The AA Join the Chorus Demanding Petrol Price “Transparency”

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 21st November, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on FairFuelUK’s campaign to encourage fuel retailers to cease engaging in “secretive” fuel pricing tactics. Their campaign is supported by The RAC. Now, the other motoring giant, The AA, has added its voice to the debate. According to an article in The Belfast Telegraph, The AA still feel that consumers… more »

Will Cheaper Fuel Make “Gas Guzzlers” Popular Again?

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

Earlier this week, we discussed the fact that UK sales of all-electric cars and hybrids are on the rise, with September 2014 being a record month for sales of such vehicles. This trend, according to a report in The Economist, does not seem to be being followed on the other side of the Atlantic. On… more »

Not Sharing the Savings: Airlines Join Fuel Resellers

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 19th November, 2014

For almost as long as oil prices have been falling, there has been a lively and (at times) heated debate as to whether retailers are passing cost savings onto drivers as fast as they could. In the UK, even the government has waded in and made it clear to the wholesalers that their actions are… more »

Solid Sales for Electric Cars and Hybrids

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 18th November, 2014

A continuing trend for cheaper petrol and diesel prices isn’t necessarily such good news for manufacturers of electric cars and hybrids. When fuel costs less, consumers are less likely to fixate quite so much on running costs. Even so, these vehicles are currently selling very well in the UK, with record sales of 3093 vehicles… more »

More Positive Signs that Fuel Prices will Remain Low

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

After ending last week with a couple of news items about the possible prospect of petrol prices rises in the long term, it’s good to be able to start the week reporting on plenty of positive signs that the current low prices will remain, or get even lower, in the short to medium term. According… more »

Petrol Prices Fluctuating? Look at the US Dollar Rate

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

Yesterday, here at Petrol Prices, we discussed the rather depressing prospect of petrol and diesel prices going back up again, perhaps even to all time highs. Before you panic (and in case you didn’t read yesterday’s feature), stratospheric rises are only a theory, and not expected to materialise until 2020. However, today’s news brings another story… more »

Campaigning Group Seeks a Reduction in Fuel Duty

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 12th November, 2014

Petrol and diesel prices are all over the news at the moment, with various different facets of the issue coming to the fore on different days. Here on this website, we’ve kept abreast of all the key issues over the past few weeks: supermarket price wars, rural pricing disparities, and the falling oil price, which is key to… more »

FairFuel UK Call for Petrol Pricing Transparency

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 11th November, 2014

The varying cost of petrol and diesel across the UK is at the core of the purpose behind this website. By choosing the right forecourt at which to choose your vehicle, you can save pounds on every tank, adding up to tremendous savings over the course of a year. Against a backdrop of rapidly falling oil… more »

Are Supermarket Price Wars Damaging Local Filling Stations?

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 10th November, 2014

They say that every cloud has a silver lining, however sometimes the opposite seems to apply. This appears relevant to the recent widespread drop in petrol prices, according to a recent report in The Telegraph. The article claims that drivers saving money by seeking out low cost fuel at supermarkets may be “killing independent fuel retailers.” We’ve previously… more »