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4 Jun 2018 Author Marlene Gray

Twelve top interesting facts about oil!

1. The word "petroleum" literally translates as "rock oil". It stems from the Greek word "petra", meaning rock, and the Latin word "oleum", meaning oil. 2. Petroleum products are usually grouped into three categories: light distillates (LPG, gasoline, naphtha), middle distillates (kerosene, diesel), heavy distillates and residuum (heavy fuel oil, lub...

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28 Jul 2015 Author Marlene Gray

HMRC roadside fuel testing equipment to tackle the illegal diesel trade.

The Treasury Minister Damian Hinds visited Belfast and Newry yesterday (Monday 27th July) as HM Revenue and Customs revealed new roadside fuel testing equipment to help combat trade in illegal diesel. The equipment has been set up in order to permit officers to test vehicles at the roadside for the presence of the new fuel marker, which was introduced into supplies intended for use in agricultu...

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