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Old 12-06-2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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Fuel price WTH!!

Ok just got back from 2 weeks holiday in the USA and what the he'll has happened to fuel prices? On my way up to the airport I filled up the wife's car and I only paid £1.18 for unleaded. Filled up again yesterday on my way home and paid £1.37! I had to look twice. So glad when my ev finally arrives, That hurt. Specially as this was my hire car for my holiday and it only cost $30 to fill up!

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Old 12-06-2018, 03:22 PM   #2
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yup fuel prices have gone mad. at $80 a barrel prices at the pumps should be well below or very near to £1 per litre as it was a few years back at that price. They are taking the P and theres not much we can do about it.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:41 PM   #3
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Simple answer - UK, gullible people, greedy oil companies, spineless government who couldn’t care less, I think that sums it up quite well.


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Old 12-06-2018, 03:46 PM   #4
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The key for the oil companies is to increase the cost gradually so any single increase isn't outrageous, but ends up being so in the long run.

If they had suddenly jumped from £1.04 (lowest I've seen a couple of years ago) to the £1.30 it is now, then they'd have issues.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:30 PM   #5
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Hope you had a great holiday fella, lovely Mustang and I can't believe how clean and litter free the street looks. As for oil prices, remember in 2000 when petrol hit the £1 barrier for the first time ever? all hell broke loose then with slow moving convoys of lorries and blockades at the forecourts. where are they now? really me off. how long before it hits £1.50 a litre? We are not a million miles from that figure now!


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Old 12-06-2018, 04:57 PM   #6
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Remember, US petrol is more like 90 Ron, I think their premium is 92 lol

But yeah, our prices are crackers compared to theirs. Just like you, we had a Mustang back in 2014 and it barely cost us anything to run....

I've also estimated that our road trip this year will cost us about $100 in fuel for about 1,350 miles! So at today's exchange rate, that's about £75! To do the same here, I think it'd cost about £260 at a rate of £1.30 a litre!
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:02 PM   #7
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I also remember prices hitting £1.50 a litre in 2011/12. Shocking when you think it was only 80p 6 years earlier!
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Yep its stupid. The prices keep creeping up for no real reason and then they start blaming things going on in Middle East.

Currently its about £1.27 here. A month ago it was £1.18 at BP. I really don't understand why the cost of fuel keeps going up. Its as if the holiday season has come and they expect people to use their cars more so jack up the prices to make a profit.

It doesn't help that the country is run by indecisive pussies either
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Hope you had a great holiday fella, lovely Mustang and I can't believe how clean and litter free the street looks. As for oil prices, remember in 2000 when petrol hit the £1 barrier for the first time ever? all hell broke loose then with slow moving convoys of lorries and blockades at the forecourts. where are they now? really me off. how long before it hits £1.50 a litre? We are not a million miles from that figure now!


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Didnt the govt make that illegal as they considered it a terrorist act to hold the country to ransom. I may be wrong but im sure i heard something like that. Its why since then there have been no more fuel strikes/blockades.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:49 PM   #10
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Its as if the holiday season has come and they expect people to use their cars more so jack up the prices to make a profit.
I'd have thought people use their cars less in summer than they do in winter.
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