Red diesel checks

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:
 

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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Road Runner

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Just as well none of my vehicles are diesel then:winky::roflmto:

Mind you i did like Esso Blue:winky:
 

eddievanbitz

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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!
 

American Dream

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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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Sep 23, 2007
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Has anyone ever been stopped and checked. In all my years of driving I have never been stopped and checked.
 

American Dream

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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.
 
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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
 

Harley Dave

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Who remembers Esso Blue and the ads for it?
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
 
Aug 1, 2007
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Has anyone ever been stopped and checked. In all my years of driving I have never been stopped and checked.
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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