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Used Cooking Oil Theft

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:12 am

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RE: used cooking oil theft

#2 by astoness , Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:22 am

many years ago i heard of people using used cooking oil to run their cars bringing a new meaning to the term...meals on wheels...[Laugh Out Loud]


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#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:50 am

I knew lots of HGV owners who ran their lorries on paraffin oil and who could blame them at a fraction of the cost of diesel. In fact as paraffin runs cleaner than diesel it wasn't unknown for owners to fill up with paraffin before a test if their engine was running a bit smokey.

Then there were those who ran on duty free red diesel (lots of diesel cars do today) it costs about half the price of road diesel, but it's supposed to be used for off the road plant and vehicles only.

You might ask why everybody doesn't do it on a regular basis, it's simple Customs & Excise do regular spot checks in places known to be used by lots of HGV's. The fines are tremendous and it's not unknown for vehicles to be confiscated and scrapped. Though I have to mention I have never saw a car being checked.


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#4 by Voltman , Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:57 pm

I like this statement in the article....

"Used cooking oils from commercial sites cannot be poured down the drains and must be collected by a waste carrier."

This incorrectly implies that cooking oil can be poured down the drain by anyone else.
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RE: used cooking oil theft

#5 by mikejee , Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:22 pm

Cooking oil can be poured down the drain by anyone else, but cannot be legally poured down the drain


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#6 by tca , Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:54 am

in oz the cooking oil is picked up from the chippy and is cleaned and recycled, it is turned into bio diesel

the government encorages this sort of thing

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