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Fuel prices

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Sankari, 2 May 2020.

  1. Sankari

    Caporegime

    Joined: 29 Dec 2007

    Posts: 27,173

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

    What are fuel prices looking like in the UK right now? Here in South Australia, the price has dropped to ~40p per litre. This is the lowest I've seen it in 20 years!

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  2. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 77,412

    My recent fill ups have ranged from 108p to 119p for regular diesel previously 129-133p. IIRC it was 116p on my way home but I didn't stop to get any. (On a full tank that is a saving of around £10+).
     
  3. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,669

    Ours is practically all tax, so... Yea will never get below 95p lol
     
  4. skaif

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  5. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 19,270

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    We are still paying more than we should because the record low oil prices have not turned into savings at the pump for the motorist. Prices initially dropped but have then frozen despite the continued drop in price of oil. Regular unleaded has been stuck at £1.02.97 per litre for several weeks in Elgin's Asda and Tesco.
     
  6. Surveyor

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    Joined: 5 Sep 2010

    Posts: 24,011

    In the UK the price is significantly impacted by fuel duty and VAT thereon at around 70p per litre of petrol or diesel.
     
  7. Nasher

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    UK has dropped loads though, I've seen £1.06 at supermarkets. But shell, BP etc still think they can charge normal prices lol
     
  8. 200sols

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    Location: Hampshire

    The oil price is a tiny fraction of UK petrol prices. What you are paying now is mostly tax.
     
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  9. Surveyor

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    Supermarkets sell fuel at very low profit margins, in some cases close to loss leading, to get people into their stores.
     
  10. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,669

    Well... I'm annoyed.

    Near me its:
    BP - 104.9
    Shell - 104.9
    Indy - 105.9

    Super unleaded
    BP - 131.9
    Shell - 134.9
    Indy - 115.9

    I hate that BP and Shell have not lowered their super unleaded prices. I had to use the local Indy... Tesco is too far away to just get fuel at the moment.
     
  11. acemastr

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    Joined: 29 May 2010

    Posts: 4,728

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    E85 - $1.35
    Unleaded - $1.60
     
  12. Jonnycoupe

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    Location: N.Warks

    it’s probably because they have actually bought regular fuel at the wholesale lower prices whilst the super unleaded has simply been sat in the tank.
     
  13. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

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    And it can stay in their tank lol
     
  14. Scythe

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,359

    Just don't mention the difference between branded fuel and supermarket fuel...
     
  15. MagicBoy

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: South Manchester

    102.7p - Asda/Morrisons
    105.9p - Shell/Esso

    I paid 126.9p the day before lockdown... Only driven 4 miles since!
     
  16. Mr Badger

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    Are you talking proper own brand or the Smart Price version?
     
  17. ShiWarrior

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    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

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    Location: Oxon

    i go past 1 petrol station on the way to work and back

    114.9

    im being ripped off, but no point driving miles to get it for a lot less, waste of fuel and money
     
  18. neoboy

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    Joined: 16 Mar 2004

    Posts: 12,767

    Location: UK

    Officially under a £1 here now, local Gulf has unleaded at 99.9p.
     
  19. Jonnycoupe

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    Location: N.Warks

    Gonna have to get fuel now, both cars in single digit range. Looking forward to it :D
     
  20. Dave

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    Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

    $2.80-$3.20/gal here for E90/E92 :( (still much better than the UK ...)