I think we should expect to see very unstable prices of fuel over the next few weeks Mupsy. And not just fuel, trouble in that region will affect other things also. It’s our fault for going global and not doing more to keep things local.
Having just picked up our car from the garage this morning we had to fill up, £1.46, at BP in Leeds, which is the same as our bp near us, did see a shell offering £1.50 for their unleaded, I don’t use supermarket fuel…
Sainsbury’s West Sussex (coastal). I filled mine up earlier this week and DERV was £1.44-9 with E10 2 p less so I sent my wife out to fill the Suzuki up with E10. Neither of us cover high mileage these days so the full tanks will last several weeks. We choose Sainsbury’s as they do not insist on card purchase only.
To be honest I never look at the price. I always fill up at Tesco because I know they will be competitive and I get points on my loyalty card. A couple of pence a litre here and there doesn’t make much difference, and if you want to drive, you have got to have it.
Our nearest Tesco do not have cashiers at the pump tills any longer, meaning faffing around with al that pay-at-the-pump malarkey. Sainsbury’s (oposite) on the other and have cashiers and a also they are consistently 1p less per litre than Tesco. The Nectar points ensure fuel loyalty and of course while paying for the fuel, many customers buy their papers etc at the same time. I always return with roses
I have not filled up without taking a few roses home for my blondie since she retired. Would I go out of my way to buy a bunch? Probably not as the convenience of the filling station IS just that, convenient
It does seem to be increasing by leaps and bounds at the moment - I filled the car last Monday and it was £1.51 and then when I passed the same filling station on Friday it had risen to £1.59! So at that rate it will soon reach £1.80.
It’s hovering around that price here too Mups. Luckily I haven’t had to fill up again yet so am hoping the price might go down again before I do. It was on TV this evening that there is a possibility that the price will go down soon … I won’t hold my breath though!