Petrol Prices Continue to Rise

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 4th March, 2015

Much as we’d far rather be reporting on a new raft of petrol price reductions, unfortunately today’s news is dominated by the fact that pump prices seem to be continuing to rise. At the start of the year, the major debate was how quickly one Pound per litre petrol would become widespread. This never happened, and… more »

Ford’s New App Hints at the Future of Motoring

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 3rd March, 2015

There’s a mobile app for pretty much everything nowadays, but truly great “car apps” are surprisingly thin on the ground. That looks set to change with the launch of a really sophisticated app from Ford, called MyFord Mobile. The app was just unveiled at a Barcelona tech event and will be initially available for Ford’s electric… more »

Oil Price “Rallies”

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 2nd March, 2015

In what will be a small (but hopefully temporary) blow to drivers, the price of crude oil has “rebounded” over the past few days, which is likely to push up prices at the pumps. According to a report on This is Money at the end of last week, in February crude made its most significant monthly price gain… more »

Oil Companies Slammed for Rapid Rise in Pump Prices

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 27th February, 2015

Against a backdrop of a small upward trend in petrol prices recently, the AA have stepped out and said that motorists are suffering from the effects of “oil company greed.” In a report in The Belfast Telegraph, AA president Edmund King has once again criticised the fact that garages tend to quickly raise prices when oil costs… more »

Head to Sainsbury’s for 99p Petrol!

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 26th February, 2015

After a recent run of small petrol price increases, it’s pleasant to be able to report some positive news, and this particular news is very positive indeed – subject to a small caveat! Basically, 99.9 pence per litre petrol is about to become widespread for a short while at least – so long as you… more »

Oil Prices Seem Set to Remain Low

1 Comment | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 25th February, 2015

Long-term predictions as to the price of oil are educated guesses at best. In fact, in a recent BBC report, writer Richard Anderson describes making these predictions as “a bit of a mug’s game.” However, it is perfectly possible to look at all the factors involved and make some reasoned analysis, and all the evidence… more »

Are Petrol Prices “Creeping Back Up?”

3 Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 24th February, 2015

Are the prices of petrol and diesel in the UK beginning to creep back up again? The media certainly seems to think so this week! The average price of petrol stood at 108.28 pence per litre at the end of last week, according to a report on AOL Travel. AOL was just one of the news… more »

Asda Plan to Open 100 More Petrol Stations

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 23rd February, 2015

Most people think “supermarket” when they hear the Asda name, but the chain has also become well-known as a cheap place to buy petrol and diesel. Asda has played a key part in all of the recent petrol price wars in the UK. Now, Asda seem to see fuel as a major area for expansion. According… more »

Fuel Prices Keep Costs Down for Farmers

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 20th February, 2015

When one thinks about the prices of petrol and diesel, the first consideration is generally the price at the pumps. After all, it’s fluctuations in this that have the most significant and immediate effect on the consumer. However, as we’ve seen over recent months, the knock-on effects of fuel prices impact all kinds of business sectors.… more »

UK Citizens Spend their Petrol Savings on Dining Out!

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 19th February, 2015

There’s been plenty of talk recently, on this site and elsewhere, about how lower petrol prices are leaving more money in consumer’s pockets. According to a study by Cardlytics, reported on in The Morning Advertiser, the bulk of this freed-up cash is being spent in restaurants and cafés. According to the study, the average UK consumer… more »