Review of UK fuel prices June 2017: is the party over?

Review of UK fuel prices June 2017: is the party over?

Many of us were hoping that falls in the wholesale price for fuel in May and early June would mean that we’d see a fifth successive decline in fuel prices in June. We were not disappointed. However, although the “cheap fuel party” continued in June, there are some indications it may finish in July, followed more »

By Josh Elliott
News entry dated 12th Jul 2017

Super diesel technology cuts NOx emissions by 60%

Headlines in the last few months have indicated that the days of diesel were coming to an end and that diesel vehicles were the main cause of pollution problems around the UK. However, an announcement by tyre company Continental has given hope for diesel fans that it might not be dead yet. Super diesel technology more »

By Josh Elliott
News entry dated 12th Jul 2017

The diesel ‘fightback’ begins

Diesel car owners may feel a little under siege of late, given the sudden emphasis on diesel cars being the cause of much of the pollution in our towns and cities, along with plans to impose toxicity charge zones across the country. However, are diesel cars really the main culprits, or are other sources of more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 28th Jun 2017

Oil prices continue to fall, how low will they go?

Motorists around the country could be seeing another drop in the price of fuel, as the cost of oil continues to fall. It dropped to $45 a barrel last week. Fuel prices have reached their lowest point since the beginning of the year, as the price of Brent crude has fallen steadily from $57 a more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 28th Jun 2017

Government demands UK-wide electric vehicle charging points

As part of last week’s Queen’s Speech, the government announced the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill. The bill could have significant implications for the future of electric and self-driving vehicles, as well as for the UK’s position as what the government terms a “world leader in new industries.”     The draft legislation states that more »

By Adam Phillips
News entry dated 28th Jun 2017

ASDA fuel price cut – did other petrol retailers follow suit?

Supermarket giant ASDA cut the price of its fuel by 2 pence a litre last Thursday following the drop in wholesale prices, leaving other supermarkets to scramble to keep their prices competitive. The reduction will bring its price to a national cap of 111.7 pence per litre for unleaded. The cap will apply to all more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 21st Jun 2017

The street lamp: how it’s charging an electric vehicle revolution

The electric vehicle (EV) is finding real traction both in the UK and across the globe. However, a serious issue remains – the limited number of EV charging points. Is it possible that the humble street lamp could hold the answer? The UK’s charging infrastructure is often citied as one of the biggest bottlenecks to more »

By Adam Phillips
News entry dated 21st Jun 2017

Garage sells petrol “diluted with water,” forcing cars to break down

Earlier this week, several customers who filled their cars up with unleaded fuel at a BP garage on the East Lancashire Road in Liverpool claimed that their fuel tanks had been contaminated with water. All three drivers affected saw their cars break down less than a mile away from the forecourt. Not only did this impact more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 14th Jun 2017

Super unleaded cheaper than unleaded in parts of the UK

Historically, premium fuels such as super unleaded have kept a respectable distance of at least 5 pence a litre away from unleaded. In some cases, the difference has been as much as 15 pence per litre. Recent data from PetrolPrices.com indicates that some supermarket brands are now bucking this trend and offering super unleaded at more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 14th Jun 2017

Cheaper fuel costs coming as Trump exits Paris Agreement

The cost of crude oil per barrel fell back below $50 the moment that Donald Trump announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change. The move has prompted speculation that the US will ramp up both coal and shale oil production further, leading to higher carbon emissions and lower fuel more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 07th Jun 2017

2028: The year of reckoning for oil?

Plug-in cars make up less than 0.10% of all car sales globally, it’s a tiny fraction of the market that ‘Big Oil’ deems to be insignificant enough to be ignored, in fact, OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) believes that by 2040, the Electric Vehicle market might just make up 1 percent of all more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 02nd Jun 2017

May fuel price review: lower prices, but will they continue to fall?

Fuel prices in May 2017 continued to fall. With the per-barrel cost of crude oil down, supermarkets and major petrol retailers have passed cost savings on to drivers. The average price for unleaded in the UK in May 2017 was 116.7 pence per litre. For diesel it was 118.0 pence per litre. the figures represent more »

By Jason Lloyd
News entry dated 31st May 2017

Did fuel prices drop in March ?

We’re already a few months into 2017 and – as we predicted – it has been a depressing start to the year for those of us who monitor fuel costs. Ten years ago, in March 2007, unleaded cost just 89.7p per litre. It’s now dramatically more! In February 2017, petrol prices stood at their highest level since November 2014, with an more »

By Jason Lloyd
News entry dated 06th Apr 2017

Supermarket fuel price war reignited

For the last several weeks, fuel prices have been at their highest levels since December 2014, following several months of consecutive price increases. These increases have been caused by a perfect storm of rising oil prices and the Pound’s falling value against the Dollar following the referendum to leave the European Union last year. The average more »

By Jason Lloyd
News entry dated 15th Mar 2017

Supermarkets no longer safest bet for cheapest fuel

For several years now, UK drivers have been broadly able to count on supermarkets to provide them with significant price savings on fuel. A succession of price wars, often linked to vouchers and loyalty schemes, have often (but not always) seen supermarkets offer fuel at the lowest prices around. However, in a surprising development, it more »

By Ben Taylor
News entry dated 22nd Feb 2017