UK Drivers “Fleeced” by the Government

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 24th October, 2014

Even though UK petrol and diesel prices are on a steady and consistent downward trajectory, a recent report commissioned by FairFuel UK has concluded that the government could do far more to make lives easier for British motorists. The research was recently reported on by BT Home, who state that UK drivers pay a staggering… more »

Cheaper Fuel Contributes to Lower UK Cost of Living

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 23rd October, 2014

It’s rather unusual to see the cost of living in Britain drop, but according to the International Business Times, a report commissioned by Asda has shown that the average expenditure for UK households was £6 per week lower in September 2014 than in the same month in 2013. The lower cost of petrol and diesel is a… more »

More Reports Point to Unfair Petrol Costs in Rural Areas

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 22nd October, 2014

Just last week, we reported that rural areas seem to be struggling to catch up with the petrol price reductions that drivers are enjoying in more populated parts of the United Kingdom. We cited a report in The Yorkshire Post that surmised that rural motorists could be paying an extra £2 each time they fill their car. Evidence… more »

Indonesia to Follow Brazil in Raising Fuel Prices

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 22nd October, 2014

Last week we discussed the fact that Brazil’s government are raising fuel prices despite a worldwide fall in the cost of bulk crude oil. Now, it’s been revealed by Reuters that Indonesia’s new president will also be raising consumer fuel prices next month, by as much as 50%. Indonesia’s economy is struggling, and the government… more »

Petrol Price Trends: October 2014

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 20th October, 2014

It’s been an exciting month for UK petrol prices, and a good one for motorists, with a general downward trend in the cost of petrol and diesel that looks set to continue, at least in the short to medium term. Let’s begin with some background: As previously reported, oil prices are at a major low… more »

Driving in the UK? Be Careful on the Roads Tomorrow

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 20th October, 2014

If you’re a UK motorist, then tomorrow (Tuesday, 20th October) is a day for caution, as travel havoc is predicted in the wake of extreme incoming weather, in the form of “Hurricane Gonzalo.” According to the Daily Express, the hurricane is expected to cause “widespread devastation,” and is described as the “worst storm in years.” At the… more »

Fuel Price Cuts: Are Rural Areas Being Left Behind?

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 17th October, 2014

As we’ve reported recently, UK fuel prices continue to tumble due to the falling cost of crude oil, and regardless of the fact that many people accuse retailers of dragging their heels in reducing prices as far as they could in theory, most people are enjoying prices that continue to steadily reduce. However, it seems… more »

Petrol Price Changes: The UK vs Brazil

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 16th October, 2014

Nobody could argue that British drivers aren’t getting a decent deal on fuel at the moment, as vast reductions in wholesale crude oil prices force costs down for motorists. There’s much talk of a second petrol price war, providing even more optimism amongst a backdrop of the cheapest consumer fuel in years. Despite this, there’s… more »

Winter’s Coming! Time to Think about Breakdown Cover

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 15th October, 2014

As you will know if you’ve so much as glanced at our breakdown cover guides, we are serious advocates of taking out reliable breakdown cover here at Petrol Prices. Although recent days have been mild, long term forecasts indicate plenty of rain across the UK in the coming weeks, along with plunging temperatures. Being stranded at… more »

Petrol Prices Could Fall by Another Six Pence per Litre

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 14th October, 2014

Over recent days, we’ve discussed the rapidly falling bulk cost of crude oil and its effect on fuel prices at the pumps. We’ve particularly concentrated on whether these wholesale cost savings will be enjoyed by individual drivers, or whether retailers will keep the profits for themselves. Well, according to The Telegraph, real-life savings could be coming to… more »