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    Optimax fuel shortages?

    I drove to three Shell petrol stations in the watford area this morning looking for Shell Optimax and none of them had any. I had to put in some regular unleaded along with half a bottle of red-x to compensate for the lack of Optimax.

    The guy behind the counter told me that they were not gonna have any Optimax delivered until the new year!!!

    Rant over!

    Anyone else experiencing a shortages of Optimax?

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    Yeah. We don't get it over here at all. Shell pretty much pulled out of N. Ireland.

    It's BP Ultimate or normal Super Unleaded from Maxol (AKA Esso).
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    It's cos of the Hemel incident apparently
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    My local shell garage does not have any, I had to travel a little further to another shell garage to put Optimax in. I nearly ran out of fuel on the way to the second garage lol. If Optimax runs out whats the next best thing? Thanks

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    Tesco 99RON!!!!
    Or I spose the BP Ultimate, but I'm not a fan of the stuff.

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    BP ultimate or Tesco 99RON are the nearest alternatives
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    Yeh we've got no Optimax locally in Gloucestershire too, and in fact my local Shell was out of Diesel too!

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    Tescos 99 ron, BP have a bad name for their ulitmate around Northants, we call it dirty fuel as it usually performs worse than 95 ron
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    The Shell garage I normally use near where I work in Larkfield was totally out of Optimax so I had to put normal Shell unleaded in.

    I put a tank full of Tesco 99 ron last night and have noticed the difference, the trouble is that it is 91p per litre against Shell Optimax at 89p.
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