Any hike in diesel prices will have terrible impact – MEP Higgins

A North West MEP says any increase in diesel prices would be devastating.

Jim Higgins' comments come ahead of a vote tomorrow on an EU Commission proposal to tax fuels according to their energy content and polluting potential.

This would reduce the tax advantage diesel has over petrol, and cause prices to increase.

Yesterday, Donegal County Council supported a motion from Cllr Dessie Larkin to right to Minister Michael Noonan seeking reductions in the tax on both diesel and petrol, saying people in Donegal can no longer absorb the continually rising prices. .

MEP Jim Higgins says tax increases would have a terrible impact...........