Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Dave H
I filled up at the weekend with the cheapest petrol I've seen for ages - 69.9 pence per litre.

There was no catch and no supermarket shopping to do either to get this price. It was, unfortunately, only available over the weekend, though.

Is the the cheapest petrol at the moment?

Dave H
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Phil P
Erm...yes?
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Dynamic Dave
Depends on which manufacturer was selling it.
Cheapness doesn't necessarily equals quality.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Toad, of Toad Hall.
Depends on which manufacturer was selling it.
Cheapness doesn't necessarily equals quality.


We talked aobut this for over 150 posts. We even contacted Tesco's and Safeways.

*Nobody* could provide any objective reason that petrol from different sources was different.

The best we could come up with was 'additive' packages. Needless to say nobody could quantify a difference between additive packages (which are also used by supermarkets).
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These are my own opinions, and not necessarily those of all Toads.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Dynamic Dave
>> Depends on which manufacturer was selling it.
>> Cheapness doesn\'t necessarily equals quality.
We talked aobut this for over 150 posts. We even contacted
Tesco\'s and Safeways.
*Nobody* could provide any objective reason that petrol from different sources
was different.


I know we did. All that I know is that the 1st and last time I filled my car using Supermarket Petrol (not naming for libel reasons) my car ran like a sack of pink fluffy dice.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - nick
Tried all sorts of petrol, and can't notice any difference except with Optimax, better mpg in a jeep cherokee 4 litre. Bit irrelevant now as I've just gas-converted.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - SteveH42
Surely such an occurance could equally happen at a normal garage? I generally fill up at Morrisons, which I believe sell Texaco, and have never had any problems. To use any other garage (other than the local Save, which is more expensive anyway) would involve me going out of my way.

Are we going to be told where this petrol was available BTW?
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Dynamic Dave
my car ran like a sack of pink fluffy dice.


Ho Hum. Mark's been editing again.
Pink fluffy dice? I never said that.
Is sack of poo acceptable then, as the 4 letter word for smelly brown stuff obviously isn't?
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Hugo {P}
Depends on which manufacturer was selling it.
Cheapness doesn't necessarily equals quality.


Safeway in Tavistock devon is 70.4p a litre at the moment.

But then for some reason Devon and Cornwall are generally cheap at the moment.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - The Watcher
If it was such a short offer, its not really relevant is it?

Have to say I always use 'supermarket' petrol (which is manufactured and supplied by all the big petro chemical companies) so cannot agree with the comment its cráp stuff!
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Dave_TD
I'm not convinced.... My Skoda hasn't seen a drop of supermarket diesel in 120,000 miles, and I'm yet to read anything to change that.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Paul Mykatz-Tinks
Dave.......if you've not tried it, how do you know it's bad?

I'm easily confused...........
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Dave_TD
How do I know it's good though? Haven't heard any bad press (hearsay or otherwise) about the main brands (at least not since Formula Shell in about '87/'88), heard plenty against supermarket fuels.
The local Esso and BP stations price-match against supermarkets anyway, so I may as well stick with what I know is good, rather than what I assume is good.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Toad, of Toad Hall.
How do I know it's good though?


The problem is to avoid supermarket petrol means avoiding most main brands too! I come past Sainsburys twice a day and often see branded tankers.
heard plenty against supermarket fuels.


ANd yet nobody can offer a definition of a difference. Not even the brands. Surely it would be in their interest to say 'Our petrol contains x which does *these* things'.
The local Esso and BP stations price-match against supermarkets anyway, so
I may as well stick with what I know is good,
rather than what I assume is good.


That *is* true. Supermarket petrol is very rarely cheap, esso consistantly kicks my local tesco into touch.

I still say why go out of my way to buy branded when nobody can offer and objective reson not so buy supermarket.

I am *very* open minded about this. If someone offers a difference I will accept it 100 per cent.



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These are my own opinions, and not necessarily those of all Toads.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Super Furry Animal
I got some unleaded for 53.9p a litre. Yes 53.9p a litre!!!

Safeways had a 20p a litre off petrol for an in-store spend of £150. So the purchase of some electrical goodies along with the normal shop pushed the bill to a shade over that limit so I saved £12 on petrol! That's a discount of 8%!
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Paul Mykatz-Tinks
Every penny you paid over the counter went straight to Gordon Brown.

