Car loans customers could affect petrol forecourt changeAs more car finance customers turn to the economical benefits of diesel, a new article has suggested that this could have an effect on petrol station forecourts.
As more car finance customers turn to the economical benefits of diesel, a new article has suggested that this could have an effect on petrol station forecourts.
Auto Express reports that although traditionally petrol pumps have outnumbered those reserved for oil-burning vehicles, industry experts are advising this could be about to change.
The magazine states that black diesel pumps could soon be taking up the spaces that unleaded supplies currently occupy as demand for more economical motoring has meant a change in drivers' buying habits.
Citing new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, it is noted that in 2007, 25.5 billion litres of diesel was sold on UK forecourts - in comparison with the 24 billion litres of petrol sold.
Commenting on the news, Petrol Retailers Association chief Ray Holloway said the demand for diesel was not being reflected at petrol stations and that the industry would soon witness a change.
However, he added that "the huge investment required to install additional underground tanks is putting retailers off at present".
Earlier this month, Alistair Darling delayed an expected rise in fuel duty of 2 pence per litre in his first Budget.
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