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MSE News: Petrol prices hit new high



  • Azari
    Azari Forumite Posts: 4,317
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    You might want to use it before then. Fuel goes off and starts to turn to jelly, clogging the fuel lines and injectors.

    No it doesn't.

    It will only turn to jelly is it has been adulterated.

    You can leave a car for months and it will run perfectly happily on the petrol that has been in the tank all that time.
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  • Premier_2
    Premier_2 Forumite Posts: 15,144
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    We have vehicles that have sat around for years.
    They may need a jump start to overcome a flat battery, but otherwise run fine with the fuel that remains in the tank.

    I wouldn't worry too much about fuel 'going off' unless you are racing a Formula 1 car or the like.
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  • Pincher
    Pincher Posts: 6,554 Forumite
    TESCO should get into the car club business.

    I want them to keep some plug-in electric cars in the car park.

    I want to:

    1. Book the car using my Clubcard (previously registered DVLA details)
    2. Cycle to the supermarket
    3. Start the car using the Clubcard
    4. Use the car
    5. Return the car, plug it in (or preferrably undercar contactless charger)
    6. Sign-off with Clubcard.
    7. Go home by bicycle.

    I tried Zipcar, but the nearest car is too far.
  • gadgetmind
    gadgetmind Forumite Posts: 11,130
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    Pincher wrote: »
    I want them to keep some plug-in electric cars in the car park.

    Yes, that would work well.

    Our local Sainsburies has (or had?) bike trailers you could borrow, but I have my own "bike hod". The hod works well as you can wheel it around by hand, self-scan straight into it, hook it up to your bike to cycle home, and then wheel the trailer straight into the kitchen.
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  • im-lost
    im-lost Posts: 1,927 Forumite
    oh no, the cost per mile has gone up by 0.01p what will we do,
    surely this is the end of the world.

    ah well, my scooter is still under 7p a mile, when it gets to 25p
    a mile I'll start to worry.
  • AHAR
    AHAR Forumite Posts: 984
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    im-lost wrote: »
    oh no, the cost per mile has gone up by 0.01p what will we do,

    One hundredth of a penny? Show your working please. ;)
  • im-lost
    im-lost Posts: 1,927 Forumite
    AHAR wrote: »
    One hundredth of a penny? Show your working please. ;)

    you know what I mean.. its an insignificant increase in the grand scheme of things.

    2p extra per litre, 9p extra per gallon, a car at 50 mpg or scooter at 100 mpg then you get less than .2p and .1p respectively, hardly news worthy :rotfl:
  • posh*spice
    posh*spice Forumite Posts: 1,398 Forumite
    Azari wrote: »
    I will consider this news when it is accompanied by a piece that says that traffic has dropped noticeably.
    Petrol sales plummet as prices climb
    Fuel sales fall by a BILLION litres (which is a £637m hole in the Treasury's tank)
    Petrol prices rise again even as demand falls
    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
  • agrinnall
    agrinnall Posts: 23,344
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    It was being reported on the BBC yesterday that prices are expected to fall by 5p a litre in the next 2 weeks due to a collapse in wholesale prices. This is from The Telegraph:
  • Islandmaid
    Islandmaid Forumite Posts: 6,312
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper I've been Money Tipped!
    Petrol and Deisel have both been just over the £1.50 mark for weeks on the Isle of Wight - captive market I guess.....
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!

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