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Diesel prices to rise as temperatures fall

Diesel prices to rise as temperatures fall

Last year we had hundreds of people write to us in Support asking why there was a 13ppl difference between petrol and diesel at the pumps. While we covered it briefly then, we wanted to explore a more in-depth look at why this happens and what causes it. We’ll cover...

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BREAKING: Supermarket price war cuts 3ppl off unleaded

BREAKING: Supermarket price war cuts 3ppl off unleaded

All four supermarkets have today announced that they will be cutting 3ppl off unleaded. This cut comes after the wholesale price of unleaded has dropped steeply recently, and now the supermarkets are leading the way into an Autumn fuel cut. After a summer of rising...

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Fuel duty cuts of 2ppl could be coming in the Autumn Budget

Fuel duty cuts of 2ppl could be coming in the Autumn Budget

Fuel duty has been frozen consistently since 2011 and now new reports suggest we could be seeing a cut of up to 2ppl in the Autumn budget. Boris Johnson, our prime minister, is thought to be bringing this in in a vote sway in case of a general election and as blow...

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No deal Brexit unlikely to lead to fuel shortages

No deal Brexit unlikely to lead to fuel shortages

Here at PetrolPrices, we can often be controversial, we have been known to “stir the pot” but today in this article we want to debunk some of the myths that are floating around about fuel shortages. You may have heard on the radio, in the news or even our very own...

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Jet launches premium fuels range called Ultra

Jet launches premium fuels range called Ultra

The filling station brand, Jet, has launched a new dual range of ultra-premium fuels. Their latest products, Jet Ultra Premium Unleaded and Jet Ultra Premium Diesel, are available at filling stations that offered their former premium fuels. The well-known name in the...

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Supermarkets collective price drops: will we see any more?

Supermarkets collective price drops: will we see any more?

In the last few weeks, petrol prices have dropped considerably, led by the supermarkets and slowly carrying on over to other brands. These are becoming less of price wars, and more collective drops. Can we expect prices to drop even further or will they slowly go up...

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Oil prices plummet leading to hopes of lower pump prices

Oil prices plummet leading to hopes of lower pump prices

Oil prices have dropped 5% in the past week thanks to an increase in reserves in the USA leading to hopes for lower pump prices in the coming weeks. At the highest point in the last month, oil sat at $72 a barrel, so the drop to $67 is considerable and...

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Top 10 cheapest places to fill up in the UK revealed

Top 10 cheapest places to fill up in the UK revealed

If you’re heading off on a road trip any time soon and want to grab a bargain when it comes to filling up your tank, then look no further as the team here at PetrolPrices has compiled a list of the cheapest places to buy fuel in the UK. Fuel prices can vary massively...

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Could you be getting your fuel for 10ppl cheaper this week?

Could you be getting your fuel for 10ppl cheaper this week?

At present, fuel prices are rising at their fastest rate in over three years. The culprit is rising global crude oil prices determined by rising demand and concerns about further supply, such as the situations in Venezuela and Iran. Moreover, while these problems seem...

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Drivers hit with second month of pump price rises

Drivers hit with second month of pump price rises

New figures by the RAC show higher wholesale costs meant both petrol and diesel prices rose for the second consecutive month, last month with petrol prices increasing, on average, by two pence and diesel by almost a penny. Petrol station retailers were quick to pass...

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Sainsbury’s commit to fuel price cap if they merge

Sainsbury’s commit to fuel price cap if they merge

The proposed Sainsbury's and Asda merger has been around for just under a year now, and on Tuesday 19th March they released a joint statement responding to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Their response to the CMA’s Provisional Findings and...

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Fuel prices on the rise once more, according to RAC

Fuel prices on the rise once more, according to RAC

Drivers across Britain have enjoyed lower fuel prices for three months in a row because of price reductions across the UK’s filling stations. This now appears to be at an end as both petrol and diesel prices increased last month. Fuel retailers were swift...

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Latest diesels aren’t actually that dirty, new tests show

This is the tale of conflicting opinions, misinformation, financial burden and innovation; no, not the plot from the latest blockbuster, but the demonisation of diesel. Or perhaps the non-demonisation, and therein lies the problem. Diesel was hailed as the...

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Police seize red diesel at UK forecourts

After three days of raids, officers uncovered over 79,000 litres (17,500 gallons) — with an estimated loss of duty worth around £56,000 — of suspected stolen fuel from several petrol stations across the UK. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers seized the...

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