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Esso apologises after Harpenden motorists fill up with contaminated fuel

Published Sep 24, 2014

Petrol giant Esso has apologised to motorists in Harpenden after more than 30 cars were filled with contaminated fuel, resulting in vehicles breaking down.

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Getting to the nub of dirty diesel problems

Published Sep 24, 2014

A PERENNIAL problem for farmers and contractors is how to avoid tractor breakdowns due to poor diesel quality.

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Tests into 'contaminated' diesel inconclusive, says Tesco, as more motorists report problems after filling up cars at Branksome

Published Sep 24, 2014

YET more motorists have contacted the Echo claiming suspected contaminated diesel from Tesco damaged their cars – as the first round of tests on the fuel are “inconclusive.”

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Biodiesel Helps Iowa Football Make Winning Drive

Published Sep 19, 2014

Iowa is one of the biggest biodiesel producing states in the country, so it makes sense that one of their flagship football teams uses the green fuel to get it to the field this year.

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Blue Sun Biodiesel earns BQ-9000 Producer status

Published Sep 19, 2014

Blue Sun Biodiesel has received BQ-9000 Producer status from the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission and National Biodiesel Board. There are fewer than 50 companies that have achieved this milestone recognition.

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Students develop biodiesel fuel for University use

Published Sep 19, 2014

In 2013, a group of students from Engineers for a Sustainable World were awarded $15,000 by the Green Fee Committee — a University funded grant for projects related to sustainability — to purchase a biodiesel reactor.

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Hundreds attend public meeting on contaminated fuel

Published Sep 18, 2014

Hundreds of angry motorists attended a public meeting at the Gateway Hotel in Swinford tonight on the growing contaminated fuel issue.

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Water In Fuel Shuts Down At Least A Dozen Vehicles

Published Sep 17, 2014

You fill up at the fuel pump and trust that it will get you where you need to go but that's not the case for some area drivers recently. Some instead had to go straight to the service shop.

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Pemex advances diesel program at Mexican refineries

Published Sep 16, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas to execute an ultralow-sulfur diesel project at its Lazaro Cardenas refinery near Minatitlan in Veracruz state

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Kerosene 'fuel' ruins more than 500 car engines

Published Sep 14, 2014

First you lose power, and then the motor starts knocking - you are a victim of new fuel scam 'petrol stretching'

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