MOTORISTS URGED TO SHOP AROUND FOR PETROL AS 10C PRICE DIFFERENCE REVEALED

first_imgDONEGAL’S motorists have been urged to shop around for petrol and diesel after a survey found as much as a 10 cent difference locally between some garages for the price of a litre of fuel.With many garages around the county now topping the €1.50 a litre mark, motorists are feeling the pinch more than ever.Some are continuing to hike up the prices while others are trying to keep the prices as low as they can despite Government tax hikes. One of the cheapest places in the county and indeed the country for fuel is still Tinney’s Fuel Depot at Bonagee outside Letterkenny where a litre of diesel is still around €1.42.However other stations across the county are steadily putting the prices up and claim they have no choice because of rising costs including that at which they are buying the fuel from suppliers.However Conor Faughnan of the Automobile Association urged Donegal drivers to vote with their feet and to go to where the fuel is cheapest to fill up.“Donegal is a very large county and people drive long distances to work including across the border into Northern Ireland. “If people are doing a lot of mileage then they will need to shop around so they can save themselves some serious money.“The price of petrol and diesel is at an all-time high and it could go up even further.“If people continue to buy off the more expensive garages then there will be no sense in them dropping their prices to compete.“Motorists can’t bring the price of petrol down but we can make sure that garages see they must be competitive,” he said.For a full list of the latest prices for petrol and diesel at Donegal’s garages see www.pumps.ie EndsMOTORISTS URGED TO SHOP AROUND FOR PETROL AS 10C PRICE DIFFERENCE REVEALED was last modified: March 9th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Conservationists take initiatives to create wildlife awareness

first_imgItanagar, Dec 3 (PTI) Two conservationists here have taken up a novel initiative of hosting foreigners interested in studying snakes in the forest areas of Papum Pare district, and educating local tribals on the need to conserve reptiles and amphibians.Ahmedabad-based herpetologist Soham Mukherjee and ecologist Mahesh Manghore recently hosted a group of 16 students from Belgium for 10 days at a homestay camp at Sango village in the district.”The students do their field work during their stay here. The communities get economic benefits and learn how valuable their natural resources are. We are trying to establish a relationship with the tribals to spread awareness,” Mukherjee said.During a camp, Mukherjee usually moves around in the non-protected forest areas to collect reptiles, while Manghore does most of the interactions with the students and local people.The expert duo collect fees from the visitors and contribute funds from their own resources.The young herpetologist, who is also the director of an animal rehabilitation centre in Ahmedabad, hopes that some reptiles found in the area may well belong to new species.”We discovered what could be a subspecies of the banded trinket snake (Oreocryptophis porphyraceous) during the 10-day camp,” said Mukherjee.The Belgian group has spotted some 15 species of snake during their stay at Sango. The group identified the meadow pit viper, brown spotted pit viper and the green rat snake, he said.”The students were lucky to spot unique species of amphibians and even a gorgeous tarantula spider. Many reptiles could not be identified as there were no taxonomists. We also located five genera of frogs but could not ascertain the species,” the herpetologist said.advertisementHe feels that hunting in the area is no longer required for sustenance and people do it for fun.”Earlier, hunting was for sustenance, now it is a sport. When foreign visitors come to study snakes, the tribal people here realise the importance of preserving wildlife.”Mukherjee feels that the initiative could be carried forward to other parts of the North East if the state governments were willing.Appreciating the efforts of Mukherjee and Manghore, Chief Wildlife Warden R Kemp said the department has always encouraged awareness campaigns for preserving the states rich wildlife species.”In order to determine whether a reptile species is new, certain official formalities have to be taken care of. We are not aware of any new discovery as the conservationists never approached the department,” he added. PTI UPL RMS RBTlast_img read more

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