Irish government cuts excise duty on petrol and diesel

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Good news for anyone living or working in border areas of NI.

I know quite a few people i work with in Newry will be availing of the opportunity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c6p3jn90xp2o
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  • qwert_yuiopqwert_yuiop Forumite
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    Prices are fluctuating so wildly, the 20 cent cut was only apparent for two days. 

    The Germans are talking about diesel rationing if the war goes on much longer. 
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
  • qwert_yuiopqwert_yuiop Forumite
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    Actually it’s gas they’re going to have to ration. Apparently the Russian economy isn’t keeling over as hoped. The strange situation of banning vodka imports but continuing to buy gas at inflated prices would seem like a reason.
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    Petrol prices are varying wildly within even a mile.  We were coming through Portadown this morning and the BP station was 172.9ppl, yet literally down the road ASDA were 158.7ppl.  Another "non premium" petrol station was 167.9ppl too.

    There doesnt seem to be any evidence of people reducing the amount of journies they're making either, given the amount of cars on the road.
  • TickedTicked Forumite
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    Journies? Looked at this for some time, knew something didn’t scan, but took a while to figure it out. Like it, thanks Motorguy!
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    motorguy said:
    Petrol prices are varying wildly within even a mile.  We were coming through Portadown this morning and the BP station was 172.9ppl, yet literally down the road ASDA were 158.7ppl.  Another "non premium" petrol station was 167.9ppl too.
    That sort of variation isn't a new thing though. Two filling stations opposite each other in Moira, sometimes the prices align but a lot of the time there's a 4ppl difference, I can never figure out how the more expensive one survives other than it has a shop and the other is self-service pay at pump only

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    guiriman said:
    motorguy said:
    Petrol prices are varying wildly within even a mile.  We were coming through Portadown this morning and the BP station was 172.9ppl, yet literally down the road ASDA were 158.7ppl.  Another "non premium" petrol station was 167.9ppl too.
    That sort of variation isn't a new thing though. Two filling stations opposite each other in Moira, sometimes the prices align but a lot of the time there's a 4ppl difference, I can never figure out how the more expensive one survives other than it has a shop and the other is self-service pay at pump only

    Supplies public service vehicles? 
  • guirimanguiriman Forumite
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    guiriman said:
    motorguy said:
    Petrol prices are varying wildly within even a mile.  We were coming through Portadown this morning and the BP station was 172.9ppl, yet literally down the road ASDA were 158.7ppl.  Another "non premium" petrol station was 167.9ppl too.
    That sort of variation isn't a new thing though. Two filling stations opposite each other in Moira, sometimes the prices align but a lot of the time there's a 4ppl difference, I can never figure out how the more expensive one survives other than it has a shop and the other is self-service pay at pump only

    Supplies public service vehicles? 

    Could be, I'm sure people using fuel cards must be part of the explanation
  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    guiriman said:
    motorguy said:
    Petrol prices are varying wildly within even a mile.  We were coming through Portadown this morning and the BP station was 172.9ppl, yet literally down the road ASDA were 158.7ppl.  Another "non premium" petrol station was 167.9ppl too.
    That sort of variation isn't a new thing though. Two filling stations opposite each other in Moira, sometimes the prices align but a lot of the time there's a 4ppl difference, I can never figure out how the more expensive one survives other than it has a shop and the other is self-service pay at pump only

    Yes, its not unusual to see +/- a few pence, particularly where one station is a budget petrol station and the other is a premium brand one with full facilities.

    Current pricing disparities seem much wider than this though.
  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    guiriman said:
    guiriman said:
    motorguy said:
    Petrol prices are varying wildly within even a mile.  We were coming through Portadown this morning and the BP station was 172.9ppl, yet literally down the road ASDA were 158.7ppl.  Another "non premium" petrol station was 167.9ppl too.
    That sort of variation isn't a new thing though. Two filling stations opposite each other in Moira, sometimes the prices align but a lot of the time there's a 4ppl difference, I can never figure out how the more expensive one survives other than it has a shop and the other is self-service pay at pump only

    Supplies public service vehicles? 

    Could be, I'm sure people using fuel cards must be part of the explanation
    Ones a budget brand outlet, the other is BP isnt it?  They'll always charge more because they play to that "premium" end of the market compared to the budget and supermarket brands.

    They'll also do their Ultimate fuels and Super Unleaded, which again some stations dont.
  • guirimanguiriman Forumite
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    motorguy said:
    Ones a budget brand outlet, the other is BP isnt it?  They'll always charge more because they play to that "premium" end of the market compared to the budget and supermarket brands.

    They'll also do their Ultimate fuels and Super Unleaded, which again some stations dont.
    Star! with a Centra vs self-service Maxol, both at the same price yesterday though

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