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thats why we gotta praise the supermarkets! they slashed the prices of their fuel so forcing the 'brand' companies to do the same.

you can bet esso and the like would have held on for as long as possible at a higher price if they could've.

i don't use supermarket fuel but i'm damn glad they exist!

79.9p around my way.
 

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Guys, you all miss the point about petrol.........

Petrol is a bi-product of oil refining, from which plastics are made........

....if we didn't put petrol in cars they'd have to find some other use for it!
 

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price conditioning, you all think its great that prices have dropped (and it is) but you all now think 80p/l is cheap, when in reality its actual price (tax included) is about 69p/l the petrol and oil co's have been doing it for years, look at bp's accounts last year, record profits of over ?2billion.
 

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Still a rip off, I'm out of the UK at the moment and am paying ?0.90 cents for a litre of shells finest gazoil.

Combine that with an average of 45mpg and I've never had it so good. Not looking forward to coming back to the UK with it's rip off prices at all.
 

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Quote: posted by AnilS on 15/12/2004 19:47:47

Quote: posted by Blue V5 on 15/12/2004 19:21:12

i don't use supermarket fuel but i'm damn glad they exist!

79.9p around my way.

Blue, why don't you use Supermarket fuel?

AnilS.

A lot of people reckon it's dirty.. so avoid it.. i'm not convinced and have never had any problems with it. I use a mixture of "brand" i.e. BP and supermarket fuel.
 

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i was gonna say the same thing about 'price conditioning' but had to go out.

its a shame that we think this way and don't stand up to the government.

i don't use supermarket fuel because i don't personally feel it does my car any good. for one it smells different, has more detergents in it and i don't think its the same quality fuel as places such as esso or shell.

in fact, those are the only 2 fuel stations i will use. petrol snob, me? yep [:D]

(i would use bp but find that they are always more expensive than everywhere else round my way)
 

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Anyway, most people complain that there are far too many cars on the road now. So making fuel cheaper by reducing tax wouldn't do much to help.

To me, the fairest option would be along the lines of tax free fuel and no car tax, but charge for road usage. That way, Mrs Biddy in her little Micra who does her once a week shop wouldn't be penalised (remember there is no effective public transport outside of big cities) but Mr Rep would pay a fair price for hurtling up and down motorways and through town centres all day everyday.

Won't happen though.

Tony
 
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