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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 15th Mar 13, 8:11 AM
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    MSE News: Petrol prices rise beyond 140p again
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    • 15th Mar 13, 8:11 AM
    MSE News: Petrol prices rise beyond 140p again 15th Mar 13 at 8:11 AM
    "Petrol at the pumps has reached the 140p a litre mark again, while diesel is 146.38p on average, the AA says..."

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    • fivetide
    • By fivetide 15th Mar 13, 8:16 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 8:16 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 8:16 AM
    That's strange.

    Due to the supermarkets most of ours are at 136.9 the cheapest was 132.9 and the worst (BP as usual) 139.9
    What if there was no such thing as a rhetorical question?
    • runninglea
    • By runninglea 15th Mar 13, 9:46 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 9:46 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 9:46 AM
    opposite to your story other day that petrol prices are 4p cheaper than last month due to supermarkets 'slashing prices'
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  • SHIPSHAPE
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    • 15th Mar 13, 10:04 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 10:04 AM
    I've gone past caring. It has been beyond a joke for a number of years now.
    • HeadAboveWater
    • By HeadAboveWater 15th Mar 13, 10:05 AM
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    • #5
    • 15th Mar 13, 10:05 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 10:05 AM
    Northern Ireland is the most expensive
    *rolleyes*
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    • VT82
    • By VT82 15th Mar 13, 10:36 AM
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    • #6
    • 15th Mar 13, 10:36 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 10:36 AM
    What's the point of calculating the average petrol price on an unweighted sample of forecourt prices? By number there'll be some charging over £1.40 to get the average up to £1.40, but the going rate looks like it's about £1.36. So the only people paying over £1.40 would be people who are desperate (or lazy), or those in hotspots like Kent.

    It's a meaningless figure. The average price actually paid for unleaded petrol today will be well below £1.40.

    A more representative figure might be 'the average of the 30% of cheapest petrol stations, by region, according to petrolprices.com' - they're the ones where people are actually going to be buying petrol!
  • fortgrange
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    • 15th Mar 13, 10:45 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 10:45 AM
    The price has been so high for so long I'm surprised these things even make the news anymore.

    The government is skint, fuel is one of the easiest ways of raising revenue. If the whole nation changed their car tomorrow for one that was twice as economical, the price of petrol would double overnight!!
    • Gra76
    • By Gra76 15th Mar 13, 10:53 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 10:53 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 10:53 AM
    I'd quite happily see the same demonstrations that we had when it was approaching £1 a litre.

    Instead we're just bending over and accepting the inevitability that it'll rise and rise. I'm flushing between £300 and £400 a month down the toilet on fuel at the moment (and then there's the wifes car on top of that as well).

    When it hits £2 a litre (in a few years the way it's going) will we still be happy about it?
    • cb1979
    • By cb1979 15th Mar 13, 11:30 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 11:30 AM
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    • 15th Mar 13, 11:30 AM
    Our local BP was 143.9 for unleaded earlier this week
    • Lum
    • By Lum 15th Mar 13, 12:39 PM
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    Tescos around here are currently at £1.45 for diesel (not including the 5p/litre discount). The BP at Severn View services is £1.55

    They seemed quite offended when I pulled up at one of their pumps, running on fumes, looked at the price, pulled into a parking space and started filling up from my 5 litre can instead. Asked what I was doing and I told them I was refusing to pay £1.55 a litre when there's a Tesco on the other side of the bridge that's 15p cheaper.
    • redux
    • By redux 15th Mar 13, 2:11 PM
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    Tescos around here are currently at £1.45 for diesel (not including the 5p/litre discount). The BP at Severn View services is £1.55

    They seemed quite offended when I pulled up at one of their pumps, running on fumes, looked at the price, pulled into a parking space and started filling up from my 5 litre can instead. Asked what I was doing and I told them I was refusing to pay £1.55 a litre when there's a Tesco on the other side of the bridge that's 15p cheaper.
    Originally posted by Lum
    I've done that twice, once at Clacket Lane (M25 Kent) when it was just over a quid a litre and everywhere else about 85p, and once at a place with really loud music and mindless disc jockey broadcast on the forecourt at 2.30 am
  • Angry Fanboy
    Angry Fanboy
    Not news...
  • johnnyreggae
    Yesterday I had to pay 148.9 at the M40/A40 services (I was late and my fuel plans got screwed by a half hour traffic jam) - I put in just enough to get home where the local garage was 136.9 - an incredible difference
    • Artofdookie
    • By Artofdookie 16th Mar 13, 11:11 PM
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    Paid £1.33 today at Asda Coleraine
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  • im-lost
    Band wagon jumping.. Just saying..

    Just a couple of days ago it was 'news' (and I use that term extremely loosely) that prices were dropping..

    Make up your bloody minds..

    Not that anyone gives a flying fig anyway, the natural movement of prices isn't 'news' unless if course you live in some cave miles away from civilisation.

    If you want to make a pointless news story, do one such as saying the average price of petro. over the last year has remained stagnant..
    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 17th Mar 13, 12:05 AM
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    Tesco must be getting ready for another cheap fuel vouchers.

    "Get away for the Easter Weekend, with upto 50p off a litre when you buy these items"
    • addyboy1982
    • By addyboy1982 17th Mar 13, 6:59 AM
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    U/L round my way seems to average about 136.9p, and diesel about 144.9p.

    Not really any more or any less than we've been paying for the last year or so.

    Shell V-Power diesel seems to vary a lot, one side of town it's 153.9p the other 146.9p so I shop around!
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    • Sparx
    • By Sparx 17th Mar 13, 11:12 AM
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    Morrisons' and Asda petrol is 135.9p at the moment round where I live..
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 17th Mar 13, 1:01 PM
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    Life would be great if petrol was still 100.0p a litre even.
  • mcbob
    Crude is down almost 10$ a bbl a month, yet the prices at the pump remain just as high. The gov must love the extra VAT they're making on this, and the Oil majors the extra margins.
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