Morrisons Fire the Latest Shots in the Petrol Price War

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

The current supermarket petrol price war continues, with more reductions coming into play just in time for the August bank holiday, when many people set off on long journeys to meet up with family and friends. This time it’s Morrisons who’ve fired the opening shots in the latest battle. As of today, they’ve knocked another… more »

Do you Feel Better Off This Year? Statistically you Should!

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Do you feel like you’re better of financially than you were a year ago? Putting aside specific changes in your personal circumstances, a recent survey suggests that you should have more spare cash, to the tune of nearly £20 per week. The survey in question is the “Asda Income Tracker” report, discussed in an article on This is… more »

Is the One Pound Litre on the Way?

2 Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 25th August, 2015

Back in January, after much speculation, we finally started to see petrol in the UK for less than one Pound per litre. However, it really didn’t last, and fuel at this prices was only ever seen at a few petrol stations before prices started to rise again. Now, following a solid run of price reductions, the… more »

More Supermarket Fuel Price Cuts

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 24th August, 2015

Supermarkets are continuing their fuel price war, with the big three (Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s) all once again reducing their prices over the weekend. Unleaded was the target of the price reductions this time around, with all the chains taking two pence off a litre. According to report in The Guardian, the supermarkets are now generally selling… more »

Oil Prices Continue to Plunge

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The global price of crude oil continues to fall through the floor. Currently standing at $46.62 per barrel at the time of writing, the price is falling increasingly near the January level of $45, where it “bottomed out” before starting to recover. As reported in The Week, it was oil prices like this that started petrol… more »

Driving Rules: Some Make More Sense than Others!

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

Last week, we highlighted just how many driving rules have been recently announced or amended in the UK alone. If we look a little further afield and consider how things work in many foreign countries, the laws around driving become even more convoluted and confusing. This is illustrated by a recent report in The Telegraph, which lists some of… more »

Oil Price Falls Hitting Producing Nations Hard

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

For many people, interest in the global oil price is limited to the impact is has on the cost of petrol and diesel, and perhaps other routine travel costs. As we discussed yesterday, a series of global factors is pushing the price down, with no immediate signs of anything coming along that will reverse the… more »

Downward Pressure on Oil Prices Continues

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 18th August, 2015

There’s been an abundance of news about oil prices so far this week. At the time of writing, a barrel of crude has dipped down to around the $49 mark, with the main driving force once again being the glut of oil on the global market. Oversupply is coming from all kinds of directions; Even… more »

UK Traffic at an All Time High

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 17th August, 2015

If you’ve sat in some frustrating traffic jams recently it’s no surprise, and not just due to the recent commotion in the Kent area caused by “Operation Stack.” According to new findings from the Department for Transport, reported on by Auto Express, traffic in the UK is at a higher level than ever before. British drivers now… more »

UK Diesel Prices Lowest in Five Years

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The reasons to be cheerful just keep on coming for Britain’s diesel drivers. After a week that’s seen another raft of price cuts at all the major supermarkets, it’s now been reported by The BBC that diesel prices in the UK have hit their lowest level in five years. The average cost of a litre of diesel… more »