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Old 07 December 2006, 08:45   #1
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Diesel ribs price fall imminent?

After the EU announce that we can't have cheap red anymore?

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=24338
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Hmm, not sure you are suddenly going to see diesel rib prices collapse more likely to see lot of them coded as commerical vessels instead. Also since there is no processes in place or fuel tanks for white it might take a while to sort out.

Copy of the communication here:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/...6_0743en01.pdf

Reading it, looks like the Council just gave the Government a big slap across the face and didn't believe a word they wrote in support of the Red stuff.

Jersey might be a popular stop off point next year though


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Being a sage on all matters red can you clarify a point .
Is red diesel being banned from use or just no longer available to leisure users?
I have several thousand litres at home which I plan to move to any diesel boat in smelly jerry cans . Can I expect a pull from HMC if I do ?
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Being a sage on all matters red can you clarify a point .
Is red diesel being banned from use or just no longer available to leisure users?
I have several thousand litres at home which I plan to move to any diesel boat in smelly jerry cans . Can I expect a pull from HMC if I do ?
I can't find anything on how its going to work, so its going to take time. Like you I did fill up Old Spice before taking her out of the water so its going to take a while to use up that fuel. Its on a marina fuel account so I can easily prove when the fuel was bought and the quantity.

Oh and the decision to buy a petrol guzzling cabin cruiser 24 hours before the announcement against red diesel doesn't mean I have any inside information at all, honestly

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Considering Britain has the dearest diesel in the World it is going to seriously hurt British boaters and the whole industry.

Policing it will be a nightmare as well which is why Customs were against it. Some boats have huge tanks and it can last years - fill up with white diesel and there will still be plenty of red at the bottom of the tank and lining the filters etc.

No doubt someone will moor a fuel barge in international waters - also Guernsey will do very well.
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However the EC does leave the UK the option of creating a separate taxation rate for marine leisure fuel, which could see marine leisure diesel costs raised, but not doubled. Whether or not the Government would be interested in such a measure is not known now

bet you they double it

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Considering Britain has the dearest diesel in the World it is going to seriously hurt British boaters and the whole industry.
Always found France more expensive than the UK.
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Always found France more expensive than the UK.
That was our experience this summer too, 1.07 Euro at a petrol station, 1.22 Euro in the marina.

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That was our experience this summer too, 1.07 Euro at a petrol station, 1.22 Euro in the marina.

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That is 0.72 per litre - it was 0.95 here at the time!!!
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That is 0.72 per litre - it was 0.95 here at the time!!!
Exactly, 83ppl in a marina plus the cost of the currency conversion on the credit card, not cheap however it was white and didn't seem to smoke quite as badly as our Red coal bunker stuff in this country.

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