ARTICLES RELATING TO FUEL

EU demands 'real-world' fuel test

2014-08-20 13:22

EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require fuel consumption to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, as it seeks to close loopholes that allow automakers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials.

Scientists find cheaper fuel option

2014-03-14 07:49

US scientists say they have devised a potentially easier, cheaper and cleaner way to turn natural gas into usable fuels and chemicals.

Holiday trip: 9 fuel-saving tips

2013-12-03 11:51

As millions of South African take to the roads this holiday season it’s important to find way to save fuel and drive more efficiently. Check out our 9 fuel-saving tips!

India to announce steps to cut fuel

2013-09-06 11:51

India could announce steps to curb fuel consumption, in a bid to help support a rupee skittering just above record, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid says.

Part 2: Eco-friendly driving

2013-08-19 12:25

Speeding, over-revving, idling… Fuel consumption s greatly influenced by driver behavior, writes Fleet magazine’s MONIQUE TERRAZAS.

Cheap petrol to flow again at Zim pumps

2013-07-29 11:13

Zimbabwean firm Green Fuel has come to an agreement with the state and says producing its petrol-ethanol blend will ease the country's cash liquidity crisis.

Massive petrol price rise on way

2013-06-28 13:37

The retail price of all grades of petrol is set to increase by 84 c/litre on July 3, the department of energy has announced.

Pump-jockeys: Unions to blame

2013-06-26 07:43

Wheels24 reader STEPHEN HERBST says "unions are only good for striking and global embarrassment.”

Pump-jockey wage: Readers respond

2013-06-21 14:27

"Get rid of them - let the public pump their own fuel!" Wheels24 readers respond to the National Union of Metalworkers of Sa call for a minimum wage of at least R6000 for pump-jockeys.

H-racer Aston: minute for gas

2013-05-17 13:38

Aston Martin will be the first to race a hybrid hydrogen car in the Nurburgring 24 Hours - and can refuel it in less than a minute.

Webber's grid start runs dry

2013-04-13 13:40

Red Bull's Mark Webber has been sent to the back of the grid for Sunday's Chinese F1 Grand Prix for running out of fuel during qualifying.

Tech tags fleet-card abusers

2013-02-22 09:27

Fraudulent card con artists or abusers won’t be so lucky any longer, thanks to technology catching up rather fast.

New 6: Frugal company car pick?

2012-11-26 10:56

Mazda reaches out to budget-conscious company car drivers with its frugal next generation 6. What's more the Skyactive-equipped model is headed for South Africa.

Good times over for SA auto market?

2012-11-14 07:14

The relatively good times of 2012 for the local automotive industry are unlikely to continue in 2013, according to credit information company TransUnion.

BMW's 2.3/100km 1 Series

2012-11-06 10:40

BMW's 1 Series hatchback has earned a top green award at the UK's RAC Future Car Challenge 2012, achieving 2.3 litres/100km. Find out how other green-friendly vehicles fared...

New York in free-fuel foul-up

2012-11-05 09:27

New Yorkers, desperate after superstorm Sandy, queued in freezing weather for promised free petrol but all they found were police and soldiers. VIDEO!

Reader: E-toll bribes?

2012-10-30 11:51

Hans van Breukelen believes that Sanral received special kickbacks (read - bribes) for implementing the e-toll project.

Minister slams fuel industry BEE levels

2012-07-05 12:54

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters says an audit of the charter meant to give black industry players access to fuel infrastructure shows highly disappointing compliance.

SA refineries below 80% capacity

2012-02-28 11:41

All SA refineries are producing less than 80% of their design capacity and an audit will establish the real status of production capabilities, says the energy minister.

Oil prices rise on Libyan letdown

2011-08-24 09:07

Oil prices have increased after the initial euphoria that Libyan oil production will return to pre-revolt levels evaporated.

Oil prices nosedive

2011-08-18 21:59

Oil prices have lost nearly 6% as traders fretted over warnings of a vicious new recession that could slam energy demand.

Fuel dispute could end soon - CCMA

2011-07-27 06:47

Fuel sector unions and employers have confirmed that a revised offer has been tabled which closes the gap between them, says the CCMA.

Fuel strike negotiations falter

2011-07-24 15:20

Negotiations between unions and petroleum companies ended in a stalemate on Friday, but over the weekend employers said they were willing to return to negotiations.

Union rejects revised fuel sector offer

2011-07-21 10:17

Strike action is set to drag on as the main union representing workers in the fuel sector has turned down a new offer from employers.

End of fuel strike may be in sight

2011-07-21 06:43

An employer group reckons the worst is over for the chemical sector strike after its largest union requested a meeting with bargaining council bodies.

