Hauliers.
     
  13. lonelywanderer

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    By 2010 it looks likely that red diesel will be no more, all operators will have to use road derv then claim the tax concession back, if they can prove that the fuel has been used for a allowed usage, so all the thefts and misuse of gas oil ( red diesel) wll be a thing of the past
     
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    I've got a cold house
    Why don't you heat it?
    My heater's empty - I think (Darn it this is for the other one isn't it... Oh well I've started so I'll finish)
    Why don't you fill it then?
    I'm out of paraffin
    Well here's the answer - Ring for Pink!
    Can I afford it?
    Most economical - only a penny per hour
    That's fine! - Now can you tell me who will deliver it?
    The dealer where you see this sign, see this sign, see this sign
     
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    I better stop adding REDEX to the fuel then:Laughing:
     
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    I have been, I think it was about two years ago, close to Hartlepool marina, I thought it would never happened but it did, so if you are using red diesel, beware.

    Ralph
     
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    Checks are sometimes made on motorhomes leaving shows.. :RollEyes:
     
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    Weve got a landrover and have never been stopped and checked touch wood she sez.

    Betty
     
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    Why touch wood, are you using illegal diesel??

    The check only takes 30 secs its no bother.

    Ralph
     
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    I was checked with my M/H just outside Oban 2 years ago, was most surprised:cry::cry:
     
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