Treasury, Rover and Shell lay into lead-free petrol

A fierce row has erupted over a lead-free brand of four-star petrol, with Rover and Shell claiming that the fuel fails to provide adequate protection for many cars designed to run on leaded petrol. The Chancellor has now removed the favourable rate of fuel duty on lead replacement gasoline (LRG) - but his justification for the move on environmental grounds is little more than a fig-leaf to hide the Treasury's concern about potential revenue losses.

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