petrol

Oct 23 '18 08:18

The police arrested a man who had covered himself in petrol or another flammable liquid at the Polish embassy in The Hague on Monday afternoon. A negotiator tried to reason with the man, but he was eventually overpowered by a SWAT team, NOS reports.

Emergency services, including firefighters, police and ambulances, responded to the embassy in large numbers. The man was taken to hospital to check whether he had inhaled any toxic fumes, after which he went to a police station for questioning. So far the police did not say anything about the man's identity or motive. 

May 28 '18 11:00

The monthly costs of driving an electric car is now cheaper in the Netherlands than diesel cars, according to lease company LeasePlan's annual Car Cost Index. Norway is the only country in Europe where driving electric is cheaper than driving in both petrol or diesel cars, AD reports.

The Car Cost Index covers 21 countries and analyzes the costs involved in owning a small or medium sized car. The total cost of ownership includes things like fuel, depreciation, taxes, insurance and maintenance.

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May 24 '17 14:15

Shell shareholders turned down an activist proposal urging the company to commit to the Paris Climate Agreement at the shareholders meeting in Scheveningen on Tuesday, were climate strategy was the main topic. This outcome meant that concrete action or measurable quotas are not deemed necessary by Shell shareholders in order to reduce emission. 

Nov 10 '16 09:59

Inflation in the Netherlands increased to 0.4 percent in October, the highest level of the past six months, according to Statistics Netherlands on Thursday. In September inflation was still at 0.1 percent. 

According to Statistics Netherlands, the increase in inflation can mainly be attributed to higher petrol and diesel prices. In October a liter of gasoline cost 1.52 euros on average, 4 cents more than a year earlier. The price of motor fuels hasn't been this high in over a year, according to the statistics office.

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Feb 16 '16 10:53

The Ministry of Defense wants to reduce its use of fossil fuels like oil and gas by 70 percent in 2050. Increased dependency on more fuel cause problems during operations, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert writes in her Operational Energy Strategy

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Jan 20 '16 14:55

Petrol prices in the Netherlands dropped to 1.30 euros per liter for the first time in six years today

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Aug 25 '15 11:27

The low oil prices can finally be noticed at filling stations, though the price decline is slower for petrol than for diesel. Since the first week in July, diesel prices have fallen nearly 8.5 percent, while petrol prices fell less than six percent.

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Feb 19 '15 13:51

The increased excise on LPG and diesel raised an extra 102 million euros for the treasury last year, Secretary of State Eric Wiebes (Finance) reported to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) on Wednesday, De Telegraaf reports.

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Feb 12 '15 11:49

Diesel thieves have come up with a new way to steal thousands of liters of fuel in a short amount of time. They drive by unmanned pumping stations with prepared trucks and suck the fuel straight from the underground storage tanks.

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Jan 14 '15 12:04

With oil prices continue to slide on the global market, petrol and diesel buyers are seeing the result at the pump. Euro 95 petrol in the Netherlands dropped as low as €1.36 per liter, a price spotted at the SuperTank in Lelystad.

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Dec 12 '14 12:54

As of January 1st, the excise tax on petrol, diesel and LPG will be even higher. Nove, the trade association for the independent fuel trade, wants the Second Chamber to cancel this increase.

Dec 4 '14 13:13

Two filling stations in the border region filed a legal suit against the State of the Netherlands. They say that they were severely affected by the consequences of the tax increase which came in force early this year.

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Nov 3 '14 10:21

State Secretary of Finance Eric Wiebes (VVD) and the coalition parties PvdA and VVD have reached an agreement on an adjusted plan for car tax and lease cars.

Jun 11 '14 18:20

More and more classic car owners go back to petrol and remove LPG systems to pay less tax, as shown in the statistical data collected by RDW. In recent years the number of vintage cars which owners have decided to remove LPG has increased in more than four times.

May 28 '14 08:32

The excise taxes on petrol, lpg (liquefied petroleum gas) and diesel will not go down despite action from gas station owners and the opposition in Parliament. They insisted on the plan to cut excise tax down, because petrol stations in the border region with Germany and Belgium are struggling. The branch organization argued that the government is only losing money on the excise tax hike.

Apr 15 '14 10:00

Two people had to be treated by emergency staff and taken to hospital in an ambulance after a penetrating stench from the sewers in Venray made them unwell Monday evening.

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