14 September 2000
Union slams red diesel price rise

By FWi staff

THE National Farmers Union has hit out at oil companies after reports that they have increased red diesel prices by as much as 8p/litre in the wake of fuel protests.

Farmers have reported that companies want as much as 35p/litre, compared to 27p/litre before the dispute.

An NFU spokesman said: It always seems that prices farmers pay go up with oil prices, but dont come down with them.

I dont think this is good customer relations, particularly at a time when many farmers are in desperate need of fuel.

By the end of Thursday (14 Sep) it was reported that most farmers had ended their protests at refineries up and down the country.