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MSE News: Petrol prices - Rural motorists losing out, AA says

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"Rural motorists are beginning to feel petrol price pressure at the pumps again, according to the AA..."
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Petrol prices: Rural motorists losing out, AA says

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  • BeenThroughItAll
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    Rural motorists are beginning to???


    We're all feeling the pressure, and it's not like it's only just beginning, it's been going on for years.
  • Foxy-Stoat_3
    Foxy-Stoat_3 Posts: 2,980 Forumite
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    MSE_Darryl wrote: »
    "[STRIKE]Rural[/STRIKE] motorists are beginning to feel petrol price pressure at the pumps again, according to the AA..."

    Corrected it for you.

    :beer:
    "Dream World" by The B Sharps....describes a lot of the posts in the Loans and Mortgage sections !!!
  • forgotmyname
    forgotmyname Posts: 32,595 Forumite
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    Yeah because people who live in towns never fill up in the countryside do they?
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  • flossy_splodge
    flossy_splodge Posts: 2,536 Forumite
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    4* is 126.7 in my area but we have ALL the supermarkets within 10 miles of each other :rotfl::T
  • arcon5
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    Simple supply and demand issue. Not hard to figure out a rural community with say 50 houses every x miles is going to pay more than a city with xK cars.

    Nothing stopping them moving. You can't move in to the middle of nowhere then complain about things like petrol prices and public transport
  • [Deleted User]
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    arcon5 wrote: »
    You can't move in to the middle of nowhere then complain about things like petrol prices and public transport

    You assume that people "move to" rural areas - quite a few of us are people who have lived rurally all our lives, and can't afford to just "up sticks and move" to chase cheaper petrol.
  • im-lost
    im-lost Posts: 1,927 Forumite
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    what nonsense, petrol prices have been hovering around the same amount for the last couple of years.

    and lets face it, a few pence difference here and there makes zero difference to the average driver, you're talking a few quid cheaper or more expencive for a tank, its nothing.

    Yet these same people dont have a problem paying £4 for a liter of coffee at their favourite coffee shop, or a few quid for a pint of beer down the pub.

    At least petrol has a use
  • peter_the_piper
    peter_the_piper Posts: 30,268 Forumite
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    im-lost wrote: »
    what nonsense, petrol prices have been hovering around the same amount for the last couple of years.

    and lets face it, a few pence difference here and there makes zero difference to the average driver, you're talking a few quid cheaper or more expencive for a tank, its nothing.

    Yet these same people dont have a problem paying £4 for a liter of coffee at their favourite coffee shop, or a few quid for a pint of beer down the pub.

    At least petrol has a use
    How wrong you are, rural people are often paid less and we definitely would not waste hard earned cash on Starbucks etc. A few quid more for a tank of fuel may be peanuts to you but its a great deal to us.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • Norman_Castle
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    How does rural insurance compare to urban insurance?.
  • Iceweasel
    Iceweasel Posts: 4,712 Forumite
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    I often refer to this website:

    http://www.whatprice.co.uk/petrol-prices/

    It includes all the majors and the supermarkets too.

    Sometimes you don't have to go too far out of your way to save a few quid.
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