Do you live in a rural area? You may find cheaper fuel

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in England
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in England
Hi everyone!

A scheme came into effect yesterday that may provide 17 rural areas in England and Scotland with cheaper fuel.

Have a read of our post over on the Scotland board for more info.
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  • MurphybearMurphybear Forumite
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    As I understand it, the rural petrol stations charge up to 10p/l more than those in the nearest towns, so the subsidy won't make fuel cheap, just less expensive
  • See ^^^^

    Here on the coast, 4* currently is 119.9/litre - yet 30-odd miles away in our nearest large town (NOT city) it is 112.9/litre!

    Our population (small town & surrounding area) is around 11,000 (much more in summer) - so we understand that there's not the turnover (and hence profitability) of a conurbation.

    It doesn't make the price difference any less-irritating though.
  • BigglesBiggles Forumite
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    A very lazy and misleading OP. And why it just had to refer to the post on the Scottish board and didn't bother to include the BBC News link ( in this post, I've no idea.

    The fact is, it was only talking about four areas of England: NE48 (Northumberland), LA17 (Cumbria), EX35 (Devon) and Hawes in North Yorkshire and, despite the wording of the OP, NOT rural areas generally.
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