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LPG cut by 3.5p per litre

THE price of liquefied petroleum gas has been slashed by 3.5p a litre, putting it at about half the cost of a litre of petrol. But Greenergy, the supplier of ultra-low sulphur fuels, says the move smacks of tokenism. Andrew Owens, chairman of Greenergy, says that if Gordon Brown wanted to make an impact on the environment he would not have increased duty on ultra-low sulphur petrol in-line with unleaded petrol.

He said: 'The Chancellor has missed an opportunity to cut emissions by 25% from the 22 million petrol using cars on the road by recognising that Citypetrol is the only effective solution to cutting vehicle pollution on a large scale. It is the only fuel which will reduce emissions from older, pre-catalytic converter, vehicles, which are the gross polluters among vehicles.'

Owens said it was strange for Brown to reduce the price of liquefied petroleum gas by 3.5p per litre, but to 'overlook', ultra-low sulphur petrol.

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