 

No safe place for civilians in Gaza

2014-07-23 15:41

Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel's military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Vehicle sales to reach 'peak car'?

2014-03-02 11:29

Fuel price, traffic, public transport... Analysts believe that the automotive industry will head into a new era as annual global sales could plateau. What's more, automaker's could shift their focus from selling vehicles to providing mobility services with self-driving cars.

Mugabe to make E20 petrol blend mandatory

2013-09-18 09:03

Zimbabwe is working on introducing mandatory blending of petrol and ethanol to the level of E20, according to President Robert Mugabe.

Part 1: Green your fleet

2013-08-19 12:25

Reducing fuel consumption and, consequently, emitting less carbon emissions, will not only lower a vehicle fleet’s environmental impact but also make a significant contribution to a company’s bottom line, Fleet Magazine's MONIQUE TERRAZAS.

Fuel price: R45m spent on ads

2013-08-07 11:36

As the price of fuel in SA jumped again this week a survey admits that nearly R46-million was spent on fuel advertising in just ONE MONTH.

GM 500 000 'green vehicle' push

2013-07-12 10:51

General Motors wants to have at least eight of its models returning 5.8 litres/100km by 2017 to a total of 500 000 green vehicles.

Fuel price: Increase details

2013-06-28 08:07

“I’m afraid it’s not good news," reports one economists as experts warn the Central Energy Fund is about to announce an 80-90c/litre increase in the petrol price.

Students build 0.1 litres/km car

2013-06-24 12:55

The next time you're bragging to your mates about your 3 litres/100km fuel consumption,think on about a group of US college kids who've created a vehicle capable of one-tenth of a litre/100km!

Zambia cuts maize, fuel strings

2013-05-23 16:04

Zambia's decision to cut subsidies on maize and remove a fuel subsidy is likely to raise prices and dash its goal of becoming a regional breadbasket.

Webber: No fuel, wheel or points

2013-04-14 12:03

First no fuel in qualifying, then without a wheel in the race, Mark Webber ended a dismal 2013 Chinese F1 GP weekend with his Red Bull rolling into retirement while a rear tyre bounced across track.

State may up fuel stock requirements

2013-03-12 12:23

Oil companies operating in SA could be required to hold an extra 14 days of refined fuels to prevent a repeat of a 2005 shortage that hampered economic output.

Shark skin to help cut aviation fuel

2013-02-17 15:53

In its never-ending quest to develop more fuel-efficient aircraft, the aviation industry believes the shark could hold the key to cutting energy consumption.

Fuel rations next to batter NYC

2012-11-09 10:39

As New York continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy, mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the emergency rationing of fuel following severe shortages.

EU rolls out tyre labelling

2012-11-05 11:03

A new Euroopean Union regulation will be implemented in November 2012 requiring all new tyres sold in Europe to be labelled for fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise.

Car chaos as Sandy storms off

2012-11-02 16:16

The fuel supply crisis gripping New York and the US' eastern seaboard has deepened as the city's iconic taxis started turning away business, drivers searched hours for a tank of petrol and thousands were mourning the loss of their wheels. GALLERY

Mega 1.3m litre fuel station opens

2012-09-17 09:07

With 36 pumps capable of serving serving 3400 vehicles a day and tanks which can hold 1.3 million litres of fuel, the UK's largest fuel station is open for business.

PetroSA in talks with Mozambique on GTL plant

2012-04-25 16:30

State-owned energy firm PetroSA has proposed the building of a gas-to-liquids plant in Mozambique which would help service the region's demand for fuels.

Oil, gold plunge on recession fears

2011-09-26 10:51

Gold dived more than 5% and oil hit 7-week lows as the eurozone crisis deepened fears of wider financial contagion and recession.

Oil plunges as Libyan rebels march on

2011-08-22 07:27

The energy market is closely watching the progress of rebels in Libya.

Petrol hike ends price relief

2011-07-29 12:57

The price of all grades of petrol will rise next week, pushing it back up to more than R10/litre in inland areas.

CCMA steps in to stop fuel strike

2011-07-25 22:17

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration will intervene in new wage talks as the fuel strike drags on.

Sapia: Fuel deliveries improving

2011-07-21 14:22

Although a strike is continuing, the SA Petroleum Industry Association says fuel shortages in some areas have eased as some workers returned to work.

Taxi council: No plans to strike

2011-07-21 07:54

There are no plans for the taxi industry to embark on a strike, but petrol supply constraints are increasing, says the SA National Taxi Council.

Solidarity suspends fuel strike

2011-07-20 15:53

Trade union Solidarity says its members in the fuel industry will return to work.

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