General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
I used to do a bit of part time work in a garage in Wigan back in the 70s, there was a diesel pump there, but no diesel in the tank. In those days, there was virtually no demand for diesel for cars, only the HGV's used it. The owner rather riskingly bought a small amount of diesel to put in the tank but it was the best part of six months before anyone needed it.
With the increasing popularity of DERV's (Diesel Engined Road Vehicles) the government found that it was losing revenue with the lower diesel fuel prices, hence the hike in price.
Replied: 8th Aug 2006 at 23:21