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Ian Parkin12/03/2022 17:04:43
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Seen in hope Derbyshire today …. Is it any more than this anywhere ? 219095d4-7ce2-4edb-b380-1ee81f9ed6c6.jpeg

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Calum Galleitch12/03/2022 17:22:14
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Maybe they should rename it No Hope Garage! It hasn't quite hit that height here yet, though it's a matter of time. Have to say I'm glad we have a biomass boiler. Less glad we still have the oil-powered Aga - though as it kept us going during the post-Arwen meltdown I can't say too much against it.

Tony Pratt 112/03/2022 17:35:54
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As always there will many people making many millions out of this war, was it ever thus.


Clive Hartland12/03/2022 18:10:43
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Deisel at £1.66.9 in the Hempstead valley sainsbury station here in Gillingham, Kent

Matt C12/03/2022 18:24:21
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I'm reliably informed it's £2.00+ a litre at a motorway service station in the Midlands.

noel shelley12/03/2022 18:30:40
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Reportedly £2.03 in Kings Lynn

jimmy b12/03/2022 19:33:11
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I expect that we will all soon see £2/L soon.


Anthony Knights12/03/2022 19:43:24
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I'm glad I filled my tank right up two weeks ago. I only did 11,000 miles last year.

old mart12/03/2022 21:10:22
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I paid £75.50 to fill my Corsa tank with diesel last week, I cannot remember exactly how much, but it had only showed the low fuel warning about 18 miles earlier.

vic newey12/03/2022 21:55:45
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Maybe this is the reason:

UK fuel duty is currently levied at a flat rate of 57.95p per litre for both petrol and diesel, while VAT at 20% is then charged on both the product price and the duty.

peak412/03/2022 22:14:25
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Wed. in Buxton, the Essar garage at our end of the Cat and Fiddle was £199.9 for diesel, Esso was £175.9
I re-filled at Morrisons for £165.9

We went to Leek on Thursday and noticed the Essar price had dropped 10p to £189.9


Mark Rand12/03/2022 22:19:50
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Posted by noel shelley on 12/03/2022 18:30:40:

Reportedly £2.03 in Kings Lynn

Last time I saw the prices in Lynn, it was 3/6 per gallon. That was a few years ago though...

Oldiron12/03/2022 22:26:15
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Tesco Corby Diesel 157.9 Ltr Shell Corby Diesel 177.9 Ltr


old mart12/03/2022 22:26:43
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I used to buy Esso golden for 25p 5 bob per gallon, just over 5 1/2 new pence per litre.

noel shelley12/03/2022 23:23:51
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I can remember dad getting 4 Gallons and change from a £1 in the early 60s Noel.

pgk pgk13/03/2022 04:44:24
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Last week my local 'cheap' garage that continues to stock E5 was @ £1.66/L. I filled my aged 200SX + a jerrycan for the mower and chainsaws - came out at just over £101. A bargain at today’s prices.
It's a bit of a change from my first moped when the half gallon cost 2/4 plus a free pump from the 2-stroke can.

There's no sign of less traffic or folk driving economically - yet.
With electricity prices surging, I can see me sitting at a free slow charger outside Tesco's for 3hrs with a good book before they start charging.


not done it yet13/03/2022 09:52:46
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There is little point in comparing really old historical petrol costs - I can remember 1s11d per gallon back in the 1950s. Only a little over 2p/litre back then, but houses were a lot cheaper back then, compared to nowadays!

The problem is the ~33% rise this last couple of weeks, or less. I filled up both cars before last weekend at less than £1.50/l, thanks to 7p/l reduction coupons from Morrisons.

Bezzer13/03/2022 10:13:43
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Posted by peak4 on 12/03/2022 22:14:25:

Wed. in Buxton, the Essar garage at our end of the Cat and Fiddle was £199.9 for diesel, Esso was £175.9
I re-filled at Morrisons for £165.9

We went to Leek on Thursday and noticed the Essar price had dropped 10p to £189.9


It's a lottery even just a few miles apart, paid £158.9 for diesel at Leek Morrisons also on Thursday .

Nick Clarke 313/03/2022 12:30:47
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I am not totally in agreement with the suggestion that looking back at old petrol prices is pointless. As a small child in about 1960 father used Shell petrol because ShellMex was cheap rubbish and Super Shell was too expensive at over 4/- a gallon.

Reading this reader query in an old ME from 1969 made me smile in todays harsh conditions 7/2p works out at just under 36p per gallon or about 8p per litre.


Nicholas Farr13/03/2022 13:20:28
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Hi, the earliest price I knew of petrol was about 1970 when my late older brother filled up his car, it was 1/9 (8.75p) a gallon and there was much criticism when it jumped up to 1/11 (9.58p). I last filled up at a Tesco's on the 6th of this month and diesel was 151.9p litre, I passed the same place this morning and diesel has gone up to 165.??p a litre since then.

Regards Nick.

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