Illegal fuel sales on the rise

Daljinder Nagra
Illegal fuel sales on the rise
Illegal fuel sales on the rise

The appearance of illegal, pop-up garages, which are selling stolen or doctored fuel, are on the increase according to figures released by HM Revenue and Customs.

The instability of forecourt fuel prices has led to an increase in sales of red diesel – which is intended solely for use in agricultural machinery – and fuel stolen directly from garages themselves, by a whopping 48 per cent.