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Autogas make the case for LPG

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With the fuel duty debate once again hitting the headlines, Autogas is reminding struggling businesses how much money they could save simply by switching to autogas LPG.

Paul Oxford, business development manager at Autogas, said: “The bid to delay the proposed fuel duty increase has just been defeated but it’s not all bad news because hard-hit motorists could actually save a small fortune on their car fuel bills for the long-term just by converting to LPG.”

Current UK average forecourt prices show that LPG is the cheapest of the three main fuel types at just 76.4 pence per litre, nearly half that of unleaded at 135.08ppl.

“The economic squeeze and high fuel prices are changing how people behave towards their cars. However, the simple truth is that cheap motoring really still is possible,” added Oxford.

“Typically LPG users enjoy annual savings of up to 40 per cent in their fuel costs, which puts the 3p fuel duty debate into perspective.”

It is estimated that by 2020 there will be almost 23 million vehicles worldwide running on LPG and there are currently over seven million vehicles running on LPG in Europe.

Meanwhile, the fuel is available at more than 1,400 LPG refuelling stations across the UK, including at the UK’s largest forecourt facility at the recently opened Shell Cobham services on the M25.

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