Less than a squid (only just!)

Phil57

Well-known Member
:thumbsup::clap:Yippee, Petrol now 99.9p per litre at Morrisons and at Asda.:clap::thumbsup:
 

waring192

Well-known Member
We are a Texaco indy and have just been given the go ahead to lower to 105.3. Not a chance in hell can we compete with the supermarkets.
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
God I remember the days when we were moaning that petrol would soon be £1 per gallon :eek:
 

Wild Weasel

Well-known Member
The price is 80% tax, so I blame the Brown regime for the high cost of petrol, not the oil producers. He's got some bloody nerve telling the oil companies to pass the drop on to consumers ASAP. :mad:
 

Phil57

Well-known Member
The price is 80% tax, so I blame the Brown regime for the high cost of petrol, not the oil producers. He's got some bloody nerve telling the oil companies to pass the drop on to consumers ASAP. :mad:
No politics please.
 

Bilbob

Well-known Member
Why exactly do you blame the Brown regime? Oh, and 66% roughly of the forecourt price is tax...
 

Dony

Distinguished Member
Still 121.9p at my local station......120.9p at the closest Tesco. (Diesel)
 

daveaka

Novice Member
About time too...Off topic, I was talking to a mate at work the other day and he was saying how supermarket fuel is inferior compared to the likes of Shell, BP etc, due to the supermarket putting less additives and cleaning agents into their tankers..Personally I always buy supermarket fuel and have yet to have any fuel related problems (blockages etc) but he never does since he was told by a rally team mechanic not to touch it with a barge pole..
 

Sonic67

Banned
You can buy additives inside the supermarket if you like. If however you work on a rally team it might be a different matter in the same way that a top runner has a special diet. I've ran cars on supermarket petrol for years and so do lots of others.
 

eric pisch

Novice Member
About time too...Off topic, I was talking to a mate at work the other day and he was saying how supermarket fuel is inferior compared to the likes of Shell, BP etc, due to the supermarket putting less additives and cleaning agents into their tankers..Personally I always buy supermarket fuel and have yet to have any fuel related problems (blockages etc) but he never does since he was told by a rally team mechanic not to touch it with a barge pole..
i only use v power because it makes a huge difference to how my car drives, it feels like it has 30% more torque, it pulls much harder low down and the dsg box changes gear alot less. On thin petrol it feels like the car has asthma. On a normal euro box, or if u drive for economy (i get 18mpg :) ) there's no point, go for the cheap stuff every time. There's only what 6 refinery's in the uk? and all the petrol company's share there fuel about, just changing the additives abit. V power i believe is only made in one refinery.
 
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HMHB

Distinguished Member
i only use v power because it makes a huge difference to how my car drives, it feels like it has 30% more torque, it pulls much harder low down and the dsg box changes gear alot less. On thin petrol it feels like the car has asthma. On a normal euro box theres no point, go for the cheap stuff every time.
Could we have an English translation for those of us who don't speak "Clarksonese" please ;) :D
 

Stoatman

Novice Member
One of the arguments to steer clear of supermarket stuff is that the high turnover and refilling of the tanks causes any sediments or bits to be stirred up alot more than say a shell garage which may have slightly less demand, allowing the sediments to settle to the bottom .
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
About time too...Off topic, I was talking to a mate at work the other day and he was saying how supermarket fuel is inferior compared to the likes of Shell, BP etc, due to the supermarket putting less additives and cleaning agents into their tankers..Personally I always buy supermarket fuel and have yet to have any fuel related problems (blockages etc) but he never does since he was told by a rally team mechanic not to touch it with a barge pole..
My other half put "city diesel" in the car the other day, and the MPG dropped by 20% :eek:
 

eric pisch

Novice Member
One of the arguments to steer clear of supermarket stuff is that the high turnover and refilling of the tanks causes any sediments or bits to be stirred up alot more than say a shell garage which may have slightly less demand, allowing the sediments to settle to the bottom .
never bought into this sediments etc in a tank argument, we removed a petrol station many moons ago and it was about 30 years old, once the specialist contractor had removed the fuel and tank I had a look and it was all spotless, just clean fuel no bits / gunk anywhere.

also by logic if a tanks being constantly filled an emptied any bits would get flushed out very quickly and would not build up into a sludge

there's also another factor most people dont take into account, petrol degrades very fast, initially it drops quite fast (F1 fuel is very newly refined) then more slowly over the months, so it is better to go to a busy garage to get fresher fuel.
 

vader100

Well-known Member
This is one plus points to the economic meltdown. Oil is priced in dollars and the price is plummeting. My local tesco(Yeovil) was 103.9 the other day and if oil prices keep dropping then we will be below £1 a litre. If we do I will apologise because I felt now we had broken that barrier the companies and the government wouldn't let it drop below that again.

It will be interesting to see how low the prices go and for how long.
 

Sonic67

Banned
never bought into this sediments etc in a tank argument, we removed a petrol station many moons ago and it was about 30 years old, once the specialist contractor had removed the fuel and tank I had a look and it was all spotless, just clean fuel no bits / gunk anywhere.

also by logic if a tanks being constantly filled an emptied any bits would get flushed out very quickly and would not build up into a sludge

there's also another factor most people dont take into account, petrol degrades very fast, initially it drops quite fast (F1 fuel is very newly refined) then more slowly over the months, so it is better to go to a busy garage to get fresher fuel.
Also I imagine that tanks sitting idle would get condensation build up in the half empty tank meaning you will be getting water in the fuel. Either way I'd prefer 'fresh' fuel.
 

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