Oil Price Volatility: New Hope for UK Drivers?

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 11th February, 2016

We’ve not been able to bring you much joyful news about petrol prices over the past couple of weeks. Last week, we discussed how pundits were suggesting prices had plateaued, and earlier this week we talked about the looming prospect of an increase in fuel duty.    However, reading between the lines of some recent… more »

Is a Fuel Duty Rise Now Looking More Likely?

1 Comment | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 9th February, 2016

A rise in fuel duty, the tax all UK motorists have to pay on petrol and diesel, is arguably now looking a little more likely. An article in The Daily Mail describes a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which has shown that the current fuel duty freeze is making a hole in the government’s coffers to… more »

Has the Petrol Price Fallen as Low as it will Go?

1 Comment | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 4th February, 2016

We’ve had a couple of “slow news weeks” lately in terms of the petrol price, without any vast new price reductions or fresh supermarket promotions to speak of. Although it’s still possible to find both petrol and diesel at less the one Pound per litre, there’s now a perception that prices have “bottomed out” and… more »

Driverless Cars on their Way to UK Roads

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 2nd February, 2016

Driverless cars could soon be seen on a street near you, with the announcement that the government has injected £20 Million into eight separate research and development programmes. This doesn’t mean that it’s likely you’ll look out of the window and see a bunch of cars without drivers in the coming weeks. The initial priority is… more »

Static Oil Prices Predicted for the Year

2 Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 28th January, 2016

Oil prices have been hovering around the $30 per barrel mark for quite some time now. This is a price level that’s allowed petrol (and more recently diesel) to be found consistently for less than one Pound per litre at plenty of UK supermarkets, as well as some independent retailers. Oil price predictions have been… more »

Cheap Petrol: US Prices Drop to 10 Pence per Litre

1 Comment | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 25th January, 2016

We may finally be beginning to see “cheap petrol” in the UK, with average prices at last dropping down around the one Pound per litre mark, but all things are relative. So, if you’re prone to jealousy, you may not want to know that motorists over the Atlantic are now paying as little as ten pence… more »

The Fuel Price War: This Time it’s Diesel!

3 Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 22nd January, 2016

We said earlier this week that we’d like to see the next round in the supermarket fuel price war soon, and our wish has been granted – just in time for the weekend. This time around, it’s diesel drivers who will benefit the most. Despite lower wholesale prices, many forecourts have kept diesel at a higher price… more »

Supermarket Fuel and Premium Petrol: The Lowdown

6 Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 21st January, 2016

Whether you use supermarket fuel, branded unleaded petrol, diesel, or one of the “super” fuels, the chances are you’ve sometimes wondered about the quality of the liquid you’re feeding into your vehicle. Our recent survey, conducted towards the end of last year, certainly raised many queries from members regarding fuel quality, especially in reference to… more »

Fuel Price Predictions Continue to Tumble

1 Comment | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 18th January, 2016

Fuel price predictions are all over the press at the moment, and the days when 99 pence per litre seemed like a vague hope are starting to feel like a distant memory. According to our own figures, consumers can currently find both unleaded and diesel for as little as 98.9 pence per litre, with the… more »

Further Fuel Price Drops Seem Almost Certain

3 Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 7th January, 2016

We’ve already talked this week about the likelihood of a downward fuel price trend this year. Since then the situation has moved on, and this likelihood has turned into what now seems like a certainty. The price of oil dropped to its lowest level in 11 years earlier today, falling below $33 per barrel, according… more »