I have just received this email from Pipeline. No card yet but you never know.
New and 'old' HUKD members may be interested if this :-D
As most of you have noticed, fuel prices have dropped by about 10% since our last update. As an organisation that currently represents almost 500,000 UK motorists, Pipeline has lobbied hard for price reductions and we would like to believe that our voice has been heard.
It has certainly helped matters that the price of crude oil has dropped but here's an odd thing; the wholesale price of gas has dropped too, yet prices are still going up!
To check prices across all gas and electricity providers and make sure you are getting the best deal, have a look at this page on our website ( http://www.pipelinecard.org/gande.html
Shoppers at Asda (an organisation that we spent some time talking to earlier in the year) can save an extra 2p a litre on fuel so no Pipeline Card from Asda but a small cash saving for everybody nevertheless - if you happen to live near one of their stores.
I am happy to confirm that the Pipeline Card project is still underway despite the various problems but we have taken a different tack now. Rather than relying on partnerships with retailers that have very different agendas, Pipeline is now exploring ways of financing the card directly. It's actually looking encouraging and we should have some more news on that before Christmas. Don't worry, it will still be a free card.
Meanwhile, we know that many of you are concerned about environmental issues and would like to use Bio diesel. There are still only a limited number of outlets so, as a service to members, we have developed a simple search engine to help you find your nearest supplier. It's on http://www.pipelinecard.org/BiodieselSearch.aspx
Some of you already know that Richard Hammond is a big supporter of Pipeline; so we are pleased that he seems to be making a good recovery. His family have asked for donations to be made to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity who airlifted Richard to hospital and are trying to raise funds for an extra helicopter. If any member would like to contribute, the donations page is at http://www.justgiving.com/PHRichardHammond
That's it for now. We are still able to accept new members so you can recommend Pipeline by using this link ( http://www.pipelinecard.org/recommend.html
) Likewise you can resign as a member at any time by sending a blank email to [U [email protected]
Ben Scammell - Pipeline Card Founder