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 PostPost subject: Fuel Prices        Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:34 pm 
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Hello all,

Can't 100% confirm this but here goes...

I was filling up my car earlier and overheard the woman on the otherside of the counter talking to someone, and I overheard them saying this...

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"... oh yeah the blockades are starting tomorrow morning, all the truckers, and the diesel is going up 80 pence ..."


That was as I left the garage. Lucky I just put fuel in at £1.07/litre because 80p more... damn, that's a lot.

EDIT: It could be 80p a gallon, not 80p a litre, making it 17-18p more per litre...

Obviously I have no source except my own ears but if this is true, problems for a lot of people will be on the way. If you're paranoid about this, GET FUEL TONIGHT. I did and I can last 2 1/2 weeks (550miles) on my full tank providing I only use it for work.

I'm posting this because I don't want to see anyone stranded. I believe this isn't just going to apply to the UK, but my source (my ears) are UK wide only at the moment.

Thanks all...

EDIT: Just to add, I'm assuming this also applies to petrol as well.

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Load of bollocks. Heard this 10 times already. 80p per litre? PFFFFFT. From what I've been told petrol could be going up to £1.20/litre in a few months, but that's it. It's also illegal to block a fuel station after the last lot of protests.

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Load of bollocks. Heard this 10 times already. 80p per litre? PFFFFFT. From what I've been told petrol could be going up to £1.20/litre in a few months, but that's it. It's also illegal to block a fuel station after the last lot of protests.


I think 80p a litre is a lot as well, its possibly 80p a gallon then. Also they wouldn't be blocking the stations, just the trucks that supply the fuel.

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Scare tactics = FAIL
Panic buying = FAIL

Shame on you for giving into it. I've got a quarter of a tank left in my car, and I'm going to Birmingham tomorrow. I know I'll be able to fill up Friday in order to get home :)

Also, to anyone wishing to panic buy random stuff because ZOMG THE EMERGENCY SERVICES WONT WORK!!! Petrol stations have reserves for the emergency services (which includes my place of work, British Telecommunications), so stuff will still work. It just means you'll have to walk or use public transport IF there was a fuel shortage (UNLIKELY).

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Wouldn't 80p a gallon be about $2.00 US Currency? Because, if so, that is cheap compared to diesel prices over here ($3.50/gallon). If that price was for liters, that would be about the same as over here, right?

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Panic buying didn't affect me, I was already filling up a full tank anyway in case prices did decide to go up. Plus, I have started filling a full tank now anyway instead of just putting the odd 10er in. It means I'm not messing about trying to find a station when I really shouldn't have to if I got a full tank last time I filled up.

Just an off topic side of that, my grandad tries not to let his tank drop below 1/3 in case there is some sort of family emergency (its happened before). Now I'm doing the same.

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Jeff wrote:
Wouldn't 80p a gallon be about $2.00 US Currency? Because, if so, that is cheap compared to diesel prices over here ($3.50/gallon). If that price was for liters, that would be about the same as over here, right?


Its going UP 80p a gallon from the already high £4.85 a gallon.

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Oh, wow. Sorry i misunderstood. That is very, very, very high.

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Makes me glad I got me a Diesel.
Currently running around 65 - 68 mpg (most of my driving is motorway). Does make me glad I don't own a petrol.

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Pretty nice MPG. I get 50-55 light motorway driving. If I floor it I get 45-50. 550 miles per tank though which isn't too bad.

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Andy wrote:
Pretty nice MPG. I get 50-55 light motorway driving. If I floor it I get 45-50. 550 miles per tank though which isn't too bad.

Yeah my older 1.8d gets around that (1996 astra). my new one is a 2003 Peugeot 307 1.6HDi, and you can get some seriously good figures on it

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I havent heard anything about fuel blockades, so i hope nothing like this happens again, for me petrol is ~97p and diesel is ~99p a litre where i live.

You fuel is expensive Andy :o I thought that everything was cheaper the further up north of the country that you are

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That's like $10 a gallon!

When we in the US are ever charged more than $3 a gallon, there are problems.

The big difference is that 30 mpg is considered excellent here.


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remember US and UK gallons are different amounts ;)

i think petrol prices here are about NZ$1.7something a litre


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Here the average is AU$1.35-$1.39 litre, although it keeps changing... up and down, up and down.


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You are very lucky, here the gas is :
Diesel : 1.3 Euros / Liter
SP95 (fuel without plomb) : 1.5Euros / Liter
(and it's a quite cheap price !)

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xD your fuel is cheper than ours your complaining about fuel prices when ours is like $1.50 a liter and yours is like $1 a gallon which is allmost 3 liters :P


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atomcomputer wrote:
You are very lucky, here the gas is :
Diesel : 1.3 Euros / Liter
SP95 (fuel without plomb) : 1.5Euros / Liter
(and it's a quite cheap price !)

Almost the same here. :(


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zchri9 wrote:
xD your fuel is cheper than ours your complaining about fuel prices when ours is like $1.50 a liter and yours is like $1 a gallon which is allmost 3 liters :P

Someone's maths has gone a bit wrong there mate!

We're paying around £4.95 / $10.20 per gallon

or £1.10 / $2.27 per litre.

Also a gallon is 4.546 litres.

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atomcomputer wrote:
You are very lucky, here the gas is :
Diesel : 1.3 Euros / Liter
SP95 (fuel without plomb) : 1.5Euros / Liter
(and it's a quite cheap price !)

So that works out at about 91p per litre. Wish we payed that!!!

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I thought gas prices should be much higher here, I had no idea gas was so much more expensive in Europe. Here it's about 6.3 ₪ / £0.80 / $1.4 per liter (that's the official, regulated price for both petrol and Diesel fuel, but most gas stations give 1.5-2 ₪ discount per liter of Diesel fuel). And we consider this expensive (Diesel fuel cost about a quarter ten years ago, petrol cost half).


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Have the prices actually gone up then?


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Not yet well where i am:
Still 103.99 petrol 109.99 diesel

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:37 pm 
i dont know what it costs here, but i think we all (WORLDWIDE!) should stop driving and tanking for 1 week, nobody would die then and it would get cheaper than ever before!


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Namronia wrote:
i dont know what it costs here, but i think we all (WORLDWIDE!) should stop driving and tanking for 1 week, nobody would die then and it would get cheaper than ever before!


No i wouldn't, because after a week, everyone would need to fill up, so the demand will be higher and the government will see it as another oppurtunity to add yet more tax

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