Doesn't that give you a nice, glowing feeling?
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - volvoman
Given the uproar when petrol goes up by a few pence per litre, I fail to understand why so many drivers near here choose to fill up at 75.9 rather than 71.9 literally 100 yards down the same road!
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Graham
as most people change their car after three yrs anyway, why worry? surly its like the oil thing, and servicing. You doing it for longevity and that aint gonna affect most of you anyway. if it's for performance buy a performance car! coz if your 0-60 has gone from 15.2 to 15 who cares?
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - BB
I have heard that all petrol (except Shell and Texaco) come from exactly the same tanks.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Tim Allcott
Interesting question: In Hull we have/had a local company called Rix. Own infrastructure, including tankers and delivery barges carrying fuel from (I think) the refinery at Immingham. Meant we had some petrol when the rest of the company didn't.
Filling stations (and infrastructure?) now purchased by BP. So what's coming out of the pumps now?
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - pastyman
I have heard that all petrol (except Shell and Texaco) come
from exactly the same tanks.


Hi BB

What you say is pretty much true, the company i work for in grays in Essex has a fuel line running through our yard from the river Thames into a fuel storage/distribution depot.
The Thames side of things is a jetty where fuel tanker ships unload their spoils. The depot it self has a string of road tankers arriving and leaving all day long, from companies such as Shell, Jet, Texaco, Murco, to mention just four, plus all the outside hauliers delivering the fuels.
The base petrol is the same, all that is different is the additives that are put in, usually this is done at the point of delivery from a seperate tank on the lorry.
Where i live is about 5 miles from the Coryton Refinery in south Essex. All day long you will see tanker lorries from various different retailers rolling in and out of this refinery, these include trucks delivering for Major supermarket chains.

Hope this helps.

Pastyman
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - BrianW
There was something in today's pre-budget report about 20p per litre off the duty on "artificial" petrol.
I dare say the details will be in tomorrow's papers.
Is this different to what's already supposed to be in place, or is it only diesel at present?

Also saw a bit in the evening TV news earlier this week that a company in Norfolk is expanding biodiesel production twentyfold, or something like that, using oilseed rape as the source.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - BrianW
This (duty cut) applies to bio-ethanol fuel (produced from grain, prices of which are low at the moment. Wheat is £55.50 per ton and I remember it as being just over £100/ton when I was doing agricutural accounts in the 70's).
British Sugar would have set up a £40 million plant to supply five percent of UK fuel need if the duty cut had been 26p or more, but at 20p/litre it is not economic.
So: your petrol will continue to be imported from the Arabs.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Vansboy
If you want an up to the minute indication of prices, locally & nationally, check www.petrolbusters.co.uk.
This is an AA site, you do need to login, but don't have to be a member.
Not had any real amounts of spam from them either.
Mark
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - 325tds
petrol 53.9 pence a litre .. i just jump in the car and drive 40 miles down the road . to a garage in southern ireland . better than paying 70 something a litre..
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Doc
I filled up at the weekend with the cheapest petrol I've
seen for ages - 69.9 pence per litre.



Perhaps you could share with us where this is available?
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - DavidHM
This is an old, old thread - from November 2002, that has somehow started up again.

To find the cheapest petrol in your local area, I'd second Vansboy's suggestion and recommend www.petrolbusters.co.uk
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - flatfour
Done 40 000 this year on supermarket petrol and save myself a fortune, ran out last week and had to fill up with texaco and she ran like a pig, dropped 3mpg as well.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - Gen
I've never bothered to look at prices when filling up, I have to admit.

But having filled up on the motorway last week at 84.9 and now again at supermarket 74.9 I think I'll check more carefully.

As to the supermarket petrol being worse...well, isn't this the old poor little village shop disappearing argument again...supermarket more efficient and thus cheaper than many others, that's it.
Cheap petrol - 69.9 pence per litre - lezer
>>>Ran like a Pig
Maybe it was the petrol purchased, but more probably caused by all the rubbish floating on top of the fuel in your tank being sucked into your filters. Never run out of fuel, it causes no end of problems.
 

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