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Reduce UK Petrol Prices - a rip-off at over 90p a litre

Discussion in 'Motoring' started by speedyuk, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. speedyuk

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    It's got to be worth a try!
    See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it
    We are hitting 95p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with
    paying £1 a ltr.

    This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy petrol on a certain day"
    campaign that was going around last April or May!
    The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't
    continue to hurt ourselves
    by refusing to buy petrol. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it
    was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up
    with a plan that can really work. Please read it and join in! Now that
    the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that
    the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach
    them that BUYERS control the marketplace not sellers. With the price of
    petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.

    The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we
    hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their Petrol! And we can do
    that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's the idea:

    For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two
    biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP. If they are not
    selling any petrol, they will be inclined to reduce their prices.
    If they reduce their prices,the other companies will have to follow suit.
    But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Esso and BP
    petrol buyers.
    It's really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp out on me
    at this point... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach
    millions of people!! I am sending this note to a lot of people. If each
    of you send itto at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send
    it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time
    the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached
    over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited
    and pass this on toten friends each, then 30 million people will have
    been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it... ..
    THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all You have to do is send this to 10
    people. That's all.(and not buy at ESSO/BP) How long would all that take?
    If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one
    day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within
    the next 8days!!!
    I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you!
    Acting together we can make a difference.
    If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.
    PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 69p a LITRE RANGE
    It's easy to make this happen.
    Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco,
    Sainsburys, Morrisons, Jet etc. i.e.
    boycott BP and Esso.
     
  2. Drd

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    I'm afraid Speedyuk that life,and certainly the cost of petrol,is not as simple as that.I wish it was.
     
  3. johndon

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    what dont use bp and not get my nectar points, sorry no hope mate :rotfl:
     
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    to quote william shatner...

    "how come fuel prices rise sharply with an increase in the cost of oil, but take months to go down afterwards..... I CANT GET BEHIND THAT"


    we live in the UK, we're drivers, we get ripped off with fuel prices, new car prices, road tax, state of our roads etc, get used to it!
     
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    1: The price of a litre won't fall to 69p unless the oil companies actually start paying us to buy it; the tax is more than this.

    2: It's already far too cheap as it is.

    3: The way to save money is to stop buying (as much of) it. Stop using your car for anything except essential journeys (and I mean essential journeys - ones you absolutely cannot make by any other means).
     
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    i.e practically every journey ever due to the state of the transport network in this country
     
  8. Daddy k

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    Wow look back at us getting annoyed at petrol coming upto over 90p a litre and wanting it down to 69p. Ahhhhh those were the days.

    Surely if fuel was back down to around a pound a litre the whole country would benefit not just the driver paying at the pump.
     
  9. DVD-Man

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    Ha ha yeah, I started driving at around the 77p mark and at times lately I've nearly paid double that but I don't earn double what I used to then.
     
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    Woohoo to the 2005 thread!!!

    I remember filling up my Vauxhall Nova at 44.9p per litre. That 1.2l beast of a car cost me almost 15 quid to fill up :)

    15 quid nowadays doesnt even get me 1/5 tank in my IS200 :(

    Robbing government still fine the crap out of us whilst we drive along our potholed roads.

    I considered getting a 4x4 to survive this urban jungle... Then realised the robbing government would rape me further on road tax for owning a 4x4 :(
     
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    90 quid it now costs to fill my sodding mondeo... I use that in a week...
     
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    wow old thread, but interesting read.

    filled up 60 litres and wasn't even a full tank with Tesco 10pence off per litre. roughly £80 down to £74. Prices are just silly high and even a 10pence saving feels a big difference.
     
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    No matter how much prices go up drivig is still cheaper than some forms of public transport...

    Had to get to London for a meeting in London, was short notice and just finished a 24hr shift so wasn't safe to drive, so thought I get the train...£96 for a return ticket that worked out at 50p per mile, and it was late:mad:
     
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    Yep but if fuel prices were reduced a lot of other things would be too, including public transport, cost of food etc
     
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    I'm sorry but high fuel prices are just a stealth tax these days, think of the extra money the government is bringing in from the VAT / tax on each litre now, no way it's going to go down. I said it months ago, once we get used to paying a certain price then that's what we'll pay and the powers that be will always find an excuse for it
     
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    Filled up for the 3rd time in 10 days, ~£73 each time... :eek:
     
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    3 times in 10 days???:eek: What are you doing, Taxi-ing?:)
     
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    VOTE FOR ME !

    If I was in a position of power I would look at making the VAT rate on fuel 10%, with a view to making it zero as soon as possible.

    This isn't as radical as you might think. Sure, it would reduce the tax income, but not by as much as you might imagine. Most fuel is purchased by business and business is VAT registered, meaning they claim the VAT back.

    So, my proposal would only affect the purchase of fuel for private purposes and, I am sure, would give the economy a boost. Sorry, but Duty would have to remain the same, but at least everyone pays it.
     
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    £1.53 for Diesel on the motorway! Highest I have seen.
     
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    I wish, at least i'd be making something back! :thumbsup:

    But nope, the usual, plus a trip to the Bristol Hi-Fi show, a couple of trips to Kent, and finally Whipsnade today.
     
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    Diesel has gone up ~10p in 3 weeks :eek:

    What the?
     
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    Always the same. Trickles down but shoots up.

    Oil has been rising lately but still. Monster taxes/weak currency/immoral governments = scandalous fuel prices.

    Soon be front page news again lol.
     
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    Well here's a photo of my wife's A1 dashboard wednesday...

    Driving from Newark to central Nottingham.
     

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    Struth.

    Guess it don't matter what price fuel is when you can do that sort of MPG.:D

    Imagine how much Duty the government will have to charge when we're all driving 50 mpg+ cars in a decades time.

    £10+ Gallon here we come:rolleyes::facepalm:
     
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    Photoshopped...

    Nearly 25oC in the uk this summer!! :D
     
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    I'd have to be pretty blinkin good with photoshop...!
     
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    The more econimical vehicles are, and the less fuel they use, the more the government will tax it.

    Just like the yearly tax, the vehicles that were free to tax, will soon not be, the government will just move the goalposts.
     
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    I think you're right. The government encourages all of us to buy more efficient cars, tells us they are road tax free, but then realise the size of the bollock they have dropped and the hole in their revenue.
     
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    Which is exactly what happened when diesel cars were mutted as the way forward for economy. Once diesel cars were common place on our roads it suddenly became more expensive than petrol. On the continent diesel can be up to 30% cheaper than petrol. It's always been the same in the UK the motorist is the sacred cash cow.

    The cost of fuel in Europe - Telegraph

    Anyway got up to a maximum of 70.2 mpg in my 170 TDi Scirocco yesterday.
     

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