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

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  • giraffe69
    giraffe69 Posts: 3,564 Forumite
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    I moved to the country from London and petrol prices are marginally more expensive. Car and House Insurance are quite a lot cheaper. Swings and roundabouts.
    Public transport is a joke.
  • Obviously_the_best
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    Of course petrol is more expensive in rural areas. It costs more to get petrol to the pumps, and then there are less customers, and the station owner still has to earn a living.

    Basic economics. Not poorly thought out MSE articles.
  • im-lost
    im-lost Posts: 1,927 Forumite
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    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 live in cornwall.....and there's plenty that moan about petrol, whilst sipping their coffees or eating their takeaways ;)
  • Pincher
    Pincher Posts: 6,552 Forumite
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    Easy come, easy go. We were still going about on horse drawn carriages 100 years ago. The oil is going to last another 50 years, before it gets so expensive, that only Simon Cowe can afford it.


    Nobody can afford the space to keep horses in towns, so we have to make do with bicycles/trikes, but there's nothing to stop "rural" folk from keeping horses that earn their keep.


    Horse = petrol.
    Water Buffalo = diesel.
  • pennine
    pennine Posts: 83 Forumite
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    Of course petrol is more expensive in rural areas. It costs more to get petrol to the pumps, and then there are less customers, and the station owner still has to earn a living.

    Basic economics. Not poorly thought out MSE articles.

    Absolute rubbish. We have two oil refineries on our doorstep delivering throughout the country yet we pay more for our fuel.
    Simple supply and demand, they charge us more because they can FACT.
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