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    Angry How do petrol companies get away with it?

    Something that put a smile on my face... really pissed me off....

    Smile: I just went to a large tesco petrol station in watford to fill up and noticed that the price of fuel has dropped (probably due to the cease fire in Israel + Lebannon.

    Unleaded: 92.9
    Super Unleaded (99ron): 96.9
    Diesel: 94.9

    Natrually with petrol prices being so high of late, I filled up with Super Unleaded


    Pissed off: I drove around watford to Slough and noticed that petrol prices for unleaded was either 93.9 or 94.9

    When I get into slough, I was gobsmacked that the first tesco petrol station I passed, the price for unleaded was 98.9, texaco was 98.9 and BP was 99.9 . A total piss take if you ask me!

    So my question.... if the petrol at tesco in watford is 92.9.... surely the price in slough (15 miles away) should also be 92.9 and not 7p more when the suppliers are exactly the same!!!!

    I also use http://www.petrolprices.com/ which is very useful

    Sorry for the rant... just need to get that off my chest!

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    I think petrol prices/companies are now in the same leauge as middle lane hoggers!

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    Depends at what price they purchased the petrol. We have a petrol station that gets very little use. Its still advertising prices of 107p per litre of standard unleaded.
    Also depends on where the pump is located. Shopping centres are usually cheaper because of the high turnover, the outskirts are usually more expensive because they have a lower turn over and finally motor ways charged silly prices but they pay an aweful lot of rent to be where they are and as all businesses they have to make a profit. My advice find the cheapest couple around and keep an eye on them.
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    i agree - why should they prices be different - 103.9 for super here and im sure others pay more

    typical example - we had 2 bp's on a duel carriagway (one in either direction) - one was always more expensive by as much as 5p??????

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    Well last night I filled up (£43) with unleaded at 98.9p in the cheapest garage around, then this morn I drive past and notice their prices are down to 93.9p!! Bloody typical!
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    Although its usually cheaper I've heard tesco petrol isnt very good...

    I find Shell are always cheapest around me...and Texaco always being the most expensive

    Can't really complain about petrol costs...nothing we can do...


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    Texeco and Total are the cheapest round by me. Not the best quality fuel but it'll do. Shell and BP are the worst. I know for a fact the Morrisons have been done a few times for 'watering down' their fuel so I avoid that place like the plague.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_shabzzz
    Although its usually cheaper I've heard tesco petrol isnt very good...

    I find Shell are always cheapest around me...and Texaco always being the most expensive

    Can't really complain about petrol costs...nothing we can do...
    I try to steer clear of regular tesco and asda petrol unless i really need to fill up. If I fill up at tesco then its usually with 99ron s.unleaded as it makes the car more responsive. Other than that, i try to fill up at Shell also

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    At least now the prices go down as well as up, I am pretty sure that, prior to the fuel strikes and the government intervening, oil companies used to raise the price when the cost of crude went up and then kept it there if crude cost went back down.

    My mate tankers for Shell and the supermarket petrol comes from the same refinery, but out of different tanks. It is definitely not as good as regular 'branded' fuel, the blends are cruder and poorer quality.

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    Yeah petrol prices here are crazy, they go down 1 week yet when they go up it is usaully more than what they went down as, robbing bar stewards
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