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Diesel tax fuels cooking oil thefts

With used cooking oil increasingly in demand to make biodiesel as oil prices rise, thieves are stealing it from restaurant yards.Diesel at the pump is now averaging about £1.20 a litre and demand for vegetable oil has soared because biodiesel attracts less duty and is about 10-15 pence cheaper.Quenton Kelley,owner of Green Miles Fuels, a used cooking oil collector company that operates in London and Hertfordshire, has said that this has had an adverse affect on ...