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    • MSE Guy
    • By MSE Guy 1st Sep 09, 11:30 AM
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    MSE News: Supermarket delays fuel duty price hike
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    • 1st Sep 09, 11:30 AM
    MSE News: Supermarket delays fuel duty price hike 1st Sep 09 at 11:30 AM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE news story:

    "Petrol and diesel prices are set to leap by 2p per litre today as the Government's fuel duty increase comes into force.

    Yet supermarket Morrisons says it will delay the hike at its pumps for just under a week ..."


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    • wizk1
    • By wizk1 1st Sep 09, 1:12 PM
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    • 1st Sep 09, 1:12 PM
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    • 1st Sep 09, 1:12 PM
    2p is more of a shuffle than a leap in my opinion. Still... as rise is a rise.
    • sailorchief
    • By sailorchief 2nd Sep 09, 6:58 AM
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    • #3
    • 2nd Sep 09, 6:58 AM
    False economy
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    • 2nd Sep 09, 6:58 AM
    Buying supermarket diesel, especially Sainsbury's City Diesel is false economy due to it being the cheapest and nastiest there can be had from any refinery, with virtually no 'engine saving' additives in it. I once filled up with it (because I was close and it was 6p/litre cheaper) and suffered a drop of 8 mpg over my usual 52mpg. That made the effective price 1.32 instead of 1.06 they were selling it at compared to Shell. Someone should do some research into which is the 'best' diesel for modern common rail High Pressure engines. One thing it won't be is supermarket diesel. I am also told that their petrol is the lowest RON available 'reinforced' by butane.
  • debtfreewannabe2009
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    • 2nd Sep 09, 10:10 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 09, 10:10 AM
    Whilst I admire the efforts of the national supermarkets to hold back on the duty for as long as possible I find it a shame that you have to spend 40/50 first to qualify.
    I appreciate they cannot do it for next to nothing... but in the "current climate" I am sure there are many people who cannot afford to spend 5 a week on their food bills, let alone 50?
    • wizk1
    • By wizk1 2nd Sep 09, 10:49 AM
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    • #5
    • 2nd Sep 09, 10:49 AM
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    • 2nd Sep 09, 10:49 AM
    The supermarkets are hardly doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. They are businesses after all.
  • petersandyglen
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    • 3rd Sep 09, 11:19 AM
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    • 3rd Sep 09, 11:19 AM
    I too would like to see a "fair" comparison between the supermarket fuels and the "best" fuels like Shell and Total And B.P.
    Note to Martin. can you fix it?
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    • #7
    • 3rd Sep 09, 2:21 PM
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    • 3rd Sep 09, 2:21 PM
    They're not delaying anything. They're simply dropping their prices for a week. They're still paying the duty.
    • Gardening Girl
    • By Gardening Girl 4th Sep 09, 9:14 AM
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    • 4th Sep 09, 9:14 AM
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    • 4th Sep 09, 9:14 AM
    Morrisons are doing 5p a litre off fuel with a 40 spend.
    • wizk1
    • By wizk1 4th Sep 09, 9:21 AM
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    • 4th Sep 09, 9:21 AM
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    • 4th Sep 09, 9:21 AM
    I find Morrisons supermarkets rather expensive to begin with, so their promotion is a bit of a false economy.
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